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Forgot passord

I created security ID and Pasord on my Windows 2000 Professional. Now I'm trying to go into my computer and can't get in. I think I forgot ID and Password. I think I can get in through the boot system and change ID and Password or just find what is the ID and Password.
Please explain step by step what  need to do.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Windows  Password Recovery

Try the following,

First: Are you sure you've forgotton it? Try just hitting return (in case there is no password), Then try all the password you would usually use
remember passwords are CaSe senSiTive so try with the caps lock on and off, or capitalise the first "Letter"

NB. All these tools, and links are to third party tools and involve directly or indirectly changing the registry. I accept no responsibility for their use.

Your passwords are held (encrypted) in the registry, and in your "restore" directory. These tools edit one or more of these locations from a boot disk

Arm yourself with a blank (clean) Floppy Disk

I've used this one on XP and it works


Or try the following

This link will download software that creates a Linux Boot floppy that will let you change Passwords.



Using this link you will have to download the Image writer then the boot disk image



Or try This one from Sunbelt



This ones NOT free but Its what I use



Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, Bootdisk


Windows XP / 2000 / NT Key is a program to reset Windows XP / 2000 / NT security if Administrator password, secure boot password or key disk is lost.  ($195.00)

Heres some further reading

How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your Password Expires


Windows XP Security - The Big Joke
FIX for above

Good Luck! PL
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