Hi and welcome. I'm Ansh and today, I will be trying my best to solve your issue.
Hi my dad is running windows xp and cannot remember his password or the admin password. There are no other users on this computer. There is no password reset disk. Is there any way he can get into his account?? please help
Yes, have you tried to create a password recovery disk?
how I cant get in to windows
Go to this link and download the XP Live CD ISO: http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/download.php?type=livecd
will that get rid of password
yes pls do that, i will tell the next step
ok downloading now
Ok, pls burn this ISO file to a disk now
iso burnt to disk
thanks, now boot your dad's computer using this disk
boot from disk or normal boot
its come up with a opcion screen
ok what are the options given?
ophcrack graphic mode auto
ophcrack graphic mode manual
ophcrack graphic mode law ram
go to auto mode
ophcrack text mode
ok its now in like ms dos mode
let me find a video for you
is it showing something like found a partition with hashes?
If yes, press enter to start ophcrack
Let me know how it goes.
no partition containing hashes found
press enter to exit
try again to restart
In that case ophcrack cant find a password
ok any other way in
let me check some other tool
Try this: http://www.pcloginnow.com/product.html
ok just tried window normally and it now says boo
insert boot media in selected boot device
did you created pc login now disk?
just writing to disk
how do I put this on disk it is exe not iso
run this exe file
it should give you option to create boot disk
I get it it was me being stupid
No problem, happens sometimes :)
lol.. writing to disk now
boot using it
ok pc restarting
1 normal boot or 2 advansd
normal just keeps restarting
should I try advansed
just keeps restarting
try normal boot pls
do you have a windows xp disk?
not with me I can get one
Yes and also you need your product key.
A repair installation may be required.
ok would I lose my data
with repair install, you will not lose data but may have to reinstall programs
the data will not be lost
If you format disk and reinstall windows, your data will be lost. Not for repair install
ok I will try that tonight
You can get back to me anytime if you need me again. If you leave me a positive rating, I will appreciate that :)
ok ill have the disk in about an hour
you've been a great help so far
You're most welcome.
We may try a few more password recovery tools but I am almost sure they will not work.
Check this one: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
How is it going?
I have a windows disk but no code
You need to product key for repair install actually
Have you tried the above reset disk?
just doing it now]
now trying to start window an see what happens
can only start in safe mode and still password problem
and need product code
not got one
Are you using XP in another computer?
I am out of options in that case.
could I do upgrade to vista
would that work
not without getting to windows
recovery is asking for admin password
try blank password
You have to do a repair install, that is the only way to save your data as well as get rid of the password.
told it repair and it asking for admin password
that is not repair install
it said r for repair so I push r
you followed this?
now I am
nope dose not help
no repair doing it that way
no just cant pick repair doing it that way
Why, the option is not there?
no it not there
oh, what happens when you press R on that installation?
When you press R what happens?
dos window and asks for admin password
I am out of options!!
I am opening this for others, okay?