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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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Lee

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Asking for password before system. Boots


Maybe you forgot the pass or some users put pass on your system or account..You can salvage your old user account by logging on as the "Administrator" user. Once you're logged in as the admin, you can reset your old user password. The Administrator user (by default) is similar to a "superuser" and has the highest access level to reset any user password.
If you don't know what your Administrator password is, you can reset that by rebooting into Safe Mode.
The best option here is to reset your account password. You can do this using either 1 of the 2 methods suggested by Microsoft Knowledge Base article #321305. In my opinion, the second method described on this page is most likely the easiest route: Reboot Windows in Safe Mode. Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK: control userpasswords2 Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password. Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.
Good luck!
Side note: To access Safe Mode, Click Start -> Shutdown (or Turn Off), and choose 'Restart'. Once the computer restarts, press F8 repeatedly on the keyboard until a Boot Menu appear (this *must* be done before the Windows boot screen appears). Finally, choose to boot Windows in Safe Mode and press Enter on the keyboard.


You can reset a lost or "forgot Windows password" with 4 methods below:
1. Another valid administrator account which can normally log on.
2. A password reset disk or a repair disc, which is created in advance ( before you lost password ).
3. Third-party software to create a bootable password reset CD/DVD or USB, like "Windows Password Breaker".
4. Re-install. Will lose data.
goodluck and hope this helps.pls rate ..thanks

Feb 21, 2011 | Intel PC Desktops

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How to Recover eMachines Notebook Windows Password


eMachines, as a brand-name laptop, is attractive to many netbooks users. We also call it as Acer eMachines for its developing history. We often receive letters from eMachine notebooks users on Acer eMachines password reset for forgotten eMachine administrator password. How to remove eMachines password or change eMachine password if I forgot Windows 7, XP, Vista password? Now, begin discuss the ways to unlock eMachine password.

1. Reset eMachines administrator password with other admin account

This means that we still can login our computer by accounts with administrative rights or privileges. Please never forget the default administrator, it may help much!

eMachines XP password reset from Safe Mode
A. Switch on eMachine Windows XP laptop and keep pressing F8.
B. Opt for "Safe Mode" and press "Enter" key at the Advanced Boot Option windows.
C. At login screen, choose the Administrator account and keep "Password" column blank (or input the changed password if the default Administrator account password has been changed before).
D. Start - Control Panel - User Accounts - select the account needed to change password - Change the password.
E. Input a new password, confirm the password again and then complete
Acer eMachine password removal on XP.

eMachines password recovery on Windows 7

We can recover forgotten password with built-in admin account:
A. Power on Acer eMachine computer and press the key: F8.
B. At the Windows - Advanced Boot Options, select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and press Enter to confirm. Then PC starts Windows.
C. Choose the Administrator account shown on the account screen, and then login windows - Administrator: cmd.exe. Input command: net user Lily abcd and Enter to confirm (Lily is the account needed to break password; abcd is the new password for the account).
D. After command finished, we can restart eMachine Win 7 laptop and login with account - Lily, password - abcd.

2. Break eMachines password with only guest account

We know that the guest account can not do more operations on a security PC. So, we have to refer to other way to retrieve the admin account for further operations.

Bypass eMachines password with recovery disks created before lost eMachine password
When input an incorrect password at the login screen, click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the eMachine password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard will lead us create a new password to remove forgotten eMachines Windows 7 password.


Retrieve eMachine Windows password by DIY a password reset disk after forgotten
It is considered as the most instantly and easiest way to recover lost eMachine password. A .iso file, bootable CD/DVD/USB disk and accessible PC will solve problem within minutes without special techniques for a green hand on PC.
We can get the .iso file from many Windows password recovery programs. Just take one of the most popular tool - Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery as example.


A. Download the suitable Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery program and burn its .iso file into a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive on an accessible computer;
B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC password locked;
C. Reset the new eMachines password.
Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery tool concludes Basic, Enhance and Corporation versions. The Basic is opted for Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2008, 2003,etc. CD/DVD disk suits for it! The Enhance version can be used with USB disk for the former OS. While, the Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation is designed to Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/NT/Server 2008/2003/2000 with bootable CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive.

Main methods on eMachine password reset are shared as above. Recover forgotten eMachine laptop password from Safe Mode or unlock eMachines password with password reset disk. Hope the any one help our eMachines computer users!


Article source: http://windowspasswordrecovery.net/article/emachines-password-reset.html

on Jul 08, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How do you bypass the admin password on Windows XP


Method one: Log into an alternate account
Often many users will leave the administrator account alone and/or have other accounts with administrator rights. If you're not logging into the computer as administrator or have other accounts follow the below steps to reset your other accounts password.

1 Reboot the computer into Safe Mode. Additional information about getting into Safe
2 When logging into Safe Mode you should be prompted with an option to what account you wish to use. Select the Administrator account. If prompted for a password try simply pressing Enter on the keyboard for no password. If this does not work, try other passwords you may have used. If you're unable to log into the Administrator account skip to the next suggestion.
3 Once you've logged into the Administrator account open Control Panel and User Accounts.
4 In User Accounts select the account you wish to change the password for, click change password and then enter the new password or click remove the password to remove the password from the account.

Method Two: Using the forgotten password diskette
If you have forgotten your Windows XP password, however have created a forgotten password diskette earlier to use the diskette follow the below steps.
1 At the Windows XP login prompt when the password is entered incorrectly click the reset button in the login failed window.
2 Insert the password reset diskette into the computer and click Next.
3 If the correct diskette Windows XP will open a window prompting for the new password you wish to use. .

Method Three: Use a third party software.
Windows Password Key 8.0 is considered as the best tool to reset local administrator and user passwords on any Windows system.
Download the utility and install it then burn the software to a CD/USB drive,then insert the newly created CD/USB drive to your locked pc and reboot your computer,then press "F2" to enter your BIOS setup,following the instruction to reset your lost windows password.

See,there are many ways to help you remove windows logon password,so you don't need to worry about when you heve forgotten windows password

on Jul 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do I uninstall programs from the control w/admin privlages


What version of Windows are you using? (XP, Vista or Windows 7)
Try creating a new user account by going into the control panel and selecting "User Accounts". Create a test user account and try removing the software from the new account.
If that fails reboot the system in safe mode. Reboot the PC and then just before you see the Windows load screen press F8 a few times and you should see the option to boot into safe mode.
Once you are booted into safe mode it should take you to a screen where you are able to login as a hidden admin account (depending on which version of Windows you are using) and then try removing the software.

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How to Reset Windows Vista Administrator Password with Three Simple Methods?


Have you ever experienced Windows Vista administrator password forgot? Absolutely, there is nothing worse than forgot your Windows admin password when you have a great deal of work to do on your PC. Even though you can enter your computer with a standard user account, you still could not download anything and install programs on your PC. Therefore, how to reset or recover Windows Vista administrator password efficiently?

Here we will show the top three easy and efficient Windows Vista admin password recovery methods to anyone who have Windows Vista admin password forgotten issues.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista administrator password on safe mode

Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Pros: Simple and do not need third party tools
Cons: Need an available admin account on your Vista PC

You can reset Vista administrator password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:

Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.

Step 3: Type "net user" and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.

Step 4: Type "net user Paul 123" (Paul is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

Step 5: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press Enter.

Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.

Method 2: Recover Windows Vista administrator password with freeware

Preparation Time: More than 30 minutes
Pros: Free and do not need to change the forgotten password
Cons: The freeware should not work if the password is too long

Ophcrack is freeware for Windows password recovery. This software can help you to recover your forgotten Windows Vista admin password. So that you can regain access your admin account without changing the password.

Ophcrack is used to create a Windows password recovery disk. You need to boot your computer from the disk to recover your password. You can follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Download Ophcrack

Step 2: Burn a Windows password recovery disk with the freeware

Step 3: Recover the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk

You can logon Windows Vista with the old password now.

Method 3: Reset Windows Vista administrator password with shareware

Preparation Time: less than 10 minutes
Pros: Fast and 100% reset the forgotten password
Cons: Not free

Windows Login Recovery is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords.

Unlike Ophcrack, Windows Login Recovery is designed to reset the forgotten password. No matter how long and how complicated the password is, this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery

Step 2: Burn a Windows password reset disk with the shareware

Step 3: Reset the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk.

These three Windows Vista administrator password recovery solutions are helpful for us to resolve the Vista admin password lost problem. Now, you are no more Vista admin password forgot matters.

on Jun 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I own a E Machines T5230 Windows vista I forgot the password and I don't have a reset disk, I cannot download reset software because im using a mac os. Is there anyway to "get around" the log in screen?


To reset your OS X password without an OS X CD you need to enter terminal and create a new admin account:
  1. Reboot
  2. Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
  3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):
    • mount -uw /
    • rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    • shutdown -h now
  4. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you’re good to go again! regards

May 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Acer Aspire M1100 Desktop - lost password, can't login in User Login. Is there a way to bypass the password?


If you're having trouble logging into Windows, you can attempt to use the Administrator account to edit/remove the password of the user login. The Administrator account is hidden by default while in normal mode. You'll need to boot the PC into Safe Mode and login as the Administrator account. Follow the below steps:

  1. Reboot the PC and before the Windows boot screen appears, tap the F8 key about once per second.
  2. Eventually you'll be faced with a screen asking you how you want to boot Windows. Select Safe Mode.
  3. You will see some dll, sys, and com files scrolling down your screen, this is normal. Eventually the PC will boot up and you'll have a login screen with your User Account(s) and a new account, Administrator. Select Administrator.
  4. As long as you haven't, in the past, altered the password for the Administrator account, you should be able to simply click this account and have it log you in. If it requests a password, you might try "password" (without quotes) for the password.
  5. Once in, Navigate to Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts
  6. Select the User Login information that you're not able to log into and remove the password for the account or change it something you know.
You can now reboot the PC normally and be able to log into this account without a password or with the password you created.

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I put a password on my computer & then made a Guest Acct and i forgot my password. Is there anyway to get it reset or something?


log in as an administrator account then from there you can delete the guest account and create a new one.

if you do not know the administrator account then you need to go into safe mode for the computer. to get to safemode, just press F8 while the computer is booting up until you are given a menu. From the menu, simply select "Safe mode" and then login to the un-passsworded admin account. once you are inside just delete the guest account there and create a new one.

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Administrator Account Log In Failure


What you can do is in safe mode, make another user account and you will still be able to access all the data by going to <rootdrive:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
try that and let me know. If you need steps in further detail let me know as well. It sounds like something has gotten corrupted.
Thanks,
Lee

Jun 20, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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