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Locked out i was trying to reset the password to my user name and when i turned the laptop off and cut back on i was locked out completly now when i turn the laptop on i have a black screen with a small picture of a laptop with a key on the side of it, in the upper left corner i tried to press escape and i got an x in the box then i tried typing and i got dots as if i were typing a password but my password would not work

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Re: locked out

Are you talking about the bios password thats the one at the first instance. If you cant get in the only way is to remove the battery inside for an hour or so it resets and allows you back into the setup again?

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I forgot my password

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My Acer aspire 4520 windows vista laptop is locked. can someone helph me? to change my user name and password. I forgot my password.

Hi there, this may work, try this.

Take off laptop battery, remove power cord, turn laptop upside down.
Just take off screws on the covers you see, which let you see HDD, Memory,Wireless card,.... ,
take off the cover or check on line for service manual for your specific model on how to remove the plastic cover/ covers, which is covering the CMOS battery which is some time wrapped up with yellow tape. Just remove the battery by holding on the white connector which attached to the motherboard with black and red wires. Gently pull from the motherboard.

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When i type in my password to unlock computer it says user name and password is incorrect

The user name or password is incorrect. Verify that CAPS LOCK is not on, and then retype the current user name and password. Or you must be trying a wrong password.

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My acer laptop is locked because the password is incorrect . How do i open the laptop without the password

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I turned it off and forgot the password to turn it

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try going into safe mode. Shut your computer off completely and then turn it back on, when you do start tapping f8 and then choose safe mode with networking. Once your system comes back up see if you can get into any user account. If you can press the start button and click the picture at the top beside your name to enter the user accounts screen, then press the home button, and click on the administrator. from here you can have the option to remove the passwords. If you cant get into any accounts in safe mode you will sadly have to do a recovery, which entails reinstalling windows.

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