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I have a windows 2000 system that the user forgot his pasword on.
It is an old laptop with very little memory in it.  Usually I use ERD Commander but I get errors due to the small amount of memory.  Is there a floppy size application that will let me boot from floppy and kill the default administrator password or change it?  I can't boot from BartsPE either.

Need a quick fix cause it's friday and happy hour!!!!
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http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/     Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
http://ebcd.pcministry.com/             Emergency Boot CD Homepage

Word of caution here for XP, or 2K that has the later service packs:  In an account with EFS encrypted files, those files can't be read without the old password. But if encrypted files are no concern, then it's OK. I've done it myself.
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by:mcrossland
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EFS is not an issue.  I'll try out the boot floppy on Monday.

Thank you,
Mike
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I tried this and it worked.  First time, I didn't go through all the steps and save the configuration but the second time I followed through with all the steps and it worked just fine.

Thanks!
Mike
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Thanks and good luck.
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