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Fix Error: Can't Create Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

If nothing goes wrong, creating a password reset disk in Windows 10 will be a piece of cake for everyone with the built-in feature "Create a password reset disk" and detailed direction. However, if you encountered these situations, probably you will fail to create a Windows 10 password reset disk.

  1. Situation 1: No option to create a password reset disk
  2. Situation 2: Create a password reset disk link not working

Can't create password reset disk in Windows 10? Go on to find solutions to fix the errors.

Situation 1: No option to create a password reset disk in Windows 10

It means you cannot see the link "Create a password reset disk" in Windows 10 computer.

no option to create a password reset disk windows 10

Note that password reset disk only applies to local user accounts. And you could just create a password reset disk for local account that you have used to access Windows 10 computer.

So while you find no option to create a password reset disk, please check whether you are logged into Windows 10 with Microsoft account. Then disconnect Microsoft account and sign in Windows 10 with local user that you want to create password reset disk for.

Situation 2: Win 10 "Create a password reset disk" link not working

While you find and click the option "Create a password reset disk", nothing appears. No wizard. No response. It is necessary to try to close Forgotten Password Wizard task in task window and try to click the link "Create a password reset disk" again. Most people have taken this way and it worked.

create a password reset disk link not working

Step 1: Open Task Switcher Window and find Forgotten Password Wizard task.

Press and hold on Alt + Tab and if you can see the Forgotten Password Wizard shown up in task switcher window, but while you tab over to that task and let go of the keys, nothing displays, go on to solve the problem.

Step 2: Close Forgotten Password Wizard task.

1. Move your mouse cursor to the top-right corner of the Forgotten Password Wizard in task switcher window, it will display the X button. Just click on X and you can close the process.

close forgotten password wizard in task switcher window

2. Press the combination keys Ctrl + Shift + ESC to open the Task Manager directly. Find out the process named "Forgotten Password Wizard". Select it and click on End task.

close forgotten password wizard in task manager

Step 3: Re-click on the "Create a password reset disk" link in Control Panel. It will open Forgotten Password Wizard successfully.

If you still cannot fix the errors that lead to failed password reset disk creation in Windows 10, or you don’t want to waste so much time on trying these solutions, please directly create a Windows 10 password reset disk on another computer with utility iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius, which will work more for you than password reset disk created with the link "Create a password reset disk", such as reset Windows 10 password for local/Microsoft account and create new local account.

 

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