Saturday 18 June 2011

Resetting and cracking Win2K or WinXP administrator password

Resetting your Win2K admin password is easy. Boot up with a Win9X boot up disk or CD. Go to Winnt\system32\config directory. There will be a file called "SAM" Delete that file and reboot machine. Now the Administrator account password will be reset to blank ( no password ). Only works with FAT32 partitions.

For Windows XP need this file which has a few utilities you can use to reset the XP administrator password.

Then there is also a program called AdminHack which you load in a dictionary file to crack the administrator account if you have local access on the PC.