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My client has quite an old Toshiba PS280 - C- 000HP (4-5 years old and came originally with ME installed). It now has Windows 2000 professional OS.

He uninstalled Norton 2004 and when he rebooted he got password and username screen. He never had set passwords before.

He has tried in safe Mode to enter administrator as username with no password without success.

Data on this system is NOT backedup and is important business data.

At this stage Im thinking ERD Commander. I'm also not sure if this CD device is bootable (el torito) on such an old system. How can I check this? System also has floppy drive.

Any thoughts on this?
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>>>At this stage Im thinking ERD Commander. I'm also not sure if this CD device is bootable (el torito) on such an old system. How can I check this? System also has floppy drive.

Do a small thing....you have floppy drive and cdrom drive on this system. You can download NTOffline Password Reset utility. This utility comes in three flavours: -

Floppy : -http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bd041205.zip
CD-ROM : -http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/cd041205.zip
SCSI :- http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/sc041205.zip

For Instructions: -
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

Thanks
SystmProg
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Thanks systmprog for help with that one. I have not yet tried the reset but I will let you know how it goes.
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It will work 100%
:-)
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