If you forget your Windows password and wonder if you’ll ever have the chance to log into your system again, well… this might be helpful ;-)

We’re going to use “Offline NT Password & Registry Editor” to reset the password of user(s) we want. This tool is one of the best and fastest password recovery tool for windows (almost all versions). It is a windows console tool and easy to use.

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Requirements:

a) USB-Drive (must NOT be formated but advisable)

b) USB-Drive formating tool (optional) found here

c) Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (USB version). Click here to download

 

STEPS:

Skip step 1 if you do NOT want to format the USB-Drive

1.) insert the USB-Drive into your computer and use the downloaded tool (b) above to format it. It is advisable to use FAT32 filesystem

2.) Unzip the download “Offline NT Password & Registry Tool” into a folder called “usb110511″

3.) copy all contents from the folder usb110511 into the root of the USB-Drive

4.) Install bootloader on the USB drive, from command prompt in windows (start the command line with “run as administrator” if possible)

5.) type X: + EnterKey (where X is the letter of your USB-drive) to change directory to the usb drive

6.) type X:\>syslinux.exe -ma X:

windows command prompt

That’s it!

Safely unplug the USB-Drive from the second computer and use it to boot your system with the lost password.

It might be neccessary to adjust your BIOS settings to allow booting from the USB-Drive

Follow the instructions carefully to reset your password. Most of the default settings is safe to accept by tapping on the EnterKey. Be carefull to select the correct Windows system partition otherwise it won’t work. In some systems (standard systems from dell, compaq etc), the first partition (/dev/sda) is usually reservered.

Enjoy and best of luck!

Written on August 2nd, 2011 , Recent Posts, Windows

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COMMENTS
    MC commented

    Smart Job.

    Reply
    11.12.2013 at 05:50
    Ed O G commented

    It works. I did it with success. You must open the command prompt with admin privileges.

    Reply
    09.12.2013 at 22:41
    ak09 commented

    after entering the command it says “I:\syslinux.exe is not a valid win32 application”
    what do i do now ?

    Reply
    02.12.2013 at 11:54
    dani rock commented

    thank you

    Reply
    13.11.2013 at 19:46
    Bennett Sampson commented

    I tried this but it doesn’t work,after finish typing the command message appears that syslinux.exe is not recognized as internal command,operable program or batch file.What do i do?

    Reply
    15.06.2013 at 23:47
    respect commented

    thank you very much worked out fine_ South Africa

    Reply
    19.03.2013 at 10:06
    rob commented

    hi i had an error message when tring to load the boot manager through cmd it states:
    Accessing physical drive: access is denied. Did not successfully update the MBR; continuing….. then returns to my drive letter. any help would be apprechiated regards rob

    Reply
    12.02.2013 at 04:43

    It was of so much help, thank you very much.

    Reply
    29.12.2012 at 19:58
    Samih commented

    Hi,

    I was wondering. What does step 5 and 6 do? Nothing on the internet says what it does.

    Samih.

    Reply
    27.08.2012 at 19:52
    arman cortez commented

    i tried this but it doesn’t work,after finish typing the command message appears that syslinux.exe is not recognized as internal command,operable program or batch file. what will i going to do!please i need it becaude i forgot the passeor of my PC!

    Reply
    08.08.2012 at 08:37
      Marcel commented

      Try to omit the -ma option if you get an error.

      Reply
      08.12.2013 at 23:11
    chris commented

    4.) Install bootloader on the USB drive, from command prompt in windows (start the command line with “run as administrator” if possible)

    there is no bootloader. Boot.msg but I don’t see any way of installing this. I’ve tried everything I can think of. Please help…

    Reply
    21.05.2012 at 14:51

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