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    Forgotten password on laptop

    If you have forgotten a password on a laptopis there anyway of resetting the who thing. I want to sell it as I don't use it but cannot log in to delete anything? Any advice?

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    Putv it in the freezer overnight, it resets your password......

    Windows xp?

    Banned

    what laptop is it?

    Original Poster

    Hp compaq nx9005
    windows xp

    Is it the bios password or is it the windows logon password?

    Just put a windows/restore/linux disc in, format and reinstall.

    Presuming you have nothing that needs recovering or anything you wouldn't want someone else to recover.

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    jtx;8526680

    Just put a windows/restore/linux disc in, format and reinstall.Presuming … Just put a windows/restore/linux disc in, format and reinstall.Presuming you have nothing that needs recovering or anything you wouldn't want someone else to recover.



    How much do those disks cost? I don't need anything that's on the laptop

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    BendyBadger;8526671

    Is it the bios password or is it the windows logon password?



    I think it's the windows log on. Where it says administrator then asks for a password

    Start computer and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ++ keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
    Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".
    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

    :thumbsup:
    Thr freezer method only works in films or if its a bios password

    Type into google windows xp password find and their are several sites which you download a small program put it on disk and insert into laptop. This will download the encryption password file. Upload this file onto the web site most will either charge you if you want it today some will do it for free after 48 hours. I did this at christmas to unlock a cheapy I bought and after the 48 hours a list of passwords emailed back to me

    Original Poster

    Predikuesi;8526764
    Start computer and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ++ keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
    Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".
    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.


    Won't let me do that says password Is wrong again x

    Original Poster

    Thanks dealwarrior I'll give that a try! Can't belive I can remember the password! Damn x

    lincolnsmommy;8526884

    Thanks dealwarrior I'll give that a try! Can't belive I can remember the … Thanks dealwarrior I'll give that a try! Can't belive I can remember the password! Damn x



    Your name, partners name, childrens name, dogs name, cats name etc :thumbsup:

    lincolnsmommy;8526708

    How much do those disks cost? I don't need anything that's on the laptop



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    Download one, will show the laptop works at least:thumbsup:

    dcx_badass;8527324

    Yup you can just get a disk to remove the password, but if you are … Yup you can just get a disk to remove the password, but if you are selling it. I'd format it and put windows on again unless you want to sell a load of private data with it.



    Good advice as you may not get rid of all the data you think you have.

    I Suggest using DBAN (do a google for it) and then re-install the OS. You may have got recovery disks with the laptop in that case use them to do the re-install.

    One bit of software needed - ophcrack.sourceforge.net/

    Thats it. Download that ISO, burn it to a blank disc, slam it in the laptop and boot from the cd. Let it then scan and it will tell you the password.

    Its so simple.
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