Can't remember password on old Laptop


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A few years ago I lost the power cable for my Sony Vaio, it was a malfunctioning anyway so I left it. :eek::cry:

I recently found a cable that fit but do not remember the password. I have no recovery. How can I access all my old photos and documents?

(Windows Vista Home Premium)

Thank you!

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System One

  • CPU
    Intel PDCP T2390, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Tech, 1.86GHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel Graph Media Accelerator X3100
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.4 WXGA (1280x800) X-black LCD


Vista Guru
Gold Member
Take the hard drive out and put it in a caddy, plug it into another computer and access the drive like any other drive

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    LENOVO 64734VM
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed


New Member
You can use Kyhi's Bootable Rescue Disk. It's a live version of Windows. No files are written to your hard drive. To use a flash drive, first make the flash drive bootable. Then extract the files inside the ISO file to the flash drive. Then boot from the flash drive. If your current PC is Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, right click the ISO file and choose "mount". Then copy all the files to the flash drive. If your current PC is Windows 7, you are going to need a program like 7Zip. It's free and easy to use. Install 7Zip, then create a new folder and place the ISO file inside the new folder. Right click on the ISO and from the 7Zip menu click on "Exract Here". After all the files are extated, copy them to the flash drive.

You can also durn the ISO file to DVD and boot from that. Then copy all your personal files to a flash drive or portable hard drive.

Here re is the link to Kyhi's Rescue Disk. Also download the x86 version.

Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

Download page for 7Zip


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