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    Dear forum,

    I have a former work laptop running xp pro that I would like to get administrator privledges for (currently I cannot load programs and change certain settings without logging in as the administrator). The computer does not have a floppy or cd drive however. Is there a way to use any of the methods you suggested without such a drive? (I noticed there was a similar sample question in Dan's read first comments but I did not see a response). Also, I have tried to email loginrecovery.com but the message is returned with a delivery failure message making me wonder if they are still opertating. The machine does have USB ports available. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    bunit

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    Re: Recovering password without a floppy or cd drive

    Can you set the BIOS to allow you to boot from the USB port?
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    • #3
      Re: Recovering password without a floppy or cd drive

      USB boot is enabled (for USB diskette or CD-ROM).

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      • #4
        Re: Recovering password without a floppy or cd drive

        Originally posted by bunit
        USB boot is enabled (for USB diskette or CD-ROM).
        Ok, then that is how you do it. You can either use a bootable floppy, a bootable CD or a bootable USB key/stick/pen drive and try yhr following. http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=2438
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          Re: Recovering password without a floppy or cd drive

          I don't have a floppy or cd drive and the instructions for Dan's recommended choice of www.loginrecovery.com does not have instructions for using a USB flash drive. The loginrecovery website looks for the a: drive to download a floppy based solution (which I don't have). The cd based solution downloads a file which you can use to burn an ISO file on a CD. I've tried copying the cd ISO file to my flash drive (and having BIOS look to removeable devices first when booting) but the computer doesn't seem to look to/read the flash drive.

          Any ideas besides buying a USB floppy drive?

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          • #6
            Re: Recovering password without a floppy or cd drive

            Do you know how to make your flash drive (I assume this is your USB storage device) bootable?
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            2 2 was 1 2.
            1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
            2 2 1 1 2

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            • #7
              Re: Recovering password without a floppy or cd drive

              I do not know how to make a flash drive bootable.

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              • #8
                Re: Recovering password without a floppy or cd drive

                Have a read here. http://www.google.com.au/search?sour...drive+bootable
                1 1 was a racehorse.
                2 2 was 1 2.
                1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                2 2 1 1 2

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