Forgotten Windows Password
To make a long story short, I changed the Windows password on my Gateway laptop and when I came home, I thought I remembered the password (it was something really unique that I thought I would remember!) but I must have jazzed something up. Anyway, I can't get into my computer and I am trying to avoid having to restore my entire system. I found some utilities to run that will either erase or retrieve my password, but I cannot get my laptop to boot off of the CD or a usb floppy. I went into the bios and made sure I changed the boot sequence, but it doesn't make a difference, the computer bypasses the cd and boots up in Windows, making me enter the password that I forgot! Very frustrated, and hoping someone will have some ideas! After doing some digging, it seems my main problem is getting my laptop to boot off a cd...I have found posts with a variety of utilities available, but with what I have tried so far, my problem is getting the cd to boot up on my computer!