Question about Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Unable to reset passwords after repair

I had an Acer desktop pc which I boiught from Best Buy. The system board had to be repalced. After repair, the tedchnician was unable to reset the password on the pc. When I bought the Acer from Best Buy, I did not receive a disk with the operating system on it. No one told me to burn a copy of the Windows Vista OS. How can I blow away the passwords on the PC?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,992 Answers

If the PC is asking for a password before it even boots to Windows, that is because the system board itself has had one set up. If the tech who repaired your computer installed a used system board, it needs the password cleared. This is normally done by changing the position of a jumper on the system board before starting the system. The tech should know to look for such a jumper. If the tech is totally unable to clear the password on the system board, have him replace it again. He may have gotten a defective part.

(Used parts are very common with system board replacement. They are pulled from other computers and are often supplied as warranty parts by the manufacturer. If your PC was out of warranty and you paid for the repair, used system boards are usually all that are available at reasonable cost.)

Changing the system board will not add any password to Vista. Once you get past the system board boot password, Windows will start normally. Nothing on the hard drive has been affected (unless the system board was causing data errors before it failed).

As far as backups go, computers are seldom shipped with backup CD's today. Acers, like other brands, have a utility to burn a restore set. As part of the out-of-box setup, they display a message telling you to make the CD's. As a last resort, most companies do offer CD's for sale, but they usually charge way too much.

If you do need to reinstall Vista and don't have a restore set, get a Windows Anytime Upgrade DVD (maybe the tech already has a copy). This allows you to install a copy of the Vista version you had, and then you can activate it yourself using the product key on the label attached to the PC case. You would need to go online to Acer's website and get the drivers needed for the system board and any special system hardware (card readers, special function keyboard buttons, etc.) and install those yourself. There is a benefit to doing this kind of installation: you wind up with a computer free of all the preloaded software that is mostly worthless anyway. You have a basic computer that you can put on only the stuff you want or need.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to recover my password for my aspire switch 10 ?


ACER ASPIRE SWITCH 10 - Password problems - Acer ...

community.acer.com > ... > Desktops & Servers > Veriton Nov 16, 2014 - Nothing sinister - just a forgotten password. I bought one for the wife for her birthday but have been unable to show her how to use it because i ...

Factory Reset Acer Aspire Laptop After Password Forgot ...

www.isunshare.com/.../factory-reset-acer-aspire-laptop-after-password-fo... Apr 28, 2014 - After Windows password forgot, factory reset computer is one of methods that could ... System Restore Acer Aspire Laptop with ALT + F10 ... How to Change BIOS Password for Acer Laptop · How to Reset Password on Acer ...

How to Reset/Recover Administrator Password Windows 8 ...

9k=? 3:01 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyJJOTS7gL4 Apr 30, 2014 - Uploaded by Robin Sidney How to Reset/Recover Administrator Password Windows 8 on Acer ... or admin password on Acer Aspire ...

How to Reset Acer Aspire Laptop Login Password - YouTube

9k=? 2:54 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MahGWaZ1jZ4 Dec 31, 2013 - Uploaded by Caroline Wayne How to change password on Acer Aspire laptop? ... Acer Aspire Factory Restore reinstall OS Windows 7 8 ...

How to Reset Acer Aspire Password When You Forgot It

www.slideshare.net/Mikoly/reset-aceraspirepassword-13759944 Jul 25, 2012 - Anyone who has forgotten your Acer Aspire password can now reset ... your computer to change or remove the forgotten Acer Aspirepassword.

ACER SW5-011-18R3 Aspire Switch 10 - HardReset.info

www.hardreset.info/devices/acer/acer-sw5-011-18r3-aspire-switch-10/ Restore ACER SW5-011-18R3 Aspire Switch 10; Then tap Reset your PC and cofirm operation by pressing Next. Remove screen password ACER ...

Reset Windows 10 Lost Password on Acer Aspire Switch ...

www.top-password.com/.../reset-windows-10-lost-password-on-acer-aspi... Jan 16, 2016 - In this tutorial we'll explain how to create a UEFI compatible USB drive and boot off it to reset Windows 10 lost password on Acer Aspire Switch ...

[PDF]Aspire Switch 10 User's Manual - Orange

www.orange.sk/expertlinka/.../tx.../Acer_Aspire_Switch_10_En_UG.pdf Aspire Switch 10 ..... recovery, expansion options and troubleshooting. In addition it contains ...... To set a password on boot, activate the BIOS utility, then select.

How to Reset Windows 8/8.1 Forgotten Password on Acer ...

resetwindows-password.blogspot.com/.../reset-acer-windows-8-password.... Mar 19, 2014 - How do I reset Windows 8/8.1 admin password for Acer computer if I forgot password It does not seem to work with using safe mode to change password. ... you and hope you get the final answer to unlock Acer password( including reset Acer Aspire password). ... And then press F10 to save the changes. 4.

Feb 06, 2016 | Aspire Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Cant remerber bios password on presario A900 laptop and cant unplug internal battery


Step 1:
Acer laptops are equipped with a BIOS utility. The BIOS (which stands for "Basic Input Output System") acts as an interface between the hardware and software installed on the computer. On some computers, a BIOS password may be required in order to boot the computer and make changes to the BIOS settings. If you are unable to access the BIOS settings and do not know how to reset the BIOS password, you might be tempted to send the computer back to the manufacturer for repair. Fortunately, that's not necessary as there is a simple way to do this on your own.

Go to "Start," then perform a search for "Command Prompt." The Windows Start button is located in the lower-left corner of your computer screen. Double-click on "Command Prompt" to open the application. You will need to use MS-DOS commands to reset the BIOS password. Type the following commands one by one in the order shown: debug o 70 2E o 71 FF quit Make sure that you are typing the letter "o" and not a zero at the beginning of the second and third commands. Reboot your computer by clicking "Start," "Shutdown," and then "Restart." The BIOS password will now be reset to default.

Mar 05, 2013 | Acer Power 1000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

My Acer Aspire Z5600 at booting not reading the wireless keyboard and mouse, it's booting but as keyboard is not connecting, I am unable to type my password and get stuck at password screen. Have


try resetting the BIOS to defaults. Also, make sure the wireless KB and Mouse works by testing it in another PC. Acer might be aware of this issue, so try calling them if those ideas do not help.

Sep 21, 2012 | Acer Aspire Z5600 PC Desktop

1 Answer

How can i reset administation password in lockal users problem for Acer Veriton 7600G PC Desktop


i can fixed that problem for you with out formating your system. or try to use the system script program password.

Apr 10, 2010 | Acer Veriton 7600G PC Desktop

3 Answers

Can't remember password


BIOS password remove alternatives:

1. Reset Password BIOS via Backdoor BIOS Password.
2. Reset Password BIOS via Software.
3. Reset Password BIOS via hardware.
4. Reset Password BIOS via default manufacturers.


OK, here is my guide to Remove Acer Bios password computer via Software. This has been done on testing machine Laptop Acer Aspire 3620/ Travel Mate 2420. Anyway, I'm not sure it will work on every Acer PC/Laptop so just consider to do at your own risk, I’m not responsible for any damages caused by this guide.

As we know most of Acer computer (Laptop & Desktop) allow us to setup BIOS in Microsoft Windows (9x/XP/Vista) environment. Great, this is the powerful that help us to remove the BIOS password cuz all we know if we enter Setup Utility at the boot time we have only three times of filling the password and if all wrong then the system will halt.
The program helps us to enter Acer BIOS setup in Microsoft Windows is “Acer eSettings Management” which comes with the CD when we buy Acer PC/Laptop. If you lost the CD then just come to Acer website to download the program.

Feb 02, 2010 | Acer Power 1000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

How do i get the supervisor password?


it all depends on if it's bios or OS if it's bios you can reset the bios by opening the desktop panel and clear the cmos chip by taking the pin out and restart the system for about 10 seconds then turn off system and put back pin and go into bios set to defaults and that should clear it.But if it's OS you would have to buy a program that reset OS passwords like (reset password).

May 16, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Acer optical drive lock


If you set the password and may have wrong entered password,u shuld go to the nearst pc repairer and ask if the optical drive needs to be reset...

Jan 06, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Reset my startup password


I just purchased an Acer Aspire 5735 notepad laptop , after originally creating a username and
password to logon I soon shut it down . Later when I tried to logon on again my computer would not
recognise the password I typed in . I am unable to log on . I wish to know how to reset another password so that I can logon to my new laptop . Vista is my operating system .

Nov 08, 2008 | Computers & Internet

16 Answers

Clear bios password on acer aspire 5100-3959


To reset the bios in an acer 5100 you need to remove your DDR2 memory sticks, below you can see "j2", make contact in this jumper turn on your laptop and your bios would be reset

Dec 07, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

44 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18357 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

533 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...