lost admin password recovery

sinnerboy6606

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i need some assistance on how to get into the only admin account cause the password has been forgotten. I'm using windows vista home premium and its an Acer laptop
 

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richc46

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sinnerboy6606

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Welcome Sinnerboy,

Sorry, but the news is not good. Here is a summary of what you can try.

If security were not good, the password would be meaningless. This is what I found.

Forgot Password - I Forgot My Windows Vista Password - Is There A Way To Find My Lost Password

We have this possible remedy from our tutorial selection. Try method 3
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/102005-reset-user-account-password.html
OK I've got the CD burned and all but how do i change boot sequence to boot with the CD cause it wont load the CD on start up
 

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richc46

Vista Guru
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Hi Sinnerboy,

I really hope that my sugestions help. I know what a headache this must be for you

In any event, the next part, should be easy. You have to change the BIOS boot order. Here you go.

Thanks a lot for the rep. I hope that it is truly earned after you are done.

How to change the boot sequence in the BIOS
 

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    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
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richc46

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Sinnerboy, its late, so I will not be around for a while. If you have problems, just post. I will not just leave you. Worse case scenario, I will have to say that I do not know the answer, but you have many unseen friends here, you are in good hands.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
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sinnerboy6606

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thanks but ummm ok ive got it running but with ophcrack v3.3.1 and it says that there were no hashes found is that saying basically that it cannot find my password or is it saying it found possable but cannot show them? because i have a feeling one of my tech guys changed my password. but anyways i can get ophcrack to work but cant get the passwords out of it mind making me a tutorial on how to do it. it would be greatly greatly appriciated.:confused:
 

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niemiro

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Hi,

Your best bet is Method Three "Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, Bootdisk / CD" I have used this in the past, and it removes the password, rather than changing it, which has a vastly improved success rate. I wrote someone a message once with advanced instructions on its usage. I will try and dig them out for you.

Richard
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
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    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
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    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
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niemiro

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Hi,

Follow Method Three here: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/102005-reset-user-account-password.html

Once you have burnt you CD, boot into it (you may have to change your BIOS settings) and then follow the instructions in the walkthrough provided by the site. I have included a copy of this walkthrough as a word document. I have also listed a summary of which buttons to press. Follow these instructions exactly. This will work from NT to Windows 7, and so many options do not apply to Vista, and you will do much damage in running them.

Here is the summary (and included at the bottom of the document) :

[FONT=&quot]Enter, Select Windows partion using numbers then enter, enter, 1 then enter, 1 then enter again, enter account name then enter, 1 then enter, ! then enter, q then enter, y then enter, n then enter[/FONT]

I would recommend following the walkthrough, and only using the summary to check you have not missed a step. I would recommend printing off the walkthrough, though you could have it on another computer screen.

Richard
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)

siscosan

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Hi, Go Here. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor download the iso file. If you have not got an iso burner then google 'free iso burner'. Burn the iso to disk. boot from the cd, simply follow the instruction on the above url. Your password will be cleared. I have used them all. Even gone through the process of enabling administrators account through command promt.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. Just works.

Hope this helps

kind regards

siscosan
 

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niemiro

Banned
It is a really nifty program, isn't it siscosan?

Richard
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)
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