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Can you boot into system restore for vista before password ( which has been forgotten ) is asked for

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I dont think that is asking for a password for vista ..its just asking for a pasword of the administrator ..cause admin. rights are needed for this operation ..

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 02, 2009

    if there is another kind of password asked indeed ...just try to open and remove for a few seconds the bios battery ...in most cases any bios related passwords or other things ..are removed and restored to factory defaults ...if any other solution isn't possible just reinstall the system ..you can also repair if you want to keep the settings and programs...by booting from cd and choose to repair ..

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I have forgotten my password to my laptop, how do I reset it?


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or If you have only one Admin account in Vista and have forgotten the password for the same and dont want to reinstall the operating system and land up loosing all your data, this tip is for you.
1) Restart the PC with the Vista Boot Disc.
2) Select Repair Your Computer option
3) Select the Command Prompt
Or - If you dont have a Vista Boot Disc then boot your PC to DOS using any Dos boot disk or other O/s disc.
4) goto "C:\"
5) Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 ( cd c:\windows\system32)
6) Now we will rename the utility manager to cmd.
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exit
7) we have renamed it successfully.
8) Restart the PC without the disc, reach the screen where you are asked for you password.
9) You will see a white blue icon on bottom left.
10) Click on the icon and CMD will open up, type the following command in CMD.
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exit
11) Restart the PC, and you will find you have one more administrator account
12) logon with the new account, goto user accounts and remove the password for your old account.
13) restart the PC with the Disc again, and goto the command prompt as we did in the step 1-3.
14) type the following command,
- cd c:\windows\system32
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15) restart the PC, and logon to your own account, open CMD by going from start menu.
16) type the following and restart the PC.
- net user administrator /active:no
17) restart the PC and now you only have one account and thats your own account.

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Ran an image restore, but given me a login request for Administrator password. I set up a password the 2nd time I did the restore, but it's not recognizing my password when enter the 2nd time around which...


only administrator account has the priviledge to restore a system and it 's the password which you assigned for administrator that the restore wizard is asking.

As you can't remember or lost the password, you need to reset the password.

Download this softwware called "Elcomsoft System Recovery Professional"

It can easily reset you password or even let you know your forgotten password within a minute.

Here is the download link

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HUVCQWFK

Just type the security alphabets and click download.

It's a rar file,you need winrar to extract it.
and the password for that file is  : www.fullandfree.info

Extract the ISO image and burn it a CD.
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you can easily recovered the password or reset it.

Note down the password and carry on with your restoration.

If you want help on how to do Image restore,then follow the link below

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/factory-image-restore-dell-laptop-with-windows-vista/

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Discussion: When we are running imagex we are not deleting user data from the HDD, in this process we are overwriting data. But, its better to set expectation to Customer that thre might be possibility of data loss. After completing the process we can logon to the system with new user account that we create and we can retrieve data from old user profile.
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3. Go to command prompt
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5. Type Path d:\windows;d:\windows\system32 and press Enter
6. Go to Tools folder using command "cd tools".
7. Use this command Imagex /apply d:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 c:\
This process will take 15 Minutes after that reboot the system. After rebboting we will get OOBE Screen.
We can logon to the system using new username. We can retrieve the data by navigating to old user profile.
How to retrieve the data from the old user profile after using the Imagex procedure :
1. Click Computer
2. Click Local Disk C:
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Hello,

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.
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3. Set the Language to install, Time and currency format and Keyboard or input method
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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.
Doing 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.
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11. After the computer restarts, click Close to confirm that the System Restore process has finished successfully.
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14. Restart the computer to make sure that your new password works fine.



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This is a known vista issue where it creates a backup of your profile for some reason there registry edits to try and fix it but a system restore is much easier. Follow the below steps to solve problem.

Turned computer on and immediately pressed F8 repeatedly until I got "Advanced Boot Options" select "Safe Mode" computer then opens safe mode login as admin if possible, with a "Help" window, in the help window there is an underlined "What is System Restore?" then select "Click to open System Restore" restore to a previous state before which the fault occurred.
Click OK and after config changes should be good to go.

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http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=305

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