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    Lost user account and password to laptop

    First day back after the holidays and I have done a very stupid thing!

    I have a teacher's laptop, which was set to log onto the old domain at our old school site. Over the holidays we moved and are now on a new site with a new domain (but which has the same name as the old domain).

    So to take the laptop out of the old domain, I set it to be part of a workgroup instead. Rebooted the laptop just at the moment when I realised I had no idea what the administrator password was. Now I can't log into the laptop at all with any combination of password / user account that we previously had. I've tried booting to a DOS prompt in safe mode, but still get asked to log onto Windows first.

    Any thoughts to rescue me from my pit of stupidity?

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    Oh that looks useful. Will check it out from home tonight and see what I can fix!

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    Had to get some more CD-RWs to burn this onto but ran it through tonight and have cleared the Administrator password. Now I can get in again fine and sort out my mess. Thanks!

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    I normally use trinity rescue kit :

    http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.ph...g=en&locale=en

    That or orphcrack :

    Ophcrack

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