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Can anyone tell me how to get into a computer with windows 2000...

we let a guy go, and he decided to change the password on his computer (the name/password that pops up when you start it up), so i can't get it set up for another guy that we hired. if you don't type in a name/password, it won't do anything. i'll move this to the computer support forum in a bit, but i needed help pretty quickly.

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Most of the time, people setup an account for themselves on all computers in their network as administrator, and give the employee and account as a user. This allows you as the admin to go in and change his account/delete it as the need be. I only use 98 and XP but my sister uses 2000 at home and I think you can cancel out and then create a new user... if not then good luck - maybe theres a backdoor in
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If the computer is on a Domain, have your Sys Admin change the password from the Domain controller.

If it is not, then you'll need to recover the password. Do a search on the net for LC4 (aka lophtcrack).

GDI.com also has a password recovery program.

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Log on to the network using a Domain Admin's username and password.

Or any other userID and password that has admin priveledges on that machine.

Or have your network administrator reinstate his user account and change his password.
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i typed "administrator" and left the password field blank, and it got in with no problems. thanks for the input, though.

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What the other guys said is all true. If you still can't get in and there aren't any files you need off of it - since it's being set up for a new user - you can always fdisk it and reload it. At least it will be a clean install.



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i typed "administrator" and left the password field blank, and it got in with no problems. thanks for the input, though.

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And people wonder why their computers get hacked. lol
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And people wonder why their computers get hacked. lol
i know...it's sad isn't it? lol

our "Network Administrator" asks me the most rediculous questions, about computers, on a daily basis, and i know that what little knowledge he has couldn't fill up a thimble...

his answer, "i guess we're going to have to erase everything and start over, because you can't get into an NT program without the password...it has a bunch of security stuff that windows 98 doesn't have, so it's impossible"...
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i know...it's sad isn't it? lol

our "Network Administrator" asks me the most rediculous questions, about computers, on a daily basis, and i know that what little knowledge he has couldn't fill up a thimble...

his answer, "i guess we're going to have to erase everything and start over, because you can't get into an NT program without the password...it has a bunch of security stuff that windows 98 doesn't have, so it's impossible"...
Oh my.

Our network "admin" is the same way. Unfortunately, last year, he would try and do shit all by himself. Then call me and ask me to help him get out of a jam. We lost one of our modem banks because of it. I ended up flying out there to get the mess straightened out.

I'm not a "network guru" by any means, but I do have enough smarts to plan out an upgrade step by step and either ask or figure out the steps I don't fully understand.

My favorite was when someone got the "Code Red" at work (two weeks after I told the admin to get all the computers secure). He cleaned off a machine, but didn't take it off the network. Literally as soon as the computer booted, the "real Code Red" machine would reinfect before you could even login.

He did this three times before calling me. I asked him if he disconnected the computer from the network before applying patches. Silence...
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If you still can't get into the pc I have a app that will do the trick. It fits on a floppy and is easy to e-mail and setup as it makes a bootable floppy.


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He did this three times before calling me. I asked him if he disconnected the computer from the network before applying patches. Silence...
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There is a linux based bootable floppy and CDROM that you can use to boot the pc with and go back in and hack the registry to change the admin password. It works wonders. I've used it on NT4 and 2000 with no trouble. The funny part was after they laid me off and the guy did a rollback/restore on his laptop and put it back to where he doesn't have the admin password. I told them for a reasonable hourly rate we could discuss the matter in more detail

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There is a linux based bootable floppy and CDROM that you can use to boot the pc with and go back in and hack the registry to change the admin password. It works wonders. I've used it on NT4 and 2000 with no trouble. The funny part was after they laid me off and the guy did a rollback/restore on his laptop and put it back to where he doesn't have the admin password. I told them for a reasonable hourly rate we could discuss the matter in more detail

and yes I admit it I am a "hacker" but at least I get paid for doing IT security audits and assesments.

Is there linux based one out yet for XP? If so could you post up the link?

I've got the NT/2k disk its the best thing out there!

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I havent tried the nt/2000 one on xp yet but I would think it would work. 2003 may be a different beast. So far I like 2003 but it does have some odd quirks that not even MS can explain
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I havent tried the nt/2000 one on xp yet but I would think it would work. 2003 may be a different beast. So far I like 2003 but it does have some odd quirks that not even MS can explain
LOL it figures that MS couldn't explain it! I'll be happy when the first service pack comes out for 2003.

I'll give it a try on an XP machine and see what happens too. Thanks!

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