Load IDE/SATA/SCSI/RAID Drivers for Your Hard Drive
Although we've collected many IDE/SATA/SCSI/RAID drivers and built them into the ISO image of Reset Windows Password Enterprise, there are still plenty of hard disk drivers absent in the bootdisk you've created. If the bootdisk can't recognize your hard drive, you'll see the screen below:
As shown above, there isn't any SAM registry hive in the drop-down list. To make the bootdisk to recognize your hard drive and detect your SAM registry hive, you need to manually load your hard disk drivers on the fly after you've booted. Follow the instructions below:
Preparing for Loading Drivers
Copy the driver setup files (*.inf, *.sys) of your hard disk to a USB flash drive. The drivers should be compatible with Windows Vista (32-bit) or greater operating systems. You can get these files using one of the following methods:
- Normally when you buy a new PC you get loaded with a CD with the motherboard and hard disk drivers. Copy the corresponding driver setup files from the CD to a USB flash drive.
- If you don't have a drive installation CD, you can also go to the vendor's website of your computer to download the driver setup package. For example, if you want to get the hard disk driver for your HP laptop, please visit http://www8.hp.com/us/en/support-drivers.html. Double-click on the download file, and exact the driver setup files to your USB flash drive.
- We've also put some popular hard disk drivers in the bootdisk of Reset Windows Password Enterprise. After booting from the bootdisk, you can locate the drivers in the folder: X:\Apps\Drivers.
How to Load IDE/SATA/SCSI/RAID Drivers for Your Hard Drive
- Insert the USB flash drive which contains the driver setup files for your hard disk.
On the main window of Reset Windows Password Enterprise, click the Load Driver button, the file open dialog will appear.
- Select the Driver Setup Information file (.inf) corresponding to your hard disk, then click Open.
- The program will load your driver immediately.
- After a while you'll see the Windows SAM registry hive located on your hard disk.
Next you're able to choose the user account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button to remove the password as blank.