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windows2000 password

by sherban / May 29, 2005 9:41 PM PDT

When I installed Windows2000 on my NEC 9736 PC I've never been asked to set-up a password. About a year later I decided to network it with my laptop. At this time I was asked for a Administrator password and I entered one. After I rebooted the PC the system didn't recognize the password I just set-up and since than I've been locked out of the PC. I would like to know if there is a way to overcome this hurdle or I have to pitch the PC into the garbage can.
Please help.

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Here's the usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2005 11:29 PM PDT
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If you opt to use NTPASSWD, don't complain to me about data loss or how hard it is. I don't offer it or support it.

-> If you just need to backup your files the common methods are:

1. Add a new boot drive, install Windows, then add the old drive and copy off the files.

2. KNOPPIX and K3b. If you ask what KNOPPIX is, I will not answer. Why? You must research such things.

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by paige11 / May 31, 2005 4:52 AM PDT
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