windows password

By cogsy
Jul 19, 2006
  1. Ok heres my problem ,My friends accountant died and all his business info is on the accountants computer with permission from the accountants spouse my friend needs to access his computer .but here in lies the problem at hand ,The computer when booted asks for a password ,Is the a way around this problem ? Should he press F8 and boot into safe mode or is the another way around the windows password ?

    Its not that annoying framework user account log on thing ...
  2. dazzer9535

    dazzer9535 Banned Posts: 117

    You could go in via Windows Explorer and Expand the C drive until you see his username then all his stuff maybe there unless he made the files private as that can hide his stuff.
  3. cogsy

    cogsy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks dazzer but We cant even get the machine to "logon" its asking for the password before windows starts up ... If I could get into the machine then there wouldnt be a problem =;o)
  4. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    yes, boot up in safe mode, and then click on the "administator" account when the welcome screen comes up, then:

    Start-Control Panel-User Accounts-click on his name-change his password, if he remembers his old password. If you created a Pssword rescue disk, it will also unlock it.

  5. dazzer9535

    dazzer9535 Banned Posts: 117

    Ooops sorry I thought you meant there was two accounts, silly me :eek:
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    is it a bios log on
    if pc machine open it up and reset the jumper
    if laptop
    you have to go to the manufactor for fix
    if just xp os logon theres linux boot disc to erase sam files do search
    now if there are encrypted files you will never get them back once you mess with admin id
  7. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    My favourite and the best

    Or the easiest thing is to slave the drive in another PC and read the info of it.
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