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I have a 14-18 month old samsung R20 Laptop / Note book. Whene i bought it ithey set up a pass word for me and a reset disk. I have my samsung Vista Disk and not the reset disk as i have moved twice since then, and didnt forget pass word. i had a frezze and only way to turn of was removing Batt. after this data was corrupted and my pass word no longer works, the bios was messed up(which i have fixed and my user name is random charachters. I need to make it boot from CD but cant???? i have a network of a self build Packard bell with an amd atholon 3600 cpu and XP operating.. ATI graphic's,2 gig memeroy and a 42x cd drive and seperat DVD-wr and DVD-rom, 5mb broadband internet PC tower is wiered and my Acer Extensa wierless. as you ca probably yell im studing and enthusiast but this samgung of mine is beyond me. can you help i tried orphcrack but no CD boot on(or DVD)

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You should try to boot from either an Ubuntu Linux disc and get the data off the hard disk (to say a pen drive or a portable hard drive), or you can download Hiren's Boot Disc and try the various utilities to boot the computer and get the data off the hard drive.

Note that you'll need to burn the above images on to disc using your disc imaging program like Nero, Roxio, etc. Choose the option "burn image to disc" in your CD writing program.

Once you get the data backed up, format the laptop and reinstall vista from your Vista disc.

Hope that helps,

For Windows XP Driver Files and How-to Resources, visit XPDrivers.

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