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I have an Acer Aspire 3680 I bought at a pawn shop. I didn't reset the administrative password before vista crashed and can't get in to safe mode to fix anything. What can I do?

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Just restore the operating system... it will get rid of the administrator password. There are multiple ways to do this.

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