A client uses Windows 2000 Professional on a machine for about six years. It is configured to startup without password prompt. Today we needed to transfer files to another machine, so I connected the cable and configured the network.
After a reboot the machine suddenly prompts for an administrator password while it was configured to login automatically. We do not know the administrator password, so now we can not login anymore. Does anyone have a thought about how this could happen and how we get access back to the system. The client does not have an install cd either.
I though it might be possible to boot an Ubuntu live cd and transfer the files to another machine, but I am not sure if I can access the disks form Ubuntu.