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    My Sons being a dick and wont give me his password to his laptop...HMMMMM...I need to gain access so I can burn the recovery discs on the hard drive to restore his brothers laptop. Struggled to use Herons etc..wont go into safe mode...ANY suggestions??

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    Plenty of password reset boot disks out there fella. Most of them are just Linux boot disks with password reset tools in that access the Windows SAM files and let you change the passwords or blank them out for any user account. Quick google search should find you what you're looking for
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    What Ian said and if that doesn't work tie him up and interrogate him (if that's how you spell it)LOL

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    Ive tried Herons and Trinity and although they say i've removed the passwords ...they havent..

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    Just reinstall the problematic son's machine from scratch, minus the password, and he'll learn to be more co-operative in future.

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    And therein lies the problem....I need the recovery discs on the problematics sons laptop to do this...

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    If it has a logon screen where you have to type your username, just type in Administrator and leave the password blank, that may let you in

    Hirens boot disc is great for doing password resets, i've had to use it a few times for PC's at work

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    Unfortunatly it will only log ionto his start up screen. I can get into Hirens disc and appear to use the programme BUT despite it saying it has cleared the passwords it hasnt. Im stumped.

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    Quite a few of the password reset boot disks don't work on Vista. I'll have a dig around and see if I can find my old one which does.
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    Hmm, sorry, just realised the one I have here is a licensed copy of a commercial one licensed to a company I used to work for. Not going to pirate it out I'm afraid, sorry, although I've just tried it on my laptop and it didn't work because it needed the SATA driver which is non-standard as it's an older version of the disk so may not work on yours either.

    It's this boot disk which definitely works with Vista, you may be able to find "other" sources for it somewhere, but I can't discuss that on the forums of course http://www.lostpassword.com/windows.htm

    Sorry I can't be any more help than that.
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