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Got a software fault on an acer 5920 laptop running vista premium, need recovery disks as someone from pc world has put a password on the built in recovery software, need a solution or recovery disks

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  • bigman65 Nov 27, 2008

    hi, i've got programs that keep loading and wont shut down, been told that i need recovery disks, but on further investigation i've now found i cant use them, the acer recovery program has had a password added but not by me,so i cant use the disks without the password so cant access the recovery program at all, the laptops were bought as refurbished and look new etc, is there a way to delete or access the password through the hard drive? dont know what else to do, acer cant help, and dont want to return them as they are high spec and real good value for money

  • bigman65 Nov 27, 2008

    yeah i've tried the 6 zero's, and everything else i could think of, is there a way of accessing the password and resetting it through any other way?

  • bigman65 Nov 30, 2008

    thanks for all the answers, now got a friend to remove the battery etc will let you know when its done. cheers

  • Carlos Galvez May 11, 2010

    what type of software fault, can you be more specific please?

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This is the acer extensa 501t owners manual pdf file Maybe it will give you some idea how to get to the cmos battery. I guess some may call it RTC battery. But anyway i hope this helps.
God Bless Greg

It turns out that the zip file is still too big to post, but I did find it again on the internet.

http://www.mmicro.it/cmp_img/esplosi...00-50x-510.pdf

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There is 3 ways to reset the bios password on an acer laptop

1) Boot back into windows and run the Acer eSetting Mangaer software and click the security tab, then change the password there.

2) Remove the CMOS battery for a about 30 mins, this is the hardest option as you have to open up the laptop, locate the battery and remove it, sometimes it can be soldered in, so it will need to be de-soldered.

3) 3rd is the software option, there is on the net programs that will read the bios chip and output the password. Do a google search for 'bios password reset'

Hope this helps

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If it was password protected when you bought it (at pc world) bring it back to them???

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Did you try with six zeros: 000000 ?

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I have an Vista running Acer Aspire t180 desktop that i bought in 2008. i would like to restore it to its factory settings but i have misplaced the restore disks and Alt-F10 does not work. My eRecovery was...


Your options are either go to Acer for a replacement Vista recovery DVD or
Install a borrowed Vista DVD, must be same Vista Basic, Home Premium,
then use your registered CD key, normally located on the side or rear of your tower.
It will also tell which Vista type you have. You then must go to the Acer support site
and install then drivers for the componenets in you computer.
You will not have any other software installed that may have come with your
original setup from Acer. This option requires more work on your part, but
no cost to you. Acer will charge for a Recovery DVD, plus S&H.

Aug 24, 2011 | Acer Aspire T180 PC Desktop

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How to Recover eMachines Notebook Windows Password


eMachines, as a brand-name laptop, is attractive to many netbooks users. We also call it as Acer eMachines for its developing history. We often receive letters from eMachine notebooks users on Acer eMachines password reset for forgotten eMachine administrator password. How to remove eMachines password or change eMachine password if I forgot Windows 7, XP, Vista password? Now, begin discuss the ways to unlock eMachine password.

1. Reset eMachines administrator password with other admin account

This means that we still can login our computer by accounts with administrative rights or privileges. Please never forget the default administrator, it may help much!

eMachines XP password reset from Safe Mode
A. Switch on eMachine Windows XP laptop and keep pressing F8.
B. Opt for "Safe Mode" and press "Enter" key at the Advanced Boot Option windows.
C. At login screen, choose the Administrator account and keep "Password" column blank (or input the changed password if the default Administrator account password has been changed before).
D. Start - Control Panel - User Accounts - select the account needed to change password - Change the password.
E. Input a new password, confirm the password again and then complete
Acer eMachine password removal on XP.

eMachines password recovery on Windows 7

We can recover forgotten password with built-in admin account:
A. Power on Acer eMachine computer and press the key: F8.
B. At the Windows - Advanced Boot Options, select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and press Enter to confirm. Then PC starts Windows.
C. Choose the Administrator account shown on the account screen, and then login windows - Administrator: cmd.exe. Input command: net user Lily abcd and Enter to confirm (Lily is the account needed to break password; abcd is the new password for the account).
D. After command finished, we can restart eMachine Win 7 laptop and login with account - Lily, password - abcd.

2. Break eMachines password with only guest account

We know that the guest account can not do more operations on a security PC. So, we have to refer to other way to retrieve the admin account for further operations.

Bypass eMachines password with recovery disks created before lost eMachine password
When input an incorrect password at the login screen, click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the eMachine password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard will lead us create a new password to remove forgotten eMachines Windows 7 password.


Retrieve eMachine Windows password by DIY a password reset disk after forgotten
It is considered as the most instantly and easiest way to recover lost eMachine password. A .iso file, bootable CD/DVD/USB disk and accessible PC will solve problem within minutes without special techniques for a green hand on PC.
We can get the .iso file from many Windows password recovery programs. Just take one of the most popular tool - Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery as example.


A. Download the suitable Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery program and burn its .iso file into a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive on an accessible computer;
B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC password locked;
C. Reset the new eMachines password.
Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery tool concludes Basic, Enhance and Corporation versions. The Basic is opted for Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2008, 2003,etc. CD/DVD disk suits for it! The Enhance version can be used with USB disk for the former OS. While, the Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation is designed to Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/NT/Server 2008/2003/2000 with bootable CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive.

Main methods on eMachine password reset are shared as above. Recover forgotten eMachine laptop password from Safe Mode or unlock eMachines password with password reset disk. Hope the any one help our eMachines computer users!


Article source: http://windowspasswordrecovery.net/article/emachines-password-reset.html

on Jul 08, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Can't remember password


BIOS password remove alternatives:

1. Reset Password BIOS via Backdoor BIOS Password.
2. Reset Password BIOS via Software.
3. Reset Password BIOS via hardware.
4. Reset Password BIOS via default manufacturers.


OK, here is my guide to Remove Acer Bios password computer via Software. This has been done on testing machine Laptop Acer Aspire 3620/ Travel Mate 2420. Anyway, I'm not sure it will work on every Acer PC/Laptop so just consider to do at your own risk, I’m not responsible for any damages caused by this guide.

As we know most of Acer computer (Laptop & Desktop) allow us to setup BIOS in Microsoft Windows (9x/XP/Vista) environment. Great, this is the powerful that help us to remove the BIOS password cuz all we know if we enter Setup Utility at the boot time we have only three times of filling the password and if all wrong then the system will halt.
The program helps us to enter Acer BIOS setup in Microsoft Windows is “Acer eSettings Management” which comes with the CD when we buy Acer PC/Laptop. If you lost the CD then just come to Acer website to download the program.

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Acer aspire x1700 esettings management


If you made your factory restore dvd's using acer e-recovery management, and it completed successfully, you should be good. The only way to be sure is to do this:

back up an image of your pc to an external hard drive, AND make a backup of your important files. Try to restore the pc using the discs you made. If it works, restore your files. If it doesn't work, restore the image you backed up or call Acer for restore disks (free if in warranty)

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WILL not resetting to factory settings


You will need to burn a Recovery CD / DVD set from the icon located on the desktop/ In your Acer Home Start utility (The window loading at startup) or from the Start Menu.

Using this disk you will be able to do a System Restore back to original factory setup.

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Lost password to acer laptop


restart pc, when its booting back up, keep pressing F8 to get windows to start in safe mode, select safe mode, then windows will start with no drivers and large desktop icons, and an administartor account will be on the desktop.

Click on the admin account and go to control panel,click users icon, then click change an account, choose your account then click on delete password, restart pc and you will be able to log in

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