What is password

Question

I purchased a laptop from some one. They told me it has a possible software problem. so far i have found that hte mother board is bad and the main quetion that i have is when i try to boot up the laptop. Once the boot cyle gets to the hard drive it is asking of a passord. i have contacted the original owner of the pc and they tell me that know of no password on the system. Is there a way of getting pass the password. I really don't care if all the data is lost because i plan on loading new OS to the pc. I have tried booting up from the A: drive with no problems but when i try to access the hard drive i still need to enter a password to get into in. Is there anything i can do.

Thanks ED

Answer

This question was answered on August 11, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you do not mind lossing any data you can put in a bootable flappy disk or cd and format the hard drive This will allow you to install a new OS and set your own password.

Albert Thompson

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 11, 2003