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Locked out of Vista laptop Answered

Sony Vaio running Windows Vista Home.

I bought a mac and didnt use the Sony for almost a year. Tried to log on and password is not accepted.
This is the ADMIN user account.
There are no other users.
Please help.
I own it, It's not stolen.

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tomsweet65Best Answer (author)2012-05-11

Had a similar problem a while ago... if you have access to a different computer Google Search Linux Boot Disk
Download and create said Linux Boot Disk
Place in CD tray and start computer
Follow instructions
Reset password
Enjoy Computer!

Hope this helps!

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nurdee1 (author)2012-05-11

Google "OPH Password Cracker" It is a really good password cracking program.

If that does not work then you will have to try to get sony to cough up a set of restore disks for you.

If all else fails you could reload your computer with Ubuntu Linux it I a free operating system that puts windows to shame.

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canucksgirl (author)2012-05-07

Try this website. It explains a method that should work for you.

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sway (author)2012-05-07

Sony doesn't come with DVDs, you have to make a set and I never did.

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mpilchfamily (author)sway2012-05-08

You can order a set of recovery disks from Sony.

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kelseymh (author)2012-05-07

If you bought it, then it came with an install DVD. Boot from that and you will be able to reinstall, reset passwords, etc.

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