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System administrator no longer here and don't have password

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The manager of our local Homeowner's Assocation recently resigned and we're unable to run programs without the administrator's password. Unfortunately he resigned under "questionable" circumstances and we're certain that he won't cooperate if contacted. Do we need to reformat the hard drive and start over, or is there a utility which will allow us to regain control of the computer by by-passing the password? Any help appreciated.
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couple of options

1. you could be nice about it and get the administator password form him

2. you still need the password for a reformatt

3.you can take it to a repair shop and they can help you there

no ones allowed to help or give instruction to anyone inquiring about adiministrator passwords here at geeks to go

Edited by rushin1nd, 18 January 2007 - 04:10 PM.

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Hi bobp01,

um... If what you say about that guy resigning under questionable circumstances is true I would seriously advise you to make sure that that computer IS NOT connected to the Internet until after you have taken it to a professional and had it cleaned and all of the admin passwords reset, especially if it contains ANY sensitive information about your groups members.

If you leave it connected to the Internet or if it's connected to a wireless network then there is a real good possibility that he can still access your system from a remote location.

Anyway, no one here on GTG is allowed to help you with this problem because its too much like 'hacking' and these guys don't really know who they might be helping... I mean you might be a disgruntled ex-employee trying to extract a little revenge for getting fired.

Good luck Boo,
♥ Wendy
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It is against the ToS of GeeksToGo to help with the bypassing of any type of password. Even though your intentions may be genuine, others reading this topic may have agenda's that are not so genuine. As such, I am closing this topic. I hope you understand.


Edited by Fenor, 19 January 2007 - 11:42 PM.

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