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Windows Vista admin password empty

By Need2no
Apr 21, 2009
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  1. Hey guys, very serious problem I forgot the password for my administrator and account and my friend helped me use linux to clear the password and when i used the ophcrack cd it tells me that the password for Admin is empty but when i try to log in it still requests a password and when I press enter it tells me the password is incorrect. Please you guys I cannot do anything with out the admin priviledges. Is there anyway to get into it.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Actually there are a few options here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post633339-2.html

    But did you allow Ophcrack time in retrieving the passwords? Sometimes it takes half an hour!

    Just try again, or use one of the other tools ;)
  3. Need2no

    Need2no TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Still nothing

    The Administrator account still does not allow me to long....I have done everythin nothing will work and the password is still empty
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    This is an interesting one.

    So the computer only has one user
    And that user is the Administrator
    And you tried all options in my link, and you get what exactly? A blank password? The wrong password?

    Something aint right here :D
  5. Need2no

    Need2no TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    No my computer has 3 users.....2 are standard and one is admin but the standard users cannot do anything including program installation without entering the admin password....but the password is empty and vista is still asking for it
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    That tool does work properly in that OS, and I already posted that link above

    What I think is more likely is a corrupted registry hive, that is stopping the 3 tools I provided to work properly
  8. dizzyturkey

    dizzyturkey TS Rookie

    Windows Password Unlocker is very smart to emty widnows vista password wihtout erasing anythign else
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    wskaihd, I notice you're finding old threads asking for password help. Did you look when the threads were started?
  10. Annyyu22

    Annyyu22 TS Rookie

    I would like to introduce Windows Password Key 8.0 . it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It creates a password recovery CD/DVD,USB Flash Drive for home, business and enterprise. It works perfectly to reset your Windows password.
  11. zeta27

    zeta27 TS Rookie

    Try with Ultimate Boot CD, is a powerfull tool make a LIVE cd, and change you password admin.
     
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