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Dell Vostro 1500 boot from cd

by dellmac555 / April 21, 2013 11:01 AM PDT

I lost my admin password on my Dell Vostro 1500 running Vista.

I had a friend burn a cd of Ophcrack and I am trying to start up from the cd.

The cd is in, but restarting only takes me to the usual login screen, it does not see the Ophcrack cd.

Apparently this might be solved by changing the boot order? Bios? I am learning as I go.

I cannot get to the setup in order to change the boot order. I Have tried restarting holding down F2, Del, FN+F1.. any suggestions!?!

I have tried every password I can think of, nothing works to get into the Admin side. If Ophcrack doesn't work, what do I have to try next??

Thanks for your help. Please speak slowly. I am not PC literate!

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Tell me what's on the CD?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2013 11:44 AM PDT

It sounds as if the boot CD was made incorrectly. But I can't check it so you have to share more.

And why not NTPASSWD which is free too?

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on the cd
by dellmac555 / April 21, 2013 12:23 PM PDT

is Ophcrack Live, burned for me by a friend who i think knows what he's doing, but maybe it didn't burn correctly?

Not familiar with NTPASSWD, what is that?

I am willing to try whatever, in order to get into the admin side and reset the password

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I'd like to double check the burn.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2013 12:38 PM PDT
In reply to: on the cd

I don't offer how to burn it as I must read it from you. It sounds like another bad burn so let's skip all the back and forth for a moment.

NTPASSWD is another password reset that takes less than 2 minutes here and something I've used for about a decade. Found with google.

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