Question about EliteGroup ECS P4M800-M Socket 478/P4M800/FSB800/A&V&L/M-ATX Motherboard (MOTEC18)
Check the motherboard's manuals to see if there is a jumper to reset the CMOS.
If not, unplug the power cord to your computer, open the side, pop out that same battery and keep it out for over 24 hours. After 24 hours (or more) have elapsed, plug the power cord back in to your computer's PSU. At this time we will not be inserting the battery. Start the computer and see if it still asks for that password.
If so, when does it ask for the password? Does it ask after the system POSTs and is about to boot from the Hard-Drive? If so there's a possibility the previous owner of the computer downloaded some form of application that activates when windows begins to load which asks for an authentication code, in this case the password. In such a case you will have to reformat the hard-drive and reinstall windows.
If not it's possible that the CMOS reset is not working (for some odd reason).
I hope you get this resolved, sad to buy something then not get to use it.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
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In OS X Lion or later, you can reset your user password with your Apple ID.
In Mac OS X v10.6.8 or earlier, follow these steps to reset a password when there is only one administrator account on the computer, or if the original administrator account needs a password reset. "Original" administrator account refers to the one that was created immediately after installing Mac OS X. If the original administrator password is known, that administrator account may be used to reset the passwords of other administrator accounts using the steps described above. These steps require an optical drive; if your Mac does not have an optical drive and you have a Mac OS X v10.6 Install disc, see below.
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