I forgot my password for my laptop dell inspiron 1720
This works with windows XP or Vista-
Windows Vista Repair through DVD Windows Vista comes with a very
handy feature from Windows ME days -- System Restore. Vista's System
Restore is far more sophisticated than its previous iterations and can
be of a real help here.
1. Just pop in the Vista DVD, make sure your BIOS is able to boot (start) from DVD-ROM first.
2. Press any key to boot from DVD when asked.
3. Set the Language to install, Time and currency format and Keyboard or input method
4. Now click Repair your computer, select the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
5. Click System Restore, and then click Next.
6. Click the restore point that was a day before you changed the password, and then click Next.
this will set your computer back in time to the particular date when it
was working fine. Don't worry, you won't lose any data -- only that any
settings or programs installed after that date will not be accessible
anymore. All you've to is re-install and redo any settings that you did.
7. Confirm the disks that you want to restore, and then click Next.
8. Click Finish, and then click Yes when you are prompted.
9. When the System Restore process is complete, hit Restart computer.
10. You can either remove the Windows DVD or just don't hit any key
on the keyboard when it asks again to "Press any key." The computer
will start much faster if you remove the Vista DVD.
11. After the computer restarts, click Close to confirm that the System Restore process has finished successfully.
12. After you log on with the old password, change the password for the administrator account if you like.
13. This step is most important -- Remember the password this time.
14. Restart the computer to make sure that your new password works fine.
Mar 26, 2009 |