Regain Access to your Computer with Elcomsoft System Recovery

Nov. 16, 2006 – Elcomsoft has released Elcomsoft System Recovery, a boot-disk application that makes it easy to access your computer’s Windows password settings. If you’re locked out of your computer, Elcomsoft System Recovery will give you access and let you troubleshoot problems that are preventing you from running Windows.

Elcomsoft System Recovery is completely self-contained, allowing you to access each of your computers without the need for third-party or proprietary software. Now you can troubleshoot all of your computers with a single, easy-to-use program. Simply insert the CD, and boot your computer. If you don’t have a CD or DVD drive, you can set Elcomsoft System Recovery to boot from a USB Flash Drive.

It’s easy to dump password hashes from SAM/SYSTEM files or from the Active Directory database, and write them to a text file for further analysis and password recovery. You can get a list of all local user accounts and their properties, including Administrator accounts. It’s simple to reset and change the passwords of any of these local accounts.

Elcomsoft System Recovery lets you look up account privileges, detect accounts with empty passwords, and assign Administrator privileges to any user account, including the Guest account. It’s easy to enable or unlock accounts that have been disabled or locked. The program will instantly recover passwords for special accounts such as IUSR_ and HelpAssistant.

After you have made changes to accounts and passwords, you can make backups of your SAM/SYSTEM files, and restore these files from backup after your successful logon with the new password.

Elcomsoft System Recovery is based upon Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), a hardware-independent minimal Windows system that replaces the antique DOS boot disk that was used to set up new computer systems.

The program supports Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003. With full Unicode compliance, Elcomsoft System Recovery supports all US and non-US versions of Windows, with multilingual user names and passwords. The program detects which version of Windows you’re using, and gives you access to your Registry files. Elcomsoft System Recovery is completely compatible with all PC hardware, including RAID and SCSI devices.

Elcomsoft System Recovery costs $299(US) for a single-user license, includes express delivery worldwide, and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. An Enterprise edition, with full support for Active Directory on the network, will be available later this year. For more information, please visit

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