ok granddaughter is going back to Chester tomorrow so will probably not get this fixed in time.
So will probably just remove the hard drive then bin it.
Her mother also has an old Toshiba but it has W7 on it. Can I download anything from that which will help with the password.
if not that will be 2 that's getting scrapped.
Also have my other granddaughters Acer but she stays in Australia now and the Laptop battery will not charge but will work using the power cable.
Don't think it is worth buying a new battery for it so that is probably going to be another one that will get scrapped.
And you will be pleased to know there are no others
I had a spare acer battery in my collection that has gone missing. That's just about how my luck is going at the moment.Mind you had a bit of good news today so cant complain I suppose.
Just remembered i also have an HP laptop without a charger that does not seem to belong to anyone.I don't really have time to mess about with them just now. So might put them away for a rainy day when I am less busy.