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Forgot Windows 7 administrator password :Tried many tricks nothing working

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#1 flying_suser


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 03:34 PM

I recently got a brand new PC a Dell T5810 Workstation with Windows 7 . However after setting up the account I forgot the password. Can't even remember it with the password hint and unfortunately I didn't create the password recovery disk.


I cant' open the computer in safe mode or safe mode with command prompt, because both of them asked for the admin credentials, there is no default admin account either.

I have the Windows installation DVD and tried to get the PC back to factory settings, but then also it asked for the admin password.


Then I tried several password unlockers( I guess most of them are Linux based) and all failed, it appears to me that they can't find the hard drive.

I guessed my only hope was to " reset a password using the Sticky Keys trick" as mentioned in this tutorial:



I booted from the installation disk however, I cant copy anything from/ to  the C: drive as it shows "the device is not ready error".

I checked the list of available drives by using the following command :

wmic logicaldisk get name
A list of drives appears including the C:, but when I tried to look into its directories 
 "the device is not ready error". appears.


Note that the Disk name and Windows 7 DO NOT appear under the system recovery option, as shown in the pic taken from the tutorial mentoned above:

Can the experts tell if I can still reset the Admin password, or Reinstallation of Windows 7 is the only option left?


Edited by flying_suser, 15 June 2015 - 03:45 PM.

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#2 johnebadbak


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 08:12 PM


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