If you know the local administrator password, you can reset a user's password. Also if your workstation is part of a domain, a network administrator can rest your password.
If you're a home user, and you forgot your password and the local Administrator password, your only options are to reinstall Windows 2000 (and lose all your data) or use a password reset utility such as ERD Commander from Winternals, which costs $149.00.
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