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Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:16 pm

I just acquired a decent Dell laptop for free, the only issue is that the previous owner who lost the computer has a password login on XP and the person who gave it to me doesn't know the password. Is there any way I can reboot the OS without a disc or knowing the password?
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Re: Laptop help

Postby jfg » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:16 pm

It's going to be impossible I think unless you hack into it. It's stored in a security chip which only Dell can unlock but you're going to need proof that it's yours which you don't have. Try googling used laptop password dell and you might find some options.
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Re: Laptop help

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:47 pm

Closest I can get is to the safe mode screen with the admin log on option but the admin password is not admin. Pretty frustrating because I don't want to reboot the system with a disc I don't have.
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Re: Laptop help

Postby jfg » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:12 am

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Re: Laptop help

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:21 am

are the odds greater that aqua goes to jail for theft or unlawful contact with a minor? :-D
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Re: Laptop help

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:28 am

Snakes Gould wrote:are the odds greater that aqua goes to jail for theft or unlawful contact with a minor? :-D


I was helping a friend move and we found it in his closet.....he said it functioned correctly he just couldn't figure out how to get logged in since it was given to him by a friend or something. Who knows. :-b
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Re: Laptop help

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:49 am

Have you checked the motherboard? :-?
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Re: Laptop help

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:57 am



if that doesnt work try PMing ACS...he's a 1337 h4xor
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Re: Laptop help

Postby Fade2White12 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:49 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:Closest I can get is to the safe mode screen with the admin log on option but the admin password is not admin. Pretty frustrating because I don't want to reboot the system with a disc I don't have.


Generally the Administrator pw is nothing - just leave it blank.
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Re: Laptop help

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:53 am

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AquaMan2342 wrote:Closest I can get is to the safe mode screen with the admin log on option but the admin password is not admin. Pretty frustrating because I don't want to reboot the system with a disc I don't have.


Generally the Administrator pw is nothing - just leave it blank.


I did this but it asked for one so I think that means somebody was messing with it. It might be a lost cause I am not really sure.
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