Sunday, June 3, 2012
Helping a Friend: Resetting Windows Password
So... Rebecca.. Here are the steps for breaking the password... Call your closet hacker brother "J" with questions:) He knows what to do...
Word document with pictures is located here: Word Doc: Resetting Windows Passord
a. Comes from website: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
a. Generally, most computers today have built-in burner software.
b. Unzip the file anywhere and double-click the cd110511.iso file.
c. Burn the image (.iso) file to a CD.
a. Power off computer with CD in the drive.
b. Power on the computer and immediately starting hitting the [F-12] key every two second until the boot options menu comes up.
c. Select boot from CD
d. After the CD boots (into a LINUX micro-kernel…)
a. Initial Screen – Just hit the [Enter] key.
b. Next you see the following line.
Select:  – Just hit the [Enter] key.
c. Next you see [Windows/system32/config] – Just hit the [Enter] key.
d. Next you see : – Just hit the [Enter] key.
e. Now you see  : again (for option Password reset…) – Just hit the [Enter] key.
f. Next we select the account to change.
[Adminstrator] – Just hit the [Enter] key.
g. Next we blank (clear) the password. Select: [q] > - Type 1 and hit the [Enter] key.
h. Now it’s time to quit.
Type ! and hit the [Enter] key.
Type q and hit the [Enter] key.
Type y and hit the [Enter] key.
Type exit and hit the [Enter] key to exit program.
i. Power off computer: Hold the power button for 6-8 seconds until it turns off.
j. Power on and the password for the administrator account should be blank.
Posted by CD at 6:20 PM