|Plz read to the end before responding as we have done lots of research on this matter. Most of the advice assumes that you can boot to an external device, which we can't.|
I'm helping a friend who bought a Dell Latitude LS400 NETBOOK running Windows 200 and didn't realize it was setup with user names and passwords. The unit appears to have an proprietary media bay for either a CD-ROM or floppy drive, which we do not have. I have changed the BIOS to boot to a USB device, which doesn't recognize a generic USB floppy drive. Without accessing an external device we can't reformat and install a new OS. Can't get by the login screen through Safe mode. There is a recovery mode, which has no options and only seems to check the integrity of the hard drive. I have tried the Ctrl + Alt + Del thing at the login screen to no avail. Due to the type of connector on the hard drive, we can't connect it to a laptop.
This forum is our last hope. Any new ideas to bypass the W2K login screen so we can get access to the hard drive and remove the SAM file?