How to Hack Windows XP Password with ERD Commander

Locksmith is one of the useful utilities inside ERD Commander bootable CD, which allows you to hack Windows XP administrator password easily when you forgot it.

Assuming that you have a copy of ERD Commander and you want to use it to hack a Windows XP password, here are the steps that you need to follow:

1. Boot up your computer with the ERD Commander CD.

2. When you see the ERD Commander menu, choose the option to "Boot from Local Drive".

3. Once ERD Commander has booted up, you will see a list of all the partitions on your computer. Choose the partition that contains Windows XP.

4. ERD Commander will now scan the chosen partition for any Windows XP installations. Once it has found one, it will display a list of all the user accounts on the XP installation.

5. Choose the user account that you want to hack.

6. ERD Commander will now display a list of all the files on the chosen user account.

7. Find the file called "SAM" and double-click on it.

8. ERD Commander will now display the contents of the SAM file.

9. Find the line that starts with "1001:". This is the line that contains the password hash for the user account that you want to hack.

10. Copy the password hash to a text file.

11. Now you need to use a password cracking program to crack the hash. There are many different password cracking programs available, but we recommend using "John the Ripper" as it is free and easy to use.

12. Once you have John the Ripper installed, open a command prompt and change to the directory where you saved the SAM file.

13. Type the following command into the command prompt:

john SAM

14. John the Ripper will now start cracking the hash. This process can take a long time, depending on the complexity of the password.

15. Once John the Ripper has finished, it will display the cracked password. You can now use this password to login to the Windows XP user account that you wanted to hack.