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Power on password solution

Compaq nx6120 power on password. can sometimes get into windows by ctrl-alt-del but need easier more reliable way.please

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  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen May 11, 2010

    Hi Joseph, and welcome to FixYa,



    Your Compaq nx6120 can bee set to a power on password, if you do not know this password, you do not come anywhere unless you brack this.

    Is that what you want to do?



    If you give the right password, the pc will cary on booting in to Windows. ctrl-alt-del only give you the window security window.



    Please clarify



    /Teis

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If it really is a power on password you can remove it by following these steps.
1) Unplug your laptop.
2) Remove all batteries.
3) Then you must open your laptop and locate the cmos battery and unplug it for about 3-5 seconds.
4) Then put it back together and power it on.

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Per the internet site, it depends upon the model of laptop. Here are some examples:

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Issue


The most common Access Bios key is the "DEL" button or "F2". This depends on the laptop model, however, and can be confusing if you do not know which key to press.


Solution


Here is a list of laptop models and brands with the keyboard commands / key for accessing the BIOS Setup:



Acer: F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC

ARI: CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

AST: CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

Compaq 8700: F10

CompUSA: DEL

Cybermax: ESC



Dell Laptops:

Dell 400: F3, F1

Dell 4400: F12

Dell Dimension: F2 or DEL

Dell Inspiron: F2

Dell Latitude: Fn+F1 (while booted)

Dell Latitude: F2 (on boot)

Dell Optiplex: DEL

Dell Optiplex: F2

Dell Precision: F2



eMachine: F2

Gateway 2000 1440: F1

Gateway 2000 Solo: F2

HP (Hewlett-Packard): F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)

IBM: F1

E-pro Laptop: F2

IBM PS/2: CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL

IBM Thinkpad (newer) Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.



Micron: F1, F2, or DEL

Packard Bell: F1, F2, Del

Seanix: DEL

Sony VAIO: F2

Sony VAIO: F3

Tiger: DEL



Toshiba 335 CDS: ESC

Toshiba Protege: ESC

Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS: F1

Toshiba Tecra: ESC then F1 or F2



Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]:


  • Turn on the computer by holding down the power button while pressing the ESC key



    • The machine will beep, then display:




    • Check System, then press [F1] key.





  • Release the ESC key


  • Press the F1 key


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How to change Windows 7 password?


As the latest operating system launched by Microsoft for only about 1 year, the sale of Windows 7 has surpassed Windows Vista in global market. It attacks increasing attentions and more and more people focus on Windows 7 functions. Here it introduces you how to change Windows 7 password. 3 different and detailed options for your to change Windows 7 password.
Option 1: Change Windows 7 Password Use Ctrl + Alt + Del
  • It is the easiest way to change Windows 7 password by pressing Ctrl +Alt +Del.
  • 1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del when you are logged onto your Windows 7 PC.
  • 2. Click on Change a password.
  • 3. Type your old password, type your new password, type your new password again to confirm it, and then press Enter.
Option 2: Change Windows 7 Password Use Computer Management
  • This solution to changing Windows 7 password:
  • 1. Right-click Computer to select Manage.
  • 2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
  • 3. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
  • 4. Type and confirm the new password.
  • Note: you can also go to Local Users and Groups screen by clicking Start button and inputting lusrmgr.msc into the Search box.
Option 3: Change Windows 7 Password Use Password Reset Disk Windows 7 allows you to create a password reset disk to change Windows 7 password in case that you are locked out of computer. When you forgot Windows 7 password, please plug your password reset disk in computer, and then follow the below steps to change Windows 7 password.
  • 1. Log on your computer with the target Windows account.
  • 2. Enter a wrong password in the welcome screen password box, and hit Enter.
  • 3. Click OK when the message that the user name or password is incorrect comes up.
  • 4. Click on Reset password on the following screen.
  • 5. Click Next when password reset wizard welcome screen appears.
  • 6. Select the target password reset disk and enter Next.
  • 7. Enter and confirm your new Windows password and click Next.
  • 8. Click Finish to close the wizard.
  • 9. Log on Windows 7 with the newly reset password.
Whether to use Ctrl + Alt + Del or use computer management to change Windows 7 password, it is only available when you can log on Window 7 machine with an account with administrator privileges. If you forget all administrator account passwords, you can turn to Windows password reset disk to change the lost Windows password. A windows 7 password reset disk can really save you a lot of trouble when you forgot Windows password and locked out of computer.
If you forget to create Windows 7 password reset disk, you can try Windows Password Recovery Professional. This safe and reliable Windows password recovery software allows you to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to rest lost passwords for Windows 7/Vista/XP/NT and Windows Server 2008/2005/2000. You can log on your computer again within 5 minutes with this tool.

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I have a compaq c300 and i have forgotton my log on to windows password? i have tried the battery and cmos battery removal bu still nothing can you help please?


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To Access the Bios Setup Utility Here Is A List Of Key Commands And The Make/Model They Are For..

Acer - Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos
  • Press Del or F2 immediately after powering on.
  • The BIOS on the Acer Altos 600 server uses the Ctrl+Alt+Esc key and the F1 key for advanced options.
  • Older Acer computers may use also use the F1 or Ctrl+Alt+Esc keys to access BIOS.
Compaq - Presario, Prolinea, Deskpro, Systempro, Portable
  • Press F10 while the cursor in the top right corner of the screen is blinking.
  • Older Compaq computers may use the F1, F2, F10, or Del key to give access to BIOS.
Dell - XPS, Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude. OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro
  • Press F2 when the Dell logo appears. Press every few seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.
  • Older Dell desktops and laptops may instead use Ctrl+Alt+Enter or Del to enter BIOS.
  • Older Dell laptops may use Fn+Esc or Fn+F1.
eMachines - eMonster, eTower, eOne, S-Series, T-Series
  • Press Tab or Del while the eMachine logo displays on screen.
  • Other eMachine computers may use F2 to enter BIOS.
Fujitsu - LifeBook, Esprimo, Amilo, Tablet, DeskPower
  • Press F2 once the Fujitsu logo appears.
Gateway - DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro
  • Press the F1 key repeatedly after restarting the computer.
  • Some older Gateway computers use F2 to access the BIOS Setup utility.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) - Pavilion, TouchSmart, Vectra, OmniBook, Tablet
  • Press the F1 key after restarting the computer.
  • HP Tablet PCs may use F10 or F12.
  • Other HP computers may allow access to BIOS using the F2 or Esc keys.
IBM - PC, XT, AT
  • Press F1 immediately after powering on the computer.
  • Older IBM computers (including some laptops) may utilize the F2 key for BIOS entry.
Lenovo (formerly IBM) - ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation
  • Press F1 or F2 after powering on the computer.
  • Older Lenovo products allow access to BIOS using Ctrl+Alt+F3, Ctrl+Alt+Ins, or Fn+F1.
Micron (MPC Computers) - ClientPro, TransPort
  • Press F1, F2 or Del immediately after powering on the PC.
NEC - PowerMate, Versa, W-Series
  • Press F2 to enter the BIOS Setup.
Packard Bell - 8900 Series, 9000 Series, Pulsar, Platinum, EasyNote, imedia, iextreme
  • Press F1, F2, or Del to enter BIOS.
Sharp - Notebook Laptops, Actius UltraLite
  • Press F2 after the computer starts.
  • Some very old Sharp PCs require a Setup Diagnostics Disk to access BIOS.
Shuttle - Glamor G-Series, D'vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance
  • Press F2 or Del on startup.
Sony - VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series
  • Press F1, F2 or F3 after turning on the computer.
Toshiba - Portégé, Satellite, Tecra
  • Press F1 or Esc after powering on to access BIOS.
The following companies are either closed for business or no longer manufacture or support mainstream computers systems so verifying the following BIOS access information is nearly impossible. I have included what I could dig up for anyone who might be interested:
ARI / ALR / AST (Advantage) - Press the Ctrl+Alt+Esc or Ctrl+Alt+Del keys.
Cybermax - Press the Esc key.
Tandon - Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys.


Good Luck and Hope it helps...
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