I've been reading the replies to this post and have some thoughts. I'm not a winXP or 2000 user, so this may be way off base. Is the system using NTFS or fat32? With fat32 you can access the filesystem from DOS, right? I used to boot from a win9x rescue floppy and look at win2x systems formatted in fat32. What would happen if you trashed the password file from DOS or a Linux boot floppy disk like TomsRTBT? Would the system want you to set up a new password? You could use DOS utilities to move data to a disk on a parallel zip drive. Like I said I might be way off base here not being a regular user of these systems. -- d On Mon, 2003-08-04 at 08:52, Ron Allen wrote: > 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. -- Douglas S. Oliver <dsoliver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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.