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How do you change the password on a Aspire 43`5

I am trying to restore computer
to original factory settings. I don't have password.
What can I do to reset password and continue?

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  • nakman8 Dec 02, 2008

    Neither. Vista Basic OS.It is the PW asked for when you want to reformatt the computer to original factory condition.

    Tried to load Win XP on computer but hardrive was not recognized by XP. Same problem when different HD was installed and tried to load XP again.

  • nakman8 Dec 03, 2008

    The password I need is the "Empowering Technology password"

    needed to access" restore system to factory defaults".I don't have original PW generated during setup initial setup.You get to restore page by hitting "ALT"+ F10 while booting up. I DO have the windows Vistas PW but it won't work to access restore system. BIOS is not PW protected.

    Also,when I try to load Win XP onto computer the hardrive is not recognized.I even tried a brand new harddrive.

    I hope this clears things up a little.Thanks

  • eagle338
    eagle338 May 11, 2010

    Is it the password that appears before bootup.. or the windows password? Also please let me know whats your Os.

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Ok.. Seems like its the HDD password set using the BIOS. You can remove this pasword by taking out the CMOS battery for about a minute. This would reset all of your BIOS settings to default there by clearing the password. For more information click here

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