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How do I restart my dell- oxo error has now reset user and I don't know password?

I ran system repair, then system restore to last week then diagnostics which all passed but it opened with a different user to which I don't have the password.how can I get it back?

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You must login in with the administrators account to change other users passwords or retrieve them. If you don't know the administrators password you may have to start from scratch and re-install the O/S.

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1.Reinstal the os with Good CD.


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2.If u use 2 rams,then use a single ram.cheak it...

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3.Cheak the Fan of cpu,It may be thermal problem.(Fan Must be rotate).So cheak it.

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Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.

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Reset bios


Installing a fresh operating system is a good option, and there might be a feature in the BIOS to restore the system to factory defaults. Information on how to do this:

Windows XP: Dell PC Restore

Using PC Restore:

1. Turn on the computer.

During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top
of the screen.

2. Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.
If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish
starting, and then restart the computer again.

NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot.

3. Click Restore and click Confirm.
The restore process takes approximately 6 to 10 minutes to complete.

4. When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.

NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer
completely reboot.

5. When prompted, click Yes.

The computer restarts.

Because the computer is restored to its original
operating state, the screens that appear, such as the End User License
Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the first time the computer
was turned on.

6. Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.

7. After the computer restarts, click OK.

or

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  1. Insert the Windows XP CD in your CD / DVD drive and restart your computer with him. To do this, after ensuring that established the system BIOS to boot from the CD as first choice. Check your system BIOS to see what is more.
  2. a “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD” message is displayed, press a key to boot from the Windows XP disk.
  3. Windows Setup will now inspect your system and load the required files.
  4. On the “Welcome to Setup” screen, press Enter to start Windows Setup.
  5. Scroll down the Licensing Agreement screen and then press F8 to accept it and proceed further.
  6. On the Setup screen that is displayed next, you may get an option to repair Windows. Select the Windows XP installation you want to repair and then press R to start the Windows repair process.
  7. During the repair process, Setup will first check the disks on your computer and then start copying the required files. This task will take a few minutes.
  8. After the files are copied, you will be asked to restart the PC. If you don’t, PC will restart automatically after 15 seconds.
  9. When the PC restarts, don’t choose to boot from CD. Setup will automatically resume and you will see a message box informing you that the Windows installation is on.
  10. During this process, you need to keep an eye on the left had panel of the screen that informs you about the setup status. When you see that the “Installing Devices” task is in progress, press the Shift + F10 key. This will open a Command Prompt window that you can use to perform several admin tasks on your computer. Surprised! Well, yes the world’s most popular operating system does have a few security loopholes.
  11. At the command prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and then press Enter. The User Accounts control panel window will display.
  12. In the User Accounts window, you can perform various user management tasks, such as, reset passwords, change password, create new user, and configure no password login. After making the required changes, close the dialog box, exit the Command Prompt window and then proceed with the repair process. You may need the Windows XP product key, so keep it handy.
  13. After the repair process is complete, you will be able to log on to your Windows XP computer using the new password you set during the repair process. In case, you choose not use a password, you will not be asked for one.
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Sir i forget my new password


To log on to a computer as the administrator to reset a password, try the following steps.
  1. Log on as an administrator.
    1. Restart the computer.
    2. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE two times, and then type the name of the administrator user account.

      Note If you do not know any other administrator user account, try to type Adminstrator in the User name box.
    3. In the Password box, type the administrator password, and then click OK.

      Note If you do not know the administrator password, leave it blank, and then click OK.
  2. Reset the password.
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. Type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.
    3. On the Users tab, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click Reset Password.
    4. Type a new password in the New password box, and then type the password again in the Confirm new password box, and then click OK.
    5. Restart the computer, and then try to log on to Windows XP again.

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Where is refresh key in my dell inspiron laptop 1542


For Vista or Win 7
If your operating system is VISTA / Win 7, tap F8 key when you see the Dell logo. It will take you to advanced boot menu options which include `Repair your Computer'. Select that option and enter your password if asked, then you will see a list of options like `system restore', `command prompt', etc. The last option says Dell PCicon1.png restore or something similar to that. Select that option and follow the screen.


Start the computer.
As the computer starts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.
Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

Feb 02, 2011 | Dell Studio 1737 Laptop

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Wont accept my password. ive tried rebooting and everything and still it says login error


When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator to log in once you have your computer running again you have to take control (administrator)control panel user accounts on the users tab,click the name of the computer administrator you can change the password there or if your computer has a system restore you can restore it to an earlier date which will have your personal settings

hope this helps

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How to reboot my dell desk top computer


  1. While most Dell desktops respond well to "System Restore," which restores the Windows operating system, occasionally a computer may need to be restored to factory settings. This is usually done as a last resort and is usually due to viruses that can't be removed. While you should try "System Restore" on your Dell first, resetting the desktop to factory settings is an option. This is done through a PC restore by Symantec. Be aware that not all Dell desktops have this ability, and before proceeding with this option, you should call Dell tech support

  2. Make copies of all things on your PC you want to save, such as photos, documents and other installed programs. Resetting your PC to factory settings will erase all data on the hard drive. It will erase anything that you installed on your computer after you received it.

  3. Restart your computer.

  4. As the computer is turning on, you will see a blue bar that says "Dell.com" across the top of your monitor. At this time, press the Ctrl and F11 keys simultaneously. If you wait too long, you will miss the opportunity to do this and will have to restart your computer again.

  5. Click the "Restore" option when the next screen appears.

  6. Click "Confirm." The PC will begin its resetting process. This process takes approximately 10 minutes.

  7. Click "Finish" when the process is complete. Allow the PC to restart itself. Do not restart it yourself since it needs to run through its boot program.

  8. Click "Yes" to allow the computer to restart. When it does, it will be at original settings, and you will see the "End User License Agreement" screen. Click "Next." The System Restore screen will appear, and the computer will do another restart.

  9. Once it does another restart, click "OK." You have now reset your Dell desktop to factory settings.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response.

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Hi i forgot my users password an i cant reestart the laptop its a dell laptop windows7 home premium can u help me restart the computer


There are 3 options for your problem:
1. You can boot to WinRE(Windows Recovery Console), run the command prompt. Go to the WINDOWS directory. Rename magnify.exe to magnify.old. Rename cmd.exe to magnify.exe. Restart your computer and boot normally. On the log in screen, click on Ease of Access. Select the option for magnifier. It will open command prompt instead of magnifier. Type the command: control userpasswords2. It will give you the option to reset the password.

2. Run in safe mode. Log in using the profile Administrator. Go to control panel then user accounts. You can change the password of your profile.

3. Dell systems have the built-in factory image restore. It can be found in the WinRE. To go to WinRE, turn system off, power on computer, after pressing the power button, tap on F8 till it gives you a screen that says Advanced Boot Options. Select Repair your Computer. Click on a few things for the language. Then you will have a window that says Windows Recovery Console. Click on Dell Factory Image Restore. Then there you go! it will restore the system back to its factory settings.

Hope this helps!

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Can not getr my dell laptop to system restore


Dell factory is on the D: partion. With Vista power on and immediately start taping on the F8 key and do the system restore or marked Dell factory restore. ON XP system power on > hold the Ctrl key down and tap on the F11 key and same as the instructions above If the system demands for an admin password try just clicking on Enter.. or try your user name and logon.

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On Tuesday, last week my computer with Win XP was working fine. The next day, Trend Micro picked a virus. The Outlook looks bleached except for horizontal lines. All services were disabled. I changed the...


The admin password is requested when you try to enter the Repair Console on the installation CD, so you did not run a Repair Install, correct?

The quickest solution would be to try a System Restore back to Tuesday of last week or earlier. You can find System Restore under Start Button->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools

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