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I need to reset my hp laptop how do i do this

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  • Brian Ebeling May 11, 2010

    what do you mean by reset it?

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Well it depends.. If by reset you mean go back to factory defaults you should have a recovery disk that will destroy all your data and start from scratch. (thought I'd mention the "destroy data" part)

OR, if it's just locked up and won't restart
-Hold the power button for about 10 seconds and it will restart.

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HP Password Reset for I Forgot HP Laptop Password


Can you help me for my HP password reset? I just forgot HP laptop password! I usually heard such kinds of complaint for HP laptop password reset.

Solution 1: Login HP laptop from other accounts with administrator rights
If you know other accounts which have admin privilege, you can use them to login your PC and reset the lost password. Take HP Windows XP Laptop Recovery as example:
A. Boot your PC from Safe Mode by pressing F8 when PC stars.
B. Login the accessible account with administrator privileges.
C. Start - Local Users and Groups - lusrmgr.msc in the Search box - ENTER.
D. Local Users and Groups - choose Users.
E. Right click the account needed to reset password, and then select Set Password.
F. Input and confirm the new password.

Solution 2: HP password bypass by Ophcrack
Ophcrack is an easy Windows password recovery tool available online. You just need visit its site to download an ISO image file online. With a CD, you burn the file into to it and insert the CD into your HP laptop's drive. Restart the system; you can recover your code easily.

Solution 3: DIY a HP password reset disk
It is popular for PC users to DIY their own password reset disk. They often refer to tools for Windows password recovery. Let's take one of the most common tools - Windows Password Recovery Basic as example. Just 3 steps:
Step A. Burn a .iso file into a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive;
Step B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC lost password;
Step C. Reset a new HP password.

Solution 4: HP password recovery with password reset CD/DVD or USB
It is the last but not the least solution to recover HP Windows password. Create password reset disk for your PC once we set password for our PC. Take HP Windows 7 as example to finish the disk as followings:
A. Insert a USB Flash Drive or floppy into PC.
B. Open User Accounts: Start - Control Panel - User Accounts and Family Safety - User Accounts.
C. On the left pane, choose "Create a password reset disk", and then "Forgotten Password Wizard" will come up.
D. Click "Next" and then follow the instructions to create a password reset disk to get rid of troubles resulted from Windows 7 forgot password.
Now, to unlock HP password will never disturb you. Keep the disk in a safe place. One day, if you locked out of PC by your forgotten password, you can use the disk to help you for many times.
E. On the password incorrect prompt interface, click OK and close the message box.
F. Click Reset Windows Password and then insert the password reset disk (or other removable media).
G. Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.
H. Log on with the new password.

Share these solutions, especially, the last one with your friends who use PC. For security, these tips on HP laptop password reset will help us with forgot HP laptop password.

on Mar 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Need to factory reset hp laptop HP pavillion touch smart 15 notebook?


Do you have a start up disc that come with the device? If not you would have to obtain whatever OS you have on a disc. then you can do a re-installation and use the key that should be on the bottom of your laptop. If you don't have a key then you may have to purchase one. My shop would charge between 50 and 150 dollars to repair your machine.

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Hp 110-3030NR just bought used, wants a password , will not boot without it, don't know where the f keys are, so can't get to safe mode


Here I collect some popular solutions to help reset HP laptop password if your laptop installed Windows system such as Windows 7/Vista/XP.
Solution 1 Reset HP laptop password by another user account with administrator privilege.
Solution 2 Reset HP laptop password with Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor.
Solution 3 Reset HP password with professional password recovery tool.
If you do not have another administrator account on HP laptop or you have little experience in Windows or LUNIX operations, you can use Windows Password Rescuer to help reset HP password without lose date. This software was provided by DAOSSOFT corperation, it supports HP laptop password recovery in Windows 7/Vista/XP and HP computer installed Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000.

http://www.daossoft.com/knowledge/how-to-reset-hp-password-hp-laptop-password-recovery.html


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Need to do a hard reset for hp pavilion dv4000 laptop


Hi, you can do a hard rest by following these steps:

Turn off the pc
Remove the cables and the battery on the laptop
Press & hold the power button for 5 seconds
Reinsert the battery and cables to it
Turn on the pc

that is how to do a hard reset....

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Can't remember my password on hp 6000 computer how


Are you talking about the BIOS password, or the windows password?
A hard reset will probably reset your BIOS password (see this thread),

To reset your windows password, you need your XP CD-ROM and follow this instruction.

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Need f key instructions to reset hp pavilion ZE


No key needed, just boot from the recovery cd that came with the laptop when you bought it and follow the instructions on the screen.

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Forgot password to hp laptop how do i reset it.


I don't know what OS your HP laptop is installed with.

If it is Windows 8, Windows Password Hint, PIN code, Microsoft account can be used to login HP laptop. After logon successfully, change, recover or reset Windows 8 password is available.

If it is Windows 7, Password hint or another administrator account may help you. But if you don't have all of these, try password reset disk. Create it before Windows 8 locked or with Windows 8 Password Recovery tool is OK.
Besides these, Chntpw USB disk also works for Windows 7/Vista etc.

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Battery location


You would have to totally rip apart the laptop to get to it, and on some HP models the batteries are soldered on. Also, on some modern laptops pulling the CMOS battery won't reset the password anyways.
A more effective solution is to call hp and tell them you need to reset the BIOS password on your laptop. You will have to provide them a proof of purchase for the product. After you provide that (usually fax or scan of receipt ) they will give you instructions on how to reset it.

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