I don't mind admitting that it's with some trepidation that I use dos, on a windows machine, to do anything! Particularly at work.
....but I copied the SAM file on "my" pc to a floppy, and booted the other pc from a boot disk, deleted the original SAM file from the other machine, and copied mine from the floppy, to replace it.
Rebooted, seemed to take longer than usual - pulse rate increasing - then logged in as administrator, using my password and "bingo" I'm in!!
Reset passwords, had them tatooed onto the inside of another's eyelids, to make sure they're not forgotten again, problem solved.
Major improvement over the prospect of a full re-install - especially as we're already on service pack 2 - 3now arrived 70 MB download, that's some patch!!.
Thanks Brian and Larry too, keep up the good work.
Until next time;