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Purchased second hand POS computer system and need Admin acess.


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#1 Ben P

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:15 AM

I recently purchased a POS (Point of Sale) computer system from a business that went into liquidation.

The system is an IBM SurePOS 300 i believe from 2001.

I really want to use the system as it is but cant add programs or even look @ the control panel because the system logs in without admin access.

I have tried to install a fresh copy of Windows XP SP2 but the install disc doesnt recognise the HDD. (it is a sata connected drive)

I have tried to install a copy of Windows XP SP2 from a USB Key (but it doesnt recognise or boot from the USB even though i have chosen the USB as first boot device settings in the BIOS)

From what i can ascertain for the system specs are

512 MB Ram DDR2
40 GB HDD
Windows XP
CD/DVD ROM Attached via IDE

I really want to gain admin access.
If anyone has a work around i would greatly appreciate it.

Edited by Ben P, 20 July 2011 - 05:16 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:49 AM

This link mentions Password reset, but I did not read thru it: My link
Feel free to ignore my comment, just another user !

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:43 AM

You can use the password reset trick using a linux rescue disk, as outlined here

If no luck then the only thing stopping you from doing a clean install of XP is the sata driver. IBM has OS install guides here and drivers (including SATA) here

Hope that helps.

-cabbagepants




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