Any computer experts out there?

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John_Murphy
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Any computer experts out there?

Post by John_Murphy » Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:08 am

I am trying to resurrect my daughter's old Toshiba laptop that she had whilst at university. Unfortunately, when I power on, it comes up with her name and asks for a password. Daughter, of course, has no recollection of what she used (it's over 10 years ago) so I fall at the first fence. Does anybody know of a way around this?
Thanks

PS: Yes, I know it will probably be dog-slow and stuff but I thought it might be useful for the odd thing. Seems a pity to dump a fully-functional machine otherwise. Also, we have no idea what information may be on there so am reluctant to give it to an 'old computer' charity.
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Re: Any computer experts out there?

Post by John_Murphy » Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:30 am

Doesn't time fly!! I have realised that it wasn't 10 years ago , it was 20! A sticker on the machine says it is running Windows 98.
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Re: Any computer experts out there?

Post by phil reader » Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:26 pm

Hi John, call Stuart at Computer World baddow road, Chelmsford . He might be able to help. Mention Eamg.
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Re: Any computer experts out there?

Post by John_Murphy » Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:07 am

Thanks Phil, I'll give him a call.
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Re: Any computer experts out there?

Post by peterbennetive » Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:54 pm

My son may be able to help you John. Give me a call. 07852 255060
Pete.
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Re: Any computer experts out there?

Post by John_Murphy » Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:06 am

Thanks for the suggestions. I have a couple of things to try that I found via the web, if they don't do the trick I may be in touch.
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