Windows Vista - logon failure the specified account password has expired

Asked By Pat Hartman on 20-Nov-11 05:51 PM

Error Message:

Logon failure: the specified account password has expired.


Your password has expired and must be changed before you can log on.

User Action:

Change your password or get an administrator to assign you a new password before you attempt to log on again.

There is no other account with admin permission.  How do I change the password for the parental controls?

Anil Kumar replied to Pat Hartman on 21-Nov-11 07:53 AM
Hi Pat,

Go to the link provided and refer to the subtopic:
Also see the unique way to wipe out the parental controls:

Hope it helps you
Thank you
Devil Scorpio replied to Pat Hartman on 22-Nov-11 02:18 AM

The following steps will remove any password set in the Content Advisor in parental control and allow you to reset the program to its original state.

1. Click on Start and choose Run.
2. Type in Regedit and select OK.
3. Now click on the little plus sign to the left of H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Navigate down, always clicking on the plus sign at the left of the named key, through Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version and Policies.
4. Now click on the Ratings folder.
5. In the right pane of the RegEdit window, you'll see an icon called Key. Click on it and press Delete.
6. Next, choose Registry and then Exit to exit Regedit. You've just deleted your original Content Advisor password.
7. Restart the computer and run Internet Explorer again.
8. Choose View and then Internet Options
9. Click on the Content tab and click on Disable. When asked for a password, don't enter anything; just click on OK. This will disable Content Advisor because there's no longer a password.