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#1 madslip

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 03:03 AM

Ive got an acer laptop with windows vista basic somebody please help me figure out how to bypass or recover my password because i forgot it.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:58 PM

Where exactly the pass is set? If it is set on Vista logon, then you can use any password reseting utility, there are a hell a lot of them over the net. Hey, do some search, e.g. elcomsoft system recovery pro 3.0 build 466 cd.

Unlike the first case, the password on POST (BIOS Setup) is hardly can be bypassed w/o some mess. You'll need to open the case of the laptop, and disconnect a litium battery from the motherboard in order to reset all CMOS (BIOS) settings, including your forgotten password.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:22 PM

Where exactly the pass is set? If it is set on Vista logon, then you can use any password reseting utility, there are a hell a lot of them over the net. Hey, do some search, e.g. elcomsoft system recovery pro 3.0 build 466 cd.

Unlike the first case, the password on POST (BIOS Setup) is hardly can be bypassed w/o some mess. You'll need to open the case of the laptop, and disconnect a litium battery from the motherboard in order to reset all CMOS (BIOS) settings, including your forgotten password.


YES and NO.

If the password is in Vista, there are a number of password retrieval/recovering/zeroing BUT there are a number of FREEWARE utilities too.
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=21204
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=4305
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=8027
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

If the password is in the laptop MOST recent laptops will NOT allow to reset it by resetting the CMOS. (simply because the password is NOT stored there)

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:49 PM

Hm, I'm not so familiar with modern laptops, ok. And how do they store password, could you explain, dear Wonko, please :)

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:24 AM

Hm, I'm not so familiar with modern laptops, ok. And how do they store password, could you explain, dear Wonko, please :unsure:

They have a separate chip. :mellow:

Examples:
http://www.ja.axxs.net/unlock/
http://www.thinkwiki..._BIOS_passwords.
http://www.pwcrack.c...hips_dell.shtml

Each specific model may have a workaround or specific removal procedure, through a special hardware, a simple software and/or the need to physically solder/de-solder components.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:00 AM

Moving topic from the hello world section onto somewhere more appropriate.




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