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My computer was stolen from me and later I recovered it. somehow they managed to get into the system and changed all the configuration. Now Im stuck using the guest profile and I can't make any changes because the User control keeps popping up and I don't know the freaking password.

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  • IceCold3000 Mar 06, 2008

    Yes Im running Vista, Howewver I don't have any of the original Cd's anymore. I tried to use a password reset disc once, and it always said an error occurred before it finished uploading

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HI,

Since you are the owner, I will assume that you have the installation and recovery CDs (that came originally with the notebook when new). You may need to do a complete/fresh/clean install of the operating system. Of course that would erase all other applications which would then have to be likewise reinstalled.

Should the CDs be no longer available for whatever reason, you can use an OEM Windows installer and use the CD key/serial number on the sticker underneath your notebook.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards,

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    Louie Role Mar 06, 2008

    Hi mattozan,

    Guess you posted while I was composing my reply. Sorry to have doubled up. Cheers.

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Are you running Windows Vista on this machine?

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    Matt Jurach Mar 06, 2008

    Toshiba has a Hardware Setup Utility For Windows Vista. Instructions on its use are here.

    That could help you get past a supervisor password that has been set.

    If it is the Vista Administrator Account password that is hampering you, you'll probably have to do a system restore. Some Toshibas have a built-in recovery partition that you can use to restore your laptop to factory-built status.

    The Satellite you list here isn't on the list. Can you verify your Toshiba model is A205-S4607

  • Matt Jurach
    Matt Jurach Mar 06, 2008

    If you feel like being adventurous, here are three methods to reset the Vista Administrator password, as well.

    Not all are free, and they will take a little bit of time. But it's a valuable skill to learn! :)

  • Matt Jurach
    Matt Jurach Mar 06, 2008

    Especially check out the NT Password & Registry Editor. Follow the instructions for making a boot disk and changing the password in the user registry hive.

    If that works for you, please rate the solution!

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