[UFO Chicago] unlocking a locked computer
jesse_becker at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 3 12:50:11 PST 2009
Broadly speaking, this should work:
1) power off (cleanly if possible)
2) boot using KNOPPIX, or one of the dedicated linux rescue CDs
3) mount the c:\ partition
4) run some form of password reset program on the Windows files on that partition.
(can't be more specific since I've not had to do this in several years)
GPG-fingerprint: BD00 7AA4 4483 AFCC 82D0 2720 0083 0931 9A2B 06A2
--- On Thu, 12/3/09, John Bulger <johnbulger at uicalumni.org> wrote:
> From: John Bulger <johnbulger at uicalumni.org>
> Subject: [UFO Chicago] unlocking a locked computer
> To: ufo at ufo.chicago.il.us
> Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 2:16 PM
> I realize that this sounds totally idiotic, but has anyone
> got an easy solution to getting back into a computer that
> has only one user, the administrator, and has been locked
> and the password lost or forgotten? This is for Windows XP
> Home Edition.
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