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Lol you aint going to belive this but when i was restaring my computer too boot it in DOS insted of putting in my user password in for BIOS an idea poped in my head the password can only be 6 letters long and in setting a password for BIOS use you have to use all six place values, so as a last ditch try scence i never set one for the supervisor and there are uswaly a default password on stuff like 000000 and like cell phone are last 4 digits of number so in BIOS i tryed just pushing space 6 times for the password becaue it would take up every place value and it worked and i could change the disk A: drive........DAMN just think how much trouble i would of saved if i would of thought of that like a couple months ago...lol.. dang well just thought you should know in case you come across someone ealse with simalar problem.thinks for trying.

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Ok, great an good for you!
I thought about that administrator rights but I suppose that you were the administrator instead a user.
But this things happen. I'm glad to know that you finally you found a solution for your issue.

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Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there

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ok best thing to do is to start the computer up in safe mode

when you boot up computer it will say press a key to go to "boot menu"
press that key

then select boot up in safe mode

then log on as admin and delete the password

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http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

make sure yu do not choose the ods version and you choose the gui if there are two versions

the gui has a graphical usser interface the dos is just like comand prompt

then go into bios set to boot from cd then choose the password tools and use it to delete it

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It may need warmer clother, lol, JUST kidding. You may need to enter the dos environment and safe boot.
Try this, it may work for you. What I’m going to suggest is entering the DOS environment and making necessary changes to get your pc up and running.

- Reboot> At reboot watch for DOS screen option “enter setup” via a F button option. You have to watch closely because on some pc’s this option goes by quick, so be ready to act. Once in the DOS environment navigate to “boot options” choose safe mode . Save changes and exit. When your os is up go immediately to system restore: Click Start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore. Choose a date before your issue arose.>click next/continue and wait for system to restore. Reboot, and enter DOS environment once more and go to boot options and choose “
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The BIOS (stands for Basic Input/Output System) is system software inside your computer that helps the computer start up, even before Windows does. It also contains key settings about what the computer has on board.
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You can go into the BIOS to edit or change the technical information about key components of the computer like disk drives, keyboards, and display settings. It also keeps track of the date and time.
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If a logo screen—like HP or Dell—is displayed during the start up process instead, then you may want to check with your computer maker for a command to turn off that screen and display the start up information, which is listed when a computer is powered on.
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Before you do anything to your BIOS, it’s always a good idea to record the original settings on a sheet of paper that can be kept in a safe place so you can reference it later if you need to reset it.
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"For setup hit..." That will be how to get into the BIOS on your machine.
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ALR PC: (F2) or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)
AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Award BIOS: (Del) or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Compaq: (F10) (do this when the cursor is in the upper right corner of the screen blinking)
Dell: - F1 or Del.
Dell: - Some require pressing reset twice
Dell: - Ctrl + Alt + Enter
DTK BIOS: (Esc)
Gateway 2000: - F1
Hewlett Packard: - F1
IBM:
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Aptiva - Press F1
IBM PS/2: Ctrl+Alt+Ins after Ctrl+Alt+Del
IBM PS/2 with reference partition: - Press Ins during boot
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Some PS/2s when pointer at top right of screen: - Ctrl + Ins
NEC: - F2
Packard Bell: - F1 or F2
Phoenix BIOS: (F1), (F2), or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl+Alt+S
Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl+S
Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl+Alt+Ins
Sharp Laptop 9020: - F2
Sony: (F3) while you are starting the PC, then (F2) or (F1)
Tandon computers: - Hold down the key after turning on power
Tandon: - Ctrl+Shift+Esc
Toshiba Laptops: - Toshiba Utility
Toshiba: - Press Esc during boot
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Olivetti PC Pro: - Shift+Ctrl+Alt + Num Pad Del
Miscellaneous PC’s: - Ctrl + Esc or Ctrl and Alt and +
Zenith: - Ctrl+Alt+Ins

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well it add ons just dont have it pluged in extnal one one u boot up or go in bios tell it to boot up off set boot protiory to that hard drive 1st in the list disable all others if u can also ok

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