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Old 03-22-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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How to reset forgotten adminstrative password?

There is no booting problem for me. But, when the computer goes to sleeping mode it asks me for password. As I cannot provide it I have to force-shutdown the computer. I got some tips in reply to my question from some other websites. Acting accordingly finally I got the reply "authentication token manipulation error .... password not changed".

I have almost no experience in working in a non-graphic screen. So, please give the answer in detail step by step manner suitable for an illiterate.
Old 03-22-2014, 09:16 AM   #2
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