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Logging into Windows XP Problem

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by uglydude, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. uglydude

    uglydude Member

    Jul 16, 2004
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    I am exausted from looking around for a solution to this.

    I have a laptop with Windows XP Home. And when it boots and takes me to the Welcome Screen, none of my usernames appear.

    Then I hit ctrl-alt-del twice and I get the logging screen I type my administrator account password it says its not it.

    I went ahead and bought a $200 program that permits you to change the administrator account using either a bootable floppy or bootable cdrom, and It cannot find the administrator account.

    Normally I would just format the machine. But I have a very important work in there I don't have backup from it.

    I have posted here before and I have received help before so I hope someone can help me with this huge problem.

    I have tried accesing the laptop through safe mode and what not and I am still stuck.

    Thanks in advanced for any help.
  2. haymarket

    haymarket Regular member

    Aug 31, 2004
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    A bit of a problem. The best product for changing passwords is Lophtcrack - though I can't say I have tried it on XP.

    Windows NT versions store the passwords in the SAM file.

    You can try http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

    The other thing you can do is reload your software - affectively dual booting your machine.

    Finally, take the hard drive out and piggy back it on another machine - your choice.

    Hope this helps


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