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Can't bypass win 2k logon prompt / over top install?

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September 4, 2005 4:44:06 PM

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Hi,
I sold an old Dell dimension 4100 w/win 2k to a freind. Prior to
selling I'd removed my OE ID's and all other personal stuff, not sure
but I may have also deleted my wqin 2k user profile. Now when my
friend starts the PC she gets the win 2k prompt for user id and
password even tho Ui'd never set the sys up to prompt fr password. My
old user priofile ID was in the ID box. Had her try hitting enter to
bypass, trying and old password I used to use, and clearing out the
user ID field and entering no pasword but that didnt help either.
someone suggested installing win 2k on top of itself. I still have 4
diskettes I'd made labelled "win 2k setup up" discs 1-4 and the win 2k
sys CD from dell. Is there an online step by step guide to doing this
type of install as I've never done it b4 and my friend has little or
no PC experience at allll. Thanks!

Dan
Quadzila@NOSPAMoptonline.net
Remove NOSPAM from address when replying
Anonymous
September 4, 2005 11:00:26 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general,alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Before doing a reinstall, have your friend attempt to log in as Administrator
with no password. Once logged in, she can straighten everything out.


On Sun, 04 Sep 2005 12:44:06 -0400, Dan <QuadzilaNOSPAM@optonline.net> wrote:

>Hi,
>I sold an old Dell dimension 4100 w/win 2k to a freind. Prior to
>selling I'd removed my OE ID's and all other personal stuff, not sure
>but I may have also deleted my wqin 2k user profile. Now when my
>friend starts the PC she gets the win 2k prompt for user id and
>password even tho Ui'd never set the sys up to prompt fr password. My
>old user priofile ID was in the ID box. Had her try hitting enter to
>bypass, trying and old password I used to use, and clearing out the
>user ID field and entering no pasword but that didnt help either.
>someone suggested installing win 2k on top of itself. I still have 4
>diskettes I'd made labelled "win 2k setup up" discs 1-4 and the win 2k
>sys CD from dell. Is there an online step by step guide to doing this
>type of install as I've never done it b4 and my friend has little or
>no PC experience at allll. Thanks!
>
>Dan
>Quadzila@NOSPAMoptonline.net
>Remove NOSPAM from address when replying
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 1:14:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general,alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Dan wrote:

> Hi,
> I sold an old Dell dimension 4100 w/win 2k to a freind. Prior to
> selling I'd removed my OE ID's and all other personal stuff, not sure
> but I may have also deleted my wqin 2k user profile. Now when my
> friend starts the PC she gets the win 2k prompt for user id and
> password even tho Ui'd never set the sys up to prompt fr password. My
> old user priofile ID was in the ID box. Had her try hitting enter to
> bypass, trying and old password I used to use, and clearing out the
> user ID field and entering no pasword but that didnt help either.
> someone suggested installing win 2k on top of itself. I still have 4
> diskettes I'd made labelled "win 2k setup up" discs 1-4 and the win 2k
> sys CD from dell. Is there an online step by step guide to doing this
> type of install as I've never done it b4 and my friend has little or
> no PC experience at allll. Thanks!
>
> Dan
> Quadzila@NOSPAMoptonline.net
> Remove NOSPAM from address when replying
There's a free Linux utility that can overwrite Win2k passwords (I had
to use it for a roommate my freshmen year of college). You boot off a
floppy and it loads linux, reads the drive, prompts you for a new p/w
and writes over the old one. I beleive it was called pwdump2; it's been
a few years since I used it, but a quick google returned:
http://www.bindview.com/Services/razor/Utilities/Window...
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 1:22:03 AM

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Also Petter Hagen-Nordahl's very fine and free "Offline Windows NT Password and
Registry Editor" at the following URL:

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

It boots up a Linux kernel and works with NT, 2000, XP... Ben Myers

On Sun, 04 Sep 2005 21:14:15 GMT, Nicholas Andrade <SDNick484@nospam.yahoo.com>
wrote:

>Dan wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> I sold an old Dell dimension 4100 w/win 2k to a freind. Prior to
>> selling I'd removed my OE ID's and all other personal stuff, not sure
>> but I may have also deleted my wqin 2k user profile. Now when my
>> friend starts the PC she gets the win 2k prompt for user id and
>> password even tho Ui'd never set the sys up to prompt fr password. My
>> old user priofile ID was in the ID box. Had her try hitting enter to
>> bypass, trying and old password I used to use, and clearing out the
>> user ID field and entering no pasword but that didnt help either.
>> someone suggested installing win 2k on top of itself. I still have 4
>> diskettes I'd made labelled "win 2k setup up" discs 1-4 and the win 2k
>> sys CD from dell. Is there an online step by step guide to doing this
>> type of install as I've never done it b4 and my friend has little or
>> no PC experience at allll. Thanks!
>>
>> Dan
>> Quadzila@NOSPAMoptonline.net
>> Remove NOSPAM from address when replying
>There's a free Linux utility that can overwrite Win2k passwords (I had
>to use it for a roommate my freshmen year of college). You boot off a
>floppy and it loads linux, reads the drive, prompts you for a new p/w
>and writes over the old one. I beleive it was called pwdump2; it's been
>a few years since I used it, but a quick google returned:
>http://www.bindview.com/Services/razor/Utilities/Window...
!