Yes, these programs work as long as you have physical access to the machine. Essentially, these are boot disks that run a version of Linux or other operating systems that can access the NTFS file systems, and replace the Administrator password file with a different one that contains a new one Be careful which program you use, as some are better than others and some are just a rip off. I recommend Winternals ERD Commander ( http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/erdcommander2002.asp?pid=erd
Related Q&A from Bernie Klinder
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.