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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2002

    Need help with laptop!

    Here's the problem, my laptop has somehow become locked with a password. The laptop is mine (just thought i should let you all know). The laptop is made by Sharp. It runs on a Windows os. The box where the password is to be inserted is on the startup screen. So if anybody know what i should do please let me know.

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    Jul 2002
    Knowing the type of OS would help, but here's a place you might be able to start at. . .
    Every now and then, one of you won't annoy me.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2002
    I assume you speak about the Windows startup screen. What version of Windows do you have? 95/98/Me or NT/2000/XP?
    If it is a 95/98/Me version, simply click on the "cancel" button.
    If it is a NT/2000/XP version (probably), it is a little more complicated. You'll have to try a bootdisk or a boot-cd. I assume you have them if the laptop is really yours.
    Life is boring. Play NetHack... --more--

  4. #4
    Here is a good place to search for stuff like that (password recovery)

    Is it the BIOS? Or the windows password?

    If BIOS: Remove Battery :-)
    If Windows: Make a linux or dos boot disk :-) Then replace the password manualy, i can not explain the process in detail, but you should be able to find soemthing like that with the link i gave above...
    When you connect to your ISP, you are potentially opening your computer to the world. There are \'naughty people\' out there who enjoy breaking into other people\'s computers. Give some thought to the security of your computer...

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    Junior Member
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    Sep 2001
    If it is a bios password use a debug script to erase it. You can find it at for DOS commands.)

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    Jul 2002
    If it's some NT based version of windows(ie. XP or 2K) thats defying you, try this here:

    If it's the BIOS, pop the battery. If it's something else, your gonna have to cough up more info.
    \"Now it\'s time to erase the story of our bogus fate. Our history as it\'s portrayed is just a recipe for hate!\"
    -Bad Religion

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    Jan 2002
    Well if you are dealing with the windows *.pwl file recovery then what you would have to do is when the system boots up , press F8 several times until you get the DOS screen.Then what you would have to do is
    C:\Windows>rename *.pwl *.xyz
    what it does is it changes your password files to a different file format so the bootup screen will accept any input.Pretty lame but gets the job done.
    good luck.
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