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Sounds like you have set a password in the BIOS. If you have forgotten the password then you will need to reset the BIOS settings to their default. This is usually done by setting a jumper on the motherboard. You are going to need to get your motherboard's manual and find the BIOS Reset jumper switch. Once you set this jumper properly, the settings in the BIOS will be reset to their default values.
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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
You can log on as an administrator to assign a
new password to your account. To do this, try 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.
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.
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
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.
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