By-passing or Removing Passwords

By Romantickisser ·
I have a toshiba laptop which was given to me by a pal. He has 2 users accounts, all passworded and I only log in as Guest. I need to access other programs and install new ones, but I've been denied the rights. How can I bypass or remove those passwords so I can access my laptop fully? The guy has forgotten his own passwords. Somebody help me pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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TR members do not assist password recovery

by jimmy-jam In reply to By-passing or Removing Pa ...

The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professinals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This in turn will cause TechRepublic's forums to show up in a search engine's results for key words that relate to password cracking which could lead to more password cracking questions. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact the vendor for the software / hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, etc..

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Thanks Jimmy & All...

by Romantickisser In reply to TR members do not assist ...

...for all your responses. I just realized it was crap to make sucha request in the 1st place. My request is totally genuine since the giver just cant rmber his own passwords. I take it back & sincerely apologize for any inconvenience my request might have caused TR & other members. We've decided to format & reinstall. Thanks all for your comments & once again my apologies for any mess caused.

Best regards.

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Thank you for understanding, and posting back

by seanferd In reply to Thanks Jimmy & All...

to say so.

I, for one, appreciate that.

Take care. :)

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Not even a good story:-(

by Kenone In reply to By-passing or Removing Pa ...
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Sorry, dude. We can't help you here. <nt>

by seanferd In reply to By-passing or Removing Pa ...
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Or another way to look at things

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to By-passing or Removing Pa ...

Your so called PAL hates your guts and is refusing to hand over the passwords. But as you know this person so well all you are required to do is Kidnap them string them up and torture the Passwords out of them.

Of course using the Toshiba supplied Recovery Disc and rebuilding the system to new isn't an option here is it?

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here is the fix

by mamies In reply to By-passing or Removing Pa ...

You can fix this problem by buying lots of beer and sitting down at the desk with a pen and paper and start of with "a". and then resite through all the possibilities until you get it. Good Luck,

I have another much more easy painless way to get it but i really dont know your intentions and dont like helping people with malicious purposes.

Sorry if your intent is to purely try to access your laptop

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Your profile reads...

by normhaga In reply to By-passing or Removing Pa ...

that you are a consultant and that you have been involved with computers since 1996, and also that you have been involved with TR since 2001.

Then surely you know better than to ask openly on TR for ways to bypass PW's. As a consultant, you should have run into this issue before and know how to deal with it. And of course, I am sure you know what Google is.

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Recieved as a gift or swiped as booty ? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to By-passing or Removing Pa ...

One of these possibilities would provide you with a reasonable chance of finding the passwords, whereas the other would have you posting on TR with a badly written sob story that has neither sufficient believability nor adequate amounts of pathos.

You could always reinstall the entire system, but then you wouldn't get access to these non-accessable accounts and programs!!

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My laptop?

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to By-passing or Removing Pa ...

Ask you pal, to to clean off his stuff, and then reset the admin passwrd so you can use it. I mean he's your PAL, he's given you the laptop, there won't be a problem right?

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