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Admin account currupted/hacked-how to repair?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rich, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Rich

    Rich Flightless Bird

    Hi-
    New guy here.
    Win XP Pro 2002 SP3 and all updates
    til last week installed.
    Windows defender installed-
    erverthiing working just fine.

    I fear my admin account password is
    corrupt-the one made when prompted
    during (last) installation about
    a year ago.

    Added internal Intlel wireless card
    a month ago, had some problems
    with getting Motorola Phone tools
    software to update correctly
    3 weeks ago but never
    got it totally fixed. numerous
    install/uninstalls til I gave it up.
    Defragged it a couple times

    Have been using wifi hotpots for first time
    lately. set up limited user account
    to do internet as security, but find
    I cannot log on as an administrator
    anymore-I did not change the password.
    Has my Administrator account's password
    been hacked or something? Is restoring it
    nigh impossible without reinstalling XP all over?

    Thanks for your help in advance.
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Rich" <Rich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D46C7A57-F2B6-451F-A332-090CBD301B66@microsoft.com...
    > Hi-
    > New guy here.
    > Win XP Pro 2002 SP3 and all updates
    > til last week installed.
    > Windows defender installed-
    > erverthiing working just fine.
    >
    > I fear my admin account password is
    > corrupt-the one made when prompted
    > during (last) installation about
    > a year ago.
    >
    > Added internal Intlel wireless card
    > a month ago, had some problems
    > with getting Motorola Phone tools
    > software to update correctly
    > 3 weeks ago but never
    > got it totally fixed. numerous
    > install/uninstalls til I gave it up.
    > Defragged it a couple times
    >
    > Have been using wifi hotpots for first time
    > lately. set up limited user account
    > to do internet as security, but find
    > I cannot log on as an administrator
    > anymore-I did not change the password.
    > Has my Administrator account's password
    > been hacked or something? Is restoring it
    > nigh impossible without reinstalling XP all over?
    >
    > Thanks for your help in advance.


    Google is your friend. Type the words

    forgot windows password

    into a Google search box and take your pick. I usually use the Nordahl boot
    CD to reset the Admin's password to a blank. When finished, change all the
    other passwords too and do a little planning ahead: Create a second admin
    account and record its details on a sheet of paper so that you never end up
    in this awkward situation again.
     
  3. Rich

    Rich Flightless Bird

    Thanks Pegasus!
    Rich

    "Pegasus [MVP]" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Rich" <Rich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:D46C7A57-F2B6-451F-A332-090CBD301B66@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi-
    > > New guy here.
    > > Win XP Pro 2002 SP3 and all updates
    > > til last week installed.
    > > Windows defender installed-
    > > erverthiing working just fine.
    > >
    > > I fear my admin account password is
    > > corrupt-the one made when prompted
    > > during (last) installation about
    > > a year ago.
    > >
    > > Added internal Intlel wireless card
    > > a month ago, had some problems
    > > with getting Motorola Phone tools
    > > software to update correctly
    > > 3 weeks ago but never
    > > got it totally fixed. numerous
    > > install/uninstalls til I gave it up.
    > > Defragged it a couple times
    > >
    > > Have been using wifi hotpots for first time
    > > lately. set up limited user account
    > > to do internet as security, but find
    > > I cannot log on as an administrator
    > > anymore-I did not change the password.
    > > Has my Administrator account's password
    > > been hacked or something? Is restoring it
    > > nigh impossible without reinstalling XP all over?
    > >
    > > Thanks for your help in advance.

    >
    > Google is your friend. Type the words
    >
    > forgot windows password
    >
    > into a Google search box and take your pick. I usually use the Nordahl boot
    > CD to reset the Admin's password to a blank. When finished, change all the
    > other passwords too and do a little planning ahead: Create a second admin
    > account and record its details on a sheet of paper so that you never end up
    > in this awkward situation again.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Linky Wu

    Linky Wu Flightless Bird

    try these methods

    more free windows password recovery methods: http://blog.resetwindowspassword.com/how-to-recover-and-reset-password-in-vistaxp20032knt-for-free/




    Rich wrote:

    Admin account currupted/hacked-how to repair?
    24-Mar-10

    Hi-
    New guy here.
    Win XP Pro 2002 SP3 and all updates
    til last week installed.
    Windows defender installed-
    erverthiing working just fine.

    I fear my admin account password is
    corrupt-the one made when prompted
    during (last) installation about
    a year ago.

    Added internal Intlel wireless card
    a month ago, had some problems
    with getting Motorola Phone tools
    software to update correctly
    3 weeks ago but never
    got it totally fixed. numerous
    install/uninstalls til I gave it up.
    Defragged it a couple times

    Have been using wifi hotpots for first time
    lately. set up limited user account
    to do internet as security, but find
    I cannot log on as an administrator
    anymore-I did not change the password.
    Has my Administrator account's password
    been hacked or something? Is restoring it
    nigh impossible without reinstalling XP all over?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Previous Posts In This Thread:


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  5. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    Re: try these methods

    Spam
     
  6. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    Re: try these methods

    How did you work this out? The guy only posted a link to his blog in the
    same way as Microsoft Valuable Pig does to his/her site. Are you saying
    that if I post a link here it is spam, but you being a member of the elite
    group of pigs, can post a link and it cannot be spam? Now this does sound
    very logical!.

    I would have simply said to that post that there is absolutely nothing new
    in that. We all knew about it and we know nothing in it works to retrieve
    the password.

    I am posting my spam here:

    <http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2010/03/19/the-css-corner-about-css-corners.aspx>

    hth

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:%23D2WjH%23yKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Spam
    >
     
  7. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    Re: try these methods

    In news:hoevk9$b9n$1@speranza.aioe.org,
    LD55ZRA <LD55ZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > How did you work this out? The guy only posted a link to
    > his blog in the same way as Microsoft Valuable Pig does to
    > his/her site. Are you saying that if I post a link here it
    > is spam, but you being a member of the elite group of
    > pigs, can post a link and it cannot be spam? Now this does
    > sound very logical!.
    > I would have simply said to that post that there is
    > absolutely nothing new in that. We all knew about it and
    > we know nothing in it works to retrieve the password.
    >
    > I am posting my spam here:

    ....

    > hth
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23D2WjH%23yKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Spam



    LD:

    It's obvious that amongst the many other things you don't
    know, you don't know what 'spam' is.

    You're also going to be loved by the spammer for repeating his
    spam for him. Making you what's known as a "spam supporter".

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  8. Rich

    Rich Flightless Bird

    Re: try these methods

    Twayne-
    Thanks for the reply-
    I'm unclear-are you saying there's
    nothing I can do and what pegasus
    wrote is spam?
    rich

    "Twayne" wrote:

    > In news:hoevk9$b9n$1@speranza.aioe.org,
    > LD55ZRA <LD55ZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > > How did you work this out? The guy only posted a link to
    > > his blog in the same way as Microsoft Valuable Pig does to
    > > his/her site. Are you saying that if I post a link here it
    > > is spam, but you being a member of the elite group of
    > > pigs, can post a link and it cannot be spam? Now this does
    > > sound very logical!.
    > > I would have simply said to that post that there is
    > > absolutely nothing new in that. We all knew about it and
    > > we know nothing in it works to retrieve the password.
    > >
    > > I am posting my spam here:

    > ....
    >
    > > hth
    > >
    > > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:%23D2WjH%23yKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > >> Spam

    >
    >
    > LD:
    >
    > It's obvious that amongst the many other things you don't
    > know, you don't know what 'spam' is.
    >
    > You're also going to be loved by the spammer for repeating his
    > spam for him. Making you what's known as a "spam supporter".
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne`
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  9. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    Re: try these methods

    "Rich" <Rich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:DAFC9E29-086A-42FA-9222-335BD1BD0CCF@microsoft.com...
    > Twayne-
    > Thanks for the reply-
    > I'm unclear-are you saying there's
    > nothing I can do and what pegasus
    > wrote is spam?
    > rich


    If you check the links on Linky Wu's page then you will soon see that he
    points you to a password resetting tool that [he?] sells for $19.95. The
    Nordahl boot CD that I pointed out is free, it has been around for years and
    it works.
     
  10. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    Re: try these methods

    "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    news:-OrT7O4DzKHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > In news:hoevk9$b9n$1@speranza.aioe.org,
    > LD55ZRA <LD55ZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    >> How did you work this out? The guy only posted a link to
    >> his blog in the same way as Microsoft Valuable Pig does to
    >> his/her site. Are you saying that if I post a link here it
    >> is spam, but you being a member of the elite group of
    >> pigs, can post a link and it cannot be spam? Now this does
    >> sound very logical!.
    >> I would have simply said to that post that there is
    >> absolutely nothing new in that. We all knew about it and
    >> we know nothing in it works to retrieve the password.
    >>
    >> I am posting my spam here:

    > ...
    >
    >> hth
    >>
    >> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23D2WjH%23yKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Spam

    >
    >
    > LD:
    >
    > It's obvious that amongst the many other things you don't know, you don't
    > know what 'spam' is.
    >
    > You're also going to be loved by the spammer for repeating his spam for
    > him. Making you what's known as a "spam supporter".
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne`


    We affectionately refer to him as an athletic supporter.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  11. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Re: try these methods

    He (Twayne) apparently ran his registry cleaner again.
    "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    news:eYh7kYFzKHA.5332@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    > news:-OrT7O4DzKHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> In news:hoevk9$b9n$1@speranza.aioe.org,
    >> LD55ZRA <LD55ZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    >>> How did you work this out? The guy only posted a link to
    >>> his blog in the same way as Microsoft Valuable Pig does to
    >>> his/her site. Are you saying that if I post a link here it
    >>> is spam, but you being a member of the elite group of
    >>> pigs, can post a link and it cannot be spam? Now this does
    >>> sound very logical!.
    >>> I would have simply said to that post that there is
    >>> absolutely nothing new in that. We all knew about it and
    >>> we know nothing in it works to retrieve the password.
    >>>
    >>> I am posting my spam here:

    >> ...
    >>
    >>> hth
    >>>
    >>> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23D2WjH%23yKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Spam

    >>
    >>
    >> LD:
    >>
    >> It's obvious that amongst the many other things you don't know, you
    >> don't know what 'spam' is.
    >>
    >> You're also going to be loved by the spammer for repeating his spam for
    >> him. Making you what's known as a "spam supporter".
    >>
    >> HTH,
    >>
    >> Twayne`

    >
    > We affectionately refer to him as an athletic supporter.
    > --
    >
    >
    > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >
    >
     
  12. The Real Truth MVP

    The Real Truth MVP Flightless Bird

    Re: try these methods

    Please stop trying to cover for your mistake. You were wrong and got called
    on it. So what if he's selling something from his website, he did not post
    the link here and most of the links on that blog were to free reset tools
    and one was even to MS. He could have left those out if he wanted too
    sheeeesh.

    --
    The Real Truth http://pcbutts1-therealtruth.blogspot.com/
    *WARNING* Do NOT follow any advice given by the people listed below.
    They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not waste
    your time.
    David H Lipman, Malke, PA Bear, Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Leythos.




    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:%23fIH2EFzKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Rich" <Rich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:DAFC9E29-086A-42FA-9222-335BD1BD0CCF@microsoft.com...
    >> Twayne-
    >> Thanks for the reply-
    >> I'm unclear-are you saying there's
    >> nothing I can do and what pegasus
    >> wrote is spam?
    >> rich

    >
    > If you check the links on Linky Wu's page then you will soon see that he
    > points you to a password resetting tool that [he?] sells for $19.95. The
    > Nordahl boot CD that I pointed out is free, it has been around for years
    > and it works.
     
  13. Rich

    Rich Flightless Bird

    Re: try these methods

    Tied as you suggested-
    everything worked like a charm!
    Thanks again for your help-
    best wishes to you!
    rich

    "Pegasus [MVP]" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Rich" <Rich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:DAFC9E29-086A-42FA-9222-335BD1BD0CCF@microsoft.com...
    > > Twayne-
    > > Thanks for the reply-
    > > I'm unclear-are you saying there's
    > > nothing I can do and what pegasus
    > > wrote is spam?
    > > rich

    >
    > If you check the links on Linky Wu's page then you will soon see that he
    > points you to a password resetting tool that [he?] sells for $19.95. The
    > Nordahl boot CD that I pointed out is free, it has been around for years and
    > it works.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  14. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Re: try these methods

    What's the "real truth" about pcbutts1? Read on...

    • Is he an MS MVP? No!
    cf. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx

    • If xxx.ms-mvp.org redirects to xxx.pcbutts1.com, why didn't he post that
    link to begin with?

    • Is he a proven thief? Yes!
    cf.
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.security.virus/browse_frm/thread/58e6c02dbc6279ad
    cf.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/hostsnews/a..._.-the-saga-continues-_2E00__2E00__2E00_.aspx
    cf.
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.security.homeusers/msg/213247814fb4d61e
    cf.
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.security.homeusers/msg/e19fce884897662f

    • What do real experts have to say about him? It ain't pretty.

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/pcbutts1.com (Reviews)

    http://www.digg.com/security/PCButts1_Under_Attack

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/pcbutts1.com

    http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/PCBUTTS.TXT

    http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pcbutts1.com

    http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/www.ms-mvp.org

    • Does he have all his marbles?
    cf. http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/NASA_van_rolls_off_California_mountain

    Ignore this MVP imposter!
    --
    ~Robear Dyer
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/profile/robear.dyer


    The Real Truth MVP wrote:
    > Please stop trying to cover for your mistake. You were wrong and got
    > called
    > on it. So what if he's selling something from his website, he did not post
    > the link here and most of the links on that blog were to free reset tools
    > and one was even to MS. He could have left those out if he wanted too
    > sheeeesh.
     

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