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From: Jonathan Bloomquist (jsbloom_at_adelphia.net)
Date: Sat Sep 07 2002 - 13:14:11 CDT
On Friday 06 September 2002 07:33, HalbaSus wrote:
> Now I don't know if this is a vulnerability, a feature or a bug.. but it's
> certanly anoying. On my home PC I have Windows XP and FreeBSD 4.6.
> Yesterday XP crashed because of a scandisk process (on somedoy's else hdd).
> I removed the other hdd and booted windows XP... "Your password has expired
> and must be changed"
> But... Neither the Administrator account's password or my user password
> didn't worked. Making imposible to log in. I booted in FreeBSD mounted the
> windows drive and everything seems fine... BTW, I instaled Windows XP as an
> upgrade to a previous windows 98 could this be the problem ? Does anybody
> know where the password file is located ?
> Does anybody know what could have caused this ? (maybe the password file
> got damaged (yet scandisk and fsck did not reported any damaged files))
I don't know what might have caused that, but you might try LinNT to overwrite
the administrator password: