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Help me recover files!!!!

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by easyheimer, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. easyheimer

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    Hey guys. I have a client that dropped off his laptop and he's running Windows Vista on it and he can't log on any of his accounts. All but one are password protected, but when I go to login any of the users I get an error saying "The prfile Service service failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded."

    So anyways, I hooked the hard drive up to an external enclosure and plugged it in my computer via USB and I can see some of the files in there, but only for the user that does not have the password protection which makes sense.

    He wants the files from the password protected users, but I'm not sure how I can get to those files. Does anyone know of any way that I can do this? It would be a huge help, and I might just throw you a couple bucks :p
     
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    bartPE is the way to go here.
     
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    i lost my password i too have vista. will any of these work for me?
     
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    wait what?

    have you guys tried logging in as administrator?
     
  6. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    i cant. i can only log in as a guest. dont know what my admin password is.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    at the login screen push CRTL-ALT-DEL-DEL you should be able to specify administrator as login.
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    yeas, but when i try to log in as an admin. it asks for the password........which i dont have
     
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