1. Post #1
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    katbug's Avatar
    January 2010
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    OK, I know this is going to sound like bullshit but here i go anyway: the tech guy at our school set a password for the admin account on my computer, but then he got fired and a new one came in. The admin password is lost with him, and i really need to get into the admin account so i can restore a bunch of files that someone deleted on my computer. I can't run the installer because it is blocked by the sysadmin prompt, and it is REALLY important that i get those files back. any help would be really appreciated.
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  2. Post #2
    DustySheep's Avatar
    May 2011
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    Ask school is they still have connections with the previous guy, if they do, call him. Retrieve password, then call the new one a fucking idiot.

  3. Post #3
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    January 2010
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    Ask school is they still have connections with the previous guy, if they do, call him. Retrieve password, then call the new one a fucking idiot.
    when i was there he tried to call him, he didn't pick up and apparently never called back a week later.

  4. Post #4
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    VistaPOWA's Avatar
    October 2008
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    Try ophcrack.
    I also remember using a tool called 'NT Password recovery/reset', no idea what is it's full name though.
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  5. Post #5
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    June 2007
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    http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

    Should take you about 5 minutes. If the bios has a password too and you can't boot to disk, remove the cmos(?) battery for 30 seconds.

  6. Post #6
    SirCrest is my life, so is yours.
    Goz3rr's Avatar
    October 2009
    7,319 Posts
    Try DreampackPL, always worked for me

    Edited:

    The bios password can be reset on most computers by opening cmd.exe or command.com and typing this:

    Code:
    debug
    o 70 2e
    o 71 ff
    exit
    (Doesn't need a admin account)

  7. Post #7
    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
    B!N4RY's Avatar
    December 2009
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    OP you should at least tell us what OS the computers are running

  8. Post #8
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    February 2012
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    OP you should at least tell us what OS the computers are running
    If he doesn't know a pretty simple Windows exploit then I'm guessing that he uses Windows.

  9. Post #9
    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
    B!N4RY's Avatar
    December 2009
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    If he doesn't know a pretty simple Windows exploit then I'm guessing that he uses Windows.
    I don't see how that logic makes any sense?

    Either way, I already guess that his school uses Windows, but it should be obvious that I am asking the version instead
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  10. Post #10
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    January 2010
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    I don't see how that logic makes any sense?

    Either way, I already guess that his school uses Windows, but it should be obvious that I am asking the version instead
    yeah, i realized that i forgot to mention the OS. my bad. but thanks so much guys, i will try these later today.

  11. Post #11
    Tucan Sam's Avatar
    May 2007
    858 Posts
    Don't do anything by law he has to turn over any documentation the company requests, tampering with it will only fuck things up
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    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
    B!N4RY's Avatar
    December 2009
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    yeah, i realized that i forgot to mention the OS. my bad. but thanks so much guys, i will try these later today.
    SO WHAT IS YOUR OS?!?!?!?!
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    SO WHAT IS YOUR OS?!?!?!?!
    He forgot it.

  14. Post #14
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    January 2010
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    SO WHAT IS YOUR OS?!?!?!?!
    windows 7, sorry.

    Edited:

    I thought that was clear when i said "thanks for all the help with the (windows 7) password exploits, i will try them tomorrow"
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  15. Post #15
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
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    There's some tool on Ultimate Boot CD that I always use, it's probably NT password.
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  16. Post #16
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    January 2010
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    http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

    Should take you about 5 minutes. If the bios has a password too and you can't boot to disk, remove the cmos(?) battery for 30 seconds.
    this worked like a charm, thanks so much.