toshiba laptop - password locked

  sah1157 19:13 15 Jan 08
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i have acquired an old toshiba 7020ct laptop. unfortunately when i start it up it goes straight onto a screen asking me for a password. i don't have this and was wondering if there is any way to get around it. it doesn't give me any options to go into any sort of setup, it just shows a toshiba screen then goes straight onto the password screen after about 30secs

  mfletch 19:14 15 Jan 08

How to log on as administrator
1. Start the computer in Safe Mode. After the Power On Self Test is finished, press and hold the F8 key until the Start menu appears. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER to confirm the selection. Now you can see the administrator account next to your user account on the Welcome screen.

2. Log on as administrator. If this is the first time that you have logged by using the administrator account, there is no password assigned to the account. You can just click Administrator.

Note If you have logged on as Administrator in the past, you may have assigned a password to the account. If this is the case, type the password.
3. After you log on, Windows notifies you that it is running in Safe Mode. Click Yes.



How to reset the password
You can now reset the password for your user account. To do this, follow these steps:1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.
2. Click your user account, and then click Change the password.


3. Enter a new password, enter it again to confirm the password, and then set a password hint. Click Change Password.

Note You can also use this opportunity to set a password for the administrator account, if you have not already done this. If you do not assign a password to the administrator account, your computer can be accessed by anyone. To set a password for the administrator account, follow the same steps as for your own user account. You can also create a password reset disk.
4. Your password has now been reset. Restart your computer, and then log on by using your new password.


mfletch

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:41 15 Jan 08

Could be a BIOS paswword required or an encrypted drive password.

BIOS Passwords
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