Windows 2000 Professional Asking for administrator password – don’t have – cannot log on

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We are a small family owned business, PC got messed up and is now asking for a password to log on. We purchased the business and have no access to the password. Log on message reads........ The system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain are correct, the type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case. Make sure that caps lock is not accidentally on. Is there anyway we can restore it back to the way it is, we have no access to password. If anyone can offer some advice it would be greatly appreciated.

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This Program creates a Linux boot disk that contains a program that will allow you to reset the password on your computer.
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If we have forgotten the administrator password of Windows we can remove this. But it only works if the password is not given at the time of windows installation.

Follow the steps
1. Start the computer
2. Press F8 to select advanced startup menu
3. Select “Safe mode with command prompt”
4. Then windows will start in command prompt mode.
5. Enter the command
net user <user account name> <new password>

Enter the net user command, in place of user account name type the account name
and enter a new password to start your computer with.

Then the computer displays “Command completed successfully”
Simply restart the system and enter with the new password.

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  • CavyC
    In the past I have always used NTPasswd: http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/ The trick is to blank the password and not reset it. I have had no luck with any of the other options.
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  • Wvpooch
    We are running Windows 2000 Professional. Following a routine anti-virus/malware scan, my users and I cannot login. We get the login screen, enter username and password. The computer loads our settings, shows (briefly) wallpaper and icons, then saves our settings and returns to the login screen. Try using everything pressing shift 8 going threw all of it everything keep asking for password. Cannot get pass the password keeps coming back to password page. don't have restore disk
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  • Wvpooch
    We are running Windows 2000 Professional. Following a routine anti-virus/malware scan, my users and I cannot login. We get the login screen, enter username and password. The computer loads our settings, then saves our settings and returns to the login screen. Try using everything pressing shift 8 going threw all of it everything keep asking for password. Cannot get pass the password keeps coming back to password page. don’t have restore disk 1. Start the computer 2. Press F8 to select advanced startup menu 3. Select "Safe mode with command prompt" 4. Then windows will start in command prompt mode. 5. Enter the command don't work.
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  • Ponnusamymp
    We are a small family owned business, pc got messed up and is now asking for a password to log on. We purchased the business and have no access to the password. Log on message reads........ The system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain are correct, the type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case. Make sure that caps lock is not accidentally on. i tried with safe mode also this mode does not open without admin password pls give me guid lines
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  • Legen
    If you have a bootable CD/USB drive,some password tools can be burn to it and you can boot your computer from USB to run the software,so that you can recover/remove WIndows system password from USB. Such as Windows Password Rescuer,here I just list the simple steps: Step 1: Download Windows Password Rescuer Step 2: Run it to burn to bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive Step 3: BIOS setting of your locked computer to boot form CD or USB Step 4: Reset Windows password on a friendly window after Windows Password Rescuer starts. You also can use Windows Password Rescuer to add a new user with administrator privilege to your Windows when you can not find target user. With this New user account you can logon your locked computer directly.
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