LOST PASSWORD

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  1. akpie

    akpie New Member

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    Running windows 7 and have lost user password on a Dell laptop. How can I recover or unlock laptop.
     
  2. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    any local computer tech should be able to help you and I could but I doubt Im local :/

    I personally use "locksmith" on my MSDaRT_2010 using the ERD65 recovery disc for windows 7 ;)
     
  3. MikeHawthorne

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    Hi

    I don't know if this will work from personal experience, I never set a password because I tend to forget them and don't want to have to type one in when I start me computer. But you can read through it and see if it applies to your situation, you have to have a usable restore point created before you lost access to your computer.

    Lost Administrator Password in Windows 7 or Vista?

    Mike
     
  4. akpie

    akpie New Member

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    Thanks ickymay. One local tech struckout. His software (3) didn't work.
    Yea a teenager set up this senerio.
     
  5. akpie

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    Thanks Mike will check it out.
     
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    Thanks Patcook. I found this earlier and just finished running it through. It told me user password was unlocked and also cleared but when I saved and rebooted it was still asking for a password and was locked.?????????? Am going to run again now.
     
  8. akpie

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    Just ran it again and still locked up. The program is telling me the user password is cleared but it is still asking for a password.
     
  9. Trouble

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    If you used the program that patcooke linked to and also chose / entered the correct username during the process to reset and clear, then it's possible that the logon may still be prompting for a password for that username but it is blank, have you attempted to logon with the username by leaving the password box empty?
     
  10. patcooke

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    That's what it does - blanks the existing password.
     
  11. akpie

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    Yes I did and it did not work. However I went into the program and reset the clock (this is a new computer) and re-booted the system. Now I can get into the system fine ,but the program is still telling me the username is "locked." I have rebooted a couple of times but still says locked.Crazy.
    Anyway its working. I wonder if I go into the account and change the password if that will unlock it.
    Anyway its working. But now I wonder when its going to lock up again with it saying its locked.
     
  12. akpie

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    Thanks Patcooke and all. Laptop has been up and running for 24 hours now. Offline NT P & R Editor is a good program. Would recommend it to anyone.
    Thanks again to all for help.
     
  13. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Thanks for the feedback - the results also helps others who are searching for solutions.
     

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