Question about Gateway Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Getting past a password of a used computer

I have a Gateway computer someone gave me but I don't have the password to open up. How can I change this or what do I do?

Posted by on

  • Pam Lauster Feb 16, 2009

    It's late, but I will try this later today.

    Thanks

×

2 Answers

Have a look at this site (video). There are a couple of options that you may have readily available as well as suggestions for some free software programs that should be able to unlock it...I haven't used them.
GOOD LUCK :)

http://www.pcworld.com/article/157547/disaster_how_to_retrieve_a_lost_windows_password.html

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Gateway Master
  • 3,051 Answers

Hi there :
you have a couple of options 1. have you tried the esc key . and if this does not work you will have to turn off the computer and remove the power cord and open the case after this is done look on the motherboard for a jumper that is usually black or blue it it covers 2 pins at a time it should be sitting on a single row of 3 pins with one of the pins uncovered if you look closly on the board it will say cmos setup on the board simply pull the jumper off the pins and slide it to cover the pin that was uncovered plus one more now power up the computer and you will come to the setup screen and you will see the section that says passwords click on it and it will ask you if you want to clear all passwords and say yes than save and exit now it will tell yo that you must return the jumper to the original position that it was in so simply turn off the computer and return the jumper to the original position and reboot now when the password screen comes up just press the esc key and the computer will go into windows so you can get to the user section and remove the previous user and put own user name and password in ok hope this helps best regards mike

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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

Do not have login password or reset disc


Turn off the computer and unplug it. Allow the power to discharge.
Open the tower and look on the mother board. you should see a large watch battery. remove it for at least a minute to 5 minutes then replace it. close the tower and power back up. this should remove the password.

Dec 20, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Get past loolst admin password/gateway/vista


You will need a friend and his/her computer to help you with this. On their computer, download a program named " Windows Password Recovery Tool" to a CD. You will need to go into your BIOS to have your first boot item as the DC Rom for this to work. Place the CD in the drive, boot up, and follow instructions. This will erase your Admin password, and allow you to get into the computer. Afdter that you can select a new password, but would be a good idea to write it down this time. Good luck.

Sep 30, 2013 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

1 Answer

How yo get past password on gateway with vista


You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/ http://67.20.82.163/

Nov 27, 2012 | Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My yahoomail cannot open because of invalid password which is not true i have entered the right yahoo id and password of mine.


Try to resent password to your mail (find link around password input). When it come to your mail, use copy-paste to be sure that it is not some keyboard problem. Sometimes locales has different position for zy. Don't use special character in your password. When you going in account, change your password with new one. Because someone know your password too. Test computer for viruses (AVG is good free antivirus) because viruses can steal your passwords.

Aug 25, 2011 | Yahoo Mail

1 Answer

I had someone set up my new NetGear Router, but the said the User name was blank and gave me the password, but I can't access the intranet settings without a use name. Can I reset this myself? I...


Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.15.1 or http://192.168.2.1 If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. If you are still not able to access router with above ip then you need to RESET it for that press RESET button for 10 seconds it is in back side of router then all settings defaults..Then you can access it with above method. . Then click on wireless->wireless security->WEP security there is code password note down it or enter new password then save setting s and restart router. then you can connect wireless with new password. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

Jul 16, 2011 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

1 Answer

My sister gave me a Compaq evo computer. When i turn it on it goes right to a screen that says Power-on password with a picture of a key. She doesn't know what the password was and it doesn't let...


Hi,
It seems to be BIOS password, if you don't remember or don't have the BIOS password you have to reset the password by opening your CPU cover and removing the CMOS coin battery, this will reset the BIOS password but dont forget to return back the battery and start using your PC.

Regards,
JJ

May 15, 2011 | Compaq Evo D500 PC Desktop

3 Answers

I inadvertently gave wireless access to someone who is using my connection to make phone calls from my account. How can I stop this?


assign a dynamic IP address that that person doesn't know and this should stop your problem. You will also have to assign that IP address on your computers as a gateway IP address.

Aug 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I keep getting a pop up telling me that I am being loged off of yahoo,messagner because I am loged on at another computer.I don;t have another computer.arthur.family@att.net. What is up with this.


Log back on and IMMEDIATELY go to password settings and change your password to your middle name or something easy to remember until you can think of something more secure. I think someone may be using it. go quickly.

Feb 23, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

1 Answer

Computer password


When your computer starts up, push the right "F" button (for me it is F12) and navigate until you find the start up mode called "Safe Mode". You can't do much here but it can delete administrator passwords. Go to control panel and user options, click the user and click remove password. It should work, I just forget how to enter Safe Mode. It took me about 5 reboots to find it.

Dec 13, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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

Related Topics:

72 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...