You could try this: http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
Alternatively, as other have suggested you could also remove the hard drive,
attach it to another PC and gain access to the files that way (after taking
ownership, of course) You might like to view this link from my website: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...p_of_a_fol.htm
John Barnett MVP
Windows XP Associate Expert
Windows Desktop Experience
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"LSordo" <LSordo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> A cousin passed away in July. I have inherited her Acer laptop. My
> is that it is password-protected upon sign in.
> I've seen people talking about signing in as an admin and the like, but I
> can't get past the opening password screen.
> Is there anything I can do to access this computer?
> Thanks if you can help.