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Windows 2000 Pro, lost domain, do not have local password...

I have a laptop running Windows 2000 Professional.  It was removed from a MS domain and I do not have the password for the local account.  I know that I can just format the hard drive and load a new OS, but I was hoping to save some of the old data on the hard drive.  The domain was removed by accident by my nephew who was just playing on the computer.  I do not have access to the domain that was configured on the laptop, so I can not take it to the help desk.  Is there any way to bypass this password in Windows 2000?
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If you only want to save the data plug the hardrive to another desktop running windows 2000 or XP.  You should be able to read the hardrive and copy the data.  
You will need an adapter though to be able to plug it into an IDE ribbon.  Here is a link to the item you would need.

This is one of the best utilities that I have found, it will let you reset the administrator or any user password:


Complete instructions are on the website.  Good luck :)
dz2jypAuthor Commented:
  The link you sent me to worked great.  i had trouble downloading some of the other options.  Thanks,

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