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Fingerprint reader to reset password?

  1. #1


    Steve Guest

    Fingerprint reader to reset password?

    I've used the fingerprint reader to login for a few months now, so it's to be
    expected that I can't remember my password. I can log in, but not set up
    networking. Any known solution?

    HP pavilion dv2517, Vista home premium, Verisoft Access Manager for the
    f'print reader.

    Steve.

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  2. #2


    f/fgeorge Guest

    Re: Fingerprint reader to reset password?

    On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 06:21:02 -0700, Steve
    <Steve@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >I've used the fingerprint reader to login for a few months now, so it's to be
    >expected that I can't remember my password. I can log in, but not set up
    >networking. Any known solution?
    >
    >HP pavilion dv2517, Vista home premium, Verisoft Access Manager for the
    >f'print reader.
    >
    >Steve.
    Use F8 to boot to safe mode, you can change it from there.

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  3. #3


    Join Date : Jul 2008
    Posts : 1
    xp sp2
    Local Time: 20:44


     

    Re: Fingerprint reader to reset password?

    I have exactly the same problem.. Tried your suggestion in vain !!!
    When i enter the safe mode on my VISTA os, it doesn't offer me to access the administrator account..

    seems like i'll have to FORMAT .. may u help ?

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  4. #4


    Join Date : Dec 2008
    Posts : 1
    Vista x64
    Local Time: 18:44


     

    Re: Fingerprint reader to reset password?

    Old problem I know but I had same problem. Password to log into Admin account forgotten because used fingerprint reader for months. Options to change/remove password, password recovery disk and everything else requires password (which I could not remember) to proceed. I ended up doing the following.

    Accessed admin account via fingerprint reader then created a new user account with admin priviledges. Logged out of first admin account, (had to do this twice for some reason.. maybe didn't log out properly) logged into second account. Selected Control Panel, User accounts, Manage another account, selected old account, choose remove password from old account, was given a warning/reminder but no password required. Logged out of new admin account, into old admin account with no password required. Added password to original account and all is now well.
    Ken

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  5. #5


    Join Date : May 2009
    Posts : 1
    Vista Ultimate x32 on a x64 bit PC
    Local Time: 22:44


     

    Re: Fingerprint reader to reset password?

    Ken is correct. Thank you. I just successfully reset my password!

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