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Forgot you laptop password?

This tip will help those who have forgotten their bios password not windows password.
Your bios password is the password your computer asks for as soon as you power up your system. The windows password is the password needed to log onto your screen name.
If you have forgotten your bios password almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery.

When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. E.G. If the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.
Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.

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when my acer aspire 9300 laptop is turned on it says password i dont no what it is can u help


Well, I am providing you four tips which you can consider to recover Windows administrator password if your forgot or lost it:

TIP 1 - Use password reset disk

Windows-based system was designed to be able to create windows password reset disk without any other third party tools. So you can make use of a password reset disk to reset your Windows password in case you lose or forget your Windows password.

TIP 2 - Restore the operating system

Windows password recovery can be performed by restoring the operating system. Since restoration leads to data deletion, the solution can only work if you have a clean and updated backup of your hard drive data stored somewhere else.

TIP 3 - Use Windows Boot disk

The boot CD for Windows can be used to reset the administrator password. This disk enables you to repair Windows OS, thereby, setting your administrator password as blank.

TIP 4 - Use password recovery software

This is considered as the best windows password recovery solution, however, is to download a third party software. These tools enable you to reset Windows administrator password without posing any threat to your hard drive data. Among so many password recovery software, windows Password Recovery 6.0 is an easy-to-employ application which can be used to reset lost or forgotten password of any Windows system. Now execute the following steps to recover your lost windows password if you haven't prepared anything.

Step1: Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download Windows Password Recovery from

http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecoery.html and install it on that PC.

Note that: there is an .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD/DVD or a USB flash drive

Step2: Get out the newly created CD/USB and insert it to the locked computer.

Step3: re-booted the locked computer (it's necessary for you to change your computer's Setup to make it boot from CD drive or USB drive) and then followed the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old passwords were removed.

Step4: logon PC without password and setting the new password

Sep 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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MY TOSHIBA SATELLITE A215-S6804 SHUT DOWN ONE DAY AND I TURNED IT BACK ON AND IS ASKING ME FOR A PHOENIX BIOS PASSWORD I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT IS CAN SOMEONE HELP MEPLEASE?


The BIOS password is necessary to allow the computer to load it's basic startup programs before Windows begins to load. If you don't know the password or have forgotten it, you will have to have someone clear and reset the BIOS by disassembling the computer.

Jan 06, 2010 | Toshiba PSAFGU-058002 Notebook

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forgotten password


Lost windows login passwords is not a big problem. I realize an easy way to reset lost windows os password, just need to create a bootable disk or USB flash drive to reset forgotten windows password, I have made a bootable Dvd with the utility Windows Password Seeker and reset my administrator password successfully. You could Google windows password seeker or just go to their official website: http://www.passwordseeker.com

May 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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