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Take the case off the computer (usually two screws on back) and remove the small (cmos) battery from the motherboard, it will have a small clip holding it in. Leave it out for about a minute and replace it. this will reset the bios password
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
Ok, so you say you forgot your
password, huh? Oh well, it doesn't really matter if you did or you just say
you did. The fact is that you need to gain access to a computer and you
cannot "remember" the administrator's password.
How can you get out of this situation without
formatting and re-installing the operating system?
One method of gaining access to the system is by trying hard to remember the forgotten password, or a password of another user which has the same level of administrative rights. However I don't think this approach will help you, otherwise you wouldn't be sitting here reading article, would you?)
Another method is by trying to restore a backed up System State (in Windows 2000/XP/2003) or a ERD (in NT 4.0) in which you do remember the password. The problem with doing so is that you'll probably lose all of the recently add users and groups, and all the changed passwords for all of your users since the last backup was made.
A third method might be to install a parallel operating system on a different partition on the same computer, then use a simple trick to gain access to the old system.
Note: If you are looking for password cracking tools that can be used for miscellaneous objectives such as password-protected PDF documents, zipped archives, Office documents, BIOS protection and so on then this pages is NOT for you. See some links at the bottom of this page for hints on where to find such tools, but I can tell you right away that Google might be a better choice for you.
The fourth option is by using 3rd party tools that will enable you to reset the lost password and logon with a blank password.
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Posted on Nov 05, 2008
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If you have lost
windows password, the best thing for you is creating a password
reset disk.Actually,when you add a password to your pc,the
first thing you should do is creating a disk in case you lost the
password.But how to make a password reset disk after you have lost
the password ? Follow these
You need to prepare:
1:A blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive
2.A computer which can link to internet
3.A program called Windows Password Key
Then let's begin
Step 1.Login to a PC which can link to internet,Download and install the program from in that PC
Step 2.Run the program and burn to CD/DVD OR USB flash drive
Step 3.Turn to your locked PC,insert the newly create CD or USB to your drive.Reboot the Computer and then follow the instructions,it is very easy to use.
Lost user password in XP with
networking set-up on HP
The best way to do this is using the
Offline NT Password & Registry editor.
You can download it at the following link: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
This utility will enable you to reset the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista etc. system.
The link above includes some directions on how to use this utility.
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