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Old 11-27-2003, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend recieved an old computer from a school and when he goes to start up the computer it loads fine and everything except it asks for a username/password. We have no clue how to get past this.

It's a windows 98 system.

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Old 11-27-2003, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Press ESC . If no effect, ask the person whom he received the computer from.
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we had tried pressing esc, but to no avail.

We really can't ask the person who gave us the comp since it was from a school...
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With out tring to hack in to it you would prob. be better off formatting and reinstalling the os of your choice. Unless it is like a bios password(then you have to find out from the school). If it is a windows password if you just got the computer from the school it prob. has a bunch of junk that you woudnt use anyways so i would just blow it away and dffr.
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uh.... what?

it asks for a password to log into windows, like to get into the desktop and such.
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Old 11-27-2003, 11:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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and can you get past the password screen or no?
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no.... that is what I am trying to figure out how to do.
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Old 11-27-2003, 11:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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then to get the password screen off you would either have to login after knowing the password /login name and change it not to ask you for the password or reinstall windows. In which case you said that you couldnt get the password so all I can think for you to do is reinstall windows
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1. Since it sounds like it was networked, does it have a nic card?

2. If so, try taking it out, with the power off, and see if it lets you bypass.

If not, Repartition, Reformat Reinstall doo da doo da.
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yeah, it was networked. I'm really not sure about the nic card. I know nothing about hardware. What does one look like?

and how to I go about doing the repartition, refomat, and reinstall?
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