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eTime password locking me out

by DudleysMom / July 16, 2008 11:53 PM PDT

We acquired a computer that was left behind when we bought a small business. We'd like to use it but are unable to get past a log-in screen for eTime, because we don't have the password and nobody at the former company seems to be able to remember it. When booting up, we see the screen for Windows flash by, but we end up on the eTime screen, used for inputting info for ADP payroll services. It's running Windows NT, if I recall correctly.

Is there a way to get by the eTime and/or get rid of it completely so we can use the computer for other things?

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Why not install Windows?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 12:01 AM PDT

There can be far too many other things wrong so a clear start is best.

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locked out
by DudleysMom / July 17, 2008 11:06 PM PDT

I don't have a copy of Windows to install.

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Then fix that first. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 11:09 PM PDT
In reply to: locked out

Even if you manage to get around this first issue the next one is that you'll have the machine ask you for the Windows CD for a file or something else from the CD.

If all you need is the web browser, Office tools and such, Linux will do quite well here. There are fine web browsers, Open Office which works with, saves Office documents.

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Tried Starting It In Safe Mode?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 1:40 AM PDT

Although our eTime entry is web-based and doesn't run at startup (it uses Internet Explorer to connect to the server), there are some that automatically load at start up.. Try rebooting into Safe Mode, then remove any automatic startup locations for the program. (Start-All Programs-Startup, or the registry.) You might even be able to uninstall the program from Safe Mode.

How To Start In 'Safe Mode'

Hope this helps.


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safe mode
by DudleysMom / July 17, 2008 11:09 PM PDT

I tried, but it didn't work for some reason. I'll try again. If I'm able to get into safe mode, I may need more specific instructions for removing it.

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