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December 20, 2007 11:53:12 PM

I have a Toshiba Tecra A8 ez8313 laptop and need to clear my system registry in dos screen.. I get to the point where i start PC with command prompts and hit enter but all that does is run a list og the loading drivers and then starts the PC in safe mode ...I cant get it to go to the C:\ comman prompt ...I am running XP and it will no longer accept my password ... I have been told a few differnt things to try during the start up such as pressing the page break key ..... or holding the windows key and R at the same time none of them pull up the command prompt ..please help ... if anyone might know another way to solve this passsord issue please let me know ...ythank you
December 21, 2007 12:21:05 AM

Start, run, cmd.
December 21, 2007 12:22:24 AM

i cant get into windows wont accept my password
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December 21, 2007 12:22:28 AM

Press F8 during post repeatedly until a boot menu comes up. Then select Command Prompt, with or without networking is up to you.
December 21, 2007 12:23:38 AM

i do that and all that does is load my drivers then starts windows in safe mode where it still wants my Admin password
December 21, 2007 12:25:06 AM

If it is loading safe mode when you select command prompt, then you have a problem I've never seen :p  Maybe your MBR got corrupted? Do you have any type of boot disk you can use?
December 21, 2007 12:25:29 AM

At my workplace we would use a linux crack CD we have. It boots a lean linux OS and then runs a program where you can reset your password.
December 21, 2007 12:40:44 AM

Sounds like you have a pirated XP and you did a windows update and it broke your crack. Now you are screwed.
December 21, 2007 12:56:22 AM

Anyone think this is another wind-up?

(Look! I speak British!)
December 21, 2007 1:03:14 AM

Maybe. Either way, the thread title is misleading. Should read 'Help, lost my password' or 'I can't log into my stolen computer.'

OP: you can find the answer to this question in about .0521 seconds with a google search. Probalby no one here (myself included) will answer it due to the possibly sketchy nature of the question.

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December 21, 2007 2:25:02 AM

I don't think that you can get into DOS with Windows XP as DOS is no part of Windows. Maybe a boot disk but thats it.
December 21, 2007 2:48:56 AM

Only time I've ever seen this problem was on hacked xp that got updated lol. Ebay is full of computers with xp pro hacked for dirt cheap.
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December 21, 2007 2:57:23 AM

The Boot Menu (which is F8 as Thanatos said) should give you the options as best as I can remember:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with networking
Command Prompt
Command Prompt with networking
VGA Mode
System Restore
Start Windows Normally

Unless configured differently, it gives you 30 seconds to choose. Also, how can you forget a password ESPECIALLY for The Administrator.

To road:
Yeah, it sounds like a hacked XP. Never heard of a legal copy of XP not accepting a password for any account.
December 21, 2007 3:04:34 AM

This is not a "CPUs and Componets" subject. Please move.
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December 21, 2007 3:17:36 AM

He could be trying to break into someone's computer :kaola: 
December 21, 2007 5:10:13 AM

Your legitimate CD copy of XP will work as a bootdisk. Why not use it?
December 21, 2007 5:30:36 AM

Community Poll:

This guy is phishing for a CD code and should be banned
-or-
This guy is Legit
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December 21, 2007 5:59:41 AM

Although I would hate to see someone with a legit problem get banned, the fact that he is looking for a way to bypass a password doesn't seem right to me. The OS will not just stop accepting passwords, if it's doing that, you reformat, coz it's screwed up bad.

I vote illegitimate. The mods can decide what action should be taken, if the guy is not on a public computer, his IP and MAC addresses will point right to him.
December 24, 2007 12:37:50 AM

lol i simply cant get my password to accept ... you geniuses think to hard in your paranoia ..... however it might have happened it wont go in... and my boot disk was stepped on by my toddler over a year ago... thus my situatuon... lol jesus such a helpful crew ,.... i just didnt want to pay for a new boot disk
December 24, 2007 12:41:44 AM

Whatever. Passwords dont just screw up. You either stole a computer or used illegal OS. No help for you.
December 24, 2007 12:43:56 AM

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December 24, 2007 12:45:46 AM

Dont get all mad because I busted you doing unlawful acts. Return the machine where you stole it. Come on its Xmas.
December 24, 2007 12:46:53 AM

Wow it just so happens to be a laptop to. How convienient.
December 24, 2007 12:49:44 AM

bubba43 said:
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It's funny how defensive people get when they get called out.
December 24, 2007 1:00:44 AM

Come steal my laptops, you wont get out of my house with them.
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December 24, 2007 1:03:04 AM

what a dunce, cant even get into a computer that he has sitting in his lap
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December 24, 2007 1:06:25 AM

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Hold on, you wanted help? I don't think you are gonna get anything with an attitude like that, and I mean anything.
December 24, 2007 1:06:36 AM

Lol now he is patroling rooms that I post in saying bad things. Guess he will be banned soon.
December 24, 2007 1:08:05 AM

Mods, we don't need people like bubba43 on here. And if you want to send him up my way I'll show him how much fun it is to be used for traction by an Avon VenomR 300/35X/18 Rear Tire.
December 24, 2007 1:08:12 AM

I know for a fact the only way not to have the right password is a stolen PC, or a hacked xp that got updated.

Both are illegal, and I'm not going to help even though I know how.
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December 24, 2007 1:08:32 AM

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December 24, 2007 1:09:07 AM

Oldschool can vouge that I know my stuff.
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December 24, 2007 1:09:36 AM

Why not just reformat?
December 24, 2007 1:10:23 AM

Probably wants to get info off a stolen government laptop or some other high ranking individual.
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December 24, 2007 1:10:38 AM

I can't believe I once got banned, I really can't, especially with people like this around.
December 24, 2007 1:10:51 AM

Oh he probably forgot to steal the Master install disk. LOL.
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December 24, 2007 1:11:44 AM

Just call the NSA or something, they can get around it for you.
December 24, 2007 1:12:57 AM

Note to all: roadrunner197069 is a bonafide PC guru and a 100% great guy. Anyone who messes with him has to deal with me too.

Mods: Since this a**wipe is changing IDs, why not just find out his IP and block him?
December 24, 2007 1:17:50 AM

*swats flies* :non: 
December 24, 2007 1:21:39 AM

randomizer said:
I can't believe I once got banned, I really can't, especially with people like this around.


You didn't get banned by me, dude.
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December 24, 2007 1:22:07 AM

Jake_Barnes said:
*swats flies* :non: 

Thankyou, twice.
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December 24, 2007 1:23:25 AM

Jake_Barnes said:
You didn't get banned by me, dude.

I don't know who banned me, all it says is you_been_banned (that changed now didn't it?)
December 24, 2007 1:25:17 AM

This software changes on a daily basis ... it's a nightmare to try to keep up with. It's the french, you know ... :o 
December 24, 2007 1:28:51 AM

Jake is da shiznit. Way to go Jake. Thank you.
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December 24, 2007 1:45:50 AM

Well Jake, I trust you when you say you didn't ban me because I have no choice, I was never notified of the person or the reason. I take back (if it were possible) anything I have said against you.
December 24, 2007 2:31:47 AM

randomizer said:
I can't believe I once got banned, I really can't, especially with people like this around.



Ohhhhh.....cmon now man....we cant catch everyone instantly. I do have a job ya know, and I dont get paid for this, so its not exactly the highest priority in my life :kaola:  ;) 
December 24, 2007 2:38:21 AM

I just bought my first Laptop. in the instructions or 1st boot.. it clearly said that do not ask for help on a master password. Under no circumstances will the maker (lenovo, in this case) help to bypass a master pw.

Hooray for the forum. Nice to see some moral's.
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December 24, 2007 3:18:13 AM

turpit said:
Ohhhhh.....cmon now man....we cant catch everyone instantly. I do have a job ya know, and I dont get paid for this, so its not exactly the highest priority in my life :kaola:  ;) 

Someone caught me pretty damn fast, and I don't even know what for. Maybe if I started a "Help me boost my folding@home score without running a single client" thread I'd be more understanding.
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