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Admin Account Locked\Password Recovery

Q: Admin Account Locked\Password Recovery

Hello, I am running WinXP(SP2)
I have accidentally locked my admind password using "net user" commands in command prompt. problem is I'm not sure what i changed it to.

I only have Guest Priveleges on my PC.
I deleted my other admin account, so my only admin account is locked.

I read somewhere about burning a boot disk (to reset the admin account password), but I'm looking for a different alternative. Does anyone got any help?

That might be my only option, but I hope not.

A: Admin Account Locked\Password Recovery

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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole/Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating System worldwide.
through which we can Access/Delete/Copy/Replace Important Data without Cracking/Resetting the Login Password in Windows 7 OS
and for this we not need any 3rd party Software/ CD/ DVD/ Pen drive/ CMD/ Script/ or any other means of hacking Devices/tool.

only through Windows 7 OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world, and user will never get to know that his/her computer has accessed by someone else.
This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world.

U can assume how much serious is this Issue, if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company/ Govt data/ or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows 7 OS.

I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool/software available.

also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum, but not get any meaning full response from them.

I am asking this message to here, coz i want to Spread this issue around the world, so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update.

Thanks for reading ..

Your's Truly
Arun Kumar Kushwaha

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Locked out of User/Admin Account - wrong password guesses?

Help guys,

I've had my account LOCKED (acc name: "SENIOR") on my home PC running WIN XP Professional (version 2002 i.e. no SP's).

The kids typed in the wrong password too many times and now WIN has decided to lock the account for me. This account was set up with full Admin rights so I do all my system admin through it.

There is another Administrator account on the machine - I guess we'd call this the MAIN Admin account??? - but I've never had reason to use it so I've forgotten the password for this one and I've tried a couple to no avail. Don't want to keep guessing for fear of locking this one out too.

Through another user account (with min priviledges) I have access to the machine and I can get to my usual account in Command Prompt <runas /user:SENIOR(i.e. username) cmd> but I'm not familiar enough with command prompts to figure out how I can restore my main/usual account (i.e. SENIOR).

Anybody able to point me in the right direction?

"Oh kids - I just love em - but I couldn't eat a full one" ;-)


A:[B]Locked out of User/Admin Account - wrong password guesses?[/B]

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Hi, I basically had 3 accounts on my computer, one being "Administrator" (w Admin rights), one "test" (Standard User rights) and one more "User" that is the one I use most frequently (with Admin rights). When I last used it last Friday the User account was still present and all my programs were working fine.

However, when I came back to office today, I found that the User account was missing from the welcome screen, and only the "Administrator" and "test" account were there. Somehow, I could not login to the "Administrator" account. When I logged into the "test" account, all the program shortcuts were blank (Firefox, Adobe Reader Etc) and only IE and the default windows programs would work. I suspected that there might be a virus, but I couldn't install anything because I did not have the admin priviledges.

My question is:

1. How do I get back into my admin account?
2. is there any way to install anti-virus programs (by going around the admin account) to help solve this issue?

In a nutshell, I'm basically stuck with a standard user account and I can't do anything with it. Any help would really be greatly appreciated.


*Just to add, I tried using System Restore on the Standard account, but when I click "Open System Restore" nothing happens.

A:Windows 7 admin account is locked, on;y stuck with a standard account.

First off if you actually named your accounts Administrator and User then that may be part of your problem (Maybe not with the account named User but certainly with the one named Administrator).

Windows already has a built in account named Administrator, even though it is normally disabled by default. Creating a NAMED account using the name Administrator is not a good Idea.

Start by booting into Safe Mode and see if the system boots to the built in, but normally disable, Administrator account. If it does create New Admin rights NAMED account, using some other name then Administrator. From that boot normally and log into that new account and see if you can access your files from the other accounts. You may need to take ownership of those other accounts.

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The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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I have a Sony Vaio Laptop and a Dell XPS 8300 Desktop both running Windows 7, with an Intel Pentium i7 processor and both 64 Bit Systems. Grandpa David came to see the kids and turned my laptop on and it went to the logon screen but the password box was missing and it said I was locked out, I tried everything including rebooting and could not get in. When I rebooted, it said Windows is setting up computer for first use. He claimed he didn't do anything but turn it on. While I was restoring the laptop, Grandpa snuck onto my desktop and told me it was doing the same thing. Now, I think it's funny that the same thing happened to both computers on the same day and while he was trying to get on them. I have never had this happen before. I have had a computer since Windows 95 first came out and have never encountered anything like this before. I think he tried to guess the password and Windows locked. I have restored both computers and they are working fine. I am just curious as to what caused this to happen? Any ideas? Another thing that could've caused it is that all computers and cell phones in this house run wirelessing off my internet and are connected to my home network because they all share the printer, my nephews got viruses on my late husband's laptop so maybe the virus traveled through my network and attacked my computers.

A:Locked Out Of Admin Account

If you keep on trying a wrong password, Windows will lock the account. I think the default time out period is 15 mins.

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This morning I was remotely connected (via TeamViewer) to the office computer performing maintenance.
I was in and out of the admin account several times while creating another standard user account.
I tried to go back into the admin account and could not. Tried several time. I was real careful with typing in the password but couldn't get in. The message was something like "the account is temporilaly locked, access is unavalabe". I did a restart and that didn't clear anything.
What now?
PS I know that trying the wrong password several times will lock the account for 15 minutes.

A:Locked out of admin account

Well; unfortunately; unless you created a password reset disk to reset the password; you may just have to wait. Also though; if and when you are at the computer at the office; you will probably have to go into the administrative options and clear out any check boxes that have restrictions etc.

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when i try to log into my admin account a message appears saying:
The Referenced account is locked out and may not be logged onto.
please help.

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When booting into safe mode the administrator account is password protected. There are three computer administrators but that doesnt seem to matter, the administrator account is locked out and we need to get back in. What is the easiest way to do this? Please help!!!

A:Locked Out Of Admin Account

Can you get in to the Admin account with normal boot? If so add a local member to the machine then add that member to the admin group. Log on using the newly added member. Remember to remove it after you have done what you needed.

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Yesterday I desired to change all my accounts passwords as well as my admin account for windows and today I cant get into any of them. I have done the you tube thing and I am desperate for a solution.

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Hello, I need help with trying to reset my Admin account password so I can reset my computer. I have only 2 active accounts and the other is not an admin account. I can not login into my admin account and I do not have it backed up on a flashdrive either. I have tried multiple things and nothing seems to work. I dont care about anything being lost on the computer, I would just like to reset it. Please help. 

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I have a emachine desktop pc with Windows 7 Home Premium operating system in my home that I purchased new in 2010. There a two accounts setup on it as well as the admin account for a total of 3 accounts. I am locked out of the admin account. When I try to access it from the logon screen this is the message I get: the user profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded (the an OK box is displayed). Question: How can I get into the admin account?

A:locked out of admin account

I have a emachine desktop pc with Windows 7 Home Premium operating system in my home that I purchased new in 2010. There a two accounts setup on it as well as the admin account for a total of 3 accounts. I am locked out of the admin account. Click to expand...

Who originally set up that computer?

Has it been in use since 2010?

How are you trying to access the administrator account?


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Ok, I may have made a mistake here, I was told to click this SID thing and change my SID I code in order to be able to install this WindowBlinds application however, it seems to have gone crazy.

After restarting my computer, It now has two users after looking in the C:/users - one Gareth.GarethPC which has NOTHING IN IT. And the other is my original GARETH account which it wont let me access - asking for an ADMIN password however It wont let me type anything in!

So I can't do any activity that requires Admin access, i've been trying to system restore naturally Admin required.

Any help? I'm wetting myself.

Thanks Everyone.

Edit: Mine is now a guest account..

A:Admin User Account - Im Locked Out!

HI this is for the hidden admin account try doing the steps form the guest account

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I keep trying to log onto my computer and get the error message: "Unable to log you on because your account has been locked out, please contact your administrator." I am using Windows XP operating system.
If it were just an issue of logging on with the administrator account and resetting my account, I could do that. Only it won't even let me log on with my administrator account. I'm not sure what to do. This happened to my computer once a few years back and I ended up having to reformat my hard drive and lost everything. I really don't want to risk losing all of my files again, I don't have anything backed up.
Is there any advice you can give me to get back on my computer?


A:Unable to log you on because your account has been locked out... cant log in as admin

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I have a machine on my plant floor that the previous IT guy locked down. The regular windows user can't do anything except log in and run a few programs. However, the Administrator account seems to be the same way. When I log in as Administrator I can get the control panel, command prompt, or anything. If I try to install Office, which is what I ultimately need to do, I get a popup that says this account doesn't have proper privileges. I've tried logging in both to the local machine and onto our domain.

A:[SOLVED] Admin account locked down

Hello kurtismonger,

Log in as the Administrator Account; then navigate to the Control Panel > switch to Classic View > User Accounts > Create a New Account, now create a 'New User Account'; name it > and ensure that it is a Computer Administrator Account.

Once you have done this reboot the computer, and sign in using the 'new Administrator Account', and you should be able to now install programs.

Give it a try and post back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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OK, so I have an old HP dc5750 desktop that a user needs back on our network. Easy. Unfortunately, the standard admin password had been changed. So I got my handy crack disk and successfully changed the password; HOWEVER, the admin account is locked due to 3 unsuccessful log in attempts, and I have been unable to reset it. There is an "unlock" option with the cracking software, but that won't reset the unsuccessful attempts. I would prefer to not have to re-image this thing--anyone have any suggestions on how to reset the admin?

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I have a client whom does not know there admin boot password.  I entered wrong 3 times and get code 62569736 System Disabled.  Please help.

View Solution.

A:Locked out admin password

Hi: Please read the first post at the link below for what to do with the system disabled (halt) code you received from the PC.

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locked out of my laptop needs an eight digit code, from what ive read on this DB, computer reads System Disable 54170734, can someone help me please? thanks 

A:locked out need admin password

@Wjowett? Enter    41858310 Regards, DP-K

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Alright, maybe someone can help me. My computer crashed (during a Windows Update installation btw) while on my main administrative account. I have two other accounts on the computer, one for my wife and one for my son.

When I was forced to re-install windows and start a new administrative account (and lossing all the other accounts), the files and documents (which are within "My Documents") of my wife and son where saved in their "Documents and Settings" folders. I can access these non-administrative accounts folders easily, and everything there before the crash is still there.

Unfortunatly I can not access the folder which was mine. When I click on the folder (containing a ton of pictures and writings - some, but not all of which is backed up) this message comes up:

"C:\Documents and Settings\Michael is not accessable. Access is denied."

I apparently deleted this account in the re-instalation and because it was the administrative account, and/or open at the time of the crash, it is either locked up or deleted.

When I right click on the folder to see Properties it tells me there are "0 size, 0 bytes, 0 files, 0 folders." But I am not sure that is truly the case due to the amount of space still being used on the hard drive [C:]. I think it is not telling me anything because it is (was) a "private" administrative account. I had no password on this account.

I don't think all the documents are deleted as when I look at ... Read more

A:Locked out of Doc & Settings folder of deleted admin account

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I have tried to reset and press f-8 it sends me back to my profile icon, safe mode does the same and im locked out. i dont have internet acess excet my phone. i dont have a disc because it was purchased used. i need help to fina way in so i change my login and get my photos and music off..looking for backdoors... anything would be greatly appreciated.

A:hp dv1000 windows 7 professional os, locked out of admin account

How could you get locked out of your account? Don't you use the password regularly?

Use the DVD provided to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with the licensed version. If under 4gb RAM use 32 bit, otherwise 64 bit.

There is a step there to rescue your files using the DVD or rescue disk.

Stick closely to the steps given and you'll end up with a perfect install, which you can then save as an image so you never have to reinstall again.

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Need password... Shows code 69470280 on system disable

A:Admin or power up password locked

@Kaylamaekhaos? Enter  76558806 Regards, DP-K

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i need a admin or power on passwprd cause i dont know mine and when i enter a password wrong three times it gives me a screen saying system disabled and the code is 62917733 someone please help me 

A:locked out need admin or power on password

@angel71? Please enter:    73675315 Regards.

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Hello. i am quite annoyed at the moment.
I installed a program called paltalk from cnet, which is supposed to be a safe download site. well anyway soon as i downloaded the chat program paltalk, my computer froze, and i had to press the power button and boot up.
when i booted up ( windows 7 starter by the way ) i entered my password for my admin account and it wouldnt accept it, said wrong password. so it seems my computers been hacked ?

im only able to get on here, because i had another limited standard account with no password that im now using. but i cant get onto my admin account to make system changes, uninstall programs, do system restore and all that stuff.

what do i do ?
im using a netbook, so i have no cd drive by the way.
im using mcafee anti virus and it detected nothing. which doesnt say much for that anti virus does it ?

anyway, hope somebody can help me .


A:i installed paltalk on my computer, and it froze ! now im locked out of my admin account

Can you login to Safe Mode via hitting F8 after Logo Splash Screen.

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Hello, community

Well... I have a desktop running Windows 10 x64. Yesterday I was copying some files from a folder to another. (no other software open). To have no problems, I did something I've been doing since I installed Windows 10: I'd go to the task manager, close the "explorer.exe" and would open it again as administrator, so I wouldn't have to confirm each folder I'd enter on another drive.
But what happened this time is that the explorer wouldn't open, leaving only the black screen and the cursor.

So I rebooted and then windows entered automatic repair mode. When trying to use any options, it said there are no admin accounts on windows (although there are three).

A few things I tried:
*System recovery from windows boot cd (there is only one system recovery point, and it couldn't complete the recovery, presented an error)
*Automatic recovery from boot cd
*Using Windows boot disk to enter command prompt to allow the hidden administrator account (which worked, but windows still don't recognize it, or don't see it, I'm not sure which)
*Chkdsk on system drive
*Used Hiren's Boot CD to reset password in my account and created a new Admin one
*Tried overwriting "utilman.exe" with "cmd.exe" in order to use command prompt in Windows instead of boot disc so commands there would take effect (I'm guessing many cmd commands won't work from the Windows Boot Disk command prompt)
*MBR fix, boo... Read more

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I'm locked out of my hp2000 laptop, I need to reset my admin password

A:I'm locked out of my hp2000. My admin password is lost I nee...

 Hi, The third failed attempt to enter a password show a code of 8 digits on the screen, can generate the release:

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Locked for Admin/Power passwor. I tried F-11 - doesnt work either. The disable code is 68421704 Any help? thanks

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A:HP Pavillion dv6 locked on Admin/Pwer password

@RogerBo? Enter    77589320 Regards, DP-K

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Os Win7 home 32 bit. I have a dir in the c drive that is locked in read mode and has defied all normal attempts to unlock it. I have tryed in both normal and safe mode to change permissions in the security tab, I tryed taking owenership. Nothing works. I can make changes to the directory in safe mode but I can't change the permissions. I opened the super admin account in users accounts to try and reset the permissions that way. But I am locked out of the super admin by a password. I have never set a password for the super admin account. I am at a loss as to what to do about this directory, it is not the only one like this on the c drive, outside of doing a partition wipe and reinstalling everything. Everything installed on the c drive is backed up ether on a 2nd hd in a external usb case or on dvd. I learned that lesson the hard way.


A:i have 2 problems. 1 admin password, 2 dir locked in read only mode

Ok go to the command as admin

type in net user Administrator * hit enter
it will ask you for a new password for the super admin account...choose one..type again to confirm... you should now have access to the admin account

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forgot my password when powering on and locked out after three attempts. received system diabled code 73265515. any help would be appreciated. 

A:forgot admin power on password. locked out. says system disa...

@slitwin? Enter   62143531 Regards, DP-K

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I am facing an issue with a user which is getting his Account locked out every day, we have tried all the possible troubleshooting,
network drives, drivers, applications, mobile device, etc ,  we even built a new machine and it same is happening. Everyday there are 5 incorrect password attempts. This is happening even if the machine is off.
The DC is not showing the source, it is just marking it as \\Localhost: , this is happening to random hours, not at the same hours everyday

on the local machine I found these events:

An account failed to log on.

Security ID: SYSTEM
Account Name: PKC000122436005$
Account Domain: ADS
Logon ID: 0x3E7

Logon Type: 7

Account For Which Logon Failed:
Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: Konrad Jablonski
Account Domain: ADS

Failure Information:
Failure Reason: Account locked out.
Status: 0xC0000234
Sub Status: 0x0

Process Information:
Caller Process ID: 0x3ae8
Caller Process Name: C:\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe

Network Information:
Workstation Name: PKC000122436005
Source Network Address:
Source Port: 0

Detailed Authentication Information:
Logon Process: User32 
Authentication Package: Negotiate
Transited Services: -
Package Name (NTLM only): -
Key Length: 0

This event is generated when a logon request fails. It is generated on the computer where access was attempt... Read more

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I have recently ran into an issue that is probably not too uncommon but I am having issues with. I currently forgot my password for my admin account on my laptop that runs on windows vista, i have looked up ways to bypass this issue and have ran into some issues along the way so first i looked up a password rescuer online but figured that i would have a hard time running it because my pass is more than 14 characters long. i also tried to run a system restore on it for an earlier time before i changed the password that i have currently forgot but an error keeps coming up due to a corrupted file on my c drive. all i want to do is gain access to my admin account so i can back up the files that are precious to me so i can run a factory restore on my computer then have it running clean again. Anyhow, I looked online for some other ideas and im currently reading and looking into ways to bypass the admin account by using a sticky keys trick the windows vista password or offline enabling the built in admin account on vista. The trouble that I am having is that i made it to where my files were viewable and accessable only through the admin account, does that mean they are encrypted? also would doing these tricks possibly delete my files or make them unaccessable? i also dont have a vista or windows setup dvd could i possibly do anything to bypass the admin account to keep my files, without the dvd? thank you so much, i know im in one heck of a pickle any help is very appreciated.

A:password admin account, please help

First, you must realize that your question is rather sensitive. Although I do believe your explanation, we must exert extreme care in these situations. Here are our published solutions.
Password Reset Options in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
I do hope they help. They work for Vista, too.

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Hey, just wondering if I'm able to set up a UAC password so that whenever someone tries to install a program or something on the admin account I'm in now, it asks for a password. Is it possible? Atm all you have to do is click 'yes' or whatever.

A:UAC Password in Admin Account - how?

Hi -

If you activate the hidden Administrator user account and create a password for the account, that password will then be required to get past the UAC.

Regards. . .



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I was using my computer running on windows8 just fine until last night. However, after I shut it down last night and open it again this morning, my account has been locked, and the password box/field won't come up.
I tried pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL, but nothing comes up.
I can't access my computer at all
please help.

a screenshot is attached, pardon the quality.. can't screenshot :s

A:Sudden locked account and no password field

I wonder if it's not your Microsoft account that is not look for some kind of reason , try to log to your MS account from another PC

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recently, I've changed my admin password and forgotten already what I had typed . Now, I'm using the guest account and do not know what should I do to restore back the password as in the guest account many things can not do ! So, what should I do now to restore back or to get back into my admin account ?(Some ways that not involved with the money)
Btw, If I go for some pro to help out, will they find out about the password I used for the account now or just without knowing the password and unlocked the admin account for me?

A:How to restore the password for my admin account??

Hello Guanhui, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore at boot, and select a restore point dated before you changed the password to go back to what the password was at the time and date of the restore point.

Hope this helps,

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So I am very stressed but im gonna try to be as chill as I can right now. I am the ONWER of my PC and should aloud to edit whatever files I want, but windows knows best so fine... ok... I enabled access to the hidden admin account. Because our user accounts that say admin is a way for windows to make us think we are system admins when we arnt. Every guide in the world says once the hidden admin account is enabled it will have no login password... mine does... what do I do? This PC is fresh out of the box no password was set. I need access to the hidden admin account unless this hidden admin is someone who payed for this PC and didnt tell me? Then Id assume I have the right to use my admin account on the PC. Thanks for anyone who reads this

A:Hidden admin account has a password???

Nevermind I fixed it with a Net user administrator command. Was able to force the password change on the hidden admin account.
You can close this mods

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So, here's the dealio: a friend got a PC running Windows XP Pro from work. They didn't need the machine anymore and gave it to her. The primary user account was setup to login to an NT domain and my friend has NOT changed that. Therefore, her account configuration settings (desktop wallpaper, etc) are all associated with her account which is part of the NT domain. I tried to boot into safe mode to do a spyware scan and she doesn't know the password for the local administrator account. So, we can't boot into safe mode.

How can we reset the password for the *local* administrator account? Would <Link removed> be safe or good to use for this?

Is it possible to migrate her account current settings to a local account we will create once we can get logged in as a local administrator?



A:Need help resetting an admin account password

Sorry. Please read the rules.

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Not sure if this is in the right place so I apologize if it isn't.
I have not used my laptop in over a year and totaly forgot my user password to access it. I read some junk online on how to create a bootup file on a usb but I guess I am mentaly challenged in that area. What I have it Vista Home Premium. Locked out cause I dont know my password. I have another computer to use, dvd dicks and a usb to use. I don't have the vista to reload it or I would of.
What should I do. If it can be explained simply that would be great to. Thanks

A:Forgot Password for Admin account

I am afraid you will not get much support on this forum for cracking passwords. You should have written it down. And the file on the USB you have to make when the system is running.
The only suggestion I can make is to reinstall the system either from the recovery partition or the installation disk.

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Okay, this is for a friend. I've tried everything I've been able to find, and since she got the computer second-hand..

Let me start at the beginning. This is her Christmas present, that her mom bought for her at some auction. It's a decent system, almost as powerful as my own. That being said, the person who sold it neglected to mention that the administrator account that allows you to do ANYTHING has a password on it. Not only that, but they also neglected to give a password recovery or reset disc with the computer.

As it stands, here's what we've tried thus far:
Tried using a program known as Ophcrack on a USB drive, but for whatever reason, it won't work without administrator approval. (Yeah, that had me scratching my head, too.)
Tried to clean out the machine and do a fresh install from the boot menu. (After almost a week, you get desperate.)

Those were the two most feasible ones I could find on the web, but after that, I have no clue how to do this. (I've loved XP for as long as I can remember, so.. I'm not particularly schooled in Vista.)

Just a quick note, in case you weren't able to infer it: the PC in question is running Vista.

If anyone at all knows how we can get around this password issue, please.. this is driving her crazy, and, being her boyfriend, it's driving me crazy as well. >_<

Thank all of you for your time, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

(I was taught to be polite. o.o)

A:Can't login to Admin account due to password

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I created a password on my son's computer a couple of months ago in an attempt to force him to study for the SATs. I promised to give his computer back after he takes the SATs (and do well on them, of course), and he has recently taken them this past Saturday. Regrettably, I have forgotten the password to his account, and there is no other account on his computer other than a guest account available for use. The guest account seems utterably useless when it comes to recovering passwords. Is there any way to recover his password?
Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated.

A:Forgotten password on admin's account..

Hello Jaiesun, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Method Three in this tutorial can help you reset the password.

Reset User Account Password


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Not sure why this is happening...

I have 2 admin accounts on my PC. When I try to install a software from my 2nd admin account, it asks me for the password of the 1st admin account.

But when I go to install the software in my 1st admin account, it doesn't ask for a password.

My 2nd admin account was initially a normal user account, but because it kept on asking for a password each time I wanted to install a software, I upgraded it to an admin account. Yet it still asks for a password!

Any idea why this is the case, and is there a work around?


A:Why does my 2nd admin account ask for a password when installing?

You might consider creating a new admin account to transfer everything over from your broken admin account to the new one in order to see if it solves the problem. This link will tell you how: Fix a corrupted user profile

However, you might simply check if UAC is the problem (it sounds like you do not want this security feature enabled): User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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My daughters were messing around with the administrator passwords on their computers and one of them can't get hers to work. Tried Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to no avail.

Computer is an HP p6-2100z running Windows 7 Pro.

The password she entered is 22 characters long.

Any suggestions?


A:Can't log in to Admin account. Password is 22 characters. Help.

You can change the password for the administrator account via command prompt.
Are you able to log into any other account on that computer?
If not, you can do it another way which involves entering start up repair and accessing the command prompt from there.

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I have a teacher that purchased a laptop for her classroom. (Her funds - Her laptop.) She now has a password on her admin account in XP that someone gracously set. Any ideas on how to reset that password without reloading XP? There are no other accounts setup.



A:admin account has unknown password

Petter Nordahl-Hagen's offline nt editorhere is a password editor... it works really great for NT and 2000...sometimes works for XP sometimes not...if it does not work... the password hash will be trashed and mostlyit will have to have the harddrive wiped and windows re-installed.but... it is free, where quite a few other editors cost $$$--rex

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I have a Dell laptop that I haven't rebooted in months so when it shut itself off ( b/c battery died) I not longer remembered the password for Windows (Win7). I tried too many passwords and apparently shut off the account b/c when I obtained the password (my hubby remembered it) it not longer worked.

I looked up for ways to reset the password. I managed to boot the laptop from a Macrium recovery disk & open a command prompt. First, on the menu that allows you to change boot order, I also set a password for the admin (it had not been set before).

So now I'm logged in as admin from the CD and opened a command window. Now resetting the user password for the account called "owner" should be cake. However, is not b/c the username account seems to be missing: when I type "net users" I only get two accounts: guest and admin. No trace of the user account called "owner" which is the only one I ever used!
"I also get an error "The command completed with one or more errors"

I read that that may be b/c the account got somehow corrupted. Does anyone know how to tell if the user account is corrupted? Any guidance for how to recover the account & it's password?

A:Forgot password. Tried too many times &Locked account. Now user gone!

Here is a whole page of things concerning user accounts.
I really don't know which one you need.
Take a look see.

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You can laugh, but please don't call me an idiot...

I accidently deleted the name associated with one of my admin accounts, not realizing the entry was supposed to be there. So, I created a new account and thought I could copy the ntuser.dat files to the new account. Problem is the ntuser.dat files did not have my old
profile, it had a new "default" profile. (Luckily, I've been able to recover most of my files.)
My question is:
It looks like maybe I recovered an old registry . Any chance there is
an old copy of my ntuser.dat file(s) that I can copy to my new user
profile? If so, how would I "reload" the recovered registry.
Thanks so much,

A:Ntuser.dat/Admin Account Profle Recovery

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I'm 100% sure I'm typing the right password to log onto the admin account. This is the only admin account on this computer(Windows Vista). There is no other admin account on the computer, or I would use that one. How can I fix this? I am POSTIIVE I'm typing the password correct. Any way to bypass the password and get in the admin account so I can change the password or get rid of the password altogether?

A:password won't let us log into the admin account even though the password is right?!

You might want to read the rules, no help with passwords.

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gang I realize some of you are touchy about this subject but help me out - I have not seen this one before.
I bought [using it as 'we speak'] DC7900 from a huge recycler - the 3rd I've bought from these guys who do a great job. it has Windows 7 Pro on it from them [refurbisher volume licensing]. its activated, happy for the most part. their slipstreamed install process however sets a password on the Admin Account, and the password is "Administrator". last night I tried for the first time to get in there. the password failed.
this morning on a fresh start I tried again. Voila' - it began setting up the Administrator desktop [first run] so I turned to the important ritual of preparing my morning cup of Golden Yunan...
When I came back to the screen, it was sitting at the 'pick a user' screen again...
I hit it, input 'Administrator' again, and it failed. again, and again and again so ....

is the account corrupted? I would really love to avoid a total nuke & reinstall if I can but if it must be, it must be. I am just wondering how this can happen. obviously its a security concern.

what started me on this path was there is a 'live' instance of 'Windows Mail' installed on the system that is invisible in the Programs Install/uninstall utility so I cannot get rid of it. when I try to delete any of the associated files I'm prevented. Try to change permissions, I'm prevented. thus ... you know the drill

A:Hidden Admin account password worked ONCE... never again

Try a cold start again.

I dont think the Password would change its self.

Make sure you are typing it in correctly!

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Hi everyone. A few months ago, I lost the password to my Admin account on XP. I do not have a password hint. Is there any way to recover the old password or create a new password from my current account? The current account I am using does have Admin priviledges.

A:Solved: Lost My Admin Account Password on XP

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Today I created a password different from the one I usually use for my laptop. I was even able to confirm it but when it came down to write it again I couldn't remember it. I used a word and a set of numbers (I think 4 numbers) the problem is: I don't remember what those numbers where. I wasn't focused enough because people were talking to me at the office. I have tried with what I thought I wrote and it doesn't work so I can't use my computer. What can I do? At work I use my personal computer and the IT takes care of other computers...I don't know what to do other than keep trying combinations of numbers...HELP ME!

A:forgotten part of password to admin account

Does IT also have an admin account on your PC? If so, they can change your password for you. Also, there is also the "Administrator" account. Again, if IT knows that password, they can reset your password for you.

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Please help, I need 2 reset my pc 2 factory settings, but I don't know the pascode, I didn't change it or anything, I just never knew it, or knew how 2 obtain it....

A:How To Find Special Admin Account Password?

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Recent new install of Windows XP Pro on my HP Pavilion DV8219ea

2 issues

1, if I reboot the machine it boots straight into the Administrator account and despite a password being set doesn't ask for it, an error does flash up on reboot in the msdos/black screen bit right early on - but could be saying error in boot.ini

2, I had to disable the sata drive stuff in the bios so XP would install, but i cant reinitiate it now, what do i need to update/install to rectify this?

Thanks for your help


A:XP Pro reboots str8 into Admin account without asking for password

Delarge said:

Recent new install of Windows XP Pro on my HP Pavilion DV8219ea

2 issues

1, if I reboot the machine it boots straight into the Administrator account and despite a password being set doesn't ask for it, an error does flash up on reboot in the msdos/black screen bit right early on - but could be saying error in boot.iniClick to expand...

First, visit Windows Update and install all updates for XP.

Next, click Start > Run > type in "control userpasswords2" (without quotes) and click OK. Check the box next to "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
But need to know what that error is. Try looking in Event Viewer.

Delarge said:

2, I had to disable the sata drive stuff in the bios so XP would install, but i cant reinitiate it now, what do i need to update/install to rectify this?Click to expand...

Not sure I understand what you are talking about. What "sata drive stuff"? And why did you have to disable it? Maybe you need to upgrade the firmware on your motherboard. But **WARNING** do NOT upgrade the firmware unless you know what you are doing!

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My daughter's laptop is running windows 7 home edition. My wife and I set up an admin account when we purchased it w few years ago. Today when trying to download a malware detection program, it asks for admin account password and it says it has expired. Seems strange as we updated the password less than 3 months ago. The laptop only has my daughter's non-admin account and the one admin acct.

What options do we have to regain admin account access?


A:Solved: Admin account password expired

Well, I feel a bit silly, but realize now that if I reboot and select the admin account, it asks me to reset my expired password. I reset PW, set up an additional admin account in case I actually ever do get locked out of the first one, and disabled the password expiration feature.

Hope this helps someone else.


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How to crack the Admin password with out a user account.

A:Cracking the admin password without a user account

Please read the Rules
we do not assist in cracking passwords

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I don't mean like with "LocK A FoldeR", I want to be able to password protect certain folders from all users (including me, the admin., so that I have to give a password every time I want to see the content of that folder).
Going to a boarding school soon and I don't want people messing around with my documents (or my adult folder, for that matter ;p). Is this actually possible, either for Win7 by default or using a software?

A:How to password protect folders on the admin. account?

We just happen to have an excellent tutorial for that,

TRUECRYPT - Encrypt Data Folders

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I have XP Pro with all updates lately it has problems starting and often it has the Title bar at the bottom blacked out so I have to try to start by pressing reset but it's still a problem.


(1) Using the SFC /scannow program to check files and locations - Hasn't improved situation.

(2) Have tried booting from Windows XP Pro CD - Press any key > F2 > Windows Set-up > Loads files > Start Windows.

(3) Repair Windows > Press R > Tries to Log-on and asks for Admin Password.

I don't recall ever using/designating an Admin Password...Is it likely to be a generic Password?? - I've tried 'Admin' and a couple of other Passwords that I regularly use but NO-GO.

So now I'm here asking...Begging if you like for some help:-(

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

A:Win XP pro recovery admin password??

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Hi folks,

I have a problem that i can't log in my computer because i don't remember the password. What kind of software can recovery my password ? i have try some bootable software but it seem can't find MS SAM database, i believe since last update from MS i have installed syskey in to it( i may wrong), but anyway, how do i log in to my computer without format the C drive ? thanks.

A:How do i recovery my admin password from XP ?

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havingroblems with mail app so I set to recovery thought i knew password but i am missing something an i am locked out pin will not even work. tells me to use account,live,com/password/reset but this is wirthless. help can not afford pc geek or serviceman

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so i forgot my admin password and am stuck with only being able to login with the guest account so Im limited on what I can do like I tried to change the sticky keys to the command prompt shortcut but I need the password in order to do that. also when I try to reset the password it asks for a floppy disk or a usb drive and when i put in the USB hard drive, nothing happens it still tells me to insert a usb hard drive. Please help I have a toshiba satellite with no recovery discs or anything. What can I do? I'm willing to wipe all data in order to get my laptop to work if i can't reset my password

A:Forgot Admin password and I'm stuck on guest account

See if it helps - How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

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In Windows Vista, when I try to execute a program from a standard user account that requires the admin password, it says the password is incorrect. It is the correct password because using the same password, I can log in to the Admin account.

Can someone help?

A:Standard user account will not accept Admin password

Lets first make sure that the problem is not worse than it seems
Run an sfc check
System Files - SFC Command
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.
If all are negative
Open another user account and see if the problem persisits, it may be corruption in one account.

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After clean installation of XP Pro and setting other user accounts with limited access, As set, Users are asked for their Logon Passwords but not the Admin account. On restarting computer, it boots right direct to my admin account without asking for password which I have already set but when I switch user or log off, then on the logon screen it would ask me for the password.
All help appreciated with resolving this.

A:Solved: Computer logs in admin account without asking for password.

Try this

Click Start and Run
Type "Control Userpasswords2" and press enter.
check the box for "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
Click Apply and Ok.

let us know if this works.

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This is the problem I've been dealing with for quite a while. When I try to find a program that resets the password (I used the Password Reset Disk from another computer, didn't work.) I always get a message that I need the administrator password.

So... Help?

A:Forgotten Admin Password, Only Have Access To Guest Account


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I've been given an old work PC (Windows 7 Pro) and I'm trying to remove the password for my user account. My account has admin status and as I understand it I need to disable the "Password must meet complexity requirements" under password policy but I don't have access. Here's what I see:

Does anyone know a way around this? I tried to log in on the Administrator account as well but it made no difference... Thanks!

A:Unable to change the Account Password Policy as an admin.

Hello and welcome furtwangler I have been using some old education department machines and sometimes you can find this info out in the BIOS - have you had a look it there.

I found that the machines I worked on were set up in a very convoluted manner too.

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Windows Admin account and password security issue

I had a message today that a UK TV program suggest that all windows accounts should be password protected.

I also noticed that PCs are now often preset up , recently a ASUS system was setup - so that when switched ON , you do not have to setup - it takes you directly to the start screen, and with no user password

Most of my users are elderly and passwords do get them confused sometimes- so with new PCs , we tend to set-up 1 account , that logs in automatically and do not use a password
But ensure, UAC set any program trying to run will prompt for permission

Is there a huge security advantage in having a windows login - for a single user , who does not have any one else in the home and the PC does not leave the house .

I'm trying to find the program in UK that may have made quite a few people unsure of their security now.

I guess then a we should also setup a user account and not use the admin account, if we are trying to avoid potential malware using the admin account etc


A:Windows Admin account and password security issue

A standard account will stop some hacker/malware from owning the machine right off upon infection. But some malware will still function in a standard account.

Depending on whether your users do online banking and do online purchases, you might want to install some kind of anti-keylogging program to foil somebody capturing passwords and credit card info. I use Zemana.

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Big problem easily solved you may be thinking but...... All I have to work on is a normal users account with NO priviledges.

I cannot logon via ctrl-alt del del route as administrator as I get unable to logon becuase of an account restriction.

I cannot logon as administrator in safe mode. I get an error which flashes too quickly to be seen. I've tried to press Pause key but no use. All I can see is 0x8??????????? This is the same for all safe modes.

I cannot edit any registry settings. Values cannot be changed.

I cannot use control userpasswords2 as I am not an administrator.

I've tried using XP home install CD to repair but cannot get the laptop to boot from CD ROM despite changing BIOS settings. I've also tried a few password recovery tools but again, cannot boot from CD.

This is driving me mad and I refuse to be beaten. Can anone suggest any other route I may have missed or advise how to get the laptop to boot from CD so I can at least attempt to use the recover option on the boot cd?

A:Forgotten win xp home users admin account password

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I got a new computer and made an admin account and a standard one.
I forgot the password to the admin account and need a way to reset or recover it.
The standard account is still accessible and it's limited features are still functional.
If you have any idea how to rectify this, please tell me how.
Thank you

A:Admin Password reset/recovery

Sorry but the Terms of Service at BC do not allow discussion of such topics.

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i need some assistance on how to get into the only admin account cause the password has been forgotten. I'm using windows vista home premium and its an Acer laptop

A:lost admin password recovery

Welcome Sinnerboy,

Sorry, but the news is not good. Here is a summary of what you can try.

If security were not good, the password would be meaningless. This is what I found.

Forgot Password - I Forgot My Windows Vista Password - Is There A Way To Find My Lost Password

We have this possible remedy from our tutorial selection. Try method 3
Reset User Account Password

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I am trying to do a windows xp repair installation and it is asking for an administrator password. The person who owns the computer and who set it up said she never had a password.

Is there a way around this?

I can not get to a dos prompt. If I try to boot off the hard drive I get NTLDR missing. If I boot from the OS cd I get sent to the installation & setup routine.

She has not backed up her data so I don't want to risk losing it. Suggestions?

A tech replaced her motherboard recently, she was able to use it for a few days before it started powering down again. Dell sent a replacement fan and I replaced it. She had been getting the NTLDR message before bringing the machine to me, so it's not something I caused. It also isn't likely the other repair tech didn't connect something because it worked for her for a few days after he was in there. (It's a laptop so I'm not eager to rip it apart if I don't have to).

Thanks for suggestions.

A:XP Recovery Admin Password Help Needed

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i have a friend using win2000 pro who can't access the default admin account, and there are no other admin accounts on the comp.
another friend she was told the following to delete the default password, i'm just checking this info is accurate, thanks.

"Did you keep your root partition/drive as a FAT32/16 area? If you did the solution is easy. Get any Windows9x boot disk and boot up to it, then CD to X:\WINNT\system32\config and delete SAM (no extension), SAM.SAV, and SAM.LOG. The SAM without an extension is actually an exe file. Those three files control the usernames and passwords. Delete them, reboot, and there will be NO admin password to worry about. Recreate users as before and this time keep the admin password"

A:default admin password recovery

Try just pressing Enter when prompted for the password. If no password has been set you will (or should) be set to go.

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I did a clean install of XP pro and am the sole user with a user account password. Upon installing the recovery console it asks me for the administrator's password. When I enter my user account password it, it says it is the wrong password. I'm I to assume that the password that I'm entering on boot up is not the same as the 'administrator password for the recovery console? What am I doing wrong? How do I put a administrator password in so I can get into the recovery console?? Any help is appreciated. Please reply to:
[email protected]

A:XP's recovery console admin password help

it is not the same
even if u are the only user and u have admin rights, there is still an ccount called 'administrator' and this is hidden unless u restart into safe mode or manually type in user: 'administrator'
the password is therefore different then your username password (unless during the setup u entered the same password as u did for your username)

if u didnt put any 'administrator' password, try just pressing 'enter' when asked in recovery console but remember dont put your username there but 'administrator' in the 'user' field

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Hello All, I would like to know how can i remove my BIOS Administrator password, as far as i know i have never saved a password for BIOS ADMIN, but whenever i try to go to bios admin it asks for password that i do not know now. I need to make some changes, so how do i access bios setup now. when i enter 3 wrong passwords, it gives error system disabled and a number written below 66276313(somthing like that) Can anyone please guide me? have tried ho bios flash as well. Thanks in advance experts. Regards,Yousaf

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A:BIOS Admin password recovery.

Hi Try : 79640917

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I am trying to use bootcfg to add my old HD with win2kpro on it to the boot menu. The old HD is installed and I have the recovery console installed. All I need to do is run the commands in recovery console. ...right?


When I go into recovery console for the HD with XP home on it, it asks me to log in as the administrator and asks for a password. What appears to be going on here is, the company that I bought the computer from has installed XP with them as the administrator and set up another account for me as a user. So really I'm locked out of part of my own computer.... which really burns me up.

does this sound correct... or am I all wrong. I'm probably going to call the computer store and ask if they have the password in a file with my name.

Oh and does that sound like what I want to do to set up a dual boot?

A:XP home recovery console /multi boot /admin account

I just sifted through a bunch of help files and found out that the password for recovery console needs to be changed in the %systemroot%/system32 directory using the command prompt.

Can anyone provide more insight into this?

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hi, i am the only user on my Laptop (administrator) i have run Recovery console, when it says 'type the administrator password' i type in the password i use every day. it says 'The password is not valid'?

does anyone know why this is?

ps. i have no system password (before windows login screen)

A:Recovery Console Admin Password 'Not Valid'?

Have you tried hitting enter without using a password ?

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I was trying to get into the recovery console on the XP install CD and it asked me for the admin password. I don't recall setting a password while installing XP but if I did I know for certain what I used. But that one does not work.

I then booted normally and made sure that my administrator logon password was the same as the one I would have used while installing XP.

Then I tried again to get into the recovery console and again it does not recognize my password.

Is there a default password for XP home that is used if one does not set a password?

A:[SOLVED] admin password for recovery console

if you never did set up an administrative password, then just press enter. If that does not work, then unfortunately according to the rules we cannot help you bypass a password since it would seem there was one installed at one time.

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Hi i need a help to recover my password for admin account could you please help me

A:I forgot my admin password for system recovery

Hi, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Please, read this topic to find the answer of your question >>

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When trying to boot into safe mode, the machine stops while trying to load agp440.sys

I want to disable the loading of this file in the recovery console, following these instructions:;en-us;324764

Now I am asked for an administrator password. As far as I know, there is no admin password on this machine, but just hitting ENTER does not do the trick.

How do I bypass the password?

A:Login Recovery console without Admin password

Check your PM.

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I got the "disk boot failure' message upon trying to log onto windows xp. I tried using the original xp installation disk to run the recovery consule however it is asking for an admin password. Well there is no password...... I tried to simply hit 'enter' but it tells me that is the wrong password. I've tried 'default' as well. Well I know there is no password because during the original installation i never set one. I obviuosly can't log into windows and deactivate the security option in the registry so how else am i suppose to rebuild the bootmgr in order to get windows to load again?

A:Solved: Recovery Consule Admin Password

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I _need_ to format my WinXP machine, so I boot from the XP CD, and go to the recovery console-- but it asks for an administrator password. I'm the admin my on XP install, but I never set a password for anything, at all.

How can I reset it? Get around it? Anything?

A:Admin password when booting to recovery console.

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Howdy guys and gals! Looking to recieve your help once again. My problem is I want to do a Recovery Counsal for my girlfriends computer but it asks for an administrator password when there was never one in the first place. Is there a symbol i need to use to represent no password as a command? I tried to just press enter without putting anything in it and it keeps bringing up C:\>

Thanks a bunch!

A:Recovery Consul..asks for Admin Password but never had one


After pressing <ENTER> you should get to the C:\ (type command here)

What command are you trying to run? What problems are you having?

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I recently ran a System Repair on my XP Console and it booted up to an lsass.exe error sO i went straight to the Reocvery Console;. but now it asks for an Adminstrator Password, which i never set. I can't get into regedit and i've tried all the obvious passwords. Any help? I had this situation earlier but when the lsass.exe error popped up, I could hit F10 for cmd to start regedit during the system repair. Now it freezes on a black screen at high res beFORE the system repair blue screen.

A:Windows Recovery Console Admin Password?

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With an account that parental controls activated and wanting to run a program like MSI Afterburner or PlayClaw the User Account Control comes up for the program but it wants an Administrator password.
Is there any way to turn this off? I have tried to unblock all programs in the parental control settings but that doesn't work.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Turning off User Account Control Admin Password in Parental Controls

krechy welcome to our fouum.
Solving your problem is easy.

Ask your parents to turn off parental control or who ever turned on parental control.

Please read our forum rules.

6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

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Sitting here in class and our professor was telling us admin it disabled by default in Vista/W7 now for security reasons. I mentioned you can access it from a command prompt based program that comes in a bootable iso format you burn on disc.

I can not for the life of me remember what the name of that program was but a couple years ago I was working on a Win Vista system that got a virus that locked out the user by changing the user account passwords.

We Googled, found this program you burn on a CD and it brings up a menu that will allow you to reset the user account password, or log into the admin account.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Trying to find the name of it. Can't seem to find it now.

A:Bootable disc to access Vista/W7 Admin account or reset password.

Security hack discussions are not allowed on the forum.

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Hi, I need help:

1. I log into a normal user account.

2. I double click to access a restricted folder.
(Restricted folder means: In administrator account, I made this folder restricted to other users. Right
Click/Properties/Security tab)

3. A message came up:
You don't currently have permission to
access this folder.
Click Continue to permanently get access
to this folder.

4. After I click Continue a message came up:
You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder you will need to use
the Security tab.
But I want Windows to ask my admin password to access that folder.

I have done this job before, and it worked fine but I forgot how did I do...
Thanks for helping me.

Related topics: UAC, netplwiz, secpol, gpedit, runas

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If you know much about recovery disc, I think you will know recovery disc is the best choice for Windows 7 admin password reset besides another administrator. The recovery disc includes password reset disk and system recovery disc. Password reset disk is easy to create before Windows 7 locked. While if you want to create password reset disk after you couldn?t log on to Windows 7, you have to ask for help from third-party software. For example, Windows Password Genius is conceivable option. System recovery disc can be instead of installation disc, if you have back up your Windows 7 Home Premium. But if you have not done that, it doesn?t matter. System recovery disc also could be created after you are unable to boot your Windows 7, as long as you find a computer with same Windows operational system. You have to create system recovery disc on it. For example, 64-bit System Repair Disc can only be created on a 64-bit Windows 7. You can check the properties about computer through Control Panel ? System and Security ? System, or right click the Computer and choose Properties. Now let?s see how recovery disc reset Windows 7 Home Premium admin password.1. Password reset disk reset Windows 7 admin password2. System recovery disc reset Windows 7 admin password 1. Password Reset Disk Reset Windows 7 Admin Password There are two cases you should consider, because password reset disk comes from two ways and is created in two periods. So when you use pass... Read more

A:How to Recover Windows 7 Admin Password with Recovery Disc

Thanks for this article, it is informative and I also find out the other ways to recover Windows 7 admin password with recovery disc instantly. It is to make use of the sade mofe, admin account,  password prompt and so on.  In that topic we can know the SmartKey Windows Password Recovery is also a good tool for us. It is really another smart Windows 7 password key and it also supports Windows 8.1, 8,XP and Vista. You can't miss it.

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my halt code is 92524127.  i was wondering if anyone could help with this 

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A:hp 2000 notebook admin or power on password recovery

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@cris-sdive Enter   75784238 Regards, DP-K

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A:hp 2000 notebook admin or power on password recovery

@Zane1? Enter    73731331 Regards, DP-K

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So I boot up Windows (XP Pro SP2) and after the loading screen, I get a black screen. I've googled the problem and can't find a way to fix it without using the recovery console. The problem is, as far as I remember, my Admin password is blank. However, when I press enter at the prompt without typing anything, it says I have the wrong password, so it's probably something else that I don't remember.

What I need is either another way to fix the black screen without recovery console, or a way to find or change the admin password.

I have a separate hard drive I can use as an alternate Windows install, so I can get into the HD of my original install, but can't access the original Windows.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Blank screen on boot, or recovery console without Admin password

Sorry but TSF rules will not let us help bypass security measures of any kind.

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Help!  I have a vintage IBM R51 laptop running XPSP3.  Yesterday I updated Mozilla Firefox to the latest version and things went to hell.  The update took a couple of hours, which was my first sign thing were going sideways. Normal boot process takes forever, with continuous disk accesses.  I can barely get the systme manager window open.I can safe boot, but cannot run AVG to see if there is a virus.  AVG reports an error and closes.  This is the paid for AVG, not the free version. If I try to start the XP Recovery Console, it asks if I want to start Windows on drve C:, but then prompts for an Administrator password.I NEVER set up an administrator password. I am not even sure this problem is a virus, but I am sure I need help (PLEASE!) I was able to run FRST (from BartPE) and here are the results: Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 30-06-2013 03Ran by SYSTEM on 30-06-2013 18:54:31Running from D:\BleepingComuterMicrosoft Windows XP (X86) OS Language:Internet Explorer Version 8Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> FRST is updated to run from normal or Safe mode to produce a full FRST.txt log and Addition.txt log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [1323008 2008-07-04] (Synaptics, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,Bluetoo... Read more

A:excessive disk accesses, now recovery console wants admin password

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For some reason my wireless internet connection deleted itself :s So i decided to do a system restore back to a previous point. This was successful and the wireless connection was setup again. However the same problem occured. when i attempted to do another system restore, the computer failed to boot. It turns on ok, but with a black screen showing a msg which says "initiating" some process, (sorry i forgot, ill post what it keeps saying when i get back home to the broken pc. )

The real problem i have now is when i went to my boot options, to do somthing like a reinstall, it asked for my admin password. This is normally no problem, but for some reason its not accepting my password, saying its invalid! I'm not sure if some virus has somehow changed my Admin password, because i am positive i am typing in the correct password!

I am locked out of my pc, unable to do any reinstall or anything Is there anyway i can restore my pc without losing the data? Even if i end up having to take it to some kind of pc repair shop, that would be preferable as there are some invaluable photos, documents etc. However i am a bit reluctant to give it over to someone else to repair it as the pc also some of my bank account details on there.

Is there any solution? Thanks in advance

A:Computer wont start up, Cant use recovery console or reinstall because it asks for Admin password

Hi booworthy,

It's an interesting problem, so getting the full error message would be helpful.


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I have forgot the Administrator password to the Administrator account. There are only two accounts, the Administrator and the Guest account. I am using the latter. Is there a way to recover or change the Administrator's password without actually being on the account?

A:Administrator Account Password Recovery or Change

Sorry but our rules state that we cannot help you recover any passwords.



We will not provide any user with information about the location of websites that assist with software pirating, hacking, password cracking and keystroke recording software. Furthermore we will not offer advice, assistance or instruction with regard to any of the above activities, illegal or otherwise.

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I just made a non admin user account on my Dell Inspiron (windows xp) laptop. When I went online to sign in under my account (admin) it is no longer there. My name (Penne) is there (and so is my daughters). I click on my name, put my password in and it takes me to the desktop for my daughter and ALL my stuff is gone. PLEASE HELP!!!
I have googled this and the only thing I am seeing is that you need to sign in under an Admin user account to fix this and get my stuff back. THere is NO admin user account so how can I get it all back? I did the F8 and went to restore to previous point and that didnt work. I know there is a way to go to the restore calendar and find a day that her user account was not on there (like last week) so this might work, but I dont know how to find this.
PLEASE help as all of my EVERYTHING is on my user account and I am lost without it all (have a retreat this weekend and I need all of my sheet music and my songs)
Thanks so much,

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Im an IT technician and i deal with a fair amount of clients who have locked themselves out of their computers. This is normally a very quick and painless process no matter the windows operating system; other then with windows 8 live accounts. Local accounts are no problem as we(my company) use(s) MSDART or Passcape to remove or preferably recover the users password for our clients. So this brings me to my question. Does anyone know of any GOOD software to recover (preferably recover) or remove windows live account passwords? I dont mind paying a few hundred dollars for a quality product that will pay dividend in the future but dont want to wast my time and money trying a product that doesn't fulfill my needs.

Also on a somewhat unrelated topic, is there a windows 8 product key recovery tool that can recover the windows 8 key from the bios without having to be in a windows installation first? Such a tool would be very useful for recovering the product key from computers with completely failed HDDs for installation purposes. I know when you load windows 8 it should pull the product key from the bios but ive ran into a few where this is not the case. Running a business i cant give a clients computer back with an unactivated windows. Thats just extreamly unprofessional, although some shops in my area do so, and boot loaders/activators are out of the question for obvious reasons.

Thanks in advance for any input into the subject.

A:need input for Win live account password recovery tools

Hello Aj,

No need to pay anything. You can use the method in the tutorial below to reset the password of your Microsoft account as needed online at Microsoft.
Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8
When you install the same Windows 8 that came preinstalled on the OEM computer, the installation will automatically detect and enter the product key that's embedded in the BIOS/UEFI firmware chip on the motherboard. Once installation is finished, it should be able to activate with that key.

Hope this helps,

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Pretty basic question (I think). Is the built-in administrator's account exactly the same as a manually created local administrator's account privilege wise? Or does the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges?

I have googled around, however, I can't find a clear answer for this.

Thank you

A:built-in admin account vs regular admin account

Hello Spurcell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They are basically the same, except that the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges, and the other doesn't until approved through UAC to elevate the action.

Hope this helps,

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