Lock out of vista computer: RAID set up.

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by Wizza1337, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Wizza1337


    Jun 28, 2007
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    Hey everyone, its almost 2am, I have reports to do and such... you know the story.

    To make a VERY long story short, I have a password on my desktop and I can't get into it.

    Re-installing isn't an option. I've tried a bunch of shady CD-BOOT recovery, but has a serious problem with RAID set up.

    Anyway to get into this as a guest? or some how change the password in anyway so I can get in!?

    Thanks in advance

    Wizza1337, Jun 28, 2007
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  2. Wizza1337


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    Looks like no one has replied. The main problem you're up against here is the RAID installation.

    The best boot-your-machine-and-access-windows generic solution I've seen is something called a Linux System Recovery CD. It will boot your machine and provides a host of apps that will allow accessing the drives. But, I don't believe that it can handle a RAID array. Plus, you would need to be able to download it and burn the CD -- which would require a working machine.

    Acronis True Image will also create a Linux boot CD, and there's a third options known as Bart PE. I've seen reports of where this third option works when the other two don't.

    But, you'll need to google it, and you need a working machine to make the cd image and burn it. Don't use it, so I don't know if it will handle RAID.
    WAW8, Jul 2, 2007
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  3. Wizza1337


    Oct 17, 2007
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    Had problem when my girlfriend changed password and since its vista I have not heard of Locksmith software to break into vista yet so sorry to tell you but ur gonna have to suck it up and take a loss on the info or wait and look for a compatibale software
    CL0N3R, Oct 17, 2007
  4. Wizza1337


    Sep 26, 2005
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    You can try and download a thing called ERD Commander which is basically windows xp on a cd, you can boot straight from the DVD or CD however you burn it and get right in. You have a huge list of tools to use, as well as easy access to your hard disk to get any data you may need transfered to a USB drive or other source. According to their website it does support RAID not sure if it will support your controller but its worth a shot.



    I found this list of raid controllers it natively supports on this site, there seems to be a lot and this list is from the 2002 version not 2005 so you may be in luck.

    Jason, Oct 17, 2007
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