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Forgotten User Password

Ctrl + alt + Del twice, then using the admin. account didn't work, neither did trying to get into safemode. What other ways are there?

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  • Jay Keil Jan 30, 2009

    No I haven's, but I don't believe they start it because they couldnt the problem was inside the computer, the charger connecter had broke off. I don't have alot of data, and if so feel free to delete it I wont need any of it. Besides I don't know who repaired it, i sent it threw my friend to get it fixed by his dads friend. I'll do it, what're the steps?

  • Jay Keil Jan 30, 2009

    I have no disk, next step..

  • Jay Keil Jan 30, 2009

    Thanks for trying man, I appriciate it but I cant afford that right now or nor do I have a credit car to purchase it.

  • Jay Keil Jan 30, 2009

    How is this suppose to work on a seperate computer, Im using my desktop at the moment. My laptop is the one with the problem.

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    Kathleen Bota May 11, 2010

    well, they involve downloading some software to hack your computer... and that's always a bit risky, so before i post anything on that, i have to ask...

    have you called the shop where you had your laptop fixed to ask them how they got into your computer to fix it, or why it restarts when you try to get into safe mode?

    one more question, do you have a lot of data on that laptop that you want to keep... there is one more solution, which is to re-install windows, that would mean re-installing all your programs and possibly losing your data, though not necessarily... i just did it today on an old laptop of mine today, and while i will have to re-install my programs, all my personal data is still there.

    i can explain how to do this, but it will be a lot of work for you... will you try the phone call to the person who repaired your computer first?


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I'm going to write this in steps... i'll post the first part here as a solution and i'll add comments to that as we go along, so it's not too overwhelming for you, just post a comment when you're ready for the next step...

remember, you will have to re-install everything, you will have to reconfigure your internet connection and network if you have one, all that... ok? yes? so here we go....

get your windows install disk and put it in your computer while it's off, then boot your computer. if you don't get a message asking if you want to boot from the cd then we will have to go into the bios setup and change things... more complications, so try to boot from the cd first and let me know how it goes...

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  • Kathleen Bota
    Kathleen Bota Jan 30, 2009

    well then you'll have to go to this page:

    and scroll down until you get to Free Password Recovery Tools

    read everything very carefully and then have a look at the 5 programs linked to from there... pick the one you that seems the least invasive and most compatible to your system.. it will depend on your file system, operating system etc...

    alright then ayel... go for it! it's 3 am here and i need some sleep ;)

    good luck and let me know how it goes!

    just a note for anyone else reading this.... if you prefer to re-install windows, there is a way to do it with low risk of data loss... if you're not sure what to do, just post something here and i or someone else will help you through it.

  • Kathleen Bota
    Kathleen Bota Jan 30, 2009

    he mentions some free programs there...

    try this page, there are commercial, shareware and freeware tools, i'm sure one of them will do the trick! just look over the reviews before using... to find the one with the least problems.

    if that's no good, maybe someone else here has a sure fire solution for you...

  • Kathleen Bota
    Kathleen Bota Feb 02, 2009


    which program did you decide to download? there should be some specific instructions that come along with the program, or that are on the website where you downloaded it.

    i can talk you through the re-installing of windows, but i haven't used a password find program myself, however...

    most likely you will have to create a bootable disk in your pc with the program then boot your laptop with it to get the codes. you'll need to make the bootable disk a cd, as i'm guessing your laptop doesn't have a floopy drive, or plug in an external floppy drive if you have one.

    in either case you may have to go into your bios setup to tell the computer to boot from the cd or floppy.

    let me know if you need more help on this.


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