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Have HP DV 9540 us laptop. Yhe motherboard took a dump. I can read hard drive on another computer. Can I recover my verisoft passwords for my websites?

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Passwords are encryped, the chances are slim to recover except by booting the system on the hard drive and logging in. Boot in safe mode so that windows won't try installing drivers for the host system. If you try to boot in normal it is going to complain, but safe mode should let you in to recover the passwords. If you have the drive connected through USB with adaptor, use the boot options (usually F-12 on recent stuff) to boot from the usb drive.and F-8 before the Windows logo appears to get into safe mode.
Hope this does it for you.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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