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Windows vista not opening

Windows vista is not opening

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  • farah40 Dec 12, 2008

    My laptop with windows vista will not open! It says to remove any new hardware but I have not installed anything.

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    Ryan Peterman May 11, 2010

    can you define "not operating"?

  • Peter Conway May 11, 2010

    Do you have a mouse or other USB device plugged in?

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Try to boot into safe mode push f8 after you turn on computer see if you can bootinto safe mood if so ust go to all program then acesories the system restore and restore back to date when it worked

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How to reset Windows Vista password?


The question about how to reset Windows Vista password is often seen on various forums and Q&A websites. It is a serious problem for you if you are not good at PC. But if you are familiar with computer, the answer to the question can be very simple. There are many fast and easy ways for you to reset the password. Here it introduce you a simple one - create a Windows Vista password reset disk and use it to help you perform Windows Vista password reset.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista password through Vista operating system

Windows Vista allows you to create a password reset disk with a USB flash drive in a few seconds. It can help you reset Windows Vista password when you forget it.

Part 1: Create Windows Vista password reset disk

Step 1: Log on your Windows Vista computer.

Step 2: Insert a USB flash drive in computer.

Step 3: Click Start button to select Control Panel.

Step 4: Click User Accounts and Family Safety in the following screen.

Step 5: Click User Accounts when a new screen appears.

Step 6: Click Create a password reset disk in the left pane in the coming up screen.

Step 7: The Forgotten Password Wizard will open, and then click next.

Step 8: Select the portable media drive which you want to create a password reset disk on, and then click next.

Step 9: Enter your current password, and then click next.

Step 10: Click next when the progress indicator shows 100% complete.

Step 11: Click Finish in the next window.

Step 12: You can now remove the flash drive from your computer.

Now you have successfully created a Windows Vista password reset disk. And you'll find a Userkey.PSW file when you open USB flash drive. Keep the file or USB flash drive in a safe place. You'd better to mark the USB flash drive so that you can distinguish it from other USB drives. When you forget password on Windows Vista and cannot log on your PC, you can use the USB password reset disk to reset Windows Vista password. You could follow the below steps.

Part 2: Reset Windows Vista password

Step 1: Start your computer and get to the Windows Vista logon screen.

Step 2: Type a wrong password, and then press Enter.

Step 3: Click OK when the error message that the user name or password is incorrect. And the Reset password link will appear on the Vista logon screen.

Step 4: Click Reset password to open Password Reset Wizard screen.

Step 5: Insert your USB password reset disk in computer.

Step 6: Click Next on the Password Reset Wizard screen.

Step 7: Select your USB password reset disk, click Next.

Step 8: Type and confirm a new Vista password.

Step 9: Input password hint, click Next.

Step 10: Click Finish when you've successfully reset Windows Vista password. You'll return to Windows Vista Logon screen.

Step 11: Enter your new Windows Vista password to log on your Vista machine.

Please Note: You must create the Windows Vista password reset disk before losing your password.

Method 2: Reset Windows Vista password with Windows Login Recovery

If you are locked out of Vista PC without a Windows Vista password reset disk, you'll need Windows Login Recovery to create one. This Windows password recovery software allows you to use a USB flash drive or blank CD/DVD to create a bootable Windows password reset disk. With it, you'll never to be worried when you need to perform Windows Vista password reset. It is also easy for you. Follow the below steps.

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install it on a computer that you could log on.

Step 2: Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive password reset disk.

Step 3: Reset Windows Vista password to be empty.

Step 4: Log on Windows Vista without password.

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You know after installing Window vista,You need to activate it before you can use it otherwise you would be installing Window Vista every month which is not good. If you lost your product id, then download vista crack software to make your Window Vista permanent and genuine. copy this links and paste it on your browser http://www.megaupload.com/?d=C3GLHCNI
after downloading the Vista Automated Activation software. extract the file to get the setup. Open the folder, locate Vista Automated Activation Crack v3.0 and open it. A black window will pop out telling to wait. Please wait for a moment for the cracking to complete. After that, you will get a successful message that it has installed.Restart your system. After restarting,Right click on My Computer, point to Properties. You will get a message that your Window Vista is genuine. Thanks and Good luck

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Use the following procedure to repair the file system on the hard drive:
  1. Turn off the computer and wait at least 5 seconds with the computer in a full off state.
  2. Turn on the computer and press the F8 key repeatedly as the computer starts. An "Advanced Boot Options" screen opens.
  3. Select Repair Your Computer and press Enter.
  4. Select a keyboard layout that matches your country/region and click Next.
  5. When the login prompt appears, select the user name with Administrator rights (not Administrator) from the User Name drop down. The user name with Admistrator rights is most likely the first user name that was entered during the initial computer setup.
  6. Type the logon password into the Password field and then click OK.
  7. A System Recovery Options window opens.
  8. Click Startup Repair.
A Startup Repair window opens and automatically scans for startup problems.
  1. Perform the actions suggested by Startup Repair: system restore, correct damaged or missing files, or other action.
  2. After Startup Repair has been used, try to open Windows.
    • If Windows Vista opens, you are done.
    • If Windows Vista does not open, perform the first portion of this section again to open the Startup Recovery Options window and continue.
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Windows Vista takes away a lot of support and convenience for the sheer attractive of flashy user interface. One major feature is the ability of open full screen window for command prompt shell in Windows Vista. When you attempt open or run DOS .com applications, .bat batch scripts or games that relies on command prompt, and including cmd.exe itself, you will encounter the following error message:
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There is no simple solution to this no support for full screen window in Windows Vista. In almost all possible workarounds, you are almost guaranteed that your Vista will be broken in some way, at least on the part on Windows Aero. You will lose the nice Aero Glass interface if you attempt any of these trick, plus other unknown side effects.
Workaround to Run or Open Full Screen Window Mode
Workaround 1: Use XDDM driver instead of WDDM driver for video graphics adapter
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