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How Do I Boot A Sony VAIO PCG-Z505LS model # PCG-531A?

Someone gave me this computer, but it doesn't have any drives.  According to sony's site, it came with a usb floppy drive and the external optical drives were optional, but I don't possess either.  What I am trying to do is boot pcloginnow or chntpw (offline nt password and registry editor) to reset the xp administor password. I do have regular (restricted) user access to windows, though.

Also the bios is passworded.  Is there a password jumper or, barring that, a serial chip that can read the bios password much like the ibm thinkpad atmel 24rf08 chip reader? The system uses phoenixbios 4.0 release 6.0.

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  • Justin Goldberg Feb 16, 2009

    It was given to me in exchange for a debt, and the original person doesn't have them. It wasn't stolen.


  • Justin Goldberg Feb 16, 2009

    Thanks anyway. I'll just put the drive in another laptop to reset it.


  • Justin Goldberg Feb 16, 2009

    It looks like it was used in a corporate setting as the login screen shows eight active directory servers to login to.  I assume it was decommissioned from use or sold at auction.


  • Justin Goldberg Feb 17, 2009

    Is there anything like the kill cmos utility or passoff utilities but will work under XP?


  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    If that is true ; Why does the original person not have them?
        I'm done. No more coments from me. Sorry to have asked to start with.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Gee. Ask the person that gave you the computer what the pass words were woudl sure be a lot easier,wouldn't it. Oh wait; The person may not know them since he or she didn't put them into it to start with? Where could this computer have come frim then? 

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I have the same problem, i reseted the bios password by shorting ic pins. i need a pcmcia cd or floppy adapter to fomat it. no other option did work

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The BIOS one can usually be eliminated  by disconnecting the battery and shorting the terminals, if necessary, then plugging the battery back in.    The administrator pass work can sometimes be gotten around by pressing the F8 while loading,then changing it.   The most undesirable option is to reformat and buy another OS.   Sorry for the hard time.  

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