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Remove unknown password in Office 2003 email account

Q: Remove unknown password in Office 2003 email account

How do you retreive, delete, uninstall or change an unknown email password in Microsoft Office 2003.I have tried all I know, so please help!Thanks!Bernie

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A: Remove unknown password in Office 2003 email account

You would have to obtain the correct password from your email provider.
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Please refer to the message below for information on how to remove your Dell laptop BIOS password. The information also applies to other manufacturers and summarizes a wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousand of posts related to this problem.

We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there (the post below sums it up pretty well). You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support, as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online.

Summary of laptop password help thread:

A:Dell BIOS password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting.

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The following support information and downloads, are provided to help members freely remove their laptop password
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Click >Dell Support and System Information for a particular Service Tag

> Click > HP Live Chat, Drivers, Warranty and Support Information thread

> Click > Toshiba BIOS Setup / BIOS settings -- access instructions
Reset password on Satellite A205:
Reset password on Satellite A100 / A105:

Password types :

Power On Password (pop). this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while, and plugging it back in.

Supervisor/bios Password (svp). this requires reading the eeprom chip (8 leg or 14 leg) with an electronic device by using another pc's serial port or by paperclip method if model type available.

Hard Drive Password (hdp). this is usually tied to svp, but not all the time. it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer's password. but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data.
Transfer of Product Ownership
International warranty contact phone numbers

Old closed threads, with lots of info:
Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07) (543 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008) (533 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008) (937 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009) (2200+ replies)


Dell Manuals :

DSTCD.iso : (Release date: 22-November-2005)

"Paperclip Procedure"
HTML Document:
PDF Document:

laptops unlocked:
Chip 24C02 24C04:
Dell IC Numbers:

SvcTag.exe : :
Command line Uses => asset /? (eg Asset /o for owner tag)
CmosPwd :

HP OldPass .zip includes:

[*] unlock6.exe (made in 1997)
[*] BIOS_PW.EXE (made in 2003)
[*] HDD_PW.EXE (made in 2003)

HP Oldpass2 .zip:
As above, made as a copy, using another Zip program

Dell Latitude .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)

Dell MasterPW .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)
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A:How to remove write protection of USB mass storage with no visible lock/unlock

insert the USB device, then

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How does your USB show up?
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*IF* you would register, we might be willing to assist
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A:Laptop stopped asking for password

Every OS is customer focused. Microsoft is for non-Mac machines and getting things done. Linux is more powerful but requires more techy-ness to use.

Maybe try Mac OSX.

But there's nothing wrong with Windows. Sounds like you have a decent amount of problems.
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A:"Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password” even with correct credentials

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jobeard can expand.
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Sorry, we will not assist in circumventing such security features, especially when the machine belongs to someone else.
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A:CPU spiking for unknown reasons

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A:Format / remove partitions on old HD

xauss said:

I have an old 2 1/2" HD from a previous laptop that I have successfully convrted into a external harddrive with an appropriate HD Enclosure, and recovered whatever data I wanted onto my new win8 laptop.

since I no longer need the operating system, the data, or the partitions on this reborn external harddrive since I would like to use it for backups/ storage, it makes sense to me to wipe it clean to start afresh. does reformatting essentially wipe it free of data and restore as a single volume?Click to expand...


since I have never formatted or wiped a hard drive in my life and a quick google search suggests I can format a new harrdrive (no mention about an old one!) with Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management (pic uploaded I hope) I dont really understand what the four sections represent on Disk 0 (the new lappies harddrive) and they dont appear seperately as far as I can tell on file explorer. Disk 1 does however appear as drives E F G H when plugged in (though E is completely empty)Click to expand...

Let's make sure you never get these mixed up.
get a command prompt (click start and in the SEARCH box enter CMD hit enter.
In the new window, enter DISKMGMT
In the Disk Mgmt window, there's two major sections: Upper half and bottom half and this is where you see Disk 0, Disk 1, ...
Mine show three blocks Recovery, Win7-OS (C and one with only a size and 'healthy'
The biggest block should be your Windows partition and have status like

Healthy (Boot, Page file, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
For my system(s), I did a right-click on this partition -> properties -> General Tab and created the name WIN7-OS
so that I never screw-up.

For your DISK 1; do the same thing and give a name like EXT_HD
TAKE NOTICE OF THE DRIVE LETTER (I'll assume it's Z: below)

anyway, if anyone can explain in simple id-iot-proof language that I cant screw-up how to wipe clean Disk 1 into a single usable 300GB volume I would be a happy bunny.Click to expand...

Assuming you've given disk 1 this name, in the command window, enter the following:
Format Z: /X /FS:NTFS /V:EXT_HD

aditionally I would appreciate any comments as to a good strategy for backing up (I thought I would initially make a full image of the harddrive, then just periodically save just the data manually) is it possible to boot from the image if required? (I could always just plug in the 2 1/2" into the drive bay if the computer doesnt support booting via the USB)Click to expand...

Let's deal with that after the above is completed
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Do you have the option mentioned below?

Setting a BIOS Password

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Consider (list in order of difficulty):

drive or system fails
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It's another long shot but again, is easy to do, so give it a try. You have the same symptoms so try the same trick as in this thread Driver failure, unknown devices in USB controller. It worked there. Maybe for you too> <fingers crossed>

LookinAround said:

I've seen this trick work on only just a couple occasions but is easy so is also worth a try for your symptoms

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Shot in the Dark

Have you tried running MalwareBytes in safe mode? Do you have an antivirus on your computer? Sometimes Virus' know MBAM so you may want to change the name of the program before you run it.

My Computer Lady
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Cremaster said:

I keep getting the message that windows can not let me disconect my usb thumb drive because it is being used by another program.

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Just pull it out?
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List any Problem Devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
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Sata drives will show as SDA# followed by the partition.
SCSI and USB are the same except with SDC and SDB.

HDA is the primary IDE drive (I think)

So yeah they should show separably

1.) I have an old 160GB Seagate SATA HDD. It has Windows XP installed on it. My newer HDD is a 1TB Seagate which has Windows 7 on it. Is it possible to remove all data from my older HDD (including the OS) and use it as additional storage on Windows 7?Click to expand...

Should be, just format it to NTFS and windows 7 should be able to use it fine. Do you mean transfer the OS to the 1TB? I think you can do that too.

2.) If both the SATA devices are connected to my PC in their present state (one having XP and the Other Win 7), which HDD will my computer boot from?Click to expand...

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usually, you have a window open on one of the directories of the device.

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edanfalls said:


I am moving my small business into a new office in a few days and could do with some advice on configuring the network.

There are RJ45 connections in every room which is cool, these all feed into a 48-port patch panel which the last guys left behind.

Every PC on the network needs to be able to access the internet, our storage server and other network attached devices such as printers and faxes.

Q1). If our modem goes into a router, and the router goes into a switch box, and all PCs and other devices including the storage server are patched into the switch box, will this work? We will be using one dedicated IP, and I believe that if the modem goes straight into the switch box, each PC will unsuccessfully compete for that same IP. So does going through a router alleviate this?Click to expand...

you are correct on both points. the issue is where does the DHCP service originate {the router or a Domain Controller[*]}?

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No, the panel is entirely passive and therefore invisible to the network. Active components, eg routers & switches could be factors.
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