XP and command prompt/password

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I've forgotten my password to get into my XP...thats bad enough but I've been
told to go to my command prompt and change it...but I cannot get to a command
prompt. It shows .sys files...alot of them...there is the word "partition" in
them....anyone know how I can get a C prompt?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Lost, Forgotten, or Expired Passwords:
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/lostpass.htm

    [Courtesy of MS-MVP Jupiter Jones]

    Windows XP Key is a program to reset Windows XP security
    if Administrator password, secure boot password or key disk is lost.
    http://www.lostpassword.com/windows-xp-2000-nt.htm

    Forgot your admin password?
    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups

    Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "Keithpix" wrote:

    | I've forgotten my password to get into my XP...thats bad enough but I've been
    | told to go to my command prompt and change it...but I cannot get to a command
    | prompt. It shows .sys files...alot of them...there is the word "partition" in
    | them....anyone know how I can get a C prompt?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    all 3 of these links didn't work....but thank you

    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

    > Lost, Forgotten, or Expired Passwords:
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/lostpass.htm
    >
    > [Courtesy of MS-MVP Jupiter Jones]
    >
    > Windows XP Key is a program to reset Windows XP security
    > if Administrator password, secure boot password or key disk is lost.
    > http://www.lostpassword.com/windows-xp-2000-nt.htm
    >
    > Forgot your admin password?
    > http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
    >
    > --
    > Carey Frisch
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP - Shell/User
    > Microsoft Newsgroups
    >
    > Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
    >
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "Keithpix" wrote:
    >
    > | I've forgotten my password to get into my XP...thats bad enough but I've been
    > | told to go to my command prompt and change it...but I cannot get to a command
    > | prompt. It shows .sys files...alot of them...there is the word "partition" in
    > | them....anyone know how I can get a C prompt?
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Hi Keith,
    Password protection would be pretty useless if it was easy to overcome, so I
    can't say I am surprised that you are having some difficulty. The best thing
    is to find someone local who does data and system recovery to reset your
    system, the reason being that whatever you do there is going to be a cost.
    It is a question of just how large that cost will be. There is software
    available for this very purpose but its expensive for a one off procedure.
    If you would like information go to
    http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/erdcommander2002.asp?pid=erd
    The Locksmith function most definitely allows an administrator password to
    be reset. Once that is done the admin account becomes available to you and
    you can reset passwords for any other account on your system. ERD Commander
    is loaded onto a PC then burned onto a CD-R. The CD-R is then used to boot
    the PC. So as you currently have no access to your PC you will need another
    machine to create the CD-R. ERD Commander actually allows an enormous number
    of Windows problems to be dealt with-it is more than just a one function
    program and everyone who is a little "techy" would benefit by having it but
    it costs $150 about £100 for a single machine licence. To give you an idea
    of what a specialist might charge, I unlocked a clients machine last month
    for £50 ($75) and that included a callout fee. Not sure if this helps you
    but good luck?

    Chelsea
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Thanks, Chelsea

    "Chelsea" wrote:

    > Hi Keith,
    > Password protection would be pretty useless if it was easy to overcome, so I
    > can't say I am surprised that you are having some difficulty. The best thing
    > is to find someone local who does data and system recovery to reset your
    > system, the reason being that whatever you do there is going to be a cost.
    > It is a question of just how large that cost will be. There is software
    > available for this very purpose but its expensive for a one off procedure.
    > If you would like information go to
    > http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/erdcommander2002.asp?pid=erd
    > The Locksmith function most definitely allows an administrator password to
    > be reset. Once that is done the admin account becomes available to you and
    > you can reset passwords for any other account on your system. ERD Commander
    > is loaded onto a PC then burned onto a CD-R. The CD-R is then used to boot
    > the PC. So as you currently have no access to your PC you will need another
    > machine to create the CD-R. ERD Commander actually allows an enormous number
    > of Windows problems to be dealt with-it is more than just a one function
    > program and everyone who is a little "techy" would benefit by having it but
    > it costs $150 about £100 for a single machine licence. To give you an idea
    > of what a specialist might charge, I unlocked a clients machine last month
    > for £50 ($75) and that included a callout fee. Not sure if this helps you
    > but good luck?
    >
    > Chelsea
    >
    >
    >
    >
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