No viruses on Linux?
Are you MAD?
Of cause there's viruses on Linux, just they can't do as much damage (unless you're root) and you're expected to sort it out yourself (and not be so damn stupid).
Also, you can get pretty good anti-virus for nothing for windows.
There's plenty of good reasons for using Linux, but there's also problems:
1) You're going to find it tough if you can't re-partition a hard drive to get rid of a Windows installation
2) You've already got NT CDs, so that's free too!
3) Stability isn't an issue, as the computers probably won't be up for more than 24 hours (it's not me
4) You can get free support for windows - this forum for example
5) You havn't used Linux before, and you (and the other users) have probably all used Windows, so why change.
6) You might not want to download linux
Just thought I ought to give the other side of the argument.
Anyway... Sorting out passwords in NT.
If you can get in at all (try guest?) try to rename spoolss.exe to spoolbak.exe and copy usrmgr.exe to spoolss.exe.
Now run the new spoolss and you will be able to change the admin password (be sure to change the names back afterwords or you might find it hard to print
If you can't get into the system at all (and there's nothing on it you want) just boot from a win98 boot disk http://www.drd.dyndns.org/cgi-bin/d...cgi?FileID=5124
and use it to start the machine. Select "without CD-ROM support" and when it eventually gets you to a prompt, type fdisk and press enter. Use that program to delete the windows NT partition (it's down as "other") and then restart the machine and re-install windows NT.