4th hand used laptop

July 3, 2009 at 15:07:29
Specs: Windows 2k pro
i have been given a laptop that has already been through three or four people before me and there is an admin. password on it from the original user and the password was not transfered with the laptop from the original user before he died which is why it keeps getting handed off. my question is there any way to overwrite/disabled the admin password.

ps the admin even locks out FDISK and FORMAT


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#1
July 3, 2009 at 15:37:35
If you search for Windows Password Removal Tool you'll find a bootable cd image that will do just what you want.

Skip


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#2
July 3, 2009 at 16:12:28
"admin even locks out FDISK and FORMAT"
Assuming that you are running windows 2000 (at least this is posted in the windows 2000 forum) you can't run FDISK and FORMAT from within windows anyway, you would need a bootable floppy disk or CD to perform those actions

The best way to recover the password is to use the program SkipCox mentioned, but I have never needed to use that and cant comment on wether it works or not


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#3
July 3, 2009 at 16:58:25
Buy a legitimate copy of a Windows OS and install that. Then, set your own password.

LIR


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#4
July 3, 2009 at 20:40:02
I used the password removal program on a lot of 8 old Dell's purchased at a school district auction. It doesn't make much sense to buy new OS's for perfectly good $20 pc's.

Skip


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#5
July 4, 2009 at 08:11:42
I've never tried the one mentioned by Skip. But I have used the following several times:

http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpas...


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#6
July 5, 2009 at 09:09:48
Is it asking for a password before windows starts or after.

If before then it is a bios password.

Some laptops ask before starting windows as the windows password is easy to break


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#7
December 9, 2009 at 19:06:53
Sometimes, the Administrator password is Administrator or left blank. The first option I described was the one for me.

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