FORGOT WINDOWS VISTA ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD.

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FORGOT WINDOWS VISTA ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD.

  • I'm sorry if you've seen alot of these posts, but I'm sure I looked at all of them and can't find anything to work for me! :( I have forgot my administrator password and I can't remember it for the life of me. (usually I dont have this problem. it just so happened I made a new password when I had like 3 days of no sleep, and I completly forgot everything in those days)



    Dell XPS 410
    Windows Vista Home Premium OEMact



    1. I have no other administrator accounts.
    Only 2 Standard user accounts and 1 administrator.


    2. I tried the "Safe Mode" procedure. Hit f8, start in Safe Mode and go to users and whatever. But when I go to Safe Mode on this computer, it loads up and there are still 3 accounts at the windows login and I can't get into the administrator account cause there is still a password. And yes its safe mode cause when I login to my standard account it says safe mode.

    3. I tried doing that "clearing forgotten passwords" that it says in the manual. I'm hoping I did it wrong and someone will help me correct what I did. I took the computer lid off and took the jumper piece off (as it says to remove the memory), I started the computer again then it says to re-put it on after you get to the windows desktop. (When I started it up without the jumper on, it still went to the windows sign-in.. and there was still a password on the accounts.) I went ahead and put it back on and restarted the computer, but no justice.

    4. I absolutly do not want to reinstall the whole computer because it takes a looong time to hook up the internet.(something i blame my sister for getting a dumb internet service) I just wish to do everything else before I reinstall windows vista.

    Thanks for your time!
  • Hi

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windowsvista/ht/vistapwdisk.htm

    From Chris

    My computer
    Dell Dimension 1100
    Microsoft Windows XP Home SP 2
    512 MB of Ram
    Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 256MB
    Intel Celeron CPU 2.53GHz
    Linksys wireless-G WUSB54GS With SpeedBooster
    Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3

    my security software
    VCOM SystemSuite 7 Professional
    Windows Defender

    from Chris

     

    Dell Dimension 1100
    Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3
    2GB of Ram
    Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 256MB
    Intel Celeron CPU 2.53GHz
    Dell E196FP
    HDD WDC WD800BB-75JHCO 80GB C:
    HDD Samsung SV2042H 20GB F:
    TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H492C D:
    LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-851S E:
    Linksys Wireless-G WUSB54GS With SpeedBooster
    Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 90
    Mozilla Firefox 3.5.6

    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007

     


    My Security Software
    Avanquest SystemSuite 9 Professional
    Windows Defender

     

  • how does that link work out? i know how to make a password disk whatever. but it doesnt work if i dont know the administrator password in the 1st place. in order to make that disk, u need to be on that user account.. and know the password.


    also i have that dumb thing up where its user controlled. i cant install, run programs cause i have to enter the password for the administrator first. :'((((((

    Message Edited by hfish_94 on 05-29-2007 04:31 PM
  • I guess you have to use another PC to get the job done. :smileysurprised:
  • use another pc? can you do something with another computer to login? =-= ..
  • To make the CD you need to reset the passwword.
  • to make what cd..


  • Message Edited by mombodog on 05-29-2007 04:48 PM
  • or this
     
  • whoooo! I'm sooo excitied. after trying and trying. what worked was the

    offline nt password

    program. but it did take awhile.. a good 30something minutes to go through everything. cause there are alot of different options to pick and it all depends on your computer. anyway, it worked!

    :)

    thanks everyone for your help.
    i really didnt want to use those programs that go into your system but well, what could ya do
  • I Crown thee computer genius.  :smileyhappy:
  • This is nice, but for MS is this a security problem...???
     
    Just wondering...
  • If it can be made, it can be broken. Yes it is a security hole for sure.
  • And I'm pretty sure you like to "break" some couple things... :smileywink: