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#1 Poor Richie

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:15 AM

Good Morning and thanks for looking at my post.

A while back i wanted to keep my SO out of my info while still letting her use the laptop, so i decided in all my wisdom :thumbsup: , to create two users, making myself the administrator. It was very late and i was a bit distracted and i have never been able to remember my password since. This was about 6 months ago. I can still access the computer through her account but obviously can not do, change, or update anything.
It is an older HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC that is over 5yo. Other than the problem mentioned it runs perfect for such an antique and i don't need much capability as unfortunately I only know enough to use computers for the most basic of tasks. Is there anything i can do. If I left out any important details please let me know so I can fill in the gaps.
A local "EXPERT" recommended that before i pay him $250-$350 to attempt to fix it that i could try a simple fix by removing the battery for a few hours...I tried...didn't work.
Any help at all would be appreciated as i have no idea what do do next. Thank You
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:21 AM

Sorry. but there's really nothing that can be done here to assist you in overcoming a system password.

Such is a security measure.

From the forum rules, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/boardrules.php:

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This thread is now closed.

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