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#1 cknox121

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

Hi there,

I changed my password about 3 weeks ago and hadn't turned off my computer until the other day. And now I can't remember it. Anyway to reset it without logging in?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:18 PM

Hi,
can you start up in safemode (f8) and log on with an admin account??? if so then you can remove the password for that account in the user accounts.
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 02:49 PM

No, I had some malware problems that I got rid of a while ago, but I am still getting a blue screen when booting safe mode.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:16 PM

No, I had some malware problems that I got rid of a while ago, but I am still getting a blue screen when booting safe mode.

Hi cknox121 -
Is your problem actually Blue Screen or Password - Your first question only asks for password help -
Do you actually need Blue screen help -

Thank You -

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:29 PM

If you have access to another machine download this ....
http://pcsupport.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=pcsupport&cdn=compute&tm=32&gps=96_2308_1259_621&f=10&su=p284.9.336.ip_p504.1.336.ip_&tt=4&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//ophcrack.sourceforge.net/ ... choose the livecd version.

burn to disc using this iso burner... http://www.imgburn.com/ ... to create a bootable disc.

Orphcrack is an excellent free password cracker, this tool will show you ALL passwords that have been used on your machine.

Iain.

Edited by odin88, 30 January 2011 - 05:31 PM.

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#6 cknox121

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 06:33 PM

Thanks, I'll try that when I get home. To clarify the password is the issue, getting into safe mode is not plausible way to fix the password because of the blue screen. I suppose trying to fix the blue screen wouldn't hurt either. Should i make a new post or post the error message in here?

Edited by cknox121, 30 January 2011 - 06:34 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:56 PM

Probably best to initiate new thread with basic data (system manufacturer/model...BSOD content...suspicions concerning origin of problem, etc.).

You might also include on that post...whatever data the following procedures provide.

Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html.

Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.

When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.

Save the report as BSOD.txt.

Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.


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