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Thread: Need Help!!!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2003


    A friend of mine bought a box of used laptops from a business auction. The laptops are Dells and was not reformated before they was sold, well when you turn them on, its asking for a password, well we didnt get any passwords for them, the laptops are running win 2000, and I went into the bios and the Config Setup page is also disabled. Does any body know a way around this, some help would be great.

    Barton XP 2500
    A7n8x Deluxe v 2.0
    11/200 w/1.7
    39-44c temp
    1g 512x2 Kingmax DDR 2700
    80g Maxtor 8mb cache 7200rpm/133
    40 IMB 7200rpm/133
    SB Audigy
    8500DV ATI AGP
    11/200 1.7v on core
    Volcanno 9 heatsink/fan
    2x 80mm case fans

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002


    Format the harddrive and re-install windows is the only way youre gonna get around that.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2003


    unless you care what is on the hdd's, just make a set of w2k boot disks with format and fdisk on them, boot to command prompt and format the drives. all corporate hdd's are locked w/admin passwords and you need them to access anything on the drives.
    Asus A7v333 mobo
    512MB pc2700 Samsung RAM
    Athlon XP 1800+
    Nvidia MX200 64MB
    Sound Blaster Audigy MP3+

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