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I have 2 hard drives, a 250 (C drive) and a terabyte. (F drive) . I accidently removed my admistrator account from my C drive. (At least I think I did. When I try ctrl, alt, del, del it brings up a sign in screen, but I have no idea what the password is.) I changed my boot order from and got onto windows that way. But I want to go back to my original account as it has all my documentation, music files, etc. on it. I need to indec the unused drive but don't know how to. Please help!!!

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There is a very simple way to solve your problem, as long as you have access to any account on that same computer (it doesn't need to be the administrator account).
1.click start 2.click run 3.type "cmd" into the field and press enter 4.a command prompt will open. 5.in the command prompt type "net user x newpassword" with x representing the account name, and newpassword representing a new password for that account. (without quotes of course) 6.press enter, and it should complete with no other messages.
now, you should be able to log out, and enter the new password for the account for which you lost the password.
hope that helps :)

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

  • nintenman1 Apr 01, 2011

    keep in mind, that the alternate account needs to be on the same install as the account you are looking to access.

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