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Old 04-21-2009
zbot51391@gmail.com
 

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Cannot log on to my Windows Vista computer
Yesterday I got a message that I had some Windows update (I believe
for Windows Media Player). So I began the download and it asked me to
restart my computer. When my computer reloaded, it began installing
the three updates. When it got to the third, my computer said
restarting and turned off. Now when I try to turn on my computer, when
it gets to the point where I should be able to log in, all i see is a
black screen and my mouse, instead of the "Welcome" and password page.
Startup Repair cannot fix the problem and I've tried to do system
restore but it keeps failing as well. Short of full system restore to
factory settings, I've tried everything I can think of. Can anyone
tell me anything else I can try to keep me from having to take it to
BestBuy and paying them to fix it?
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Old 04-21-2009
SIW2
 

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Re: Cannot log on to my Windows Vista computer

Hi,

You could try starting the machine and tap F8 repeatedly - should bring
up the Advanced Boot Options screen.

Arrow down to Last Known Good Configuration and press enter.

Hope it helps

SIW2

zbot51391;1025232 Wrote:
> Yesterday I got a message that I had some Windows update (I believe
> for Windows Media Player). So I began the download and it asked me to
> restart my computer. When my computer reloaded, it began installing
> the three updates. When it got to the third, my computer said
> restarting and turned off. Now when I try to turn on my computer, when
> it gets to the point where I should be able to log in, all i see is a
> black screen and my mouse, instead of the "Welcome" and password page.
> Startup Repair cannot fix the problem and I've tried to do system
> restore but it keeps failing as well. Short of full system restore to
> factory settings, I've tried everything I can think of. Can anyone
> tell me anything else I can try to keep me from having to take it to
> BestBuy and paying them to fix it?



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Old 04-25-2009
jhamilton
 

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Re: Cannot log on to my Windows Vista computer

I have a vista notebook PC that I have forgotten the password to and I
am the only admin. on this PC....any ideas on how i can gain access back
to windows so I can change it or remove it ?


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Old 04-25-2009
SIW2
 

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Re: Cannot log on to my Windows Vista computer

jhamilton;1027794 Wrote:
> I have a vista notebook PC that I have forgotten the password to and I
> am the only admin. on this PC....any ideas on how i can gain access back
> to windows so I can change it or remove it ?


Hi jhamilton,

This tutorial may be useful

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...-password.html

Hope it helps

SIW2


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Old 04-25-2009
Bruce Chambers
 

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Re: Cannot log on to my Windows Vista computer
jhamilton wrote:
> I have a vista notebook PC that I have forgotten the password to and I
> am the only admin. on this PC....any ideas on how i can gain access back
> to windows so I can change it or remove it ?
>
>



Linux-based password cracking utilities abound on the Internet, freely
available to anyone who can use Google.


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