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wratterus
03-05-2010, 04:33 PM
I have always used NT Password reset and have never had any issues with it, however I've got a Tosh Satellite A200 that it just won't load up on, I've tried a bunch of switches but each time it either errors or stops on 'io scheduler deadline registered (default)'.

I know there are other utilities out there, but I've never had to use any of them so have pretty limited knowledge - what other utilities can reset a logon password in vista?

Cheers! :)

FAB
03-05-2010, 04:44 PM
Booting off a Bart PE CD with locksmith on it is my favourite.

KarameaDave
03-05-2010, 04:46 PM
http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd
seems to have a couple of options under password tools.

FAB
03-05-2010, 04:48 PM
I have a Hiren boot cd here but found the Bart PE one much quicker and easier to use. But that's just me Dave! :)

KarameaDave
03-05-2010, 04:51 PM
I'll have to try that one out, FAB. :)

(Just a thought, NT Password is a basic Linux.
Could it be made to boot from a USB flash drive?)

wratterus
03-05-2010, 04:58 PM
Sweet dealio, will try BartPE now. Cheers.

FAB
03-05-2010, 05:03 PM
You can make a bootable USB key for Bart PE.

In saying that, i see AVG recently (?) released a very simple bootable CD/USB package (yes, free). I doubt it includes any locksmith type of util, but handy built-in virus scanner with signatures updatable over network connection...quite a handy tool.

Yeah Bart PE can do the same but can never have too many of these utils when you are desperate!

http://www.avg.com.au/products/avg-rescue-cd/

wratterus
03-05-2010, 05:33 PM
Can't find lockmith...?

wratterus
03-05-2010, 05:59 PM
Too much drama getting BartPE to co-operate - downloaded HBCD, everything is sorted. Thanks both for your suggestions, especially Dave! :thanks

KarameaDave
03-05-2010, 06:25 PM
You're welcome, Good to hear it's sorted.