Re: was locked oout of my laptop
- From: "vanilla" <vanilla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:37:18 -0500
Fusty ... are you unable to contact the person who did this to you ... to find out the new password? Is it possible they changed it to a blank password? Also, which version operating system are you talking about? Vista Home Premium? Ultimate? Something else?
Next step ... is there an Administrator account on your laptop for which you have the password? If there is, you can log on as that Administrator account, go to Orb (Start) --> Control Panel --> User Accounts, and click on 'manage another account'. Choose your account that you need to get back into and change the password. Big Note: you will probably lose any files that you have encrypted using Windows File Encryption (if you did that) and also stored website passwords (you'll have to set all that back up from scratch.) But this will help you to recover your account.
In the future, in User Accounts, create a Password Reset Disk for every account for which you are allowed access. You can use floppies or USB drives. Keep the floppies or USB drives in a safe place. And this works ... I have had to use a Password Reset Disk ... they are gold when you need them .... there are other things you can do but this is one way to get back in business ... good luck ... vanilla
"fusty91574" <u46245@uwe> wrote in message news:8a435f5f57a9c@xxxxxx
GreenieLeBrun wrote:I just received my laptop from home and someone found it funny to
change my password now i cannot access anything. I turn the power on
and it immeditely prompts me for a password in order to access the
desktop. how can i reset the password that has been changed so i can
use my laptop.
Does this password request appear before Vista starts? If this is the case
you need to find out from the manufacturer how to change the BIOS password -
the methods vary from make to make.
im allowed to enter the password to boot up the computer, it was never changed but then when it goes to the user account, it is there that it requests the other password to access the desktop or any other feature of my laptop.
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