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Acer recovery password not recognised

I have an Acer Aspire 5610, and am trying to restore the factory default image from the hidden partition, When Acer recovery console loads, I type the default password [six zero's] but it is not recognised. I have not changed the password since I bought the laptop, so this is worrying. can anyone help please?
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  • Lynbourn Feb 08, 2009

    I downloaded ubcd and followed your instructions. The problem is the password is not in windows, it is in the hidden recovery partition. I used ptedit32 to make the partition visible and assigned a drive letter. I then boot to this partition, but when I am asked for the password to start recovery, the default password, is [000000] it would not work. so I am locked out of recovery. I had previusly installed another copy of winxp pro to c:\ to solve a virus problem, and formatted to ntfs. but i think the acer recovery partition contains winxp mce and was formatted to fat32. I copied the hidden partition onto a usb drive, and would like to restore the laptop to it's original state, but cannot get the password to work. Help!!

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Download the Ultimate Boot CD from http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html and burn a bootable CD-ROM. Boot the computer with the CD. There is a password recovery function under File System tools, I believe. Run the application. It is a Linux application and will look strange. It will eventually stop and it will ask for the location of Windows installation. It will have been found already, so press enter. The next prompt is also determined, so press enter again. The third prompt is the one that you need. Read the text and it will describe how to clear the admin password. I believe you enter an *. You will then see a prmpt to write the changes. Yes to that and then exit and restart.

It has been a while since I have used this, so I apologize for the scetchy details. I have used it successfully several times. Good luck and let me know how it works out.

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