Here is a simply and easy trick to break a windows xp administrator password. You may call it resetting the password because in the method you do not hack the admin password but you reset it to what you want by commanding to the file that has the user information. The procedure is quite simply and short. Lets try it out.
First of all, you have to be logged into a guest/limited accunt on a windows xp computer.
Now access to he DOS PROMPT and type these commands as writen below.
copy logon.scr temphack\logon.scr
copy cmd.exe temphack\cmd.exe
rename cmd.exe logon.scr
What these commands do:
first command above drops you to root
the second command takes you to the system32 directory
the 3rd one makes a temphack folder/directory
the 4th makes a backup of logon.src
the 5th makes a backup of cmd.exe
the 6th is to delete the original logon.src file
the 7th changes the name of cmd.exe to logon.src
and the last EXIT command quits the DOS
Ok, So now by doing these commands, you have told your computer to backup your command program/DOS and the screen saver file and to edit settings so when your computer boots the screen save you will get a DOS PROMPT witch is not protected, remember you will get this unprotected DOS without having to loginto xp.
When you get to this, Enter the command below:
net user < admin account name here > password
The above command is to change the password for administrator account. So you must name the admin account. For example: if admn account name is James then enter the command like this: NET USER JAMES 1234
Remember! 1234 is the new password. You can change 1234 to any value that you wish to use as password.
When you enter the command, the password will be changed for the admin account James. And to cover tracks, you have to copy the files of temphack folder back into the system32 folder.