Password is lost; completely locked help/

December 11, 2010 at 10:02:08
Specs: Windows XP
i WAS GIVEN A TOSHIBA LAPTOP IT DOES HAVE XP ON IT BUT I AM LOCKED OUT DUR TO A LOST PASSWORD. THE GIVER OF THE COMPUTER LOST THE PASSWORD. IS THERE ANY POSSIBLE WAY I CAN RESET IT TO GET ON OR REST THE COMPUTER, AND ADD MYSELF AS THE ADMINISTRATOP.

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#1
December 11, 2010 at 10:35:39
Typing in all capital letters in a post on the internet is considered to be the same as if you were shouting, and very rude !

If it's a system access password - you must type it to use the computer at all - or a hard drive access password - you may be able get into the bios Setup but you must type it before the operating system will load, then.....
- whoever gave you the laptop is probably lying if they say it was their computer and they forgot the password - it's extremely unlikely they would forget a password they have to type every time you use the computer unless you have serious mental problems.
- if whoever gave you the laptop got it from someone else, and that person says they forgot the password, the same probably applies.
- it's very likely someone, whoever gave it to you, or someone they got it from, or someone else, stole the laptop !

Removing passwords on modern laptops is difficult or impossible, unless you are the original owner and can prove it, or unless you are willing to spend money to have an expert remove the passwords, or you are willing to spend money to replace the mboard, and the hard drive if the hard drive is passworded.

For more info see response 3 in this:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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#2
December 14, 2010 at 02:49:40
Take out the battery cell for almost 30 Minutes than start ur pc...run it on safe mode...

Pass word will be broken...

go into ctrl pannels & change ur pass word....

switch back the battery cell & than start ur machine in normal mode u will not have any issue with password....

Regards


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#3
December 14, 2010 at 07:44:57
shazkhan

You cannot remove a system access, hard drive access, or a bios Setup access password from a modern laptop or notebook by removing the Cmos battery, or by clearing the Cmos by means of moving a jumper or similar - the password info is stored on another chip other than the bios chip that cannot have it's user data erased by removing the power to it.

It doesn't sound like SYLBYL's problem is a Windows password - if it were, you can't change the password of a user you can't access unless there is at least one user you can access that has Administrator rights, or unless you re-install Windows from scratch.


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#4
December 14, 2010 at 09:35:29
What message do you get when you enter the wrong password 3 times?

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