Jul 25th, 2004, 09:05 AM
Remove the nuisance Password box?
My dad's b***h of a girlfriend has moved my PC downstairs and now has a password box on Windows startup.
How can i remove this password box, im not hacking, im just claiming my Windows back.
Appreciate the help on either changing her password, removing her name or removing the whole dialog.
Jul 25th, 2004, 10:33 AM
you could try control panel->user accounts-> change an account->pick the account and then click change password. But if you are not able to log on because she has a password on there im not sure what you could do to bipass the password protection.
Jul 25th, 2004, 11:46 AM
madboy, what version of windows?
Jul 25th, 2004, 11:55 AM
Win98 Se Dude,
Also she keeps changing my Zone Alarm settings, so i password protected it but she always gets me to type the code in front of my dad, is it at all possible to hide the Zone Alarm icon from the system tray?
Jul 25th, 2004, 12:12 PM
If the password box is not letting you log in then you should be able to bypass that by booting into safe mode, and changing the password, or remove it all together.
Jul 25th, 2004, 07:58 PM
Look for .PWL files and delete the one associated with the username.
Or, you could kill her and use her hair as a pillow.
Jul 26th, 2004, 01:48 AM
In Windows 98, isnt the ESC key sufficant?
If you want to get the password, upload the pwl file and i'll give you the password.
Set the bios password.
or just copy the c:\boot.ini file onto a floppy and delete the one on the hd. MAKE SURE YOU ARE SET TO BOOT OFF THE FLOPPY IN THE BIOS. (Then you can tell them that the computer is broken)
Also checkout poledit
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Jul 27th, 2004, 04:47 AM
Cheers dude, ill take that offer up too Mendhak
Ill let you know how it goes, and sounds dodgee giving the password away.
So how would i completely stop the Dialog showing, from Control Panel
Jul 27th, 2004, 06:11 AM
As someone mentioned before, delete all .pwl files. That'll stop it
Jul 27th, 2004, 06:15 AM
Click Control Panel, and then double-click the Network icon.
On the Configuration tab, click to select Windows Logon in the Primary Network Logon box, and then click OK.
When you are prompted to restart your computer, click No.
Double-click Passwords in control panel.
(NOTE: If you cancel the network logon dialog box when you first start your computer, the Change Passwords tab may not be available. You must logon so the Change Passwords tab will be available. )
Click the Change Passwords tab, click Change Windows Password, click to select any check box items you want to be included in the change, and then click OK.
In the Change Windows Password dialog box, type your current Windows password in the Old Password box. Leave the New Password and Confirm New Password boxes blank, click OK, and then click OK.
NOTE: If you have forgotten your old password, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q189126 Microsoft's Policy Regarding Missing or Invalid Passwords
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:00 AM
Nice one cheers, I dont trust what she is doing for some reason, anyway I went on www.snapfiles.com and downloaded "Spy" programs.,(Which are leagal i believe to monitor my data). But they have viruses, does anyone know of a decent FREE if possible spyer tool to log key presses, snapshots etc and can run in Stealth mode?
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:03 AM
Theres no Change Password tab?
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:59 AM
No it's in the Passwords applet in the Control Panel.
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Jul 28th, 2004, 03:29 AM
Jul 28th, 2004, 12:35 PM
that's what i was gonna say, He's a Delphi coder so i'm sure he could do it,
Originally posted by manavo11
with a little help from me
Jul 29th, 2004, 03:37 AM
Jul 29th, 2004, 03:38 AM
oh and there is no change password here neither:
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:00 AM
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:04 AM
well if you read the instructions i posted you'll see that there wont be a change password tab, if you dont login, dont cancel the login box, press ok... if you dont know the pass see microsoft.com
Originally posted by Madboy
oh and there is no change password here neither:
as for a spy program, i am good with that kind of stuff so we could mabye pull something off, make a list of what it needs to do. i kave keylogging components for Delphi, and code to take screenshots.
Aug 2nd, 2004, 02:34 AM
Ok thanks, i just deleted the PWL file, only wish i could stop them checking boxes and options in Zone Alarm, they keep leaving the firewall open to everything.
Im ok for the spy thing, ill let you know some other time thanks
Aug 2nd, 2004, 02:41 PM
change files in ZA to READ ONLY and they won't be able to change them.
Aug 2nd, 2004, 04:33 PM
Nah, they keep changing the slider in Privacy to allow ads and all cookies
I keep getting ad.net or whatever whith bugs and crap in them
Anyway to make a patch, to patch and unpatch it (ie. enable/disable checkboxes, options etc)?
Aug 5th, 2004, 05:40 AM
Aug 6th, 2004, 01:03 AM
print out this thread, and SHOW it to your dad!
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