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I'm working on a Toshiba Satellite 2400 s251. I would like to format & start from new. It was an old work laptop that she bought when they upgraded the pc's. She let it sit & now wants to use it for email. She doesn't have the password. I tried safe mode, not. It's trying to logon to the work domain in either mode. Can I do it as a slave on another pc?  Thanks
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by:theras2000
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I don't understand if you're wanting format and reinstall Windows, or boot the current copy of Windows that's on it.
If you're trying to boot it without the password, use a password editor, like the one found on UBCD www.ultimatebootcd.com/
If you're trying to reinstall Windows, just boot off a Windows CD.  There's no need to boot off the harddrive first.
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by:Etrix
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I want to format & reinstall. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks
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Well just put in the Windows CD and it'll let you format and install.
You can't do this from another machine, it has to be done from this laptop.
If you're tryin to buy a new harddriive, then yes you can install that in the laptop and then boot off the Windows CD.
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Fast reply,  with the exact info I needed. Thanks theras2000
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