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I need to download a program that requires windows and my computer says the program wont run in dos mode how do i get it to work?

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If the program requires windows that means it was design to work with windows and not with DOS.. you may want to get an old version of the program that will actually run under DOS.. usually you may be able to do the opposite which is to run DOS program on windows.

if possible try to get a DOS version of the program you are trying to run, or better.. upgrade your operating sytem so you can run your program and possibly other DOS programs.

post the program you are looking to download and confirm what operation system you're running and I'll try to look for it with you.

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I forgot my password on my lenovo 540B how can i bypass it


Which operating system ?
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice

select safe mode with command prompt

Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system

type in net user username
For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator

It will prompt you to enter the new password.
Enter the new password and the password is changed

http://wiki.ljackson.us/Control_Userpasswords2

if this fails you will need to

Select safe mode with networking to download
you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password


Windows Password Recovery Basic

http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html
A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool
Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users.

Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows.
Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus.


http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.htmlDr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free.


http://download.cnet.com/lazesoft-recover-my-password/3000-18501_4-10973339.html
Lazesoft Recover My Password Home Edition is a very easy to use Windows password recovery freeware
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or
The Lenovo Password Manager is an application that stores your personal information in one location, eliminating the need to manually enter usernames and site passwords.

If you experience problems when attempting to access the Lenovo program, you can uninstall and reinstall the program to correct the problem.

Click "Start," then "Control Panel" and click "Uninstall a program" in Windows Vista.
For Windows XP, click "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel menu.


Click "Lenovo Password Manager" and "Uninstall" in Windows Vista. In Windows XP, click "Lenovo Password Manager" and "Remove/Change" on the program's tab.

Click "Next" and "Continue." Download the latest version of Lenovo Password Manager.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkvantage_en/tvtpwdmgr32_1011.exe

Save "Lenovo Password Manager 3.00.0011" to your desktop.
Double-click the file, click "Next" and "Install" to install the software.


http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-68206.html
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Bought Used Compaq 5000US at Yard Sale. Have limited User Account. Need Administrator Password. How?


restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

Windows Advanced Options Menu

Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice


select safe mode with command prompt


Click start run type cmd press Enter

black screen should open DOS mode

this will vary depending on your operating system


type in net user username

For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator


it will prompt you to enter the new password

enter the new password and the password is changed


if this fails you will need to


Select safe mode with networking to download

you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password


Windows Password Recovery Basic


http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html

A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool

Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users. Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows. Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus.



http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free.


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You need to run the check disk utility. You have corrupt or missing boot or system files.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.

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My computer trys to turn on but just sits there on and off on and off


Does it show a blue screen? If so you want to disable the automatic restart so you can read the error message.
To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.

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In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

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I'm trying to install a program but it is telling me it can't run, it requires run as. how do I fix this


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