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In a bind. I have an XP machine can't remember the local admin password and the machine isn't registered on the domain - They had a server crash and everything had to be rebuilt.  Can't seem to get in to this machine.  Is there anything I can do?
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by:awawada
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I would reset the Password with Offline NT Password & Registry Editor.
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by:WellingtonIS
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how?
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by:WellingtonIS
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nothing easier?
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by:awawada
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That is the best Tool. It is easy.
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by:Dipak
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Below mentioned link list some of the password recovery / reset tools
These tools are used to recover, or reset lost user and administrator passwords used to log on to Windows operating systems.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/passrecovery.htm
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by:awawada
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@aadih
I already mentioned "Offline NT Password & Registry Editor" :)
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by:KCTS
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This one works for me  http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
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i also use the above password tool
normally i run it from the UBCD (also mentioned)
it requires only logging on to the proper user, then acknowledging the operation proposed with Enter - and terminate by writing the empty password
that's it
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by:WellingtonIS
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions.  I did manage to get in by using the UBCD.
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by:WellingtonIS
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that's basically what I did
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by:nobus
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tx for the feedback
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