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aidanmaz
12-01-2009, 07:58 AM
My dad got released from his company, and they allowed him to retain his laptop. I removed it from the domain, and realised there is no local accounts apart from the Admin, which no-one knows the password to. Is there any way to retrieve it?

Greven
12-01-2009, 08:05 AM
You can't retrieve it, but you can reset it.
http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/cd080802.zip
extract the ISO & burn it to a CD, then boot the laptop off it.

I'm surprised that the company didn't keep/destroy the hard drive when they gave your father the laptop.

Q man
12-01-2009, 08:10 AM
+1 That is a great tool

Burn the ISO to cd/dvd set boot from cd/dvd and away you go.
Read the website tutorial if you get stuck.

aidanmaz
12-01-2009, 08:36 AM
nope the drive wasnt destroyed, cheers

pctek
12-01-2009, 08:53 AM
My dad got released from his company, and they allowed him to retain his laptop. ?

The IT guys at his company would know. All he had to do was ring them.