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There a password on my computer that I did not put on there is there a password from the company put on there?

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    David Preston May 11, 2010

    Is this a password in the operating system (Windows) or the bios, or one of the bundled programs?

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There is a password prompt for the HDD password.

Unfortunately I did not assign this password how can i break the password or delete it.

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Remove password from hardrive in bios


Before your computer loads your operating system, it starts by running the BIOS program, which is extremely important because of its various options.

You can even set a password on your hard drive so that nobody can use your laptop computer without your password.

Once you put in the password into your hard drive, you can only remove it by accessing the BIOS system and deleting the password completely from the memory of your computer.

Save all of your important files on an external hard drive or similar storage device.
This is a precaution to avoid losing all of your files when making changes to the BIOS.

Then, restart your computer.
Wait for your computer's operating system to ask you to access the BIOS menu.

This may be at different times, depending on the manufacturer of your computer.
It can ask you when the manufacturer's logo comes up, or on a separate screen indicating for you to click the "F2" button on your keyboard to start.

Access the BIOS menu by clicking the key or combination of keys that you are informed to click. This information can be found in your computer's manual, but it changes between different companies.

Commonly used keys for this process are "F10", "F2" and "Delete."
Go to the BIOS option that contains your hard disk drive password.

The option that will lead you to this password varies immensely due to different laptop models, but it may appear as something such as "Advanced" or "Security."


Look for the option for changing the password, which should say "User Password," and then click "Enter." Put in the existing password and then click "Enter."

Do not enter any password into the blank fields asking you to enter a new password, and this will remove the password.

Exit the menu by clicking "Save and Exit." Click "Enter."

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Company paserrio cq5604f computer I need to buy a password reset disc


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Password forgotten cannot boot windows 7


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You do this by hitting f8 while before the computer starts windows and then go to control panel.
Those are your two choices.
If you cannot get into safe mode then you will need a password recovery tool, which of course requires a computer;)
There are companies that specialize in helping people, if you can prove you own the computer.

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Hello Freddy!

this is only a try. Switch on your system and then if your system prompted to supply password in any username thereto. just leave that instead. simultaneously press " Ctrl + Alt+ Delete" two times. Your prompted to supply " Username" and "Password":

On Username: type " administrator" all lower case
On Password: leave it blank.
and then click OK. may this solve.

If this not work then sorry i have to go on research about that.

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