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Lost Windows 2000 Professional Password

A user of Windows2000 Professional changed his password, but apparently did not enter what he thought he entered.  He also disabled the system for anyone else but himself to login.  

Is there anyway to recover the OS in this situation?

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jonlucas
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jonlucas
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db2inst1Commented:

Try using the emergency boot disk from the site.

http://ebcd.pcministry.com/

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r-kCommented:
You can get a program to reset the password from:

   http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

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Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
As mentioned above, it's the best (in my opinion), I should get no points, I just want to make sure to give my recommendation as well.

-rich
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kneHCommented:
Or crack the original one.
LC4/LC5 or jacktheripper could help you there.


Other option.
Leave the account.
Cerate a new one.
Enter a bootdisk
do this in DOS:
net user NEW USER /add
net localgroup administrator NEW /add
Will create a new user called NEW with the password USER.
Should be able to get in then.
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Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
it's john, john the ripper :P. the utilities linked to here are the fastest way to reset the pass and get you back on your way.
-rich
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gabit25Commented:
So you can sucessfully and leggally use ERD Commander from Winternals:

http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/erdcommander2002.asp?pid=erd

You can use the emergency kit for 5 days, you just have to create a bootable disk or floppyes, and then change what password you want on your system.

Please let me know if you need assistance in doing all this so I will explain better.

Regards,

Gabriel
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Ron MalmsteadInformation Services ManagerCommented:
http://www.lostpassword.com/windows-xp-2000-nt.htm?id=winkey_5_0_0

This works....I used it twice now.


Also ...try to logon as Administrator with NO password...if you havn't already tried that.
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Naser GabajCommented:
jonlucas,

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