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New password Type 2366, I need a new password. We dont remember the original and now we cannot get into the system. Please help.

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Re: New password

What password do you need, the bios password, or Windows password?
In case of bios passwords, you're probly out of luck. There is a workaround which requires completely dismantling the system, and which costs more than the system is worth, unless the info on the hard drive is very important.
If it's windows, well there are programs out there which one can find if you look hard enough.
Sorry I can't be more helpful.
Good luck

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Re: New password

Login using the guest account and then make another account as administrator and then delete the password. Or F8 when booting up system and go into safe mode you should then at least have access to the system and look for the solution from there.

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you would need to boot from your original O/S CD or master windows recovery disk. Once logged in, you would be able to reset your admin password, or the one in your user account.

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