locked out of my laptop

mo3here January 27, 2009 at 19:53:25
Specs: Windows vista
I am running Vista Home Premium on my Acer Aspire. I got the laptop new in November. It's been 'buggy' lately, and Ive run multiple anti-vius scans and have come up clean. One of the problems I was having, was intermittently being locked out. It wouldn't accept my password at logon. I used to be able to log in under safe mode or under "last known good configuration" but for 2 days now, I simply cannot log on, using any method. I have all recent microsoft updates installed, and even did a specific scan for downadup and all came up clean. I am running Live One Care and it had indicated all was clean. One odd problem was that when I went to Trend Micro to do their housecall scan, it said either Java was disabled or old. Java was running and when I went to their website, they said I was up to date with the current version, but I could never get housecall to work...Anyway, I can't get into my laptop. I've been reading about Vista log on crackers and am wondering if that'a an option? Before you ask, Yes, I am typing in the correct password, and no, caps lock is not on. Something has locked me out. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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January 28, 2009 at 14:07:29
If you have a bootable DVD of Vista, boot to it and use repair features maybe.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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January 28, 2009 at 14:36:28
i've never come accross this, sure aint just forgotten your login details and typed them incorrectly?

if not then i think the only solution to that is to call one of them support lines

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January 29, 2009 at 09:00:47
download Hiren's BootCD.
within the CD there's a program called Active Password Changer 3.0 under password tools
I use that to reset vista password for my clients all the time.
try www.9down.com to look it all

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