Please Help! Windows 2000 User Problem

  2Xtreme_lives 18:36 06 Jan 07

I recently changed my password on my PC, and i am stupid enough to forget the password. I am currently on another account and i can remember the password name, but it is not an admin account and i need to access important files on the other user area. I assure you i am 100% trustworthy and i am trying to get back into my own user area. I have tried to look for solutions and all i can find are dodgey boot disc programs. I really need to find out what the defualt administrator password is. This is because i have 2 admin. accounts, mine and one called "Administrator" which i assume is the defualt.
Kind Regards

  VoG II 18:38 06 Jan 07
  2Xtreme_lives 18:44 06 Jan 07

Thanks, however i saw that earlier and did't find it useful as it just showed me the programs. But thanks :)

  SANTOS7 18:46 06 Jan 07

click here
this is from VoG™s link which is more than usefull seems to be exactly what you are looking for..

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:10 06 Jan 07

Try this:

1- boot to the windows 2000 CD ,

2- press enter to start setup ,

3- press F8 for the license agreement ,

4- when you get the option to repair the current installation press R to do so ,

5- wait until it is registering components then press shift F10 to open a command prompt. ,

6- In windows 2000 type in "control.exe" w/o quotation marks and press enter. This should open up the control panel in 2000. ,

7- select the users and change or remove their passwords accordingly, apply settings and close the control panel windows and command prompt windows so that just setup is running again. ,

8- let the inplace upgrade finish.

The user should now be able to log in when it finishes and not have to reinstall the programs like in a parallel install.

  2Xtreme_lives 21:11 06 Jan 07

Ok fruit bat thanks a lot, i think i have the boot CD kicking around somewhere

  2Xtreme_lives 21:16 06 Jan 07

I have not been able to find the boot CD, ugh i really need to get back into my old account as important files for work are in there, thanks for you help guys

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