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#1 Mr.Sandman

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:46 AM

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:help: I am a high school student who is using a laptop that the school has provided me to use for the year. It is a ( Dell Inspiron l 4100 ) laptop. The school has placed so many restictions on the laptop that it is driving me crazy. Can't download this, can't install that. ect. :blowfuse: The only way to get around this and have full controll of the laptop is to figure out the administrators password. Someone gave me the password two weeks ago but the password has recently been changed via wireless access. Now im no computer wiz and i was just wondering what i could do to find out what the new password is. Im desprate help me out.


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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:50 AM

There's a password recovery tool (sam file) for windows called CAIN. You can find it at oxid.it

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:55 AM

Another tool is 'Windows Password recovery' at http://www.petri.co....or_password.htm.

#4 Mr.Sandman

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 10:01 AM

I found the (sam) file but not the others. I am unaware to access the files anyway because of the restrictions on my account. Im using Dreamweaver to view files on the admins account but i dont think i am able to change them.

There's a password recovery tool  (sam file) for windows called CAIN.  You can find it at oxid.it

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 10:03 AM

You will have to boot from a boot CD. Read:

http://www.irongeek..../localsamcrack2
http://www.irongeek..../localsamcrack1

and watch:
http://www.irongeek....samdump2auditor
and maybe
http://www.irongeek....asswordCracking

Yes, I'm whoring my site. :)

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 10:33 AM

Another thing you need to consider is what will happen when you have to turn the laptop back in at the end of the year or semester. You're lucky as fuck to even have a school-provided laptop in the first place, so be sure that they'll be willing to give you one next time round as well.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 11:27 AM

Im a senior. So i dont have to worry about getting one next year cuase i wont be here.

Another thing you need to consider is what will happen when you have to turn the laptop back in at the end of the year or semester.  You're lucky as fuck to even have a school-provided laptop in the first place, so be sure that they'll be willing to give you one next time round as well.

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#8 Mr.Sandman

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 11:31 AM

FYI My lap top dose not have a disk dive/floppy just two batteries. I have to install the floppy/cd drive but to do that i have to be an admin. Does this mean im f**ked?

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 11:51 AM

What about booting from a USB drive?

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 12:36 PM

Do you actually want the password, or would it suffice to reset it to blank?

If it's a newer laptop, you should be able to boot off an external USB CD drive. If that's the case, there's a neat little trick called "Emergency Recovery CD." It's a live Linux CD that gives you a ton of Windows-related recovery options -- resetting the SAM file to blank passwords is one of the tools available. I use it all the time to reset forgotten passwords in the dorms.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 04:25 PM

If you have the CD drive already, it won't be a problem. Don't worry about adding it in windows as long as the bios recognizes it.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:34 PM

If not, you can always go with USB drives. ERD Commander is what I'm (vaguely) familiar with, you boot into a Windows-like environment and can change your passwords, etc. We use it all the time where I work (me, not so much).

Barring that, you can just wipe the disk and install linux on it, they'll appreciate that :P

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:30 PM

You will have to boot from a boot CD. Read:

http://www.irongeek..../localsamcrack2
http://www.irongeek..../localsamcrack1

and watch:
http://www.irongeek....samdump2auditor
and maybe
http://www.irongeek....asswordCracking

Yes, I'm whoring my site. :)

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all very nice tuts (as i have always liked them)

have you ever tryed this website called google?

lastly LC5 is one am sure someone said somthing about or you will hear about. it's an oke app Cain is better.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 10:34 PM

You will have to boot from a boot CD. Read:

http://www.irongeek..../localsamcrack2
http://www.irongeek..../localsamcrack1

and watch:
http://www.irongeek....samdump2auditor
and maybe
http://www.irongeek....asswordCracking

Yes, I'm whoring my site. :)

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all very nice tuts (as i have always liked them)

have you ever tryed this website called google?

lastly LC5 is one am sure someone said somthing about or you will hear about. it's an oke app Cain is better.

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I use chntpasswd (google for it) on a USB drive...it's a linux disk that just boots up and allows to either change the administrator password or reset it to a blank one.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 03:21 AM

Now, this may not help you, but it teaches a good lesson.

Recently, at my school, we were given new accounts that were supposed to have more restrictions. One new restriction was that we could't access our "My Documents" folder. There was a simple work-around by opening it from Start > My Computer > My Documents that almost everyone found out. But there's one thing I found out that most others didn't.

In My Documents there's a .txt titled "sysprep". Nothing important, most people would think. But I decided to check it out because I, after all, didn't put it in there. So after a bit of examining I found that it was the configuration to some program on the computers.

There was one interesting thing about the configuration, however. There was a section asking for the administrator password followed by some, seemingly, random text. "That must be the admin password," I thought. So I copied it down on my phone (not on paper, never leave a "paper trail" ;) ) and logged off my account.

I then typed in "Administrator" and the password found in sysprep.txt. And what do you know? Bam, I was in. So what's the moral of the story? Don't waste your time trying to crack some files or install new programs. Just take a couple of minutes and explore your workstation. You never know what you might find. :devil:

Edited by MoD, 28 October 2005 - 03:23 AM.


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:16 AM

Do you know how many text files on my computer? (More then i have time to explore thats for sure.)

Now, this may not help you, but it teaches a good lesson.

Recently, at my school, we were given new accounts that were supposed to have more restrictions. One new restriction was that we could't access our "My Documents" folder. There was a simple work-around by opening it from Start > My Computer > My Documents that almost everyone found out. But there's one thing I found out that most others didn't.

In My Documents there's a .txt titled "sysprep". Nothing important, most people would think. But I decided to check it out because I, after all, didn't put it in there. So after a bit of examining I found that it was the configuration to some program on the computers.

There was one interesting thing about the configuration, however. There was a section asking for the administrator password followed by some, seemingly, random text. "That must be the admin password," I thought. So I copied it down on my phone (not on paper, never leave a "paper trail" ;) ) and logged off my account.

I then typed in "Administrator" and the password found in sysprep.txt. And what do you know? Bam, I was in. So what's the moral of the story? Don't waste your time trying to crack some files or install new programs. Just take a couple of minutes and explore your workstation. You never know what you might find.  :devil:

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#17 Mr.Sandman

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:17 AM

How the hell do i do that?

What about booting from a USB drive?

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#18 Mr.Sandman

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:20 AM

I REPEAT IN ORDER TO USE A CD AND/OR FLOPPY DIVE I NEED TO KNOW THE ADMIN PASSWORD. ( If i knew it would not be asking how to get it. DUH)

You will have to boot from a boot CD. Read:

http://www.irongeek..../localsamcrack2
http://www.irongeek..../localsamcrack1

and watch:
http://www.irongeek....samdump2auditor
and maybe
http://www.irongeek....asswordCracking

Yes, I'm whoring my site. :)

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all very nice tuts (as i have always liked them)

have you ever tryed this website called google?

lastly LC5 is one am sure someone said somthing about or you will hear about. it's an oke app Cain is better.

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Edited by Mr.Sandman, 28 October 2005 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:59 AM

Try Google -- http://www.google.co...ooting from USB

If that does not work, here are a few others including one from Microsoft:

http://rz-obrian.rz....de/knoppix-usb/

http://www.microsoft...e/usb-boot.mspx

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:04 AM

Do you know how many text files on my computer?  (More then i have time to explore thats for sure.)

Then search for files with names with the words "config" or "sys" or something. I'm sure you can be creative. And how the hell did you get so many files on it, if it's a school computer?




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