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I cannot remember my password for my hp computer and unfortunately i didn't create a disk

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    Password for windows? or to boot?

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If it is the password to boot , you can open the case and remove the small battery from the motherboard for a few seconds and replace it. this should clear the cmos password..

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How can I change the password on my computer?


Robin Guzy,
You will need to start the computer and tap the F2 key to enter the bios. Tab to where it reads the diskette drive and choose to disable the diskette drive. If you have a diskette drive you will need to replace it. Not many uses for diskette drives these days.
For the password, you will need to try and remember the password or use a password recovery disk. This disk would have been created by you. If you did not create a password recovery disk you are going to either format and reinstall Windows or search the internet for programs that will recover your password.
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Jun 09, 2015 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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How to create a password recovery disk


How to create a password reset disk
To create a password reset disk for your local user account, use one of the following methods.

Requirements
The following methods require one blank, formatted floppy disk.

Use a computer administrator account
If you logged on to the computer by using an administrator account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for a user account:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, click User Accounts.
  3. In the User Accounts pane, click the account that you want to work with.
  4. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard, and then click Next.
  5. Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  6. In the Current user account password box, type the password for the user account that you chose in step 3, and then click Next.

    Note If the user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.

    The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
  7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click Finish.
  8. Remove and then label the password reset disk. Store the disk in a safe place.
Use a limited account
If you logged on to the computer by using a limited account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for your user account:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Pick a category, click User Accounts.
  3. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  6. In the Current user account password box, type your password, and then click Next.

    Note If your user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.

    The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
  7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click Finish.
  8. Remove and then label the password reset disk. Store the disk in a safe place.
How to log on to the computer by using a password reset disk
If you forget your password, you can log on to the computer by using a new password that you create by using the Password Reset Wizard and your password reset disk. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. On the Windows XP logon screen, click the user name that you want to use. The Type your password box appears. Press ENTER or click the right-arrow button. You receive the following error message: Did you forget your password?
    You can click the "?" button to see your password hint.
    Or you can use your password reset disk.

    Please type your password again.
    Be sure to use the correct uppercase and lowercase letters.
  2. Click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts. The Password Reset Wizard permits you to create a new password for your user account.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Insert the password reset disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  5. Type a new password in the Type a new password box.
  6. Type the same password in the Type the password again to confirm box.
  7. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint to remind you of your password if you forget the new password.

    Note This hint is visible to anyone who tries to log on to the computer by using your user account.
  8. Click Next, and then click Finish. The Password Reset Wizard quits, and you return to the Windows XP logon screen.

    Note The password reset disk is automatically updated with the new password information. You do not have to create a new password reset disk.
  9. Type your new password in the Type your password box, and then click the right-arrow button to log on to the computer.
Troubleshooting
  • The password reset disk cannot be used to reset the password on another computer.

    The password reset disk that you create can only be used with the computer it was created on. For example, if you have two Windows XP-based computers that have the same user names and passwords, a password reset disk that you create on the first computer cannot be used to reset the password on the second computer.
  • The password reset disk contains sensitive information.

    Other users may be able to use the password reset disk to gain access to your computer. For this reason, store this disk in a safe and secure location.

on Jun 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to Prevent Windows Password Lost?


As is known to all, a strong Windows password is the crux to computer security. In view of it, some users set an extremely complicated password consisting of various numbers, characters and symbols. It will greatly improve the system security without doubt. But if the user has bad memory, the complex password can be easily forgotten. At that time, one has to seek for methods to perform <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/" style="font-weight: bold;">Windows password recovery</a>.<br /><br />Have you tried some methods to prevent Windows password lost? Never write your password on a sticky note plastered to a desk or monitor. If you have bad memory, you can make full of features in Windows: set a password hint or create a password reset disk. You can perform Windows password recovery with the hint or <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/reset-windows-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">reset Windows password</a> with the disk.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Perform Windows password recovery with password hint</span><br /><br />Some systems, like Windows 7, Vista and XP, allow you to create a password hint so that you can get some clues to remember your forgotten password. It can be easily created a password hint when you create a Windows password to log on to computer. Please note if your computer is on domain, you cannot create a password hint. You can right-click My Computer to select Property, and then choose Computer Name to check if your computer is on domain.<br /><br />The Windows password hint should be something that can help you remember a lost Windows password while it will not leak your Windows password. It appears below the password entry box, after you make an incorrect entry and then click OK. Never set the Windows password as your password hint because everyone is able to see your password hint.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Reset Windows password with password reset disk</span><br /><br />If you don't like the password hint, you can create a password reset disk. It will help you reset Windows password easily if your computer is locked.<br /><br />1. Click "Start" button, "Control Panel", "User Accounts and Family Safety" and "User Accounts".<br /><br />2. Click "Create a password reset disk" in the left pane.<br /><br />3. The Forgotten Password Wizard will open, insert a USB flash drive and then click "Next".<br /><br />4. Select the portable media drive, and then click "Next".<br /><br />5. Enter your current password, and then click "Next".<br /><br />6. Click "Next" when the progress indicator shows 100% complete, and then click "Finish" in the next window.<br /><br />Once the password reset disk is created, it can be repeatedly used to reset Windows password without limitation. If it falls into hands of others, he or she will be able to enter your computer with the disk. So please store your disk in a safe place.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Windows Password Tips:</span><br /><br />1. With the development of technology, you can not only set a Windows password composed to protect your computer, but also protect your computer with fingerprint. If you use Window 7, you can enable Fingerprint Recognition System.<br /><br />2. If you <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/forgot-windows-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">forgot Windows password</a> and don't have a password disk, you can resort to Windows Password Recovery software like Windows Login Recovery. It allows you to reset Windows password in 5 minutes.

on Dec 29, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Top 4 Options to Reset Windows Password


Forgot Windows password? Don't feel frustrated or annoyed. Windows has some handy features that allow you to recover or <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/reset-windows-password.html">reset Windows password</a> on your own, for whatever reason you cannot gain access to your user account. Below are listed 4 of them. These <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/reset-windows-password.html">Windows password reset</a> methods will work in all versions of Windows like Windows 7, Vista and XP.<br /><br />Option 1: Windows Password Hint<br /><br />Whenever you create or change Windows password, there will be an opportunity to type a password hint to help you remember the password. When you enter a wrong password in the Windows logon screen, the password hint will be displayed to remind you of how you made up your password (if you have created one). This is the easiest method to recover a lost password in Windows as far as I know. To in case that others will take advantage of the password hint, please note it should be vague enough so that nobody else can guess your password, but clear enough that it will remind you of your password.<br /><br />Option 2: Windows Password Reset Disk<br /><br />This is an easy and effective method but you must have created a Windows password reset disk first, before you <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com">lost Windows password</a>. But please note that the password reset disk will only work for the account it was created for and cannot be used to reset the password of another account.<br /><br />To create a password reset disk, you firstly need to log on Windows and enter User Accounts by clicking Start button, Control Panel, User and Family Safety, and User Accounts. Then you can click Create a password reset disk on the left pane (Just as shown on the below picture). A password reset disk wizard will come up, and then you can follow it to create a password reset disk.<br /><br />If you forgot Windows password, boot your computer to enter Windows logon screen. You'll get the reset password option when you type an incorrect password at the logon screen and press Enter. Click on the option and the password reset wizard will pop up to guide you to reset Windows password.<br /><br />Option 3: System Recovery Options<br /><br />Apart from Create a password reset disk, the System Recovery Options can also help you when you need to reset Windows password. You can either use a Windows installation disc or the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer to access the System Recovery Options. Of course, you can also create a system repair disc by yourself.<br /><br />1. Type system repair disc into the search box in the Start menu and press Enter.<br /><br />2. Insert a CD/DVD into the optical drive and hit Create disc.<br /><br />This creates the system repair disc. To start the System Recovery Options, insert the system repair disc into the optical drive and reboot the PC via the disc. Select your Windows installation from the list when prompted. The System Recovery Options are now displayed.<br /><br />Option 4: Windows Password Reset Software<br /><br />Considering that many users never create a password reset disk or system repair disc, here we list option 4 - Windows Password Reset Software. The big advantage of this option is that you can reset the password easily in 5 minutes, without doing anything to in case of a lost password, like creating a disk. And it can help you reset Windows password whether you can log on your PC or not. There is plenty of such software on the Internet. Here we suggest Windows Login Recovery.<br /><br />1. Download and Install Windows Login Recovery in any accessible computer.<br /><br />2. Create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive with the software.<br /><br />3. Set CD-ROM or USB device as the first boot device in BIOS for your PC.<br /><br />4. Boot your PC from the created CD/DVD or USB flash drive and reset Windows password.

on Dec 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to Recover Windows XP Password with Password Reset Disk?


Windows XP not only allows you to set a strong password to protect your computer, but also enables you to create a password reset disk to recover Windows XP password. So if you forgot Windows XP password, it is no need for you to reinstall computer. However, Windows XP has been released for several years and used by majority PC users, but there are still some PC users do not know how to create a password reset disk. Here I will show you how to create and use Windows XP password reset disk to help you to perform Windows XP password recovery.

To create a Windows XP password reset disk, you need to prepare a USB flash drive in advance before you follow the steps to create a password reset disk on Windows XP.

Step 1: Click Start button to select Control Panel.

Step 2: Click User Account on the following Windows screen.

Step 3: Select the User Account you want to create password reset disk for.

Step 4: Click Prevent a forgotten password.

Step 5: The Windows Password reset wizard will come up, Click Next.

Step 6: Insert your USB drive in computer. The next box will say Create a Password Reset Disk and ask you to insert your blank formatted disk in your floppy drive. Click the Next button.

Step 7: Enter your password at the Current User Account Password Box and click Next.

Step 8: Windows XP will create the password reset disk. When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next.

Step 9: Click Finish when the forgotten password wizard box prompts you to do so.

When the Windows XP password reset disk is created, a file named userkey.psw will appear on your USB flash drive. You only need to create a disk for your Windows XP login password once. No matter how many times you change your password, this disk will always allow you to create a new one. Please remember to keep it in a safe location. And when you forget your password, you can use this USB flash drive to recover Windows XP password. Below are the Windows XP password recovery steps.

Step 1: Start your computer to enter the Windows XP log on screen.

Step 2: Type an incorrect password in the Password box, and then press Enter.

Step 3: In the following Logon Failed dialog box, click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts.

Step 4: On the Welcome to the Password Reset Wizard page, click Next.

Step 5: Insert the password reset disk, and then click Next.

Step 6: On the Reset the User Account Password page, type a new password twice.

Step 7: In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint, click Next, then click Finish.

Now your Windows XP password has been reset. You can log on your computer with the new password. And if forget to create a password reset disk, you can still perform Windows XP password recovery with Windows password recovery software like Windows Login Recovery. It can help you recover Windows XP password by burning a bootable CD / DVD or USB flash drive. In addition to perform Windows XP Password recovery, it can also help you recover Windows administrator password, standard user password on Windows 7 / Vista / Server 2008 / 2003, etc.

on Sep 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Have HP compaq presario F560us.Was changing password and creating password recovery disk. computer shut down and when tried to enter new password computer would not let me back in. Tried calling HP but...


Try the old password, the new one (again), and no password (blank field) and make sure to reboot in between attempts.
Please explain "Creating password recovery disk", unless you just meant "Recovery Disk Set"?
Post your results so that we may be able to offer more advice.
Thanks.

Jul 15, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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Password Recovery Disk


Hi,

Take preventive measures against losing user-level passwords.

It doesn't matter if you never again remember a Windows user password. Thanks to XP's Forgotten Password Wizard, your conscience will be free and clear -- should your mind happen to accidentally misplace your user password.

I highly suggest you create a password recovery disk the minute you create your user account. Why? In order to create a password recovery disk you're going to need your password. Write it down the minute you create your user account and then proceed to creating your very own password recovery disk.

Here's how to launch the Forgotten Password Wizard:


Single-click Start menu, Control Panel, and User Accounts.
Click your user account name.
Under Related Tasks on the left, click "Prevent forgotten password" to launch the wizard.

Now that you've launched the wizard, let it walk you through creating the recovery disk. Make sure the disk you use is formatted and in the drive. After it's finished creating the disk, label it and stash it away for an emergency.


If you happen to forget your password, all you need to do is click your user icon at the logon screen. Even though you don't have your password, go ahead and click the green arrow just like you would to finish logging on to your computer. This will launch a little yellow dialog box directing you to use your password recovery disk.


Good luck!

Bhautesh.

on Feb 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Password Recovery Windows XP


Take preventive measures against losing user-level passwords.

It doesn't matter if you never again remember a Windows user password. Thanks to XP's Forgotten Password Wizard, your conscience will be free and clear -- should your mind happen to accidentally misplace your user password.

I highly suggest you create a password recovery disk the minute you create your user account. Why? In order to create a password recovery disk you're going to need your password. Write it down the minute you create your user account and then proceed to creating your very own password recovery disk.

Here's how to launch the Forgotten Password Wizard: Single-click Start menu, Control Panel, and User Accounts.
Click your user account name.
Under Related Tasks on the left, click "Prevent forgotten password" to launch the wizard.
Now that you've launched the wizard, let it walk you through creating the recovery disk. Make sure the disk you use is formatted and in the drive. After it's finished creating the disk, label it and stash it away for an emergency.

If you happen to forget your password, all you need to do is click your user icon at the logon screen. Even though you don't have your password, go ahead and click the green arrow just like you would to finish logging on to your computer. This will launch a little yellow dialog box directing you to use your password recovery disk.

on Dec 17, 2009 | PC Desktops

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