XP password bypass

April 17, 2006 at 12:45:14
Specs: XP, -

hey you guys.

Hoping you can help me out. I'm trying to bypass having to type in a password to login to windows XP. It's just the built in one but i need to get past it. Is there like a genaric password or someway i can start the computer in safe mode?

Thanks Paul


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#1
April 17, 2006 at 13:08:17

Hi
your trying to bypass it? or log on with it just not type it in each time?

if the latter d/l & install TweakUI
theres an Autologon feature for your account.


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#2
April 17, 2006 at 13:10:16

no i actually need to bypass it. Don't know the password to login. Thanks all the same

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#3
April 17, 2006 at 13:13:00

i actually need to bypass it

Why? If there is really a way to bypass the logon Windows XP would have been a joke.

i_XpUser


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#4
April 17, 2006 at 13:17:42

yeah i know but my friends forgotten his password and i said i'll do my best to sort him out. There must be some way for situations like this

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#5
April 17, 2006 at 13:20:08

Paul

Try going to control panel-users-and uncheck the box that asks for the welcome screen. I think you will be able to go right into windows. I've had it happen to me and I did something close to that. Play around with it a little and I think you will be able to take care of the problem.

Good luck!


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#6
April 17, 2006 at 13:27:49

..i know but my friends forgotten his password and ..

This changed everything. Just follow this procedure to reset the "forgotten" password. It usually works.


i_XpUser


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#7
April 17, 2006 at 13:39:00

I've never tried it, but how about doing a 'Repair' install. Will that allow you to set a password?


Sorry, I do not check for private messages


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#8
April 17, 2006 at 13:48:46

I've done the procedure before with no problem probably because I used it in conjunction with Daniel Petri's article

Speaking of parallel reinstal... I don't think it's warranted because lots of work would be involved afterward (the customer were cheapstake) :-)


i_XpUser


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#9
April 17, 2006 at 15:19:45

On the logon screen, hold CTRL+ALT and press DEL twice.


Then as the user put Administrator
Leave the password blank.


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#10
April 17, 2006 at 18:51:21

Two ways to sign on.

NOTE: If the hidden admin account (Safe Mode) is password protected you will need that password to use this procedure.

Boot to the sign in screen.

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL

Release

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL

Release

In the box that pops up type Administrator for the User name

leave the password blank and click OK or press Enter.

Windows will boot the hidden admin account.

Open Control Panel---User Accounts.

Open the account you are locked out of.

Click Remove Password//Change password

Close out the open windows and Reboot.

If that is the only account you have windows will boot to your desktop. If there is more than one account just click the previously locked account.

NOTE: If you can break into your computer using this method you may want to make a Password for the Hidden Admin account while in Safe Mode. Jot the P/W down and put it in a safe place in the event you need it again.


This procedure only works if you can enter safe mode thru the hidden Admin Account


1-Boot to Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key while booting

2-Choose safe mode, Press Enter

3-Select operating system, Press Enter

4-Click Administrator Account

5-Windows is running in Safe Mode, Click YES

6-At the Safe Mode Desktop, click, Start, Control Panel

7-Double click User Accounts, Here you can delete accounts, delete/change passwords ETC.

8-When done Close all Windows

9-Restart Computer

You will need to do this if the hidden Admin account is password protected.


AUSTRUMI BOOT CD

Austrumi is a Linux bootable CD for recovering/Blanking NT passwords. The CD also performs other functions as well but we will only cover blanking passwords. Get the ISO image from the following site (Scroll down the page to find the download)and burn the image to a CD.

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

Once the image is burned to a CD follow these instructions.

Set the CD/ROM as first boot device and boot the computer.

After Linux loads all it's neat stuff there will be a short pause and you will see this

boot:

You only have seconds to type so type in
nt_pass

It should look like this

boot: nt_pass

Press ENTER

select partition by number

type (1) and ENTER

Windows/system32/config Press ENTER

select which part of the registry to load (1) is default Press ENTER

What to do? (1) is default Press ENTER

Select (!) to quit or use list of users, ADMINISTRATOR is default, If that is the choice. Press ENTER

Type (*) to blank password Press ENTER

do you really wish to change? Type (y) Press ENTER

If there are no more names to blank type (!) Press ENTER

What to do? type (q) press ENTER

About to write files back do it? type (y) press ENTER

NOTE: A disk fixup will now be done may take some time wait for it to finish.

EDIT COMPLETE

Here you can try again if it failed to complete (n) is default press ENTER.

remove CD from the drive.

CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart the computer. A CHKDSK will be run, (you may not see it run)

Admin p/w is now blank and you can use the below procedure to gain access to the Admin account and all other accounts>

Boot to the sign in screen.

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL

Release

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL

Release

In the box that pops up type Administrator for the User name

leave the password blank and click OK or press Enter.

Windows will boot the hidden admin account.

Open Control Panel---User Accounts.

Open the account you are locked out of.

Click Remove Password//Change password

Close out the open windows and Reboot.

If that is the only account you have windows will boot to your desktop. If there is more than one account just click the previously locked account.


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