The link to the password recovery disk http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
, although a free program, can be a
daunting process for anyone who is not familiar with such things as burning
an ISO file as an image and creating it as a bootable CD.
The program that I recommend is not free, but it is very automatic. You
simply place a blank CD recordable disk in the drive and start the program.
The CD will automatically be created. You then place the CD in the drive and
reboot. All of the user accounts on the system will be shown on a screen,
just select the account that where you want to reset the password and press
This program costs about 40 USD and is available at the following website.
Windows Password Recovery Software XP VISTA 2003 2000 NT: http://www.password-changer.com/
"marta" <marta@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hello Ronnie,
> thank you for the reply. I bought the system preinstalled with the OS. I
> not have a password recovery disk. I did try to log on in safe mode, but
> could not log in. Any help would be appreciated.
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>> It's asking for a floppy or flash drive because you should always follow
>> instructions to create a Password Reset Disk when creating or changing a
>> Your recovery options will depend on what type of Vista Installation Disk
>> you have.
>> Was Vista already pre-installed when you bought the computer?
>> If not, do you have a Vista upgrade or full installation disk?
>> Let us know.
>> Ronnie Vernon
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>> "marta" <marta@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >I am a windows vista home user and I changed the administrative
>> >password. I
>> > did not fill up the password hint question. Today, when I try to log on
>> > the
>> > computer, my password is not accepted and when I try to restore it asks
>> > for a
>> > floppy or a flash drive. Please let me know how I can reset my password
>> > without having to reinstall vista.
>> > Thanks