Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Until now I was the only user in my computer and I didn't need to use any password, but I remember that I did store one for the admin when I installed windows XP. My roommate asked me to use my computer and after he messed up one of my files I decided to add another user and to block the access to some of the folders. Everything went great and I created the User, changed the folders setting and the way you login to my computer. When I did restart I have 2 users, but I forgot the admin password and I can't login with my user only the new user I created. I can't change anything because the new user have limited access. I can't believe I did something so stupid, please help I am desperate. i have recentlyinstalled vista and didnt realise i had 2 user accounts and am now thoroughly confused as to which password matches which account and the more i try the more confusing it becomesCan i start again or how can i get out of this muddle? geranium
Hey dude! there's only one solution to solve your problem it has something to do with the BIOS settings.. try to boot up your computer and check the BIOS.. or open your CPU and remove the battery of the BIOS then put it back.
Posted on Mar 12, 2008
Here's How To Recover the Password
It's a little bit tricky, but it work's my dear..
The problem here is the Setup program did not complete properly. During the Setup operation, Windows assigns temporary passwords to each user account; these passwords are stored in a file called setupact.log in your Windows installation folder. When the Setup program completes properly, these temporary passwords are cleared, allowing you to set up your own password. But if the Setup program does not complete properly, the passwords are retained.
To resolve this problem, find the setupact.log file and locate an entry that reads
“Random password for Username is [password].”
Write down the password exactly as it’s written and use it to log on to the account. How you do this depends on whether you configured your file system as FAT32 or NTFS.
If the file system is FAT32, restart your system using a WinMe or Win98 startup disk. At the command prompt, type edit c:\windows\setupact.log and follow the instructions above to locate the password.
If the file system is NTFS, configure your BIOS settings so the computer boots from the CD drive and insert your WinXP installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. Restart the computer, and at the prompt press any key to boot from the CD. Press r at the Welcome To Setup screen to launch the Recovery Console and then press ENTER when prompted for the administrator password. At the command prompt, input type setupact.log and press ENTER. Make a note of the password associated with each account. Restart the computer and use the retrieved password to log on to the user account.
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
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