Password on XP

Hi,

I need to find the password for a Windows XP account.
FYI: I have administrator rights on the machine. password RESET NOT allowed.

Please suggest!

Thanks
crishna1Asked:
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CodedKConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi.

This is an application that can retrieve your password in seconds...
Its called LC5:
www.atstake.com/products/lc/

Its very easy to use ... it has a wizard.
Hope this helps.

 This is a direct link download :
http://www.securitylab.ru/_tools/lc5setup.exe
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cyberdevil67Commented:
Hi crishna1,

 if you have admin rights you should be allowed to do that. There is a utility on the net that will reset the password, but the name of it escapes me at the moment. If you search google for resetting Windows Xp Password or Lost Windows Xp Password there is util that will allow you to boot of this floppy disc and reset any user accounts password. I'll see if I can dig the exact link up.

Cheers!
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cyberdevil67Commented:
cyberdevil67,

Or you could look at this link
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=305
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cyberdevil67Commented:
cyberdevil67,

and you'll need to do this in the future as well

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305478&sd=tech
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crishna1Author Commented:
Thanks for you imeediate responce , but please remember that the password RESET is NOT ALLOWED, as i mentioned earlier.

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cyberdevil67Commented:
If you follow these options, they will allow you to change the password.
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crishna1Author Commented:
changing the password is not an option. We have to find the existing password.
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cyberdevil67Commented:
No can do, unless you buy a program called XP Password Recovery.
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cyberdevil67Commented:
But running the above options will allow you to reset the password to whatever you want and its FREE!!
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FalconHawkCommented:
Your best bet is to have a look in the PC underground. there is some program around that decrypts the PC password. I cant remeber where however...
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Windows  Password Recovery

I've put various methods of Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Password Recovery on my website see,

http://www.petenetlive.com/Tech/Windows/WinGen/passwordrecovery.htm


Pete
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FalconHawkCommented:
a little bit out of question, but i liked the text you put down:

"Disclaimer: This information is designed to help people who are locked out of their own PC's and not for Hacker Wannabe's with the IQ of a haddock. Information is not inherently dangerous, just some people are. If you want to break things and be a general pain in the ass, sod of to ASTALAVISTA and leave the grown ups alone.
Pete Long 16/05/04"

^^ nice text actually. Even trough i got to say that astalavista is really handy.... if you know how to hack something, you can also figure out a way to keep it unhacked, dont you think... :)
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
>>Even trough i got to say that astalavista is really handy

I agree completely but there are certain things I cant condone in open forum here :)
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crishna1Author Commented:
Hi CodedK ,

Thank you very much for the suggestion , it really seems to be simple and easy.

I downloaded the trial version and used it on a machine logging in as administrator,
unfortunately the results doesnt show anything.

what could i be doing wrong? may be this is a question for @stake to answer.

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CodedKCommented:
Hi :)
Open it.

Go File---> LC5 Wizard ---> Retrieve from local machine ---> Quick password Audit ... Next ... next ... next...

I always used LC4. I didnt like new LC5 much. try to download the old version if it stills doesnt work...Worth the download :)
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