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    Unhappy Lost Password

    I have a IBM transnote running on a Windowss 2000 platform that recently won at an auction. I changed the administrative password and have
    now forgotten it. I've learned that I can find the password by reading the SAM file but the computer didn't come with a Win2000 Setup disk so
    I can't make a boot disk to run NTFDOS. What are my other alternatives? IS there a program I can download to retrieve it? Please help!

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    Master-Jedi-Pimps0r & Moderator thehorse13's Avatar
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    There are a number of utilities out there than can reset or change Windows passwords.

    Have a look here:
    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

    You'll need raw write and a floppy disk. All this is documented on the site above.
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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    For future reference: WRITE THE ADMIN PASSWORD DOWN AND HIDE IT SOMEPLACE!

    I would also create a "SuperUser" account for yourself with sufficient authorities to be workable for what you want to do.

    I would delete guest user if it is there.

    Cheers

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