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DD3D
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Forgotten Password! HELP ME!

I recently got a new powercord for my laptop after months of procrastination.

However, due to the time lapse in usage, I have forgotten my password.

I can't get pass the Windows Vista sign-on screen. I never setup up a seperate user account, because I am the only user. HELP ME PLEASE!!!!??? I am lost without my baby. Haven't I suffered enough.

 

FYI... I tried the whole safe mode, administrator thing and never found the administrator page. I'm not exactly tech savvy so please be nice. :mansad:

 

Thanks,

 

DD3D

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cee_64
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Re: Forgotten Password! HELP ME!

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

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DD3D
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Re: Forgotten Password! HELP ME!

Wow! Who knew there would be etiquette training on a message board.

The laptop is apart of the satellite series A205-S5814. Is there any other information needed?

I really want to be able to use my laptop.

 

Thanks!

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cee_64
Posts: 8,174

Re: Forgotten Password! HELP ME!

Just do what that site I linked to tells you to do.

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maggiena
Posts: 9

Re: Forgotten Password! HELP ME!

The first thing you should do is check whether you really forget login password or not. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account “Administrator” and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget Your user account password then try this: Start system and when you See Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys Twice and it’ll show Classic Login box. Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Press Enter and you will be able to log in Windows. Or you can get into the Safe Mode to reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts”. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen. Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten Password by using “Recover Disk”. If you created a Password Recovery Disk in Past, you can use that disk to reset the password. To know more about It, please visit http://www.windowspasswordrecovery.net/
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jlvetor1231
Posts: 3

Re: Forgotten Password! HELP ME!

Jerry, I have the
Hp. Pavilion dv9000
S/n CNF7333KGF
P/n GL88UA#ABA
Dv9417cl
Running
Window Vista Home 439112-001

My grandson changed and forgot the administrative password. I tried this control alt del and it didn't work. Is there a way I can reset the password on this laptop? I don't remember ever saving a reset disk. Thanks. Jim
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jlvetor1231
Posts: 3

Re: Forgotten Password! HELP ME!

After hours of searching the site and finding the recovery disks I had made I was going to reset the computer to factory default when I run across info about restore points. No thinking I had ever set any I tried and found several. I picked a date before my grandson got his hands on it and it was running well and went for it. The end results was it was back in my name and working fine except IE keeps shutting down but I don't use it once I down load Safari.

I have always loved Toshiba but this laptop failed me with the wireless stopped working and once in a while it will not boot period. Some times removing the battery and booting on house power works but not alway. Mostly turning it off and later back on it boots. When it works right it may go for weeks before it happens again. I use it only for non important work and with a USB wireless adapter I have that working.

I will no longer buy anything with AMD powering it as this Computer does and as my previous HP desktop bought at the same time which also went out but thankfully under warranty. Moral of the story be sure you have restore points when all is working well.
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jlvetor1231
Posts: 3

Re: Forgotten Password! HELP ME!

Guess I'm older then I thought this is my HP not my Toshiba which is older and still working. No wonder no one came back. lol Oh well maybe this will still help some one. Sorry for the trouble.
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Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 39,377

Re: Forgotten Password! HELP ME!


this is my HP not my Toshiba

All's well that ends well.

 

Others (with either Toshiba or HP computers) who stumble onto this thread can reset the Windows Vista password this way.

 

    Forgot your Windows admin password?

-Jerry
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RoyHill
Posts: 34

Re: Forgotten Password! HELP ME!

Just grab a windows password cracker from online somewhere.  It usually blanks the password entry.  Some of the real password crackers use rainbow table magic but those will give you the password.

Roy Hill ("Admiral Smith")
Associates of General Science (A.S.) &
Former Senior IT Desktop Specialist. (corporate)
Las Vegas, NV