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I can't remember the password on my Toshiba laptop!!! It's running Windows Server 2003, and for pete's sake i can not remember the admin password I setup for the laptop. I haven't used it for awhile, is there any free software to retrieve the password or bypass it. Please help me!

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    Willie Diaz May 11, 2010

    mrdotcomguy,
    Thanks for your prompt response. I did go to safe mode, but it also asked me for the password, it would not allow me to boot up on safe mode unless i wrote the password. Is there another way?

  • Willie Diaz
    Willie Diaz May 13, 2010

    mrdotcomguy, thanks again for your answer, but my problem is I cannot log in Administrator because thats the password I forgot and unless I do so, the computer will not allow me to get to the command prompt to enter what you wrote above, the LOG ON TO WINDOWS appears, and unless I write the password required the logon message says THE SYSTEM COULD NOT LOG YOU ON.....the OS is Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. I'm trying to access files that are very important, you have been very helpful and I'm grateful.

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Go to the safe mode :- Leave admin password empty if asked.
And then click on start-->run-->type cmd-->type control
userspasswords2 hit enter--> windows open's here --> on the top uncheck option for ask user name and password before entering windows. and then hit apply.
let me know if it works.

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Testimonial: " mrdotcomguy, Thanks for your prompt response. I did go to safe mode, but it also asked me for the password, it would not allow me to boot up on safe mode unless i wrote the password. Is there another way?"

  • Try This...

    Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
    Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
    If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
    Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
    At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and then press ENTER.
    Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.

    Good Luck!!!


  • Since its asking to you enter the password even in the Safemode, there isn't any option left but to go ahead and reformat the Operating System.
    You need to perform a PARALLEL INSTALLATION of a new OS in order to retrieve the Data. Make sure that you don't put same profile name that you have been using earlier on your laptop.

    After the successful parallel installation of a new OS, retrieve your personal data on a external hard drive and perform Clean installation wherein it will remove the original OS and the temporary OS which is gonna be installed.



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Boot your PC using a Knoppix DVD. If you have access to another PC, download the Knoppix iso from Knoppix or other site that has it, burn to DVD, then try to boot with the DVD. You may have to go into the PC setup to set it to boot first from removable media. Boot order is important. Watch the boot screen for the prompt that tells the key to press to get into the setup. Once that boot from removable media, and the order, is set, then boot again with the Knoppix DVD in the DVD drive. Once in Knoppix, which usually has a very familiar-type graphical interface, you may find it simplest to use the built-in Samba server function,where you can set permissions of which other PCs IDs and passwords can access the PC via Samba. Samba server is accessed through one of options that you access from the bottom right. I also have used the opposite function of mapping another PC from the Knoppix. Using this, I was able to retrieve data files from a HDD which had a partition corrupted in such a way that no version of Windows would reinstall/upgrade. My backups were useless until I copied all my data off and repartitioned the HDD.. Of course, you have to have the Hard drive password, but you must have gotten past that since you got to the Windows signon.

Another option is to put the hard drive in an external hard drive USB-based enclosure and attach it via USB to another PC to read the data files. However, this may or may not work if the other PC is Windows based and the partition is corrupted as mine was. You could still boot the other PC with Knoppix DVD and see if it will read that external HDD, That depends on whether Knoppix has drivers to recognize that external HDD.

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