At 17:46 8/17/2002 +1000, you wrote: >Does anyone know of a way to recover the Administrators Password in >Windows XP Pro running Fat32 > >Because some fool not mentions any names has forgotten it. > >I have searched the Net and the only program I can find that will do is >"NTAccess" >But at $70.00us it's a bit pricey. > > > >- Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to >24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the >Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at >http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. Hello Barry! There are many things you can do to recover the password. Firstly you could download an evaluation copy of O&O Decon v. 4 at: http://www.oosoft.de/cgi-bin/download2/download-e.pl You could also re-install the OS over the one you have now and choose new password. If you could obtain, create or otherwise use a DOS or EVEN a Windows 9X boot disk you could boot the system with it and delete your SAM files. cd\ x:\winntsystem32\config and press Enter to change to the folder where your passwords are stored. (Of course, if you've installed Windows to a folder other than C:\winnt, you should substitute the correct folder name in the command above.) Delete the SAM file by typing: DEL sam.* and pressing Enter. Remove the boot floppy and restart your machine. When prompted for a logon name, use Administrator with a blank password. Be aware that: The SAM file defines all the user accounts on the computer. When you delete it, you'll lose all user accounts. HTH, Barry ~ baronson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.