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When i comin in the set up system it askme for a password

My child put a password for the family computer on the setup , but now he not remember the password

what i can do please help me

what a need to do for remove this password

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Another to reset the password .
If the password was entered for the Bios (that is, right when you turn the PC on and NOT loading Windows, You can reset the BIOS in the following way. It requires a little toolwork and inside the case work though it is an easy fix. This fix requires a little BIOS knowledge and someone familiar with the insides of a computer case though. Make sure the PC is completly OFF! (unplug or use switch on Power supply)
Open the case, by unscrewing or unsnapping the side of the case and get access to the inside of the PC. Ground yourself out to the PC by either connecting a piece of naked wire from your hand to the metal walls of the case or use a ground clip from your local PC store. Next, find the little round battery that looks like a watch battery and looking around you should see a jumper set on a 3 pin point. It should say on the Mother board "reset" or something like that. Move the jumper to the other exposed pin wait a few seconds and return it to its original position. If you have a Mobo manual it will show you exactly where on the board this jumper is located. you can also get this info from the boards website under manuals. Plug everything back in or switch on leaving the side off the case and turn on the PC. If it boots, your all set and close up the case. If not, close everything up and contact the board maker to get the proper BIOS Reset procedure for that particular model. This procedure usually works though. Sometimes there is no jumper but a couple of blank solder pads instead. use a bent paperclip to do the same reset. This also resets the BIOS itself (thus removing the password), so if you made any changes to the BIOS, you'll have to enter the setup program and make the changes you priviously made.

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There is a version of Knoppix (Linux) that can fix your problem. It requires you to burn a bootable CD, so you may have to have someone else do that for you. Here's their web page:
http://www.knoppix-std.org/index.html
(Click on the FAQ to read about it)
1) Burn the cd image (knoppix-std-XX.iso) to a CD.
2) Make sure that your machine can boot to CD. (hint: check the BIOS settings)
3) Reboot the machine with the CD in the CD-ROM drive.
4) Welcome to Knoppix-STD. Play nice.
Once you boot your computer with this CD, you need to run some commands (and it gets rather technical here).
Please read the readme file at:
http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/README.txt
(I know, it's a foreign address, but it is only a text document and I've checked it for "problems".)
He explains how to use "chntpw". This utility is very handy and I've used it on a Windows 2000 and a Windows XP machine.
There is another bootable CD with a different program to use. Look at: http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
I can't guarentee this one works at all or doesn't have any malicious code in it.

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    On re-reading the question, it appears it might be the BIOS password that was set, which Mullyharley has a very good suggestion to fix.
    If not, then ninja502 has a good solution that should work. You might not even need a password for the Administrator because a lot of times no one puts in a password for the administrator (yes, that's bad, but if it's your case, that's good.)

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To log on to a computer as the administrator to reset a password, when that computer is in a workgroup of more than one member, follow these steps:

  1. Log on as an administrator.
    1. Restart the computer, and then press the F8 key during startup until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
    2. On the Windows Advanced Options menu, use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER.
    3. Select Microsoft Windows XP edition, and then press ENTER.

      Note In this step, edition represents the correct Windows edition.
    4. On the To begin, click your user name screen, click Administrator, and then type the administrator password.
    5. Press ENTER, and then click Yes.
  2. Reset the password.
    1. Click Start and then click Run.
    2. Type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.
    3. Click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for.
    4. Click Change the Password, and then type a new password.

      Note If you do not want to use a password, click Remove password, and then continue to step "e."
    5. Click Change Password.
    6. Restart the computer, and then try to log on to Windows XP again

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