Originally Posted by foothead
EDIT: Just realized I probably shouldn't have posted that without first asking how this password got applied in the first place. This isn't something that would happen randomly, and I don't want to help someone get around a password on a stolen computer. So explain first, then I will help.
I work part-time at a local school doing contract IT work for them. This laptop was given to me by a member of staff after it had been found in a somewhat neglected classroom cupboard. It would have been in there for at least a year and a half. I pulled it out, turned it on, and here I am.
I have dealt with many computer issues, but never anything quite like this. I do not know if a student did something to it, or if it was tampered with; regardless it isn't working and I would like to get it up and running.
Ultimately, there really is no evidence I can give you to prove that this is indeed the truth, but I give you my word that it is. What that means to you is for you to decide I suppose.
Any help would be appreciated.