I've got this problem, i wanted to change the admin password in setup and changed my mind, on rebooting the system it prompted me to enter the admin password; and i dont have it. how do i do system restore?
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I would strongly recommend letting Dell do the Bios Admin Password reset, because if something goes wrong you are covered. If an outside party tries to reset the Bios and gives bad information it will cause an instant shutdown of the system making it impossible to restart the laptop.
The best way to open the setup page is to have a wired connection to the router. Once you plugin the router to both the modem and the computer, you want to reboot everything. After you've established a connection, open a browser window and go to 192.168.0.1. To login to the setup page, enter admin for user and admin for password. From there you can change your password and setup the secured wireless networking.
You should also be able to try this wirelessly, but you must be sure that you have selected the Encore network on your computer's wireless control panel.
if you forgot the password for tyour winows log in theres no real easy way to change the password. one way is to get a password recovery tool. you have to be carefull because there is a alot of scams out here. in my experience heres the top five i suggest
Stellar Phoenix Password Recovery - Simple startup utility resets a forgotten admin or users' password using a familiar Windows-like program interface instead of command-line.
Password Kit - Top rated version of Passware's Password recovery app, supports Windows Vista and RAID/SCSI/SATA drives.
the next step i could recommend if you do not want to do this is to try a system restore. if you have the system cds that come with the computer you can put them in and when starting up computer you should see setup or system restore in bottom right or left corner. it will say hit f12 or f2 you are going to want to go into there and boot from cd. once you boot from c you will be able to do the system restore and set computer back to factory defaults.
Try going to the BIOS and see if it reboots from there. If it does, then it is most probably a hardware problem. You can try re-seating the memory modules and If you have multiple modules, try them one at a time.
If it does not reboot while you are in the BIOS, then the problem lies on Windows. Get your DELL Restore CD or your Operating System CD and insert it to the CD-ROM drive. Reboot the computer and press F12 while seeing the Dell logo, that should give you the options to boot to CD-ROM. It will give you a quick prompt of "press any key to boot to cd..". Make sure you press the space bar during this time to initiate the boot from CD-ROM.
Once the Windows Setup loads, Choose "Recovery Console" to repair your computer. Just choose the installation you would like to repair (normally it's number 1) then it will ask you for the administrator password. By default, the password is blank, but if you set a password for admin then use that password.
Once you get to the prompt, Type this command. "CHKDSK /R" (without the quotes). It will initiate the repair for your OS. This might take an hour or so. Just wait for it to finish and it will automatically reboot your computer. Let the computer computer reboot normally. You should be able to get to your normal windows screen back.
Hello IF you speak about Windows admin password You can try these solutions
1st Try to boot into safe mode by pressing F8, and removing/resetting your password there.
2nd you can try a program like this http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ or http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/ or http://www.loginrecovery.com/ or http://www.password-changer.com/
3rd Repairing the windows with some tweaks;) 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.
If your talking about Bios admin pass You can try these solutions
1st A program like http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd
2nd Try taking out the CMOS battery for 5 minutes. Reinsert and restart. Enter the BIOS and reset the Time and Date.
HAVE YOU TRIED PC RESTOE...ALL DELL COMPUTERS WHICH WERE SHIPPED AFTER 2004 HAS THIS FEATURE,ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS RESTART THE COMPURTER AND ON DELL LOGO PRESS AND HOLD DOWN CTRL KEY AND TAP F11 KEY MANY TIMES....U WILL GET THE OPTION FOR PC RESTORE..THEN RESTORE THE COMPUTER TO THE FACTORY SETTINGS..ur computer will became brand new as you bought it on day 1 ,all info would be lost....but it will only take 10mins hardly...try this njoy
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.
Hi, logon to your router using IE or whatever browser. Then follow these steps and let me know.
You are prompted for a Username and Password.
Type the username: admin
Type the password: admin
Click the OK button. The Dell TrueMobile Setup Page appears.
Click the Advanced Settings tab. A note appears stating that Dell provides the advanced features for your convenience only. Dell technical support representatives can not support the configuration options in the Advanced Settings portion of the setup program.
Click the OK button.
Click the Administration Settings button on the left side of the page.
Put a check in the box to the left of the Change Your Password setting under the section of the page titled Password Settings.
Type the password that you want to use in the New Password field.
Retype your password in the Retype Password field.
Click the Submit button. Another window appears stating You have successfully submitted the settings to this device!
Click the Save and Restart button. Your new password will be saved into the router settings.