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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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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 | PC Desktops

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How to Reset Windows Vista Administrator Password with Three Simple Methods?


Have you ever experienced Windows Vista administrator password forgot? Absolutely, there is nothing worse than forgot your Windows admin password when you have a great deal of work to do on your PC. Even though you can enter your computer with a standard user account, you still could not download anything and install programs on your PC. Therefore, how to reset or recover Windows Vista administrator password efficiently?

Here we will show the top three easy and efficient Windows Vista admin password recovery methods to anyone who have Windows Vista admin password forgotten issues.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista administrator password on safe mode

Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Pros: Simple and do not need third party tools
Cons: Need an available admin account on your Vista PC

You can reset Vista administrator password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:

Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.

Step 3: Type "net user" and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.

Step 4: Type "net user Paul 123" (Paul is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

Step 5: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press Enter.

Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.

Method 2: Recover Windows Vista administrator password with freeware

Preparation Time: More than 30 minutes
Pros: Free and do not need to change the forgotten password
Cons: The freeware should not work if the password is too long

Ophcrack is freeware for Windows password recovery. This software can help you to recover your forgotten Windows Vista admin password. So that you can regain access your admin account without changing the password.

Ophcrack is used to create a Windows password recovery disk. You need to boot your computer from the disk to recover your password. You can follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Download Ophcrack

Step 2: Burn a Windows password recovery disk with the freeware

Step 3: Recover the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk

You can logon Windows Vista with the old password now.

Method 3: Reset Windows Vista administrator password with shareware

Preparation Time: less than 10 minutes
Pros: Fast and 100% reset the forgotten password
Cons: Not free

Windows Login Recovery is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords.

Unlike Ophcrack, Windows Login Recovery is designed to reset the forgotten password. No matter how long and how complicated the password is, this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery

Step 2: Burn a Windows password reset disk with the shareware

Step 3: Reset the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk.

These three Windows Vista administrator password recovery solutions are helpful for us to resolve the Vista admin password lost problem. Now, you are no more Vista admin password forgot matters.

on Jun 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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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 | PC Desktops

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I have forgotten my administrator password and when i boot the machine, after it loads and gets to the welcome screen, i am asked for a password. i have totally forgotten it and cannot log on. i have...


Do not worry, we can use dell password recovery tool to complete this task. Windows Password Rescuer is designed for resetting dell Windows 7/vista/XP password. What you should do is prepare a bootable CD/DVD or USB drive and a computer you have access to. Follow four steps help you reset dell windows password without lose anything:
Note: You also can use Windows Password Rescuer to reset Windows 2008/2003/2000 local or domain password easily by these steps on dell computer.
Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Rescuer on another computer you have access to.
Step 2: Run the software to create a Windows password recovery disk. You just need to burn it to a blank CD/DVD or USB drive.
Step 3: Insert the Windows password recovery disk to your dell laptop or dell computer, and set the computer boot from the password recovery disk by BIOS setting. If you have trouble in BIOS setting, refer to:
How to set computer boot from CD/DVD.
How to set computer boot from USB drive.
Step 4: After boot from the password recovery disk, Windows Password Rescuer will start up and display a friendly operating window. Then you can reset whichever account password of your dell computer just by a few clicks.
You also can use Windows Password Rescuer to create a new user with administrator privileges for your dell OEM Windows without login. With this new user, you can login your dell computer directly and access control panel to reset other user password.
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Aug 18, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex 780 MT PC Desktop

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I do not remember the password to log on to my desktop computer. I have moved twice since purchasing the desktop and am not able to locate the original materials. What can I do to A.) Reset the password;...


Have you forgotten Windows Password?
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Bypass lost administrator login Password!

Oct 03, 2010 | Lenovo 3000 J Series 2.10G Xpp PC Desktop

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How to get my computer unlocked have forgotten


If you've forgotten the BIOS password you need to short the CMOS by setting the jumpers or remove the battery.

If you've forgotten your Windows password you can download a program here and burn it to disc and follow the instructions.

Sep 23, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Forgot password and unable to do anything now


If you forgot the windows login password and want to recover or reset windows password, there is two methods to reset windows login password:

Methods 1: Use the password reset disk to recover the Windows password, by this methods, you need create a Windows password reset disk before you have lost or forgotten your Windows admin password.

Method 2: Using Windows Password Recovery software to recover Windows password
As an easy method to recover the forgotten Windows password, there are only four steps as follow:
Step1: Download Anmosoft Windows Password Reset V8.0( http://www.resetwindowspassword.com
)and install it.
Step2: Burn the ISO image file onto a blank CD/DVD or USB.
Step3: Boot up your Windows PC by the bootable burned CD/DVD or USB in minutes.
Step4: Remove the forgotten Windows password on the operation interface and logon PC without password.

Apr 17, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Unable to login to laptop due to forgotten login password


First thing you can try is:

1: When booting up the laptop Press F8 until you see a screen show that has an option to boot in "Safe Mode"
2: Once it has finished booting up you can Select Administrator and hopefully there is no password set.
3: If there is no password set then login as Administrator and goto "Control Panel", Select User Accounts and change your daughter's password to something she wont forget ;p

if that fails then you can try this

http://www.lostpassword.com/

Offers a program that resets your passwords.

Hope this helped.

Apr 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Forgotten password to get into windows


A forgotten windows password can be problematic.

If you have windows XP HOME edition, boot to the SAFE MODE (Press F8 during boot to get startup menu) select the ADMIN account (Password should be blank) Once in windows, go to Control Panel, User Accounts and reset the password on the effected account.

If you cannot perform the above, then this link has the best listing of recovery suggestions I've found:

http://www.tech-faq.com/lost-windows-password.shtml

Sep 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Power on password


open up your computer, remove the battery from the motherboard, wait 5 minutes and put it back

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