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Gordon Vendt
19-07-2009, 08:26 AM
My daughter has forgotten her "Log on to Windows" password and did not make a "Password Reset Disk". Is there any way I can get around this for her?

Computer - HP Pavilion - No disks.

19-07-2009, 09:18 AM
There are some bootable CDs on the Internet - give Ophcrack (http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/) a try.

19-07-2009, 09:42 AM
If you know the password for the Administrator account than you can log into that account and reset her password for her.

19-07-2009, 10:28 AM
Since you didn't mention what the OS is - this will work in XP.

Reboot the PC, keep tapping F8 on startup, select Safe mode, When it boots, select the Administrators account. Once loaded, go-- Start/Control Panel/ User Accounts --- locate your daughters Login - click it, remove password, reboot.

start PC normally -- Password will be gone and a new one can be made.

XP's real secure eh!!:D

19-07-2009, 11:44 AM
That or use some cain and able...

19-07-2009, 04:20 PM
You guys are a bit off track.

The OP does not need to crack the password, they just need to reset it.

Its much faster to bypass than crack, as Wanuitech has pointed out:D

IF WT's method doesn't work, download this:http://www.piotrbania.com/all/kon-boot/ and burn the iso to a CD.

Boot from it, type anything at the password screen, and you're in :D

From there you can change the password.