Monday, December 05, 2011

Recover/Reset Windows Logon Password

Can't able to logon Windows / forgot password for logging. Follow these simple steps.........

Method I: Recover

1] Download Ophcrack XP LiveCD. For Vista users Ophrack Vista LiveCD.

2] Burn the .iso image file to CD.

3] Restart PC and boot from CD.

4] Now select graphic mode - automatic.




5] Your password will be revealed in a separate box after booting into Ophcrack OS.


6] Note down the password for your user account and reboot the PC and take the CD out.

Method II: Reset

1] Download Offline password & Registry editor LiveCD.

2] Now extract the zip file and burn the iso image file to a CD.

3] Restart PC and boot from CD.

4] Now press Enter key to boot.


5] Type 2 to select the Windows partition disk and press Enter.


6] By default [1], press Enter for the following screen-shots.


7] Now enter the user name of the account and press Enter.


8] Now type "1" and press Enter to clear password.


9] Type ! (exclamation mark) and press Enter to leave Registry Editor.


10] Now type q and press Enter to quit.


11] When asking for writing back changes to files, type y for yes and press Enter.


12] When you see "Edit Complete" message, everything goes fine.


13] By default [n], press Enter for not to try again.


14] Now press Ctrl+Alt+del to reboot and take the CD out.


15] You can now able to login Windows without a password.



Note: If the above methods doesn't seem to work don't worry, there are several ways to access your PC without logging.

Source 1: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/ophcracksbs.htm

Source 2: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/ontpre-screenshot-guide.htm









 


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