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Failed Login Admin. Account

So, once I create a new account while in safe mode, reboot to enter in the code you gave me to access my old files? I'm using Vista and it confuses the hell out of me. Where should I enter that code in at? Thanks so much for your response!

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Vista has so many quirks, and unlike xp...you resetting or ceating a new user account is not easy if you can't login as an administrator.
If you forget the administrator password and don't have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't be able to reset the password. If there are no other user accounts on the computer, you won't be able to log on to Windows and will need to re-install Windows.

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All you have to do is reboot then. sorry I am not a total expert at vista because I have been waiting for the quirks to get worked out I do not like unstable systems. I believe you can find user data at your root drive so it should b C:\Users\
Let me know.
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