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Forgot password, Windows 7. NO RECOVERY DISK.

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#1 Ebony_The_Newbie


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 07:54 AM

I have forgotten my password on my Acer Aspire 5333-2969 laptop. I have tried various methods to try to recover it with no avail.


Pretty much, back in August I did a factory reset to rid the laptop of a worm, setting up a password which I did not save anywhere. I cannot reset the password with CMD because an error message shows up which reads this; "This system cannot find message text for message number 0x2331 in the message file for Application.".


I do not know much about computers and I am unsure about using a password reset application from the internet, because my flash drive is labelled as (D:) and the laptop that I am trying to recover has it's files on the (D:) partition of the harddrive. Most of the other computers that I have, have their files on the (C:) partition, so I don't know if this will cause any harm.


Laptop specs:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Processor: Intel Celeron P4600

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics

Memory: 3GB DDR3 Memory

Storage: 320GB HDD


Any help with my issue is greatly appreciated, and I do thank whoever decides to help me!

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#2 sasschary


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 09:11 AM

Hey, Ebony_The_Newbie!


I don't think that I'll be much help when it comes to the actual reset of the password, sorry...


However, I can tell you that having the flash drive and system files on the D:\ drive should not matter because the computer will assign a different drive letter to the flash drive if D:\ is already being used as it is in this case. Also, if the computer is booting from the USB drive for the password reset application, the flash drive will likely not be labeled as D:\ anyway, and rather be assigned a name such as /dev/sdb.


Sorry again that I can't help much with the reset itself, but hopefully the information about drive letters is helpful!



#3 Ebony_The_Newbie

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 09:13 AM

Okay thanks! I will try to reset the password with the application that I found and I will post back if it does work.

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 09:29 AM




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