Problems getting password and location of Evolution's files

thomas smith valhalla2100 at
Mon Jun 22 19:20:10 UTC 2009


The computer was put together at a local store
(ComputerSave Inc) and I got the Vista Disk.  There
is no BIOS password.  The boot up goes directly to the
OS option screen.

I am going to try your suggestions and if I am not able
to make this work I will next attempt the final solution.
I just attempted to set the 2nd boot from to the CD drive
that has the cd080802 files.  That did not work.  

I tried to copy files to floppy disks by downloading to the
computer the unzipped file when I doubleclick 'install.bat'
Could not get the floppy disks recognized and wasn't able
to copy files to the them. 

As soon as I learn where the e/m files are I am going to 
copy them and re-install Vista, which I was told might
get rid of whats on the computer now.  I am using the
e/m client, Evolution, which came with the 7.x Ubuntu.
This has been too long and I am sure that other people,
like you, have more to do than to focus on this problem.

Thanks very much.  I am waiting to find out where the
Evolution e/m files are.



I observed alot of traffic on this topic. Sorry if I happen to repeat
anything said in those emails. If the install of vista is on an OEM PC
(Dell, HP, ...) they usually do not set a password for the administrator
account. The problem is that you cannot log in using that account via
the default login system. If windows is actually starting to load; IE
you are seeing the green bar scroll across you have most likely bypassed
any BIOS password. You now need to boot the computer into safe mode.

The best way I know to do this is to cause a failed bootup. You do this
by powering off the system while it is booting up. Push and hold the
power button for five seconds. When the computer boots back up it will
give you a menu of boot options.

Choose the boot into save mode. When you are in the safe mode login
screen the administrator account show show. You can click on the picture
and log in.

Using the administrator account you can get to any files you need. Down
side is that if anything is encrypted using the windows password that
you cant access you still will not be able to access those files.

If not you can set the users password from there via the user manager.

Again I am sorry if I am repeating anything stated already. Late at
night right now so I am getting a bit tired....

Hope this helps
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