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Hi I want to reboot my computer but I can't because a rather nasty person has entered a passworg and I don't know it. Can you help.

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Is the password a Windows password or is it a CMOS/Bios passwrod?

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I expect you can reboot, but not log in to either the BIOS (which shouldn't be necessary, normally) or your OS.

Stop offering rather nasty people physical access to your computer, and set passwords and access controls (like timeouts) too!
Obviously you need to try blank passwords, and (esp. if that doesn't work) find out what went on in no uncertain terms using whatever means and help might be permissible. If you can't do that, you get to boot to a CD and (maybe) save your work to a flash drive, then reset passwords or reinstall the OS (or use the restore CD to do it.) Since you haven't said a thing about what the machine is running yet, nobody can tell you how to fix it (until you narrow it down.)

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