Password reset by removing drive?

I have a client who changed his admin password on his laptop and doesn't know what it is. There are no other users. Is there an easy way to reset this if I remove the hard drive and make it a secondary drive on my desktop computer?
Dell Inspiron 3700 XP Pro SP2.
Thanks,
Rick
rickparyAsked:
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Yes, indeed you can do this from a cd-rom.
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/cd050303.zip is the ISO image for a bootable cd-rom of the tool mentioned at http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

LucF
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi rickpary,

Several tools are made specially for this, some are free, some you have to pay for.
Please see the list of tools at: http:Q_20723476.html

Greetings,

LucF
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
Take a look here :

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

His website has full of info with regards to admin passwords, how to reset them etc.

I hope this helps
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
I have no floppy drive and the laptop will not let me boot from usb.
Can I do this from a cd rom?
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
Do I just burn that *.iso file to a cd and it will work?
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
If you have Nero, you can go to File --> Burn Image or it's Recorder --> Burn image and then select the ISO and get it to burn that to the cd :)
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JMontaineCommented:
Also ultimate boot cd

http://www.ubcd4win.com

it has a lot of other admin tools on it also.
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
Doesn't seem to be working properly. I used the linux boot, changed the password to a blank. It reboots, runs a chkdsk and reboots again but still cant get in. : (
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
Ahhh, I ran it again as a blank and it worked great!
Thank you LucF!
And everyone else that helped.
Rick
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Glad to help ;)

LucF
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