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Unlocking the Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (Model 1955-S803). I got it for doing some work for this old lady next door. She fried the thing with viruses, so she didn't want it anymore. She doesn't remember the administrator password. How can I unlock the administrator? I need to re-install XP, and I can't do it without being in the administrator. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Terry Farr

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Is it the CMOS bios password or WinXP administrator password? If it is the CMOS password, you would have to clear CMOS to clear the password. On a laptop, you have to dissasemble the laptop to get to the CMOS battery. If it is the WinXP password, you need a program like "locksmith" to remove it.

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Try holding down the CTRL-ALT-DELETE keys three times when the Toshiba logo appears. This may remove or at least bypass the password. If not:

Go to the link below and based on the unit you have, download the latest BIOS update and install manually from floppy or CD. This will update the sysyem, wipe out all password and get you into the system.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_home.jsp

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