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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
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.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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:
(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:
(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.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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:
Note In this step, edition represents the correct Windows edition.
Note If you do not want to use a password, click Remove password, and then continue to step "e."
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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and got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Dell
Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support).
Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating
system when requested. Look for Manuals and search them for Passwords.
Clearing Forgotten Passwords (the manual shows a picture of this)
1 Remove the computer cover.
2 Locate the 2-pin password jumper (PSWD) on the system board. By
default, Pin1 and Pin2 should be connected. You will need to remove the
jumper and boot the system, as follows.
3 Remove the jumper.
4 Replace the computer cover.
5 Connect your computer and monitor to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
6 After the Microsoft Windows desktop appears on your computer, shut down your computer.
7 Turn off the monitor and disconnect it from the electrical outlet.
8 Disconnect the computer power cable from the electrical outlet, and press the power button to ground the system board.
9 Open the computer cover.
10 Locate the 2-pin password jumper (PSWD) on the system board and
attach the jumper to reenable the password feature.
11 Replace the computer cover.
NOTICE To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
12 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
NOTE This procedure enables the password feature. When you enter system setup (see "Entering System Setup" on page 79), both system and administrator password options appear as Not Set meaning that the password feature is enabled but no password is assigned.
13 Assign a new system and or administrator password. Replace the computer cover.
NOTICE To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer.
14 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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