Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Creating backdoor at Windows login to reset password after losing it.

Over the years I have had many people ask me how to get into their computer after they have forgotten their password. There are a few ways to do this either with a bootable cd or usb stick with a 3rd party application, but to be honest this is very unsafe as anyone can get the cd and break into a computer and at the same time you or anyone else that uses such software can cause users or admins to lose data.

The only really safe way to do it is through your command prompt, but without knowing your password to get into the profile to use the console then you are screwed. Recently I have discovered a way to be able to access your command prompt from the Windows login screen by adding a value to the registry. Now you can create a registry file (.reg) to do this, but today we will just add it via the command prompt:

1. You must open your cmd (command prompt) as administrator so you can't open it from run. You must go to your start screen type "cmd" in the search bar and when you see it right click on it and select "Run as administrator".

2. Type the code below into the prompt:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\sethc.exe" /v Debugger /t REG_SZ /d "C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe"
Triple click on the above code to select all then copy and paste into your command prompt and hit "ENTER".

You now have access to the the command prompt at the Wcndows login screen.

Gain access by either:

  • Pressing SHIFT+ALT+PRTSC (Print Screen) or;
  • Hitting the SHIFT key 5 times in a row.

If you or anyone else on your Windows OS ever loses their password (or you just want to do anything else that you can do from the prompt) you can do it without logging in (be careful though!).

3. When you need to change your password from the prompt, type:
net user username password
Where username is, of course, your username and password your new password.

net user bob apples
Would change user bob's password to apples etc...

If your name has a space in it you must wrap quotation marks around the name as a space denotes a new command. You must enter it like:

net user "bob for" apples

4. Login with your new password!

I have created a batch file to automate this process so you don't have to do half of this. You can either download it Here or if you are scared of downloading files you can just copy and paste the text below into a batch you create.

  • Right click on your desktop and select New>TXT File.
  • Rename the file from "New Text Document.txt" to "whateveryouwant.bat" (if you can't see the extension just go into folder options and uncheck "Hide extensions of known applications" or something like that.
  • Once it's a bat file right click on it and select "Edit". and paste the code below into it and save the file
  • Right click on the bat file you have created and select "Run as administrator" and it will run.
Code to paste in your batch file:
@echo off
echo Creating backdoor console...
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\sethc.exe" /v Debugger /t REG_SZ /d "C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe"
PING -n 1 -w 3000 > NUL
echo Creating backdoor batch file...
echo @echo off > C:/Windows/System32/backdoor.bat
echo title Creat New User Password >> C:/Windows/System32/backdoor.bat
echo echo Enter username to reset your password: >> C:/Windows/System32/backdoor.bat
echo set name= >> C:/Windows/System32/backdoor.bat
echo set pass= >> C:/Windows/System32/backdoor.bat
echo set /P name="Username:" >> C:/Windows/System32/backdoor.bat
echo set /P pass="New Password:" >> C:/Windows/System32/backdoor.bat
echo net user %%name%% %%pass%% >> C:/Windows/System32/backdoor.bat
echo PING -n 1 -w 3000 > NUL >> C:/Windows/System32/backdoor.bat
echo exit >> C:/Windows/System32/backdoor.bat
PING -n 1 -w 3000 > NUL
echo To run:
echo At the login screen either press
echo shift+ctrl+printscreen (or prtsc)
echo or hit shift 5 times. This will
echo bring up the command prompt. At
echo the prompt type "backdoor" to
echo the new password screen and follow
echo the instructions.
PING -n 1 -w 3000 > NUL

Once it starts it will enter the registry entries as provided above to create the access to the command prompt at Windows login and it will also create a batch file located in you System32 fold called "backdoor.bat" which will start you through an automated easy process to change your password, so no need to type the commands yourself just run the backdoor file. This batch files is run from your command prompt by typing "backdoor" or "backdoor.bat" and it

  • Run this batch file from the command prompt bay typing "backdoor" or "backdoor.bat" and hit "Enter".
  • It will easily guide you through the process of changing your password in just a couple of steps
Again, login and enjoy!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New sig of my youngest twins son Gabriel

Click image to view full size. Seb

Monday, April 16, 2012

New sig of my oldest twins son Sebastian

Click image to view full size. Seb

Friday, April 6, 2012

Windows God Mode

Windows God Mode

This is nothing new, but it is certainly a secret to most. Windows for years has had a string value from the registry that when appended to the end of a folder name would create a so-called "God Mode"; which, contains a folder view of every select-able Windows option that exists. This is good for developers to have quick access for testing and building purposes, but for me it makes it easier than searching in the control panel and right clicking on anything.

Here you will find string values to create God Mode settings folders. To create a folder right click on your desktop or any folder and then "New" and then "Folder". Change the name to whatever you want followed immediately by "." and one of the string values below. I have create a simple tool for installation below.

Example given: myGodModefolder.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

The folder will then change to a different icon corresponding to the option type and contain any options of the type.

Full list:

Main Gode Mode (all settinsg included):
  • Gode Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Specific Modes:
  • Default Location.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
  • Biometric Devices.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
  • Power Plan.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
  • Taskbar Notification Icons.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
  • Windows Vault.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
  • Install Program From Network.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
  • Default Programs.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
  • GAC .Net Assemblies.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
  • Wireless Networks.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
  • Workgroups.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
  • Computer.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  • Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
  • Remote Access.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
  • Windows Firewall.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
  • Nothing.{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}
  • Windows Performance Rating.{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}

I have created an executable to automatically install one or all of these options to your desktop. Run then file and it will give a brief explanation and present two options: [1] Install God Mode only or [2] Install all options to a God Modes folder. You can then move the files to wherever you like for your convenience.

Download: Windows God Mode Installer

Main Source Info:

Sebastians 1st video

My oldest twin son Seastians first video.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Banners for my boys

Now that I have had my twins and built them a website I have been in Photoshop lately and have made two new banners for their website.
Click on images to view larger:

Monday, March 19, 2012

The boys first visit...

March 19th, 2012 and my boys are a week old today. We had there first pediatric visit and the doctor and all the nurses say the exact same thing as everyone else has said since they were born. THEY ARE PERFECT!!! Especially for them being premature twins they were born big for twins and they are growing.

Sebastian Alan was 5lbs 8oz when he was born and 5lbs 2oz when he left the hospital, but now he has only gained an ounce at 5lbs 3oz, but the doctor says that's okay because he does eat good and has healthy bowel movements.

Gabriel Jean was 4lbs 7oz when he was born and 4lbs 2oz when he left the hospital and he has gained 4oz at 4lbs 6oz. This is great news because he is the smaller baby and we want to make sure he is growing and of course he is.

I still can't believe they are here and so perfect.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


I try to be calm as tomorrow morning my twin boys will be born. I am usually the one that nothing bothers and nothing scares me and I have always had times in my life so most things do not phase me. But now. but now. But now my mind is racing at a thousand miles and hour which is usual for me, but it's usually racing on different things, but now.. But now my mind is focused on just this one thing.

I can't stop myself from still being amazed by the lives we are bringing into the world. I really never thought I could have children, I have tried for years since I was a teenager I've been trying lol. And now at 34 years old I finally did it!!!!

We go to Springfield tomorrow and we have to be there by 6am and so we have to leave early around 5am since it's about a 45 minute drive. We have two good hospitals here, but one of or boys may be a slight bit too small and since St. Johns in Springfield is specifically for children our doctor thought ti would be a good idea to have them there. She has to have a c-section and I know she's really not looking forward to it, but she has to do whatever better for the babies and her. Of course, we're worried as any parents will be, but the babies are actually good sizes for twins and there have been way smaller babies that end up turning out great. We are just going there just to be ready for anything because until they get here we won't know what condition they will be in.

Sebastian Alan is Baby A and he has been the biggest most of the pregnancy with a difference varying between 9-20%, but they have still continued growing so the doctor wasn't too concerned. As long as they are growing and have good blood flow then they will be fine.Gabriel Jean is Baby B the smallest, but as I've said he's still doing great. I am going to cry when they are born of course. I have been crying off and on all the time (with joy of course) and I'm not ashamed; I am a man and I am proud that I know and understand my emotions and I know it's good to cry. It's part of what makes us human. Those who don't cry concern me. As a great band I listen called Chevelle says: "I'd live a life of raw emotion than a life content death...".

My boys website:

In other news I have been in Photoshop lately now that I don't have my job anymore (I am looking for work believe me) and I was doing a lot of graphics for the boys site, but yesterday I decided to do a sig for the first time in almost 3 years and here's the result, I'd say it's not half bad:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wow Babies

Wow, I haven't posted on here for a very long time and it's mostly because I have had a job where I worked 61 hours a week and I started a life where I was always busy. I found the greatest woman I could ever dream of having and she has made my life more than tolerable; she has made it like a dream.

I love her more than anyone or anything I have ever loved in my life and I can't imagine ever living a life without her...

And now we're having twins!!!! I am having two sons planned to be born on March 12th, 2012 on Monday and I am so ecstatic that I can barely concentrate to my normal capacity (it's hard to ever throw me off track with something I'm working on), but I have managed to build a website devoted to the growth of my boys.

Not only is this the fastest work I've done, but it best work I've ever done (opinions will vary I'm sure lol). I think I built this site, hand coded and graphics in Photoshop, in about 80 complete hours. Of course I've done some fiddling and testing different menus and such since, but the big part of it is done. Now all I have to do is keep adding photos and news of the boys as they grow. I have the main page, a comments page and then I have a gallery that so far consists of 4 sections: Ultrasound, Birthdays, Christmas and Halloween. I'm sure I'll add more sectionds and I'm already thinking of how I should add pics of my girl throughout her pregnancy other than the ultrasound pics.

Wow. Babies. I'm 34 and I raised another child for a few years and although I loved that child it wasn't mine and I never really thought I could have one... and now I have two at one time!!! I'lll start blogging again now about my kids I'm sure, this was, of course, supposed to be my journey of my mind.

Id you care to check out my boys site here's the link below:

This image is something I have been working on for a while and I'll eventually put the kids pics in it and have it fade in.
My Twins