Re: XP secure during repair?

From: DarthGates (
Date: 07/02/04

Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 16:51:20 -0400

"Mike" <> wrote in message news:cc479b$o33$
| XP Home, file system NTFS.
| XP is more secure than 98 but are the login passwords truly secure. I have 4
| passworded accounts - is it true that without the password these accounts
| are not accessible. If I take my PC in for hardware repair is there no way
| for the technician to access my hardrive and its data beyond the login
| screen. No secret admin account or account entrance that is built in or
| could they run another OS from the cd drive such as DOS or Linux and access
| the drive information that way or another way I have not considered. I ask
| this because it just occurs to me how much private and personal information
| I have on my hardrive should it need repair. Thanks.

If you want the most secure passwords do this .
Microsoft's LanMan Hash is insecure and relatively easy to break.
To prevent Active Directory from storing or using the lanman hash

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00