Mr.Sandman

Hacking The Windows XP

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If you press F12 for boot order, what options do you have?

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What are you talking about needing admin privs to install a cd-rom? the only thing you have to do is stick the little bastard into the laptop. if its not working, your not doing it right, try again. if you are talking about needing admin pass to get into bios to change the boot order, then read about changing bios passwords (google?) you dont need to be able to access the cd-rom inside of windows to be able to boot into a live-cd. if you cant access it inside of windows, it doesnt mean that its not installed or not working. burn a live cd, such as puppy linux, and then put it into the cd-rom. restart the computer, change the bios so the cd-rom boots before everything else, and then reboot again and you should be in linux unless you burned the cd wrong. burn it again. okay it didnt work. one more time. there you go. now boot into linux. there. (ill go ahead and make you a how to use linux thread)

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What exactly is required to start Windows XP in Safe Mode? Can you just hold F8 or something and get full access to the computer?

press f8 right before the windows splashscreen, move to safe mode, press enter. no u cant get full access if the owner of the computer set the administrator password(in this case, the school wouldve set the admin pass, thats what hes tryin to crack) :P anyways once your in safe mode u can log in as administrator and no password, if the owner hasnt set it.

I can get into safe mode. Iv tried to access the admin pass there but it is password protected so i cant just push enter.

P.S Today i will jot down everything i can and cant do in a waltrough format and post it.

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What are you talking about needing admin privs to install a cd-rom? the only thing you have to do is stick the little bastard into the laptop. if its not working, your not doing it right, try again. if you are talking about needing admin pass to get into bios to change the boot order, then read about changing bios passwords (google?) you dont need to be able to access the cd-rom inside of windows to be able to boot into a live-cd. if you cant access it inside of windows, it doesnt mean that its not installed or not working. burn a live cd, such as puppy linux, and then put it into the cd-rom. restart the computer, change the bios so  the cd-rom boots before everything else, and then reboot again and you should be in linux unless you burned the cd wrong. burn it again. okay it didnt work. one more time. there you go. now boot into linux. there. (ill go ahead and make you a how to use linux thread)

:huh: Somewhere on the 3rd page of treads i mention something about my cd drive being broken.

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

Ok i just tried this method a few seconds ago but, when i was tring to veiw my results i discovered that the page was websensed. :growl:

So? Write down the url and walk into a library if it's a webpage.........

EDIT: BTW, remember Minion's post about three posts in a row? Why ignore it? Seriously man, I gave you lots of advice over IM and whatnot and you know I'm only trying to help you. Do you enjoy the fact there are a few dozen people wondering if you are indeed 'special'? If not, please use the edit button. :)

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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.

Good point.

Also... this sounds like kind of an obvious step but... did you try just asking for it? Ok,they have a policy but if you explain to them what you so desperately want to do with the laptop that requires the admin password, who knows, maybe they'll help you out, or maybe they'll give you a super user account or something. You never know. Allways try the easiest approach first.

Of course, if you've got malicious intent then I doubt they'll be interested.

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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.

Good point.

Also... this sounds like kind of an obvious step but... did you try just asking for it? Ok,they have a policy but if you explain to them what you so desperately want to do with the laptop that requires the admin password, who knows, maybe they'll help you out, or maybe they'll give you a super user account or something. You never know. Allways try the easiest approach first.

Of course, if you've got malicious intent then I doubt they'll be interested.

:roll: Id have better luck asking Bill Gates to hand his empire over to me. Its just not going to happen. Another thing is that at the end of the year our school will recieve over 350 laptops back from its students. They dont have time to look and see who did what. Thats why they have restrictions to govern what we do. The only thing they worry about at the end off the year are damages done to the laptop itself broken screen, missing keys, ect. So dont worry about it. Like i always say "If at first you dont succeed, cover up all evidence that you tried."

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I am not saying you should do the following; I am just thinking of the possibility.

First, try to find out as many of the current BIOS settings as you can (Boot Order, Power Saving, etc), and if you cannot find them out directly, take a wild guess. Now, do one of the things listed above in order to set the BIOS back to its initial settings. Now, do whatever you need to do to have unrestricted access to your computer. At the end of the year, restore the original Admin password in Windows XP, uninstall all additional programs, and restore the BIOS options to their original (i.e. set by the school) form. Now choose some random password for the BIOS. When the admin cannot get into the BIOS, but everything else looks in order, he may just assume he entered the wrong password or there was a corruption of the password (It happens sometimes). He may then just clear the CMOS or something like that, and everything will be fine.

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Buy a new laptop? Would that not work?

I may have missed somewhere that you said you already had one, but I didn't read all five pages. I did use the EDIT button though. Handly little thing it is.

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Buy a new laptop? Would that not work?

I may have missed somewhere that you said you already had one, but I didn't read all five pages. I did use the EDIT button though. Handly little thing it is.

Why spend money if you dont have to? Im not a rich basturd. (No offense)

P.S Yes my Bios is locked i need to crack the code.

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Buy a new laptop? Would that not work?

I may have missed somewhere that you said you already had one, but I didn't read all five pages. I did use the EDIT button though. Handly little thing it is.

Why spend money if you dont have to? Im not a rich basturd. (No offense)

P.S Yes my Bios is locked i need to crack the code.

here try this, it has backdoor passwords for bios, check here

http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/reference/biosp.htm

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Read This.

You may also try removing the battery from your motherboard for a few minutes, or play with the jumper settings to flash the BIOS.

Edit: On hbp71605's link it talks about the jumper settings to flash the BIOS and the battery.

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P.S Yes my Bios is locked i need to crack the code.

I don't know if you actually read page 4 but we already went over how to get into your BIOS, password and all. Please go back and read the whole page...three times.

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P.S Yes my Bios is locked i need to crack the code.

I don't know if you actually read page 4 but we already went over how to get into your BIOS, password and all. Please go back and read the whole page...three times.

<_< Were do you see the word Bios on page 4?

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dry.gif Were do you see the word Bios on page 4?

if you dont want to read the thread, you can use your browsers search function.

and hey mr sandman, if you dont try to help yourself just a little bit, you are going to irritate the people who are trying to help you. if its your problem, then you need to do most of the work, just ask questions when you get stuck, and we will help. nobody wants to hold your hand and help you, if you dont put in some effort and help yourself.

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P.S Yes my Bios is locked i need to crack the code.

I don't know if you actually read page 4 but we already went over how to get into your BIOS, password and all. Please go back and read the whole page...three times.

<_< Were do you see the word Bios on page 4?

Page 4: post 74 and post 77

Page 3: post 48, post 57, and post 59

Page 2: post 30 and post 32.

I searched the whole thread and found information leading to resetting the BIOS a number of times. This is why you need to read these posts over and over and be very thorough in your reading.

Also, check the link in my sig to get some further understanding on how to really get the most help from us.

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meh, someone lock this thread please, its getting nowhere fast.

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No, dont lock thread i am still trying to crack the password. Each ay i get closer to finding it out. You guys are being a great help and i appriciate it. If you dont like my tread don't post in it. :monk:

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Start Windows in Safe Mode. Access the general ADMINISTRATOR account that is open and have a blast changing whatever you want.

the "general administrator account" will most definately be password protected, because i beleve that is the account he is looking for the pass for.....dotdotdot

Most people don't even realize it's on there. Besides if it is locked then he's SOL. Unless he finds another backdoor. Of course it is XP so there are plenty.

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Start Windows in Safe Mode. Access the general ADMINISTRATOR account that is open and have a blast changing whatever you want.

the "general administrator account" will most definately be password protected, because i beleve that is the account he is looking for the pass for.....dotdotdot

Most people don't even realize it's on there. Besides if it is locked then he's SOL. Unless he finds another backdoor. Of course it is XP so there are plenty.

CHNTPW will both unlock and change the password for the account, therefore not SOL.

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Dame the password recorver floppy trick did not work.  :blowfuse:

Pull out the hard drive and slap in a new one.

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