- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
If you mean Bios password try this:
Resetting the BIOS PSSWRD, Open the computer case and look inside on the motherboard. Dell has diagrams of this. Locate the Little Jumper. It should have small print if you can read on the mother board indicating PSSWRD CLR. Boot the computer to Setup. Carefully remove jumper, becareful of static, and then once removed hit enter. Shutdown the computer, and restart and enter Setup again F2. The password should be CLR. Turn OFF and PUT Jumper back into place and Turn Back ON. You should be able to access Setup.
If you then boot to setup-check your hard drives and floppy that are seen. You may solve those issues in setup.
If you mean the windows password: boot to F8 safe mode and log
on to the ADMINISTRATOR not your log in that has admin rights.
Disable all passwords and restart.
Dear beanbean, This "lovely black screen" is a BIOS password screen. This shows up because somebody has set a boot-up password in the BIOS Setup. If you're lucky, the BIOS Setup is still unprotected, and you can access it as follows: When you turn it on, look for something that says "Press [button] to enter Setup" or "Press [button] to enter Setup Utilities." Press the corresponding button on your keyboard, and you should enter BIOS Setup.
Now two things can happen. Either you are permitted to access Setup, or you are prompted for the password. If you can access Setup, navigate to the Security tab and clear all set passwords.If not... then you can either reset BIOS by unplugging the computer, taking off the back, and removing the CMOS Battery (unrecommended), or you can call Toshiba support and ask for the master password (Most manufacturers have a master password, which will allow you to access Setup and remove the boot-up password) Hope this helps,Ericthecmh
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
During the boot process tap thef8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer
Also you might try
Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)
now for the password
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5710 UBCD4Win is a bootable CD which contains software that allows you to repair, restore, or diagnose almost any computer problem also has a bios reset tool which can remove your password and bios password you will have to burn it to a disk as an ISOthen you will have to boot from the discDuring the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart (note after you have removed your password you will have change first boot back to your hard drive)Hope this helps
When you turn on computer look for Acer logo on boot up. Press F8 or F10 or F2 while the logo comes up several times (if you miss turn it off and try again)and then you can access your bios. Use arrow keys and enter to clear the password. Follow the bottom of the screen for directions and if you need more help let me know and thanks for using FixYa.
I think you need to enter the bios. when the system boots look for the message to enter the bios or setup . it might be "del" you need to do it before the message disappears and sometimes the message does not appear for long, inside the bios setup you should be able to disable password requirement.
Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD drive
and boot your computer. If you receive the message "press any key to
boot from CD," press any key.
Press Enter to setup Windows. After accepting the license
agreement, you wil be asked if you want start a Repair process.
Press R to begin the Repair process. Setup will now check
your disks and then start copying files, which can take several minutes.
After this, reboot. Let the computer boot normally (do not press a key
to boot from CD).
Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen. When
you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This
will open a command line console.
Type NUSRMGR.CPL at the prompt and press Enter. This will
give you access to User Accounts. Remove or change your password. Write
it down! After the repair is finished, you will be able to log on with
your new password.
Press Enter to setup Windows. After accepting the license agreement, you
wil be asked if you want start a Repair process.
Press R to begin the Repair process. Setup will now check your disks and
then start copying files, which can take several minutes. After this,
reboot. Let the computer boot normally (do not press a key to boot from
Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen. When you see
the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This will open a
command line console. Type NUSRMGR.CPL at the prompt and press Enter. This will give you
access to User Accounts. Remove or change your password. Write it down!
After the repair is finished, you will be able to log on with your new
Someone has got into the BIOS configuration and entered a Power On Password and when you enter the correct password you can then enter the BIOS to remove this password or allow the laptop to boot up into Windows.
This password is stored on an EEPROM chip and there are no backdoor passwords available.
The Power On Password is used to protect the laptop from unauthorized access.
What you have done is put a BIOS password on your system, all you have to do is enter the password you typed after you hit F10 the first time when the system boots up. if the password does not work try hitting the caps lock key and entering the password again.