I have a laptop that I took off the domain today and made it a work station. I like an idiot do not know what any of the user names or passwords were before i did that. Is there anything I can do? I have xp and a dell precision m6300. Help!
I tried doing an xp install. I get to the point to pick which installation I want to repair. I choose that and then it tells me to enter my administrator password. That's the problem. I do not remember the admin password or any users password if there even was one. I am only getting to the part where you enter ctrl-alt-del and then password. I cannot get past that. Do you know if there is any place in bios to reset it or to access user accounts?
I installed the xp cd, and got all the way to the point where it said to pick which installation needed to be repaired. It showed
(press enter to cancel): **command prompt here**
so seeing this above I thought that I had to enter 1 to repair that installation. So when I entered 1 and hit enter, i got the prompt to enter the administrator password. The problem now is I do not know the admin password, so I am stuck. After 3 tries of unsuccessfully entering the admin password, I was not able to go any further. Any ideas.
How about pulling the power out of the BIOS? That would remove the admin BIOS password and let him carry out the repair, and possibly utilise the backdoor information posted earlier? I know it's not easy, but it's gotta be an option right?