Ask the Expert

Someone hacked my admin password. How can I restore my system?

I'm a Network Admin for a 40 PC-network. My system is locked; somebody has hacked my admin password. My server is on NTFS, and the operating system is Windows 2000 Server, Pentium 4. How can I solve this?

    Requires Free Membership to View

You'll need to either re-install the system or run an administrator password cracking tool against it. Try the tools at, specifically ERD commander 2003. (

This was first published in February 2004

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: