How do I reset administrator password forgotten ?

How to reset administrator pwd if you forgot what it is
arg2373Asked:
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kennyhenaoCommented:
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Use this utility to reset or blank out the admin password.
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awawadaCommented:
This tools will help

- Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
- Cain & Abel
- LCP
- John The Ripper
- PCLoginNow - http://www.pcloginnow.com/
- ultimatebootcd

Top 5 Tools:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/passrecovery.htm
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sypv_mullinsCommented:
I think you can reset the jumpers near the system battery if all else fails.  They probably look like this:   *[**]  You want to move the little blue rubber or plastic jumper over to the other end so that it looks like this [**]*     It's really easy.  Move it over, wait a few seconds (about 10 or so) and then move it back to it's original position.  This will reset your bios settings and should get rid of the admin password.  
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
sypv_mullins is referring to BIOS passwords, which are different.  

The top link is excellent, and I've used it several times, it's just a bit techie.  But basically it workss just accepting all the default options.

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