cd-rom not detected

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hssandhu
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I have toshiba laptop with windows xp installed and I forgot the admin password. I have PCMCIA cd-rom that can't be detect becuase I can't boot to windows xp and install the driver for it. Does any one knows a different way to get around this problem.

I like to format the hard-drive so I can unlock this machine.
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ajzchips
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Have you tried with Toshiba's tech support already?
hssandhu
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Yes, there is not much info to resolve this problem.
edwin
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why do people keep forgetting passwords on laptops is beyond me...
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Ritchie
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I am assuming you are talking about the OS admin password and not the BIOS password, but no I do not know a way around the problem.

The good thing about a Windows admin password is that it not usually lock you out after too many attempts, so you can probably safely sit there for a half hour or hour or so trying different passwords and maybe it will come back to you.

This having failed however, I would be backing up (hopefully you do not have important data stored under the admin profiles) and reformatting to unlock as you yourself suggest.
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