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I can't reboot my HP compaq NC 8000, I keep getting a message'' Enter HDD Password, and a key symbol. I don't ever remember using a password to reboot, can you please help me with this problem? Doug

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This problem is BIOS problem not in a windows operating system, pls contact your Compaq service center. Compaq only solve this problem.

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How i can reset the bios password?


Hi

this may or may not help you
please let us know the outcome
so that we may help others if it works


Remove HDD and reboot press F2 or the key to get into your bios
go into theSecurity tab
Clear all passwords to default values press F10 to save and exit
Allow pc to reboot
(Messages will appear no HDD detected
Turn off by pressing off switch three seconds
Now install the Hard drive
Boot PC Then Press F2 immediately to get back into bios
Look for Security Tab in BIOS
Notice the Word FROZE has disappeared
Type Original Password
Then hit enter, Then enter again
it should now says clear.
Some have said they had to do this 2 or 3 times before it worked
some has said it worked ist time

i personally have not put it to the test

good luck

Aug 17, 2011 | HP Compaq 6720s Notebook

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I forgot my BIOS password and i can't access it becos i don't know the password.


HP Spare Key can be used to reset BIOS password. It is provided by HP Corporation. So when you forgot BIOS password on HP computer, just download it and get perfect BIOS password reset.
How to reset HP bios password with Spare Key or other ways?

Please refer to reset HP Elitebook password. In this passage, you also can learn how to reset Windows administrator password easily.
http://www.isunshare.com/windows-7-password/reset-hp-elitebook-password.html

Jun 12, 2011 | HP Compaq 6730s Notebook

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How to unlock password for a HP 2140 Mini-Note


If you are talking about the login to Windows password then here is one way to do it:
Create a bootable USB stick using this tool: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

Use the image from Ophcrack to load onto the USB: http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/download.php Choose the XP LIVE CD Option
1. Download the YUMI exe to your desktop 2.. Save the LIVE CD of Ophcrack to your desktop. 3. Plug in the usb stick you want to use (make sure it is at least 500MB. 1GB if possible) 4. Run the YUMI EXE and follow the instructions. Make sure to choose the USB Drive Letter ("D:" E:" etc) 5. Choose the Ophcrack ISO for the image. 6. Install to USB 7. Click Finished and exit the program and close any other open programs. 8. Restart the computer. Leave USB plugged in. 9. As soon as the computer restarts, tap the F10 button to enter the BIOS Menu. 10. Scroll to the Boot / Advanced Menu and change the boot order to USB first, HDD second. 11. Save and exit BIOS. Computer will restart. 12. Once booted up the computer will bypass the HDD and boot into the USB 13. elect Ophcrack from the list and hit Enter. 14. Follow the on-screen instructions to have Ophcrack force the password.

(If you're using Linux then use the Linux LIVE CD Image instead of XP)

May 03, 2011 | HP Mini 2140 Notebook

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After boot, appears ENTER PRIMARY MASTER HDD USER Password i need the password @ solution to boot up my lappy... thanks


How Do I Change the Primary Master HDD User Password?

Prior to loading an operating system, your computer will first execute the BIOS program. The BIOS has an extra password feature, called the hard disk drive (HDD) user password, that can't be bypassed and provides a layer of defense to keep your data secure. To change an existing HDD user password you will have to load the BIOS menu, which is only accessible during the computer's operating system reboot procedure.

Instructions

1. Close any windows that are currently open on your computer. Eject any discs inserted into the optical drive and disconnect any peripheral USB devices.

2. Open the "Start" menu and select "Shut Down." Turn on your computer once the operating system finishes shutting down.

3. Press the key your computer uses to load the BIOS menu. For example, with Dell computers tap "F2" when the "Press F2 for Setup" option appears. Press the "Access IBM" key on IBM laptops or "F10" on HP desktops.

4. Navigate to the BIOS tab that contains the HDD password option, which will usually be the "Security" tab. Some computer manufactures instead include the password option in the "Advanced" tab.

5. Scroll down to the option labeled either "User Password" or "BIOS lock" and hit "Enter." Type the current master HDD user password when the prompt appears and press "Enter."

6. Input a new HDD user password and hit "Enter" again. Navigate to the BIOS tab labeled "Exit" or something similar.

7. Move over to the "Save and Exit" entry and press "Enter." Select "Yes" and tap "Enter."

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Drivelock multibay password when i switch on a hp compaq nc8230


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please I have my Laptop hp compaq nc8230 who requiert drivelock. anytime when I swith on I waiting for longtime.I getting a message drivelock multibay password.I don't know that I do.thank

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MY HP COMPAQ NC 6000 LAPTOP request a Drivelock HDD bay password


Hi kala_mumbe,

I know how you feel as my HP pavilion has had the same blue screen ansking for the 'drivelock multibay password' . the good news is i have fixed it just 5 mins ago.

I think that you have to get into the bios first. Lets see if I can show you how I helped it to boot up:
  1. at the blue screen I pressed the F10 Key which took me into setup
  2. i then selected the security tab
  3. and then I think I selected drivelock password
  4. and then selected the "Notebook hard drive" item where I tried to disable, with no success

    PLEASE NOTE: at this point I noticed that each time that i tried to disable the password it kept returning to the item 'Notebook hard drive' . I thought to myself that maybe this is the password and not just an item on the list, so I carefully wrote down .. Notebook hard drive .. taking note of capitalization and spaces and then exited setup.
  5. I then noticed that there was nowhere to enter the password so i carefully typed .. Notebook hard drive .. onto the keyboard, and waited. After about 1 min a small 'OK' appeared inside the blue box and my heart leaped for joy inside my chest.
  6. I waited... and a black screen apeared with the wite cursor blinking
  7. and I waited... this time about 5 mins passed and then windows started to load. Thank God!
I hope you get some joy out of this post and it's not too late for your Campac Laptop.

happy, happy
Darryn Hope
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Hdd password frozen on laptop


Remove your hard drive.Reboot computer.
While its rebooting press F2 to enter the BIOS
Press Alt-F to restore BIOS defaults
Replace the hard drive

Sometimes your computer vendor ( Dell, HP. etc)
maybe able to reset HDD pwd depending on model

Jan 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Bios password lock


It is my understing that Windows XP was asking for a password and you chenge the one in the BIOS

Now the BIOS is asking for the password that you put when you say you resetted.

Please enter the password that you put in the BIOS and let me know if you are going to get a different screen other then the blue square with the picture of a key.

Best regards

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