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    Question Reset Vista logon password when NT Password Reset doesn't work

    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?

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    Default Re: Reset Vista logon password when NT Password Reset doesn't work

    Booting off a Bart PE CD with locksmith on it is my favourite.

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    Default Re: Reset Vista logon password when NT Password Reset doesn't work

    http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd
    seems to have a couple of options under password tools.

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    Default Re: Reset Vista logon password when NT Password Reset doesn't work

    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!

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    Default Re: Reset Vista logon password when NT Password Reset doesn't work

    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?)
    Last edited by KarameaDave; 03-05-2010 at 03:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Reset Vista logon password when NT Password Reset doesn't work

    Sweet dealio, will try BartPE now. Cheers.
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    Default Re: Reset Vista logon password when NT Password Reset doesn't work

    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/

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    Default Re: Reset Vista logon password when NT Password Reset doesn't work

    Can't find lockmith...?
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    Default Re: Reset Vista logon password when NT Password Reset doesn't work

    Too much drama getting BartPE to co-operate - downloaded HBCD, everything is sorted. Thanks both for your suggestions, especially Dave!
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    Default Re: Reset Vista logon password when NT Password Reset doesn't work

    You're welcome, Good to hear it's sorted.

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