Re: locked out of XP, need file access

From: Rense Buijen (rense_at_dct-mail.com)
Date: 12/29/03

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    Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:43:05 +0100
    To: "Rade Bonifacic" <rbonifacic@sympatico.ca>, "J. Yoon" <supercool9000@hotmail.com>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
    
    

    Just reset the password using this tool:

    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

    Cheers,

    Rense

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Rade Bonifacic [mailto:rbonifacic@sympatico.ca]
    Sent: donderdag 25 december 2003 0:18
    To: J. Yoon; security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Subject: [despammed] Re: locked out of XP, need file access

    Hi J,

    go to the following URL
    http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
    and you will find links to tools that will help you

    Best Regards

    Rade Bonifacic, CISSP
    IT Security Consultant
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "J. Yoon" <supercool9000@hotmail.com>
    To: <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:45 AM
    Subject: locked out of XP, need file access

    > I'm locked out of my own Windows XP box.
    > Being a paranoid,
    > I have not provided myself with any password hints
    > even for the administrator mode.
    >
    > I do remember about 2 characters from it though
    > but there's just too many combinations.
    >
    > There are personal files in there that I need to access.
    >
    > I remember that with the old Win98,
    > it was possible to do something with the .pwd file
    > (not that we needed it,
    > since all the files are accessible anyway)
    > but I'm sure things have changed significantly since.
    >
    > I did infact try using a XP password recovery tool kit
    > and global-resetter thing I got from the net...
    > but the software asks me to enter root password
    > and then tells me to get lost.
    > It's strange and ironic,
    > because the passwd is precisely what I'm trying to figure out.
    >
    > I don't wanna read a 1,000 page book just yet
    > cuz I need access to my files asap.
    >
    > What would be some of the necessary simple steps to take at this time?
    > Thanks in advance...
    >
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