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Help getting into Compaq laptop with Vista, Can't remember password

By blackbeary8 ·
I need help getting back into my laptop, its mine, not stolen! I haven't used it in awhile and last time I did use it I created a password so that when I turn on the pc, it asks for it immediately (this was done by mistake). I can not for the life of me remember what the password is and have tried everything I would have used. Does anyone know how to bypass it and set a new one?

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We do not know your password..

So basically we can not do it for you. well at least not on here. I can do it for you but this will mean that you will have to send the laptop over to Finland. I also charge for this service. So unless you are interested, we can not help you.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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You have to talk to Compaq on that one

by robo_dev In reply to Help getting into Compaq ...

Since many thieves are also liars, TR members have no way to separate the sheep from the wolves, so to speak, so the policy is to not assist anybody with password recovery.

Also, on newer laptops, there is no simple backdoor. If there was a simple bypass, it would not be very secure, would it?

Most modern laptops use a hardware-based security chip which stores the password in an encrypted format without needing battery power. So disconnecting CMOS battery won't help.

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If, when you set the password, by any chance you were DRUNK...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Help getting into Compaq ...

I suggest that you once again imbibe to the exact same state of inebriation and maintain this indolent condition for as long as required until - lo and behold - the password comes back to you in a flash of brilliance/drunkenness.

I speak from experience (of advising this!).

I suggest, before you embark on this course of alcoholic adventure, you equip yourself with a luminous pen and paper with which to record the password.

The pen has to be luminous so that you can still see it, in the dark, after the flash of brilliance has temporarily blinded you. :^0

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but what if he passes out before remembering?

by robo_dev In reply to If, when you set the pass ...

Or worse, suffers a serious injury from the pen? TR would be sued for millions.

I once had to investigate a system admin who had a fondness for crystalized methamphetamine. He was reporting that somebody was hacking his server and his workstations and changing the passwords. It was, of course, him doing all the changing, as his paranoia would kick in when the drugs did. Once the drugs wore off, he had no memory of changing the passwords (nor what he changed them to).

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Perhaps he could set up some covert surveillance, suitably...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to but what if he passes out ...

Equipped with both ultra-violet and infra-red filters in case of a blackout (either of the electrical OR alcohol-induced varieties) such that his entire journey into oblivion could be recorded for posterity and of course password retrieval.

At the moment of his personal alcohol-fueled epiphany, he could adopt a suitably religious posture, then cry out the utterance -sorry, password. In this way he could obviate any potential self-harm delivered by the sharp end of the luminous pen which he now would have no need for.

Mind you, the quantities of alcohol required to attain the needed inebriation MIGHT have to be increased, due to the level of sweating induced by the non-covert arc lights needed to illuminate the overnight party jollies.

<Memo to self: Do not hard-drink and hard drive!>

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And put it on YouTube

by robo_dev In reply to Perhaps he could set up s ...
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Here in AUS

by Jacky Howe In reply to Help getting into Compaq ...

we call it CRAFT disease.

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You utter SOD. - I had to Google that !!....

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Here in AUS

I've never heard that one before.

I've known more than my fair share of drunks who had a "really great password that no-one will ever crack" while they were utterly pished!

They had CRAFT disease the following morning to!! :^0

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It normally

by Jacky Howe In reply to You utter SOD. - I had to ...

comes with age and no you don't have to be drunk.

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