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Brand new LT, I can't get past the opening screen log in. I guess I forgot the password. I've read about the password reset disk. Tried to made one-can't figure out how to do it. How do I get into it? Arghhhhh

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  • bemer5 Jul 21, 2009

    Ihave a Toshiba Sat M305-S4940-Vista Home Prem-locked out

  • bemer5 Jul 29, 2009



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  1. Click on the start orb. Write down your username (the name listed right below your picture on the start menu).
  2. Place your Windows Installation DVD into your DVD drive
  3. Restart your computer
  4. When prompted, press a key on your keyboard to boot from the DVD
  5. Select your language options and click Next
  6. Select the option at the bottom to repair your computer
  7. Select your Windows installation from the list. Make sure you notate what drive letter it is installed on.
  8. Select the last option from the list to open a Command Prompt
  9. Type the following command, and press enter: regedit
  10. On the left, click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  11. Click the File menu at the top, and then click Load Hive
  12. Click the option on the left to go to "computer"
  13. Double-click on the drive that Windows is installed on (you wrote this drive letter down in step 7)
  14. Double-click on the folder called Windows
  15. Double-click on the folder called System32
  16. Double-click on the folder called Config
  17. Click on the file called SAM and click Open
  18. Type "Target SAM" into the box and click OK
  19. Expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder by clicking on the triangle next to it
  20. Expand the Target SAM folder by clicking on the triangle next to it
  21. Expand the SAM folder by clicking on the triangle next to it
  22. Expand the Domains folder by clicking on the triangle next to it
  23. Expand the Accounts folder by clicking on the triangle next to it
  24. Expand the Users folder by clicking on the triangle next to it
  25. Click on the folder named 000001F4
  26. Double-click the item in the right called "F"
  27. You are now presented with an editor. You will see two columns: a list of letters and numbers grouped in pairs on the left, with a list of symbols on the right. We will only be using the list of letters and numbers on the left.
  28. Find the spot in the left column that says "11".
  29. Click to the immediate right of the 11, so that the flashing insertion line is to the immediate right of 11
  30. Press backspace to make the 11 disappear
  31. Using the keyboard, type the number 10This should change the information in the left column from

    02,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,80,8c,d7,b2,e9,97,c7,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00, 00,1f,ea,fd,ad,e9,97,c7,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,de,ad,60,9b,e9,97, c7,01,f4,01,00,00,01,02,00,00,11, ...


    02,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,80,8c,d7,b2,e9,97,c7,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00, 00,1f,ea,fd,ad,e9,97,c7,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,de,ad,60,9b,e9,97, c7,01,f4,01,00,00,01,02,00,00,10, ...
  32. Click OK
  33. Close regedit
  34. Close the command prompt window and click on the 'Restart' button on the window that gives you the list of options.
  35. When your computer restarts, log in with the account named 'Administrator'. Use this emergency Administrator account to fix your normal administrator account by using the user accounts control panel

    If you do not have an installation disk, there are free password recovery
    procedures on the internet, I usually do not recommend these simply because
    they require advanced computer skills and some of them can turn your
    computer into an expensive doorstop.

    As a last resort, there is software available that you can purchase that
    will solve the problem, easily.

    The program that I recommend is the first one, it is very easy to create a
    recovery disk that you can use on any Windows PC. These recovery programs
    usually cost about $30 to $40 USD.
    Click on this link to learn more:

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2009

    Here's How To Create A Windows Vista reset disc:

    1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.

    2. Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link.

      Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply double-click on the User Accounts icon and proceed to Step 4.

    3. Click on the User Accounts link.

    4. In the task pane on the left, click the Create a password reset disk link.

    5. When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click Next

      Note: You will need some kind of portable media before being able to create a password reset disk. This means that you will need a flash drive or a floppy disk drive and blank floppy disk.

    6. In the I want to create a password key disk in the following drive: drop down box, choose the portable media drive to create a password reset disk on.

      Click Next to continue.

    7. With the disk or other media still in the drive, enter your current account password in the text box and click Next.

    8. Windows Vista will now create the password reset disk on your chosen media.

      When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next and then click Finish in the next window.

    9. You can now remove the flash drive or floppy disk from your computer.

      Label the disk "Password Reset" and store it in a safe place.


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