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winxp admin password bypass

by spec_Fu / August 16, 2004 3:43 PM PDT

i have limited knowledge about winxp but on the other hand i have a g/f that changed her start-up admin password and forgot what she changed it too, there is some stuff on the computer that i wish not too lose. is there a way to by-pass this? ive heard that we can do it under F8 and chose something but everytime i try to use safemode it keeps restarting in a neverending loop.

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Re: winxp admin password bypass
by joseph321 / August 16, 2004 4:25 PM PDT

what you need to do is go to someone you know running windows xp and have them to make you a password reset disk but this will not work unless your girlfriend has pass word reset enabled if she dont sorry you will have to lose every thing in computer to see if she has it enabled on the login screen click her name and type in any kind of word for her password dont matter what you type and press enter it will say forgot your password and see if they is a hyper link there that says password reset disk if not you will have to restore and erase the whole thing. but if it shows that link go get a password reset disk and click on that hyper link at the forgot password screen if you dont know of anyone that has a password reset disk e mail me at and i will email you the disk and all you got to do is save it on a floppy disk and take it to your girlfriends computer i will give you instructions in a email when i send you the disk on how to use it

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Just a thought
by Melati Hitam / August 16, 2004 6:39 PM PDT

If what you want is only taking out your files, then just disconnect the HD, make it a slave drive and install it on other PC with windows xp...

Is she using only one user to login?
Have you check under the question mark? hopefuly she put something in there...

If she has two or more, then check it out, probably it is an 'Administrator' level account.

Or maybe, she change her own password NOT the 'administrator' password? (administrator can be access by press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice) -- And then You can change the any user password from administrator level account.

If you still can not get in, then you might try the disk.

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Just try the winxp administrator account.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2004 9:04 PM PDT

For XP Home, you boot Safe Mode and most PCs have no password on the Administrator account you'll see. For XP Pro, same, but you can tap control-alt-del twice to get to the classic logon to type in administrator and click ok.

Just FYI, a password reset disk from another machine doesn't work except for that machine. works for a fee and if you have no money, look up CHPWNT on It's not an item I can tell if you can use and you'll only lose what you didn't backup.


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