Lost user Password on my old computer laptop Panasonic CF-25
When I run my laptop, the floppy disk or the Hard driver begins to act. But after a minute or to, it stops running and a green key appears in the middle of the screen asking for a user password. As I have forgotten my password, I cann't write down the right answer. What can I do? Can I find a floppy disk or a CD which will be able to resolve the problem. It was said that the hidden password is put in a EEPROM. I Have a programmator which allows me to read the inside of EEPROM but, I don't know the reference of the EEPROM WHICH IS SOMEWHERE ON THE MOTHERBOARD; SO I am in a mess. Is there a solution: I don't want to threw my laptop through the open window and I don't want to kill myself because I think I have a lot to learn about computering before using the final solution. Best regards for an old man who doesn't want to give up! Jean Claude BARON
Re: Lost user Password on my old computer laptop...
Take the keyboard off below is the motherboard you will see a quarter sized piece that look like a battery.pop the side that is not sodered leave off with no power for a minute then soder the piece back to board and reattach the keyboard boot up and press f1 to enter setup. Go to supervisor setup and reset the password. This work for my laptop.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert who has answered 20 questions.
An expert that has over 10 points.
An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.
Re: Lost user Password on my old computer laptop...
Hi Jean Claude,
Sorry your having these issues. There is one thing you can try. When you are at the login dialog box, tap CTRL, ALT + DEL a couple of times until another dialog box appears saying Username and Password. In the username field type in administrator and leave the password field blank, press enter. Hopefully you can login and get to things thats needed. Hope this helps if not then get in touch.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
had same problem with loading win xp proff on cf 74 toughbook mk1. soution for me was downloading sata hdd controller from panasonic toughbook support site, loading the driver onto floppy drive, using usb floppy with driver ready to use, loading win xp profesional and on first loading win screen pressing f6 when prompted at beginning of win intallation, when on screen instructions to load sata driver appeared, i followed on screen instructions and loaded 3rd option from floppy sata drive mobile driver, left usb installed untill xp loaded and running, do not remove usb floppy untill win loaded, i really hope this helps you
This laptop has a SATA hard drive. The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (v080526 - May 2008)
Petter Nordahl-Hagen has written a Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista offline password editor: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
This is a utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a
valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista system, by
modifying the encrypted password in the registry's SAM file.
You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.
It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and
boot off a floppy disk or CD. The boot-disk includes stuff to access
NTFS partitions and scripts to glue the whole thing together.
Works with syskey (no need to turn it off, but you can if you have lost the key)
Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!
Caution: If used on users that have EFS encrypted
files, and the system is XP or later service packs on W2K, all encrypted
files for that user will be UNREADABLE! and cannot be recovered unless
you remember the old password again! Download links:
To write these images to a floppy disk you'll need RawWrite2 which is
included in the Bootdisk image download. To create the CD you just need
to use your favorite CD burning program and burn the .ISO file to CD.
You mostly likely need to install sata drivers while the os is loading? What windows is it, When it is loading the setup files in the begining at the bottom of the screen it will say hit a certain key to install 3rd party SATA drivers!
Boot your system with the Windows XP Setup CD. A screen will come up to welcome you, then you'll have an option to accept the EULA agreement, etc - proceed as required.
Then you will get an option to install XP afresh or "Repair your existing Windows XP installation". Choose to Repair by pressing “R”.
It will then start the repair process by first copying files the files needed.
In a few minutes, the setup will begin to restart your system and when it restarts remember NOT to press any key when it shows “Press any key to continue…”. Else setup will start from the beginning. Don’t press any key and setup will resume from where it stopped.
It will start doing other tasks and will show a small progress bar with a few details in left hand corner.
Look carefully at the details and when it shows “Installing Devices“, remember to press Shift key + F10 key in your keyboard.
This will open up a Command Prompt window. Now type nusrmgr.cpl and press the Enter key.
This opens up the “User Accounts” window which you normally get in the Control Panel.
Cheers!! You can now easily reset any account's password.
Here follow the link to the site and download one of the freeware tools. Other than that put the windows cd in and select repair windows installation and everything will go back to the basic installation including user accounts
Make A boot disk from a working Windows 98 machine. After you make the boot disk, copy the MS 'debug' to the floppy. Boot the laptop from the floppy.(this might not be possible due to a setting in the BIOS.) Search online for MS Debug +clear CMOS Run the Debug program and type in the commands exactly as written. reboot, and you should be able to go into the BIOS by holding F2. That's it. If you can't boot from the floppy, remove the hard drive. the computer should boot from the floppy, no matter what the BIOS setting is.
I know those units. worked on some in <LA..the issue here is that the board level bios chips were special, and had a security code installed. the reason was to ensure that no one could hack them. the hard drives must be identical to those that were removed. is that the case?
and this sort of thing is a higher level of work, than fixya compensates for.