Monday, August 9, 2010


Different Ways You Can Reset Your Windows XP Administrator Or LogIn Password

The best way to recover any windows login password is to use the password reset disk. Creating a password reset disk is the best way to prevent you into the forgotten windows password disaster. With it, 
  • You can easily reset your password and get right in to Windows.
  • You don’t ever have to worry about forgetting your password again.
It’s true that there are ways to recover lost Windows passwords without a password reset disk but they are often complicated and time consuming.

What if u forget the password?
OK. I admit that when you read this article, it is probable that you already forgot your important windows password. Read on, and we’ll show you the light.

1. Use the “Reset Disk”.
Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten password by using “Reset Disk“. If you created a Password Reset Disk as above in past, you can use that disk to reset the password.

2. Using Windows XP Setup CD
If the above mentioned tricks don’t work, then try following trick which is actually a loophole in Windows XP Setup and a big security hole:
  1. Boot using Windows XP Setup CD and follow the instruction like Accepting EULA, etc.
  2. When it asks to repair your existing Windows installation, accept it and press “R” to run the repair.
  3. Setup will start repairing your Windows and will start copying files, etc.
  4. After a few minutes setup will restart your system and when it restarts don’t press any key when it shows “Press any key to continue…” otherwise Setup will start from the beginning. Don’t press any key and setup will resume where it left.
  5. Now it’ll start doing other tasks and will show a small progress bar with a few details in left side.
  6. Look carefully at the details and when it shows “Installing devices“, press +F10 keys in your keyboard.
  7. It’ll open a Command Prompt window. Now type nusrmgr.cpl and press .
  8. It’ll open the same “User Accounts” window which you see in Control Panel.
  9. Now you can remove or reset any account password without any problem.
3. Use NTFS DOS tool to restore 

Difficulty:Difficult. And if you are a computer newbie, it is better for you to choose other methods.

Windows XP password First of all, downloads a “NTFS DOS” tool via which to create a bootable disk that can operate NTFS partition under DOS. After the DOS is started, switch to system directory, e.g. “C: Windows\System 32”. Change the name “Logon.scr” with “Logon.scr.bak”. Get a copy of “”, and rename it with “Logon.scr”, then reboot the computer. When the screensaver is activated, you will see that the screen is shown in command-line mode with administrator permission, with which to reset the password or create new administrator account. After you log onto Windows XP, rename the “Logon.scr.bak” back to “Logon.scr” will be OK. This method is applicable to the Windows XP installed on NTFS partition.

4. Try some recovery tools.
If you are not a computer technician, or not familiar with computer system operations, you may feel the above methods are scary and still can’t figure out what I am saying. Then you may try to use the software programs which may suit you. The windows password recovery tool 3.0 is the most popular one.


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