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Locked myself out of my computer.

When i turn on my computer it asks for a password. I cant remember my password, its been so long since i used it. is there a master code or something i can use to unlock it?....

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  • nyanariah Nov 26, 2008

    locked myself out of my computer

  • rep305 May 11, 2010

    OS?


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    what has the password? the bios or the operating system? ( windows )

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From what you wrote, it sounds like you are being prompted for a password before Windows is loaded. If this is the case the BIOS/CMOS is doing the prompting. Inside the CPU is a "RESET" jumper. Its a small metal clip that stands up off the mainboard. The clip is usually coated in plastic to prevent a short. You have to pull the jumper off the two pins it "jumps" and then put it back. This will reset your CMOS to the factory default setting. You should know that it will reset ALL the settings to factory default. This is usually not a problem unless you have made large changes to the CMOS system.

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Well....um...sparklechic,

it would sure be nice if you told us weather you have a lapie or a desktop cuz wit a DT you just pull the jumpers like whats-his-name said. if its a lapie...eeeiihhh things get tricky. you can alwas go stright to the screwdriver and hammer but that can end badly (please note.... i say this from personal experance) if you can get into the bios (F10 i think-at startup [ie the HP logo comes up...blue screen...ya know B-I-O-S? yea dat) well you can clear you settngs there....yes even the dreaded "Drivelock" thingie. if however, you CAN start the OS (LUCKY YOU!!!) (Windows XP, Vista, Windows7, ETC.) you have alot more hope. your computer came with a "restore disk." pop that bad boy in at startup and your all set. (if you disreguarded the warnings and lost it you have to go to best buy and grab a new OS i think the windows 7 beta is out so have a look around )what your doing is reinstalling the OS (opperating system). the trick to this is to NOT FORMAT THE HARDDRIVE!!!. REPARTITION IT!!! this just installs a new OS. you cn access your files later. this option is given while installing. if your not comfortable with this i would tell you to send it all the way here to australia but thats some serios shipping charges. instead take it to your local computer shop.

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