Question about Gateway Essential 500 PC Desktop
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the operating system is Windows XP or 2000, then restart the computer, press F8 before the loading screen (after BIOS) and select Safe Mode. Then login to the administrator's account. Click 'Start', and then 'Run'. Type "control userpasswords2" without quotes and press enter. Find your account on the list, click reset password, enter a new password, shutdown and switch back on.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
Generally, there is a CMOS clear jumper on the motherboard to reset the BIOS defaults.
Take a look at this page and see if this is your motherboard:
If it looks like it is (you'll have to open the computer case to find out), then go to that website and click on the System configuration jumper link, which explains how to reset the password.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
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