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Login Password doesn't work

caliwhale
Occasional Advisor

Login Password doesn't work

I have an hp omnibook 6100 and its just been given to me by my sister but she forgot to give me the password and I can't get a hold of her for quite a while. I was wondering if theres any way I could reset this password. It's the password where you have to hit cntrl, alt, and delete and then type user name and password. Any help would be appreciated.
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

I Hope that really your sister forgot and you are not trying to read her journal ;).

This software is normally used to break password:

home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
caliwhale
Occasional Advisor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

I've browsed that site for about 20 minutes and have found no link to a download to put on a cd, I'll continue looking though.
Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/cd060213.zip

Jon
"Do or do not. There is no try!" - Yoda
caliwhale
Occasional Advisor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

Okay thanks for the link, I've downloaded that and put it on a disc and I don't know where to go from there. I tried booting the laptop with the cd in there but no message screen or anything popped up so I must be doing something wrong.
Rainald T
Honored Contributor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

What have you done, caliwhale?

The proper steps would be:
1.) Unpack the ZIP and store the ISO-file (which is a CD-image) in some tmp folder.
2.) Burn a CD *from* the ISO-file, using Nero or some other CD burning application. Do not burn the file itself to the CD.
3.) Check what's on the CD. There should be 7 files altogether.
4.) boot from the CD.
5.) Follow the on-screen messages.

HTH
Rainald
caliwhale
Occasional Advisor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

I've unzipped the file and burned it to a cd but I must have done that wrong. How do you burn "from" a file. I have nero by the way.
Rainald T
Honored Contributor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

Caliwhale,
if your Nero is set up the right way, a click on the ISO-file should open Nero in the mode to burn an ISO image.

Otherwise open Nero, Select CD-ROM (ISO) as type to be burnt, selectm "no Multisession" and then select/open the ISO file as the source.

Rainald

caliwhale
Occasional Advisor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

Okay I just did that and there are 7 files total on the cd. I don't know where to go from there.
Rainald T
Honored Contributor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

Caliwhale,
this sounds OK.

So now just boot from the CD and follow the on-screen intruction.

Delete Password for the account in question.
You may set a new one later under Windows.

Rainald
caliwhale
Occasional Advisor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

When I try to do that this comes up

ISOLINUS 3.09 2005-06-17 isolinux: image checksum error, sorry...

Boot failed: press a key to retry
Rainald T
Honored Contributor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

I'm sory, caliwahle, I cannot help any further.
I never saw this tool before and was just curious enough to try it out.
It worked without any problem on my d530.

You might visit the author's website and check the information there, FAQ etc.
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Rainald
P.S. The filelist of my working CD attached
Karsten Breivik_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Login Password doesn't work

The "isolinux" part is good - this is really a small linux distribution.

Checksum error could mean the image had a bit error in it. Download it again, unzip and burn the image again.

Alternatively, you could try using the ISO recorder from here - I use it from time to time.

http://alexfeinman.brinkster.net/isorecorder.htm


Also - when you get the image working, know this: The machine has to be shut down nicely (ctrl + alt + del -> shutdown) before you boot from the disk - that is, do not just pull the plug and then boot with the disk inside. Failing to do so, the windows filecheck routine will reset the changes you make and they will not stick.

poi