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The only option would be to reformatt---

if there is imp information

copy it on another comp using external harddisk case

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I have forgotten my email address how do I find it


Important information can sometimes be sent to an old email address that you no longer use.

For instance, if you registered a domain name, a website hosting account, a PayPal, or eBay account with an old email address but forgot to update your account when you switched email providers, then messages sent by those sites will be overlooked.

Finding old email accounts is not that difficult, especially because email users tend to use the same user name, or variations of it, for all email accounts.

If you know, or have an idea of what the old user name was, then retrieving, or changing the password is simple, but each email server uses a different user name or password retrieval method.

Call your internet provider and tell them you have forgotten your email account.

Give them your name and account number, found on your monthly statement.
In some cases the Internet provider will want to email this information to you.

Be sure they send the information to the alternate email address which you can access.
You don't want them to send messages to the email address you can't currently access.

The internet provider will ask you the security question you selected when signing up for the account.

If you can't remember what you selected, then the customer service representative may ask for a user name, your address, or the telephone number under which you registered the account.

Reset the password with the customer service representative over the phone.
The representative will help you change the user name if needed and reset the password so you can access the account again.
Yahoo Email

Go to the Yahoo mail page which asks you for your Yahoo ID.

Click on "I can't access my account."

Make the appropriate selection from the choices.
If you choose "I can't remember my user ID" then Yahoo will have you answer the "secret questions" they asked when you signed up.

These questions will be something like: "What was your first car?" or "Who was your third grade teacher?" If you answer coincides with the answer you gave when you signed up for the account.

Yahoo will give you your user ID.

After recovering your user ID, click on "I can't access my account" again and select "I can't remember my password," then click next and you will be taken to a change password screen, where you can change your password.

Start using your old Yahoo email account.
MSN Hotmail Email

Go to the Hotmail, or the MSN ID page, where it asks for your user name and password
Enter your user ID.

Unfortunately, MSN requires you to remember the user ID.

Click on "I have forgotten password"

Choose whether you want your password mailed to you or changed.
Unless you have registered a secondary email, if you choose email then the password will be sent to the account you can't access.

If you want to change password then you will be asked the security questions you specified when you registered the account.

Questions are something similar to, "Mothers birth place?" You may also be asked for your zip code, or address.

Enter a new password.

Enter anew password when the MSN ID page loads again and access your old email account.
Gmail Email

Access the Gmail ID page and click on "I can't access my account."

Choose the appropriate selection from the page that loads.
Options include, "I have forgotten my password" and "I have forgotten my user name."

If you select "I forgot user name," then click on "retrieve user name page," which you will see further down on the page.

Enter the alternate e-mail with which you registered the account.
The user name will be sent to that email.

Select "I have forgotten my password" If you know your user name then choose and click on "retrieve password" page.

Enter your user name on the page that comes up and then answer the confidential question that is asked.

Send password reset instructions to an alternate email and access your old Gmail email account.

Dec 26, 2013 | PC Desktops

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7 Things You Should Know About Windows 7 Password


As the first safeguard for computer, a computer password plays an important role in computer security. But for a number of reasons, the password can be easily lost, forgotten or cracked easily by others, bringing you serious consequence. To better protect your password and computer, you can learn the 7 tips listed below. With these helpful tips in mind, you can keep a peaceful mind when you forgot or <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/lost-windows-7-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">lost Windows 7 password</a>.<br /><br />1. Avoid weak and common passwords. Today many users like creating passwords using the name of their children or any part of the street address or birthrate or setting a common password like "123456", "password", etc. which are vulnerable to be cracked. Although no password is invulnerable given enough time. But the stronger it is, the more difficult it will be to crack the password with a brute-force search or guessing. A strong password mixed up with upper and lower case letters along with symbols and numbers will definitely improve your computer security.<br /><br />2. Don't use your Windows password everywhere. Today it's not an easy task for one to create various strong passwords that is easy to remember yet hard to be guessed. For convince, some users may prefer to use a same password for various accounts. But this could be dangerous. If someone compromised your password and they could access to your computer and other accounts with the same password.<br /><br />3. Create Windows 7 password reset disk. Passwords can be easily forgotten or lost. In Windows 7, the easiest method for this is to create a "Password Reset Disk" firstly. If you have access issues, you can <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/reset-windows-7-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">reset Windows 7 password</a> with the disk. Please note the password reset disk will only work for the account it was created for and cannot be used to reset the password of another account. And please remember to store it in a safe place.<br /><br />4. Change your password on a regular basis. If somebody finds out what your password is, either by cracking by guess, getting access to the file in which you had saved it, or the paper or folder that you had copied it on, your system and data will be at risk. To avoid this, it is advised to keep changing your password frequently. This reduces the possibility of your password being hacked.<br /><br />5. Fingerprint can also be your password. In addition to letters, numbers and symbols, fingerprint is also one of your choices when creating a password in Windows 7. If you have a biometric sensor like a fingerprint reader, it fairly easy for you to enable the Windows 7 fingerprint logon. With this, you'll be never troubled by a forgotten or lost Windows 7 password. But intentional finger injuries may lock you out of computer.<br /><br />6. Windows Installation disc is helpful if Windows 7 password lost. If you lost Windows 7 password without a password reset disk, you can use your Windows 7 installation disc and access to recovery options to bypass it. This is a very efficient method and works well but you must have a viable system restore point to use that was created before you started having logon issues. If you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your Windows installation disc, you can also create a Windows 7 system repair disc to use to boot to the system recovery options that can help you recover the forgotten password.<br /><br />7. Resort to password recovery if Windows 7 password gets lost. Forgetting Windows password is not a big problem as long as you get reliable <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/" style="font-weight: bold;">Windows password recovery</a> software. As for Windows 7, it is highly suggested to try Windows Login Recovery if you are not good at computer. It allows you to reset Windows 7 password by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive in a few minutes.

on Jan 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 7/Vista/XP?


Forgetting Windows password occurs more often than the users would like to think. So if you haven't created a password reset disk for your user accounts, it's time for you to take action. A password reset disk enables you to reset Windows password if your Windows password is forgotten. If you have no idea, just look at the following instructions.

Windows 7/Vista Password Reset Disk

If you are Windows 7/Vista user, you can create a password reset disk to reset Windows password as follows. Just 6 steps:

1. Enter Create a password reset disk in the Start search box.

2. Press Enter to pop up the Forgotten Password Wizard.

3. Insert a USB flash drive and click Next on the Forgotten Password Wizard.

4. Select the right device store the password information of the use account which you are logged on.

5. Enter the current user account password.

6. Wait while wizard creates the password reset disk. Click Next when it 100% finishes and click Finish to exit.

Windows XP Password Reset Disk

If you still use Windows XP, just take the following steps for reference to create a password reset disk to in case of the need of Windows password recovery. Just 4 steps:

1. Click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts.

2. Select the target user account and click Prevent a forgotten password on the left pane. The Forgotten Password Wizard will appear.

3. Insert a USB flash drive and click Next on the Forgotten Password Wizard.

4. Follow the wizard to create a password reset disk.

Windows Password Reset Disk Tips

1. The created password reset disk should be kept in a safe place as anyone can use it to reset Windows password without any limitations.

2. When you enter a wrong Windows password, the Password Reset link will appear under the password box. You can simply click the link to start Windows password recovery with your created password reset disk.

3. If you forgot Windows password without such a disk, you can reset Windows password by a Windows password recovery tool like Windows Login Recovery.

on Jan 06, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How do I restore my e-mail account?


Which email account there are many ?
gmail , yahoo , outlook express , hotmail , ........


Important information can sometimes be sent to an old email address that you no longer use.
For instance, if you registered a domain name, a website hosting account, a PayPal, or eBay account with an old email address but forgot to update your account when you switched email providers, then messages sent by those sites will be overlooked.
Finding old email accounts is not that difficult, especially because email users tend to use the same user name, or variations of it, for all email accounts.
If you know, or have an idea of what the old user name was, then retrieving, or changing the password is simple, but each email server uses a different user name or password retrieval method.

Call your internet provider and tell them you have forgotten your email account.
Give them your name and account number, found on your monthly statement.
In some cases the Internet provider will want to email this information to you.
Be sure they send the information to the alternate email address which you can access.
You don't want them to send messages to the email address you can't currently access.


The internet provider will ask you the security question you selected when signing up for the account. If you can't remember what you selected, then the customer service representative may ask for a user name, your address, or the telephone number under which you registered the account.


Reset the password with the customer service representative over the phone.
The representative will help you change the user name if needed and reset the password so you can access the account again.

Yahoo Email

Go to the Yahoo mail page which asks you for your Yahoo ID.


Click on "I can't access my account."


Make the appropriate selection from the choices.
If you choose "I can't remember my user ID" then Yahoo will have you answer the "secret questions" they asked when you signed up.
These questions will be something like: "What was your first car?" or "Who was your third grade teacher?" If you answer coincides with the answer you gave when you signed up for the account.
Yahoo will give you your user ID.


After recovering your user ID, click on "I can't access my account" again and select "I can't remember my password," then click next and you will be taken to a change password screen, where you can change your password.


Start using your old Yahoo email account.

MSN Hotmail Email

Go to the Hotmail, or the MSN ID page, where it asks for your user name and password
Enter your user ID.
Unfortunately, MSN requires you to remember the user ID.


Click on "I have forgotten password"


Choose whether you want your password mailed to you or changed.
Unless you have registered a secondary email, if you choose email then the password will be sent to the account you can't access.
If you want to change password then you will be asked the security questions you specified when you registered the account.
Questions are something similar to, "Mothers birth place?" You may also be asked for your zip code, or address.


Enter a new password.


Enter anew password when the MSN ID page loads again and access your old email account.

Gmail Email

Access the Gmail ID page and click on "I can't access my account."


Choose the appropriate selection from the page that loads.
Options include, "I have forgotten my password" and "I have forgotten my user name."
If you select "I forgot user name," then click on "retrieve user name page," which you will see further down on the page.
Enter the alternate e-mail with which you registered the account.
The user name will be sent to that email.


Select "I have forgotten my password" If you know your user name then choose and click on "retrieve password" page.


Enter your user name on the page that comes up and then answer the confidential question that is asked.

Send password reset instructions to an alternate email and access your old Gmail email account.

Jul 16, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Forget my password


You can create a Windows password reset bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset your lost or forgotten Windows password, i have created a bootable USB flash drive with the tool Windows Password Breaker and reset my administrator password successfully.

Or see how to reset forgotten Windows 7 password.

Feb 27, 2011 | PC Desktops

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5 Ways to Reset Windows Administrator Password in 7/Vista/XP/2003/2K/NT


What should you do when you’ve lost the password to connect to Windows? Ask an administrator to reset the password to access you. If you are a director yourself, and you can not remember your administrator password, the problem of having a little ‘difficult, and probably difficult to find the "forgotten password" again. Before launching a search on the recovery CD or DVD for Windows format and reinstall Windows on your computer, here are some ways to unlock the groped for Windows to access the new system, at least to reset the password password.
Method 1: Take a rest, and try hard to remember the forgotten password
Sometimes, human beings are a bit "strange. You will not get the thing you need for urgency. Thus, a cafe, take a glance or even return after a few days, you may find that suddenly "remember" your Windows password.
Method 2: Try Blank Password Administrator login Backdoor
In Windows XP (not Windows Vista as Administrator account is not enabled by default), is built in Administrator user account that has administrative rights, enabled by default, and no word password to protect access of the account was. If you have not changed the administrator password, and then try to connect to Windows XP without a password.
Method 3: Reset password from another user account with administrator credentials
If you can not connect to Windows using a special user account, but you can access another account that has administrative credentials, follow these steps on how to do the trick:
  1. Log on to Windows by using another administrator account that has a password that you remember. You may need to start Windows in the safe mode.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type “control userpasswords2′, and then click OK.
  4. Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password.
  5. Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.
Method 4: Windows Password Recovery 6.0
Windows Password Recovery 6.0 is an easy-to-use tool designed for resetting local administrator and user passwords on any Windows system. If you have forgotten your password, or are locked out, or you do not have access to the password of the system. It is the most effective product on the market. with a Graphical background and it is the easiest solution for Home Users and the overall Best for Businesses. You only need to boot from Windows Password Recovery 6.0 CD/DVD, and reset forgotten password to Blank . Then you can get back into your system with blank password. No need to call a technician, no need to re-install anything, and you certainly don't need to reformat.

Method 5: Password Recovery Bundle
Password Recovery Bundle 2009, an advanced Password Recovery Software that recovers all your lost and forgotten password of any accounts including Windows, Office, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, WinRAR/RAR and WinZIP/ZIP, etc.It is compatible with Windows XP, 2000, 2003, 2008, NT or Vista.

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on May 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Windows Vista password Recovery


If you have only one Admin account in Vista and have forgotten the password for the same and dont want to reinstall the operating system and land up loosing all your data, this tip is for you.

1) Restart the PC with the Vista Boot Disc.
2) Select Repair Your Computer option
3) Select the Command Prompt

Or - If you dont have a Vista Boot Disc then boot your PC to DOS using any Dos boot disk or other O/s disc.

4) goto "C:\"
5) Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 ( cd c:\windows\system32)
6) Now we will rename the utility manager to cmd.

Type the following commands,
- ren cmd.exe cmdold.exe
- ren utilman.exe cmd.exe
exit

7) we have renamed it successfully.
8) Restart the PC without the disc, reach the screen where you are asked for you password.
9) You will see a white blue icon on bottom left.
10) Click on the icon and CMD will open up, type the following command in CMD.
- net user administrator /active
exit
11) Restart the PC, and you will find you have one more administrator account
12) logon with the new account, goto user accounts and remove the password for your old account.
13) restart the PC with the Disc again, and goto the command prompt as we did in the step 1-3.
14) type the following command,
- cd c:\windows\system32
- ren cmd.exe utilman.exe
- ren cmdold.exe cmd.exe

15) restart the PC, and logon to your own account, open CMD by going from start menu.
16) type the following and restart the PC.
- net user administrator /active:no

17) restart the PC and now you only have one account and thats your own account.

on Dec 05, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I've forgotten my admin account password & cant get onto internet etc.Phoned Curry's 'TechGuys' for help-started ok then asked for password that i got when i got my computer, i've either forgotten it...


dear friend, u can reset your account password by any password resetter cd. for example u can use password killer or any other password resetter cd. then u have to burn the cd and boot with the burned cd. after that steps are easy and u can reset your account password.

if your dauther's account is of admin privileges, u can change your account password after logining thorough your dauhter's account. steps are: go to control pannel, double click on user accounts and select your account and change the password of your account.

Feb 27, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to get my computer unlocked have forgotten


If you've forgotten the BIOS password you need to short the CMOS by setting the jumpers or remove the battery.

If you've forgotten your Windows password you can download a program here and burn it to disc and follow the instructions.

Sep 23, 2009 | PC Desktops

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To make a password recovery disc


If you’re running Windows XP Professional as a local user in a workgroup environment, you can create a password reset disk to log onto your computer when you forget your password. To create the disk:



1.Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.



2.Click your account name.

3.Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.



4.Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password
reset disk.



5.Store the disk in a secure location, because anyone using it can access your local user account.

on Dec 01, 2009 | PC Desktops

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