I followed the instructions on this link:
Its this part that I get stuck on:
"In some cases, you may be asked for the Administrator password at this point. If you don't know it, you'll have to boot back into Windows Vista, open the Start menu, type lusrmgr.msc, and press Enter. Open the C:\Users folder, double-click on the Administrator account, and turn off the Account is disabled option. Open the Start menu again, type Control userpasswords2 into the Search box, and press Enter. Next, click the Reset Password button, choose a new password, and start over."
PROBLEM 1: When I type in lusrmgr.msc, I get an error message saying I have Vista Home edition and this snapin isn't provided so I don't know who to "turn off the Account is disabled option". Saying that, I do have the Administrator account abled and I use it sometimes.
PROBLEM 2: I have gone into all my accounts, Administrator included and changed the password to my regular password - changed all the accounts to the same password using the Control userpassword2 function AND using the Control panel's Manager User Accounts function. BUT, when I get to the instructions from that link that say "you may be asked for the Administrator password at this point" when I am in the Recovery Console, every time I enter the password in, it tells me the password is invalid and I cannot progress.
Appreciate any assistance. Thanks very much, happy Thanksgiving!!!