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computer locked up!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by moblin, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. moblin

    moblin Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2007
    I have an old gateway 2000 laptop. Someone just gave to me along with a bunch of other parts and such. People just give me computer stuff all the time. The problem is. It still runs good and everything. It could be worth 100$ or something to me. But this thing is locked up so tight with system passwords and such. I can't even get in it to reformat the sucker. My friend said something about a disk that just wipes everything .. even the system information. Either way i need to know how to get into this thing, or it bacomes a paper weight.:mad:
  2. griffinspc


    Nov 16, 2001
    I'd contact the person who gave it to you for the passwords. For us to give you information on how to get around the passwords that protect the system would, I think, be a violation of the boards rules. Obviously we have no way of knowing if this was intended to be cracked.
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