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Windows 7: Forgot Admin password and I'm stuck on guest account

07 Apr 2012   #1
Jriv08

 
 
Forgot Admin password and I'm stuck on guest account

so i forgot my admin password and am stuck with only being able to login with the guest account so Im limited on what I can do like I tried to change the sticky keys to the command prompt shortcut but I need the password in order to do that. also when I try to reset the password it asks for a floppy disk or a usb drive and when i put in the USB hard drive, nothing happens it still tells me to insert a usb hard drive. Please help I have a toshiba satellite with no recovery discs or anything. What can I do? I'm willing to wipe all data in order to get my laptop to work if i can't reset my password


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07 Apr 2012   #2
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

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07 Apr 2012   #3
Jriv08

 
 

That would work if I had the installation disk but I don't
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07 Apr 2012   #4
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Log into the guest account and follow the steps in the link below to create a repair disk from which you can boot to reset the password as per the very first link i posted earlier.
System Repair Disc - Create
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07 Apr 2012   #5
Jriv08

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Log into the guest account and follow the steps in the link below to create a repair disk from which you can boot to reset the password as per the very first link i posted earlier.
System Repair Disc - Create
That would work but you need the password to access the "Create a recovery disk" option
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07 Apr 2012   #6
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

In that case, you can use any of your friend's pc to make one.
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07 Apr 2012   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

How in the world do you forget your password ? How long have you been using this pc ?
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07 Apr 2012   #8
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

"What can I do? I'm willing to wipe all data in order to get my laptop to [COLOR=#3485bd !important][COLOR=#3485bd !important]work[/COLOR][/COLOR] if i can't reset my password "

Perhaps you can still create a set of "Factory Restore" dvd's from the on board Toshiba programs. Not sure if you need Admin status to do that.

You may also be able to access the Tobhiba Factory Recovery partition on the hard drive and do a full restore. This is accomplished by pressing certain keys at bootup. Check your user manual to find out what keys and what to do.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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07 Apr 2012   #9
Jriv08

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
How in the world do you forget your password ? How long have you been using this pc ?
I bought it a couple of weeks and typed in my password and haven't messed with since Im always using my new iPad, and now I don't remember what I put in.
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07 Apr 2012   #10
Jriv08

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnya View Post
"What can I do? I'm willing to wipe all data in order to get my laptop to [COLOR=#3485bd !important][COLOR=#3485bd !important]work[/COLOR][/COLOR] if i can't reset my password "

Perhaps you can still create a set of "Factory Restore" dvd's from the on board Toshiba programs. Not sure if you need Admin status to do that.

You may also be able to access the Tobhiba Factory Recovery partition on the hard drive and do a full restore. This is accomplished by pressing certain keys at bootup. Check your user manual to find out what keys and what to do.
Cheers
JohnnyA

If you are talking about going to the boot menu and then choosing repair computer to factory settings, I've already tried that and it asks for the password
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