Without the local admin password it's going to be difficult. You could just try logging in as Administrator with no password. That is the default. One way to get around it is to reinstall Windows XP on the box. This will not delete any data on the machine (afaik - I haven't done this in XP myself but I have with both NT and 2000). Steve A Helping Hand - One of The Collective http://www.uti.com/~sprkspys/AHH The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. -- Plutarch > -----Original Message----- > From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Ron Allen > Sent: 04 August 2003 16:53 > To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [24hoursupport] Accessing Windows XP Without Password > > > > Hello Group, > > I have a friend who is working in a small office with no > IT support that needs help. Apparently a co-worker got > upset and left abruptly, and now refuses to give anyone > the password to her Windows XP machine. There is no admin > account showing on the welcome screen, and nobody there > knows the admin password anyway. I'm away from all of my > usual resources except this list and need a clue myself. > Is there a way for them to access the files on that > machine at this point? > > They are obviously going to make some changes with regards > to their computer policies <g> but in the meantime they > are pretty anxious to get to the data on this machine as > it is affecting their day-to-day work. Any hints would be > welcome. > > Thanks, > > Ron > For a web-based membership management utility and information on > list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to > 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without > quotes) in the subject. > > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.