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I recently forgot my windows 7 password, and used KonBoot to bypass it. I booted my computer with Hirens Boot CD, and from the menu options - I selected "Password Recovery tools". After Selecting "Kon-Boot" - I am now able to login to my pc, however cannot create a password for my admin user.

I tried "create password for this account", but once I typed in new password, it says" password incorrect", and wont allow me to set a password.

I tried creating a new admin user, and setting a password for it, but you can still login to the new admin account with any password, even by just pressing enter.

Any advice on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated please.

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Just remove KonBoot. –  SLaks Jan 17 '13 at 19:32
    
@SLaks I used it from a boot disk (Hiren's boot disk). I did not install it. I have also since removed the disk and rebooted, but nothing works :( –  user1426583 Jan 17 '13 at 19:33
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Try running the sfc /scannow in an elevated Command Prompt –  James Young Jan 17 '13 at 20:34
    
@JamesYoung Thank you very much. That did the trick :) –  user1426583 Jan 21 '13 at 10:52
    
@user1426583 I have added my comment as an answer. –  James Young Jan 21 '13 at 14:36
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Try running the sfc /scannow in an elevated Command Prompt.

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