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Windows will not boot up in any mode asks for setup password

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    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    Are you saying when you start your computer it ask for a password before it gets to the windows screen

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When your Windows were installed, the engineer may have put the password to go to setup. Ask the said engineer regarding that password. If he gives you the password, revert to me.

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I was using my family members msi cr600 lap top and it made a wierd noise, everything froze and stopped working i shut it off and now it wont boot


try unplugging all power to the pc then hold down the power button for about 5 sec. to discharge all the power from the capacitors the hook up power and try to boot to system setup either f2 0r f10 or delete button at the 1st boot screen. when you get into system setup go to the boot devices and see if the hard is is listed, and enabled if so then escape or exit out of setup and reboot and keep hitting f8 key to take you to the safe mode area. then towards the top of the list click on safe mode with command prompt. it will ask you which windows 1 or 2 click 1 then enter then it will ask for your password if you have 1 then enter it if not just click enter. A black command window will appear with a c: prompt. c: prompt, type chkdsk c:/r and press enter.Check disk will start to run. then you might as well just go do something else cause it will try to repair your disk. then when done just type exit then enter and it will reboot.hopefully this help solve the problem.

Jun 07, 2011 | MSI CR600-001US Notebook

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Pls help me out to get my password


1. Boot up your computer and immediately hold down f1. If it boots up normally then restart your computer and try f2. try all of the f keys and try del or esc until it boots up into your BIOS setup. This will look like a bunch of very blocky graphics. (usually the buttons are either f1, f2, f8, f10, del, or esc)
2. Once in your BIOS, navigate with the arrow keys and enter until you find the option to boot into "safe mode with command prompt" select that option, save your preferences and reboot your computer.
3.Once you've booted into safe mode, log on as the administrator or guest. Usually it does not require a password.
4. At the command prompt type "net user *" but type that without quotes and where it says you're user name just type you're user name without the 's.
5. It will ask you for a password. Type in the password you would like (It won't show the keys or even * that you are typing so that's ok). It will ask you to retype the password so do that.
6. reboot your computer and hold down whichever key that you used to get into setup.
7. Once in setup change the option from booting into "safe mode with command prompt" to the default option which will usually say boot into windows or something to that effect.
8. Log in as yourself using the password that you typed in at the command prompt.
Hope that helps

May 08, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I have forgotten my username and my password


This hack will only work if the person that owns the machine has no intelligence. This is how it works: When you or anyone installs Windows XP for the first time your asked to put in your username and up to five others. Now, unknownst to a lot of other people this is the only place in Windows XP that you can password the default Administrator Diagnostic Account. This means that to by pass most administrators accounts on Windows XP all you have to do is boot to safe mode by pressing F8 during boot up and choosing it. Log into the Administrator Account and create your own or change the password on the current Account. This only works if the user on setup specified a password for the Administrator Account. This has worked for me on both Windows XP Home and Pro.

Feb 06, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I can't remember the password on my Toshiba laptop!!! It's running Windows Server 2003, and for pete's sake i can not remember the admin password I setup for the laptop. I haven't used it for awhile, is...


Go to the safe mode :- Leave admin password empty if asked.
And then click on start-->run-->type cmd-->type control
userspasswords2 hit enter--> windows open's here --> on the top uncheck option for ask user name and password before entering windows. and then hit apply.
let me know if it works.

May 10, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Son locked me out of my lap top


This WILL WORK for you if you have XP.

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd. Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

Sep 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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Acer asire 5920 wont boot up cant get to windows to type anything in just a black screen asking for password or harddisk password. have acer aspire 5920 system disk it works asks for recovery disk 2 runs a...


For the psswords i can recomend to reset them from BIOS but to do that you must first know them. The problem with recovery disks is solvable if you boot from an XP disc and format the C: partition in NTFS file sistem and when it starts copying files to install the windows stop the installation ( F3 or press the power button for more than 4 seconds.. don't worry you will not sustain disk damage... done it myself with the same notebook for a dozen times ) After formatting the partition C: try recovery again and it will work.
NOTE: for the formatting of the partition you must set the HDD mode from AHCI to ATA witch permits the XP setup utility to "see" the HDD. If it is set in AHCI mode the setup utility for windows XP will not detect youre HDD

Jun 16, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5920-6727 Notebook

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Logon windows password and username


Ask you mother the password, or ask her to setup a separate user account in your name with your own password.

May 05, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T60 Notebook

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Dell XPS M1210 Administrator password and password log on problem


This is a known vista issue where it creates a backup of your profile for some reason there registry edits to try and fix it but a system restore is much easier. Follow the below steps to solve problem.

Turned computer on and immediately pressed F8 repeatedly until I got "Advanced Boot Options" select "Safe Mode" computer then opens safe mode login as admin if possible, with a "Help" window, in the help window there is an underlined "What is System Restore?" then select "Click to open System Restore" restore to a previous state before which the fault occurred.
Click OK and after config changes should be good to go.

Mar 19, 2009 | Dell XPS M1210 Notebook

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Boot sequence / bios password issues with Acer Aspire 5100


Hoping you are using some version of windows OS. Go to safe mode... press the power button to boot and while booting keep pressing F8 which will allow you to go to safe mode and reboot the machine if you are able to sucessfully able to go to safe mode. Now boot to normal mode as usual boot. If you still notice BSOD(blue screen of death) then once more go to safe mode and uninstall the new softwares if you have installed any on your laptop recently like graphics device driver or audio driver so on.... if you are not sure of new softwares installed.. use system restore method in safe mode to restore the system to older date it should resolve your problem. system restore tool of windows will be in start-> program -> accesories-> system tools-> system restore.

Dec 13, 2008 | Acer TravelMate 2300 Notebook

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Can't get by the windows log in screen


1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

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