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Windows 7: Forgot Windows 7 admin password: Tried many trcks without effect

15 Jun 2015   #1
flyingsuser

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Forgot Windows 7 admin password: Tried many trcks without effect

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:

https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?...79&app=WordPdf

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?

Thanks


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15 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Download and make bootable media for Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

Download in Bootdisk section, scroll down some
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15 Jun 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why didn`t you write it down ?

Passwords are useless.
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16 Jun 2015   #4
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Why didn`t you write it down ?

Passwords are useless.
Lol yeah, the irony of it is passwords only keep out the legitimate owner...
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16 Jun 2015   #5
ioanm

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with SP1
 
 

Buy yourself a copy of Konboot it will disable the password and it's legal to use on your own PC only!
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16 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Eh, why buy something when there is a free working alternative. Check post #2.
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16 Jun 2015   #7
sis

i dont know
 
 
i am DUMB w/computers

sis
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hi---need help☺
hi--thnx for any advice...i am really kinda DUMB w/computers

i have a problem

q. how can i uninstall programs, etc; if i am not the 'administrator' of my computer?

(i got it from someone else, and they forgot the password)

q. also, how can i clean my computer, if i'm not the 'administrator'...?
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16 Jun 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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16 Jun 2015   #9
flyingsuser

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for all your suggestions. I've already tried the
Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor
It stops sometime while booting issuing an error like "kernel panic.."

Mine is Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit and I've not got success with any such password resetter/crackers ( I tried around 5-6). Most of them were linux based I guess
and possibly all of them failed to locate the hard discs of my comp. One of them gave an interesting suggestion:

"Windows password recovery tool" suggested:
1. go to BIOS setting
2. if hard disk interface mode is SATA, change it to IDE
3. if hard disk interface mode is AHCI, change it to Compatible
4. Save BIOS SETTING, RUN THE UNLOCKer and reset password
5. Restart PC , go to BIOS setting, change IDE/Compatible interface to SATA
6 login without any password

My interface is SATA I don't have any IDE interface in the BIOS menu
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16 Jun 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know Offline Password recovery works with AHCI.

The SATA Operation Modes are: IDE/AHCI/RAID but some motherboards word it differently. Perhaps you have "legacy"?
If you can take a photo of screen when it gives the kernel panic, maybe we can find a solution on the Internet.

What's the model of your PC?
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