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By calbj98 ·
I have a laptop that was just sent to my family, it is a IBM think pad (390e) it belonged to my sister who was killed on 9/11 in the WTC. The information contained on the HD will help my parents get some closure. No body know's the password. Any help in crackin it would really help. E-mail @ calbj98@yahoo.com

Thanks

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Sorry

by road-dog In reply to finding password

My condolences to your family.

I'm not a PC whiz, but if you have an idea of what filename you're looking for, bypass boot and look for it. I'm not sure if the newer versions of windows allow this though.

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What a pity!

by chuxiz In reply to Sorry

You can get the file you are looking for by booting into a safe mode. Just press F8 if it's a windows OS. But if the password is set at startup, then you might have to reset the BIOS by removing your CMOS battery and putting it back after about a minute.

Goodluck.

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What a pity!

by chuxiz In reply to Sorry

Sorry for the loss.

You can get the file you are looking for by booting into a safe mode. Just press F8 if it's a windows OS. But if the password is set at startup, then you might have to reset the BIOS by removing your CMOS battery and putting it back after about a minute.

Goodluck.

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The might be a way

by txman57 In reply to finding password

If it is a bios password, you are out of luck unless you are confident about opening the case of the laptop. If it is a Windows 98 password, you can boot to a DOS disk and delete all of the .pwl files that you can find on the hard drive. If it is windows NT or 2000, you will need some type of password cracker or changer like ERD Commander.

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Mr Bill says...

by bwhitley In reply to The might be a way

Strap the first set of in-line or (double) jumper pins located in the memory compartment. Turn the unit on. If there was a boot password set in cmos, this procedure should disarm it.

have a happy,

Mr Bill

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