Forgot password to computer administrator.

Acer Aspire one aod250-1613 netbook - in...
March 15, 2011 at 03:57:47
Specs: Windows XP, N280
Microsoft Windows XP
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

I forgot my password to my computer administrator account, and I only have another limited account which cannot download any softwares to change or retrieve the password. The limited account also cannot change the password to the computer administrator account. Also, I'm using Acer notebook so i cannot burn any CD or softwares on CD... Is there any other way I can change or remove the password without downloading softwares or burning CD? Please help... Or maybe someone can teach me how to hack my own notebook? Thanks a lot.


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#1
March 15, 2011 at 05:22:54
Sorry no help for password here. There is no way to verify that you are the rightful owner.

intel P4 3.0ghz HTT
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2 x 250gb HDD
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#2
March 15, 2011 at 06:42:39
I agree with Pappy 100%.
A password is a security feature to prevent unauthorized access to a computer. To many people this is extremely important. Any information given you to circumvent this feature could be used by those seeking illegal access to a computer. I, along with many other members of this forum, believe this security is of greater importance than the convenience of those who forget passwords.

Questions such as this are asked every day on this forum. I expect that a substantial number are not legitimate.


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#3
March 15, 2011 at 07:03:00
Yesterday when I started my Laptop, and entered my password, the computer kept telling me "Have you forgotten your password".
I entered it a dozen times, and I could not get into XP.
I then turned computer off, then turned it on.
Then all was fine.

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#4
March 15, 2011 at 18:25:41
I have the password to the limited account in the Acer notebook so how can I not be the owner of the Acer notebook? -.- Or maybe someone can teach me how to remove or change the password of the computer administrator account from the limited account? Thanks. :)

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#5
March 15, 2011 at 19:29:14
By design it is impossible for someone logged in as a limited user to alter, reset, or view the password of an administrator account. If this were possible, even if very difficult, it would pose an enormous security risk.

I don't know of any way of doing what you wish and even if I did I would never reveal this information on a public forum - even if you could prove beyond all doubt that you were the owner of the computer.

Sorry, but I cannot help you.


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#6
March 15, 2011 at 21:08:15
huishi
Safe Mode
You can work for the rest of the needed information.
You don't have your account set to receive a private message.

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#7
March 15, 2011 at 21:55:21
Absolutely amazing... here we have all the respondents suggesting the security issues involved but we have one poster prepared to offer a short cut!

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#8
March 16, 2011 at 06:52:03
ewen
The way to get around Windows XP password is widely known. It seems
you know it. The use of Safe Mode when working on computer is quite
common. Windows XP has about run it's course with new models coming
on line.
As far as I know their is no way around Windows 7 Password. People need to make a reset disk and Create the Recovery Disc so they can
reinstall Windows 7.

huishi
The next time you make a password, go to the Control Panel - User Account and make a Reset Disc. This reset disc will work even if the password is changed. The only time it won't work is if you use
System Recovery back to factory settings. Then a new reset disc (copy) has to be made. The Reset Disc can be put on a Sandisk bought at
Wal Mart or some computer store.


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#9
March 16, 2011 at 08:11:58
U can login without password but there is risk, if your data is important you can take this becouse this is the simplest way to get out from such panic siuations, if the system is under garentee/varentee then you have to contact your dealer, or other wise follow these steps invert your laptop open the harddisk cover remove the HDD,connect it to another system take care the other system should boot from its own HDD and while your laptop HDD will show other drive check your HDD c: format it. So your half work is done remove the laptop HDD and fix it in the laptop run the setup again a fresh copy of O/S installation.

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#10
March 21, 2011 at 20:39:24
Login any available computer which can allow you download. Insert a blank CD . Find Windows Password Key and download it, burn the iso image file to the cd. When finish, insert the disk to your computer, restart your computer, set the bios so that the computer boot from CD. Then you can clear your account password without knowing the current password.

Note: Don't do that in others' computer


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#11
April 12, 2011 at 01:47:26
Nvm, i removed the password without hacking. Entered the built-in computer administrator and removed the password. Can't believe nobody ever thought of this easy method. Anyway, thanks for all ur suggestions.

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