Sunday, January 26, 2014

How to Reset Windows 7 Login Password for Acer Laptop?

Many Acer users come across lost or forgotten Windows 7 password( problems when using Win 7. You probably hear people complaining how to reset Acer Windows 7 password or reset Acer Windows 7 to factory settings. If your friend asks you such questions, you must be in need of knowing these Acer Windows 7 password recovery tips.

There are several solutions if you forgot password Acer laptop Windows 7. You can have a comparison among them.

Part I: The Way of Acer Windows 7 Password Reset

Method 1: Use Windows 7 password reset disk to recover Acer password

If you have created an Acer computer password retrieval disk for your locked account, you can use it to reset the password. Just three steps: Firstly, log on your Acer computer with the target Windows account and then enter a wrong password in the welcome screen password box, and hit Enter. Secondly, insert the Acer password reset disk in locked computer and then click "Reset password". Thirdly, follow the steps in the Password Reset wizard to finish resetting Acer password.

Method 2: Use Acer Windows 7 admin account

Since administrator account can create, change a password for any account, you can use an account which has administrator privilege. But if you are the only user in your computer, you should pass this method.

Step 1: Click "Start" button, type "lusrmgr.msc" in the Search box and press "Enter" key.
Step 2: Double-click the Users folder, and all user accounts will be listed. Then right-click a user account which you want to reset its password and select "Set Password".
Now, you must figure out the first one is the most effective among them. What's more, it's compatible with Windows 8.1, 8, Vista, XP, Server 2008, Server 2003, Server 2000 etc.

Method 3: Use Acer Windows 7 Password Recovery

Is there any choice to reset Acer Windows 7 password? Surely a better method is waiting for you—using Windows Password Key. It can reset Windows for both administrator and other user accounts on any Acer laptop running Windows 7, like the following list shows.

Acer Aspire E1
Acer One
Acer A
Acer Aspire V5
Acer Aspire V3
Acer AOD
Acer AS
Acer Iconia W7
Acer TravelMate P
Acer Iconia W5
New Acer C7
Acer AO
Acer 11.6
Acer Aspire E1
Acer TravelMate B

With Windows Password Key, what you need is just another available computer and a USB flash drive or a blank CD/DVD to do Acer password reset in Windows 7.

Part II: The Way to Reset Acer Windows 7 to Factory Settings

Most people choose to reset Acer Windows 7 administrator password or other user password since it can avoid reinstalling the system. While other people who want to reset Acer Windows 7 to factory settings, this may be because the computer was struck by a virus, or it may be because they are selling computer and they want to make sure their personal information can’t be retrieved by the person they are selling to. Let’s move to the procedure.

All you need to reset Acer Windows 7 to factory settings is a recovery disk.
1. Download System rescue CD (other CD distribution may also work).
2. Use Unetbootin (or some other software) to burn it to CD, DVD or USB drive.
3. Insert it in your laptop, boot it.
There are two modes to boot:
4a. Some computers will automatically boot from external media.
4b. Hit esc (or whatever it tells you to) to get to boot menu and find option to select what to boot.
5. Once you boot your CD/DVD/USB you should see a menu, if you get copyright info, just start over.
6. In the menu select Super grub disk use option to find OS.
7. Select OS it finds to boot it.
8. Once you get back into your system, go to disk management and set system partition active.
Please note that once you restore your pc to factory settings, you will get data loss or other pc problems such as partition deleted, blue screen when pc starts, pc freezes, etc.

That is all. Hope the above Acer Windows 7 password reset solutions can help all of you.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

How to Fix Corrupt User Profile in Windows 7?

In Windows 7, it is very common that we come across corrupt user profiles. There are many solutions and tricks for us to fix it. Here we offer 2 ways to fix corrupt user profile.
We will see the error message “The user profile cannot be loaded”or “The User Profile Service failed the logon”if we type the password and press Enter.

fix corrupt windows 7 user profile

Trick 1: Fix the Corrupt Profile

One of the reasons that cause corrupt profile is that antivirus software is scanning your PC while you try to log on. But there are still some other reasons. No matter for what reasons, we can fix it.
First restart your PC and boot into safe mode. Do this by pressing F8 before you see the Windows loading screen and choosing Safe Mode from the menu that appears.
Safe Mode logs you into the built-in Windows administrator account, but you might find that some options don’t work.
Step 1: Click Start and type regedit into the search box and press Enter.
Step 2: Registry Editor will launch and you need to navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
Step 3. Try to find out which user account it relates to by clicking each S-1-5 folder and double-click the ProfileImagePath entry.

Step 4. If you have located the folder for the corrupt profile (and it doesn’t have a .bak ending), double-click RefCount and change the Value data to 0 and click Ok.

Step 5. Double-click on State, then make sure the Value data is again 0 and click Ok.

Step 6. Close regedit and then restart to your PC. Now you can log into your account.

Trick 2: Create a new user profile

You are able to create a new user account if you have another account which can access to this PC. Otherwise you need to boot into safe mode as the Trick 1. Then try to do as the following steps. In additional, you have to enable the hidden admin account if neither of them work. Then type cmd in the search box and right-click on Command Prompt. Choose Run as administrator.

Type “net user administrator /active:yes” at the prompt.
You can see the response show that : The command completed successfully. Reboot to your PC and see your corrupt account and administrator account. 
Login the admin account(which has no password) and do as the following:
Step 1: Open Control Panel and click User Accounts and Family Safety
Step 2: Click on User Accounts. Then click Manage another account and type in the password
Step 3: Click Create a new account and type the name.
Step 4: Restart your PC.

Copy User Files to the New Profile

Step 5. It is better for you to log in as Administrator or Guest (rather than the new profile you just created) if you need to transfer files properly. So enable one of them if you haven’t already done so.
Step 6: By clicking Start, Computer and then double-clicking on the hard drive on which Windows is installed, you can navigate to the corrupt user account.
usually c: - and then double-click on the Users folder. Find the folder containing your old user account and double-click it, then double-click My Documents.
Step 7. It’s best to copy across the contents of sub-folders separately, and this gives you a chance to have a clear out as well. If you do want to copy the entire contents in one go, enable hidden files and folders and then make sure you DON’T copy across the following files:
You can click the Tools menu(press Alt if you can’t see it), to make these files visible.
Then click the View tab and click Show hidden files, folders and drives.
Be sure that any email stored locally may need to be copied separately using instructions specific to your email program.
So please don’t delete the corrupt user profile until you are sure you have all the files you need from it.
Step 8. When all the files are copied across to the newly created user profile, restart your computer and log onto the new profile.

If you found this article helpful, please share it with your friends and family. Who knows, maybe they are facing this problem and need help to solve.