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I have a hp laptop - I set the computer up and have forgotten my password - I have gone to the administrator using the F8 key - it is not allowing me to get in through the administrator - saying the system is disabled - can you advise what I can do

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I have a hp desktop and forgotten the password wont allow me to f8 and restart will not let me into my desktop without having the password how can i bypass that and get it changed?


Here is a simple way to access Windows XP with Administrator rights and privileges if you have password protected your User account on your Windows XP system and can't remember the password(s) to login. Whenever Windows XP is installed on a system, it creates a default account called "Administrator" and by default this account is not password protected. Therefore, if you bought a brand name computer (such as Dell, HP, Compaq or Sony)or you have installed Windows XP yourself. You should be able to login to the computer through theunprotected Administrator account.

You can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to your account. To do this, try Method 1.

Method 1: Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch on until you get the Safe Mode Option.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Click through several self-explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.

Note that this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution because the primary graphics will have been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA adapter. You will not be able to change this mode even in Display options, while Windows is running in Safe Mode.

Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be no password for this account.
Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can change any of the other passwords for user on the machine. Make any changes you want.
Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys (e.g. F8) during the boot-up the computer will startup normally.


If Method 1 is unsuccessful try Method 2.

Method 2: Reset Windows Password with SmartKey Windows Password Recovery.

Download SmartKey Windows Password Recovery from SmartKey Password Recovery Official site

Decompress the SmartKey Windows Password Recovery and note that there is an.ISO image file. Burn the image file onto a blank CD with the burner.

Insert the newly created CD into the locked computer and re-boot it from the CD drive.

Boot the PC with the CD Rom and Run the SmartKey, a window pop up with all your account names(if you have several accounts) select one of the accounts that you have forgotten its password to reset it. Just one press, you have removed the password.

Oct 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to Recover eMachines Notebook Windows Password


eMachines, as a brand-name laptop, is attractive to many netbooks users. We also call it as Acer eMachines for its developing history. We often receive letters from eMachine notebooks users on Acer eMachines password reset for forgotten eMachine administrator password. How to remove eMachines password or change eMachine password if I forgot Windows 7, XP, Vista password? Now, begin discuss the ways to unlock eMachine password.

1. Reset eMachines administrator password with other admin account

This means that we still can login our computer by accounts with administrative rights or privileges. Please never forget the default administrator, it may help much!

eMachines XP password reset from Safe Mode
A. Switch on eMachine Windows XP laptop and keep pressing F8.
B. Opt for "Safe Mode" and press "Enter" key at the Advanced Boot Option windows.
C. At login screen, choose the Administrator account and keep "Password" column blank (or input the changed password if the default Administrator account password has been changed before).
D. Start - Control Panel - User Accounts - select the account needed to change password - Change the password.
E. Input a new password, confirm the password again and then complete
Acer eMachine password removal on XP.

eMachines password recovery on Windows 7

We can recover forgotten password with built-in admin account:
A. Power on Acer eMachine computer and press the key: F8.
B. At the Windows - Advanced Boot Options, select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and press Enter to confirm. Then PC starts Windows.
C. Choose the Administrator account shown on the account screen, and then login windows - Administrator: cmd.exe. Input command: net user Lily abcd and Enter to confirm (Lily is the account needed to break password; abcd is the new password for the account).
D. After command finished, we can restart eMachine Win 7 laptop and login with account - Lily, password - abcd.

2. Break eMachines password with only guest account

We know that the guest account can not do more operations on a security PC. So, we have to refer to other way to retrieve the admin account for further operations.

Bypass eMachines password with recovery disks created before lost eMachine password
When input an incorrect password at the login screen, click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the eMachine password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard will lead us create a new password to remove forgotten eMachines Windows 7 password.


Retrieve eMachine Windows password by DIY a password reset disk after forgotten
It is considered as the most instantly and easiest way to recover lost eMachine password. A .iso file, bootable CD/DVD/USB disk and accessible PC will solve problem within minutes without special techniques for a green hand on PC.
We can get the .iso file from many Windows password recovery programs. Just take one of the most popular tool - Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery as example.


A. Download the suitable Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery program and burn its .iso file into a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive on an accessible computer;
B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC password locked;
C. Reset the new eMachines password.
Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery tool concludes Basic, Enhance and Corporation versions. The Basic is opted for Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2008, 2003,etc. CD/DVD disk suits for it! The Enhance version can be used with USB disk for the former OS. While, the Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation is designed to Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/NT/Server 2008/2003/2000 with bootable CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive.

Main methods on eMachine password reset are shared as above. Recover forgotten eMachine laptop password from Safe Mode or unlock eMachines password with password reset disk. Hope the any one help our eMachines computer users!


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on Jul 08, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Forgotten password in XP


If you've forgotten your password and are using Windows XP (home version), you may be able to change the password with the following procedure. Note: this procedure will not work if someone has secured the administrator account.
The administrator account is set to nothing by default in Windows XP (home version only). In order to access the administrator account, you have to boot up into Safe Mode.

On powering up your computer, press F8 repeatedly to get the boot menu. Select Safe Mode and boot into safe mode. Once there, you will be in the Administrator account where you can go into control panel and select User Accounts. You can reset the password of the user account that you've forgotten for here.

Be sure to give your administrator account a secure password so that someone else cannot do the same to your computer without your authorization. Once you do this, the above procedure will not work.

Now there are several programs available on the internet for a modest fee that will allow you to reset your forgotten password without having to go through the above procedures. Just do a search for "windows password reset" (without the quotes) and you'll be presented with many different programs. These all usually require you to create a bootable CD or USB drive (they instruct you how to do it) and you boot the problem computer with this newly created CD or USB drive and the software takes over from there.

on Apr 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Adminsitrative password override on a pc


Hi abbaf5...
Try this solution to your problem

Start your computer
1. Keep pressing "F1,F2 or F8" as the laptop computer starts.(Depending on your computer)
This will start the computer in Safe Mode.
2. When the window "Advanced Boot Options" opens, choose "Safe Mode" with arrow key and confim by pressing the Enter key, then PC enters the Safe Mode.
3. Once you are in the Safe mode Click "Administrator" on the Windows login screen.
Take note that you have set the Administrator password before, you need to input the changed password instead of leaving "Password" field blank.
4. Then click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Select the account that is locked and change the password.
5. Restart laptop and login into the account you just created using your new password.
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Sep 18, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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I am paul baah-ampofo. i have forgotten my pw


If you are talking about your windows password, what you can try is at the login screen depress "control-alt-delete" twice. This will allow you to log on as the master computer Administrator ( The account set up during windows installation) I have found that few people give this account a password when installing windows and you can log in as "Administrator" and leave the password blank. If this doesn't work then get back with me because there is other routes you can take.
The Master Administrator log on screen can also be reached by pressing F8 when you are restarting your computer (after any BIOS information has been displayed). The windows advanced options screen will be displayed. Select the safe mode item on the menu and press enter. Windows boots to a lower-resolution version of the welcome screen that includes an Administrator entry.
If you have forgotten your BIOS password then all you have to do is take out the battery for at least 15 secs. I recommend a full minute. Our if you motherboard has the reset jumper where you can locate it without too much difficulty then jumper the two pins and that will reset your password.
Good luck and if you are talking about some other password then please let me know which password you have forgotten. And, good luck. Hope this helped you somewhat.

Apr 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have this HP that i purchased from an estate sale. The previous owner has the administration password protected. This computer has the restore partition. I just dont know what KEY or combimation of keys...


When you boot up the laptop, you should see the HP logo show up, with a few options like "Press F12 for boot options" or something like that. For HP, you should try hitting the F1, F2, or F12 keys to get into the temporary boot menu. There should be a restore option in this menu.

Mar 04, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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Hp 530 laptop windows startup password forgotten how do i reset it?


Please Be aware that when using this option you will permanently lose access to any e‑mail messages that were stored on the hard drive (ie. like through Outlook) or encrypted files that are on that account.

If you only have One Account on the PC you are going to need to boot into "Safemode" to do this :

1. Restart PC
2. As it is Restarting tap the F8 key over and over until you see a "Start Up Options Menu"
3. Select Safe Mode and Press Enter
4. Voila! You are in Safe Mode
5. Log Out/ Switch User
6. You Should See and Icon for Your User Account and Administrator
7. Select Administrator.
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Part 2

Once Logged in Follow these steps:

1. Open Local Users and Groups by clicking the Start button , typing lusrmgr.msc into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER.‌
2. Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.
5. Restart your PC normally
6. Log in with your new password ;-)

I hope this Helps. Take Care =)

Dec 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Forgotten Administrator Password


Greetings,


Please restart the computer.

Before windows boots hit the 'F8' key on the keyboard.

Select 'Safemode with command prompt'

Log in the default administrator account.

When the black command window appears type: control userpasswords2

Click on the user account you wish to change, then click 'reset password'


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Oct 30, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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FORGOTTEN USERNAME


If you can remember the administrator account password, then you can login with it in safe mode (F8 at system startup). Then, go to "My Computer, Documents and Settings" and look at the profiles. One of those profiles will be your username.

Let me know if you need further help - please remember to rate my answer :)

Sep 29, 2008 | HP Desktop Computers - Hewlett-Packard...

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Computer pc pass word forgotten


You should actually have 2 accounts. One is called Administrator and appears when you start your operating system in safe mode. It has no password by default so you should still be able to access it.

Restart your computer and keep hitting 'F8' until you're prompted with a menu. Select something along the lines of 'Start Windows In Safe Mode' and Windows will load. Just login to the administrator account and remove the password.
It might also be a good idea to put a password on the admin account and keep it somewhere safe.

If that doesn't work then reset the password via the jumpers on the MOBO. See below:

Assuming that you have a Pentium Processor:

Shut down your PC. Detach Power plug. Open your CPU case. Touch casing or metal to ensure grounding. You will see 3 pins on the mother board. In that 3 pins first 2 pins are closed with a jumper. Take the jumper off & replace it on the other two pins. Now try to turn on your PC. It should open Windows without asking you for password.

Sep 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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