There are four things you can do here:
* Contact the person that gave you the laptop and see if he/she remembers the password.
* Press ctrl + alt + delete at the logon screen to use the alternative logon...type in the username ''Administrator'' (without the quotation marks) and click OK, leaving the password field blank. A lot of people never set a password for the default admin account, so you might get lucky.
* Use the services of LostPassword.com, assuming it's worth $200.
* Wipe the drive clean (erase everything) with a free program like Kill Disk, then use the System Recovery CDs (assuming those were included in the transaction, to reinstall Windows XP.
Hope this helps,
I was given a gateway sa80 laptop with xp well everything is password protected. anyway around the password