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I let my girlfriend use my notebook and it was a huge mistake. She installed a password that must be entered as soon as you turn the computer on. As soon as that is done im supposed to be able to boot

I'll never lend my laptop to anyone ever again.

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Why don't you ask her for the password? Did she forget?

There is a hack for this on ANY operating system, but I need full details. XP? Win 7? Win 8? Linux?

If you absolutely cannot access the laptop, you can download almost ANY Linux distro and burn it to a DVD disk on a friend's PC. Called a "live disk". I suggest Linux Mint or Knoppix. You have to go into your BIOS and set it to boot from CD/DVD drive if you have one. Delete or F2 are common keys to get you into your BIOS on boot.

If no DVD reader/burner, you are screwed unless you have 2 USB ports. You can burn the Linux distro to a USB drive and boot from it. Set BIOS to boot from USB drive. Linux will "see" Windows. You can access anything on the HDD.

Google password reset for your operating system via Linux or live disk. You may be able to find where the password is kept. It will be encrypted. Most likely just delete it or try to change it, but make sure it is the right one.

If this fails, transfer what you want to keep, using the 2nd USB port onto an external storage drive with Linux and reinstall Windows.

If you are not computer literate I would not try this. Someone with moderate PC knowledge should be able to pull it off. Hope this was clear enough. Long post! Whew!

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If you do not remember the password for your Windows, you will have to reset it by following the instructions mentioned on the following link:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t24940481-says_am_not_putting_right_password

Once you have reset the password, you can disable the login screen (if you do not want the login window to come-up while booting) by following the instructions mentioned on the following link:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2054380/disable-windows-logon-password.html

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SOURCE: password for entring my bios

BIOS Passwords Basic settings on your computer such as how many and what kinds of disk drives you have which one are enabled and which are disabled and which ones are used for booting are held in a CMOS chip on the mother board. A tiny battery keeps this chip always running so that whenever you turn your computer off, it still remembers its instructions. A common method of entering the BIOS is pressing the Del key at Bootup other common methods are Ctrl +Alt +Esc and Ctrl + Esc. Most computers have a BIOS which can be configured to ask for a password as soon as the computer is switched on. If the Ask Password option is enabled then as soon as the PC is switched on a Dialog box welcomes you and asks you for the password. You cannot override this and there is no way of disabling this because to enter the BIOS you need to know the BIOS password. So what do you do? Disable it. Now to Disable the BIOS password you need to enter the BIOS. But as soon as you enter the BIOS the BIOS asks for a password. Now the most common method of overriding this password prompt is by trying out the default BIOS passwords. Some common passwords are: Lkwpeter j262 AWARD_SW AWARD_PW Biostar Many BIOS also have their default password that can be tried. "j262" opens most versions of Award BIOS it works about 80% of the time. "AWARD_SW" and "AWARD_PW" work on some computers as well, but much less often. In some BIOS shift+s y x z also works. The best way to find out the default passwords of various BIOS is to search at http://astalavista.box.sk which is the best search engine for security related matter Well if the default passwords did not work them get ready for some serious Hacking stuff. Now as the default BIOS password did not work we will try to reset the BIOS to its default settings so that it asks for no password at all. So to do following: First you have to open the computer and then look for a round lithium battery, it probably looks like a silver coin. So remove the battery and after 30 seconds or so put it back. Some computers may also require you to reset the jumper, so look for a 3-pin jumper and reset it. For example, on most machines you will find a three-pin device with pins one and two jumpered. If you move the jumper to pins two and three and leave it there for over five seconds, it will reset the CMOS. When you boot the machine some BIOS may give an error saying that the BIOS was reset or tampered with, but that is not such a big problem

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SOURCE: acer aspire 5315 wont boot up

for password, you need to reset your bios. check your bios and enter the password given below:

for AMI BIOS Passwords:


A.M.I.
AAAMMMIII
AMI?SW
AMI_SW
AMI
BIOS
CONDO
HEWITT RAND
LKWPETER
MI
Oder
PASSWORD


for AWARD BIOS

01322222
589589
589721
595595
598598
ALFAROME
ALLy
aLLy
aLLY
ALLY
aPAf
_award
award
AWARD_SW
AWARD?SW
AWARD SW
AWARD PW
AWKWARD
awkward
BIOSTAR
CONCAT
CONDO
Condo
d8on
djonet
HLT


for Phoenix

BIOS
CMOS
phoenix
PHOENIX


Other Manufacturer BIOS Password

Biostar - Biostar
Compaq - Compaq
Dell - Dell
Enox - xo11nE
Epox - central
Freetech - Posterie
IWill - iwill
Jetway - spooml
Packard Bell - bell9
QDI - QDI
Siemens - SKY_FOX
TMC - BIGO
Toshiba - Toshiba
VOBIS & IBM - merlin

hope this helps!

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