Hardware Thread, Elonex Laptop Problem in Technical; I have an old Elonex Laptop (CY27) belonging to a partially sighted child that I need to get onto our ...
10th September 2009, 09:56 AM #1
Elonex Laptop Problem
I have an old Elonex Laptop (CY27) belonging to a partially sighted child that I need to get onto our network.
I dont have the admin password and I cannot seem to change the boot order so that I can boot off a password cracker disc.
I cannot get into the bios and I believe if I could there is a Bios password?
Can anyone help me??
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10th September 2009, 10:58 PM #2
Come on - someone must know!
11th September 2009, 12:04 AM #3
Remove the harddrive and place it in an external caddy, then run a password cracker on it.
Originally Posted by witch
11th September 2009, 12:14 AM #4
put it in another laptop then use kon-boot
Thanks to box_l from:
dhicks (11th September 2009)
11th September 2009, 01:38 AM #5
Can you boot from another device (eg: usb)?
Most devices can also over ride the boot order when powering on unless disabled in the bios, iirc it's either F2 or F12 on dell machines so maybe try some of them.
11th September 2009, 03:44 AM #6
What OS is the laptop running?
If its XP Sp 2 or older you can do an easy privlage escalation trick:
1) Open Command propt, type in: at [the time in 24hr fromat + 1 minuet] /interactive "cmd.exe"
2) Open task manager and kill explorer.exe
3) At the time you specified a commandpromt should open at "C:\windows\system32" and say scvhost.exe at the top (where it normaly says cmd.exe)
4) In the command prompt box that just opend restart explorer.exe (type "cd .." then "explorer.exe")
Now when you click on the start bar you should have "System" at the top instead of your username.
EDIT: I think you need to allready be a power user for this to work.
Now you can reset the local admin password.
(Maybe this should be moved to secrity?)
Last edited by R0M; 11th September 2009 at 05:51 AM.
11th September 2009, 11:18 AM #7
I can't log on AT ALL so I can't reset anything -if I could log on all would be well
I don't have another laptop that is the same so moving the drive is not doable
Ditto to a caddy for the drive
I can't find the cmos battery
I've tried every single F key (including 'F off' and FFS!)
It won't boot from anything!!
11th September 2009, 11:37 AM #8
cmospwd for the bios password
CmosPwd - CGSecurity
As for the admin password you should be able to use trinity rescue kit
Trinity Rescue Kit | CPR for your computer
11th September 2009, 11:39 AM #9
It doesn't have to be the same, you just need to have a laptop available to put the harddrive in and boot that laptop from a CD.
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