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Trouble Logging Into Windows XP Pro (no user, no pass)

by PleaseNoSpam4Me / July 3, 2009 10:07 AM PDT

Hello All,

I got this Dell Latitude D610 running Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3, I cant log into it, when it boots up it trys to join a domain (no user specified).

I booted it in safe mode, and tried to log on locally but it does not accept Administrator w/ (blank pass).

I ran a password cracking utility called Ophcrack 3.3 from a live bootable disc. This did not show the Administrator user even being there, it did however show 6 accounts in total. Some of which I'm sure aren't accessible.


2)help assistant

Opcrack was not able to crack these passwords it displayed "not found". for the account tseug it showed the password being empty. So I tried to log on with the account tseug and a pop said "the account is currently disabled"

I was able to view the file system through the bootable live cd, there was 3 partitions and one was a windows partition and in it's Users Directory I could see several users
including the Administrator account.

So, if anyone could provide a workaround or a suggestion I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

*side note* the computer is from a old man that works next door to me, he uses it for work but complains that he cant do anything with it when he takes it home, he would like to go on the internet and use some programs at home.

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Why would I use ophcrack when
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2009 10:11 AM PDT

For years I've used NTPASSWD for free?

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Login Problems
by PleaseNoSpam4Me / July 3, 2009 1:30 PM PDT

NTPASSWD Reset's the or Blanks the password of a account correct ? I've read that may cause some problems with encrypted files, as in not being able to access them ?

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For encrypted files with EFS
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2009 12:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Login Problems

I have yet to read that it caused an issue with that. Even if it did we can pay up at and regain access.

Are you telling us you used EFS without backup of the CREDENTIALS? Are you crazy?

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Just a thought
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 3, 2009 9:34 PM PDT

Is this computer owned by the people this neighbor works for? That, "he cant do anything with it when he takes it home", suggests it has been set up specifically for work use in a Domain by some Administrator there.

If so, he would beed to discuss this with that person.


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I figured it out myself! haha!
by PleaseNoSpam4Me / July 7, 2009 11:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a thought

No need i figured out how to do it, I will tell you how to do it for 99.95USD payable threw paypal, contact me if needed

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For years I've done this for zero bucks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2009 1:49 PM PDT
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