How to reboot a laptop

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  1. jaywilson
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    I have my step mums old laptop, but i cant log in because i do not know her user name or password, is there a way i can reset or reboot it myself?
     
  2. DaRk_ViVi

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    Keep the power button pressed then restart it. But if you don't know the password you can't login even after the reboot...
     
  3. Rock Raiyu

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    Since she gave it to you (I'm assuming she did.) can't you just ask for the user and pass?
     
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    If she has XP SP1 (I think) you can push F8 (i think) and open in safe mode. While in safe mode, on the login screen, you will see an account with no password called Administrator.
     
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    she hasn't used it in 2 years and cant remember it, it was from her work so it was a login number, not just her name
     
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    Safe-mode boot as administrator and then just remove the passwords. If that doesn't work there are other methods but they're either 1) Cost money or 2)Take awhile
     
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    that was somewhat helpful, i did the f8 thing and started in safe mode, but when it came to the log in part it was the same as before, input user name and password



    (sorry for double post)
     
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    Installing Linux is neither illegal nor costs money. But I guess he doesn't want Linux... TC, you're probably better off installing Windows from scratch. Besides, I'm sure you'll want a clean drive, without all the stuff your stepmother had in it.
     
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    Just input the username as "Administrator" and leave the password blank. Its XP Pro right?
     
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    i tried that didnt work
    thanks again for you help though!

    how do i intall windows from scratch?
     
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    If it has a CD drive you can boot with Ophcrack Live CD then recover the password.
     
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    i might try that,
    by the way it says the os is Justice windows XP profesional

    EDIT
    after reading that thats way too difficult, i dont even have a burner to put that program on a disc
     
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    not much use if you don't have a burner but if you can get access to one to burn an iso then use HIRENS boot disk and use Active Password Changer to remove the SAM password files [​IMG]
     
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    If you have a USB stick you can make the Ophcrack Live CD run off that.
     
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    Go into safemode, open up run, and type "control userpasswords2"
     
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    Hiren's boot CD? Easy way of resetting the paswords. Really oldschool of course would be to crack the sam file [​IMG]. Anyway resetting the passwords can be done with loads of tools [​IMG].
     
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    over there
     
  18. sweenish

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    it's a pirated XP version, just find a way to get a hold of another pirated XP version and re-install windows. you'll want to start fresh, like other people were saying, anyway.

    i'm sure you have friends. use them. as in, their burners. or buy one if you have a desktop. newegg sells good burners for 20 bucks.
     
  19. kobykaan

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    WORKS FOR ME!

    boot HIREN'S using BOOT CD first in bios settings load Active Password Changer in the settings of HIREN'S get it to scan the drive and choose to delete the SAM file when it finds it do that for each acct on that machine...and that's it lol takes about 5-10 minutes max [​IMG]

    I just find HIREN'S the easiest way ... that and I carry it in my disk bag mainly for that soul purpose lol [​IMG]
     
  20. DaRk_ViVi

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    There is also another trick to change the password with Windows XP:
    -Insert a Windows XP Pro CD into the laptop and start it
    -Choose to recover your Windows installation (you go on with the installation and it will say that there is already Windows XP installed, than you choose to recover it)
    -After the reboot you have to press Shift+F10 as soon as it says that is installing the peripheral drivers
    -Command Prompt!
    -Write usrmgr.cpl and press enter
    -Account Manager!
    -Change Password
    -Finish the reinstallation and login [​IMG]
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

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