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System password has been reset, unable to boot up. On turning on I see a '1' above a symbol with a padlock, and a flashing cursor.

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My acer laptop 7720-6569 wont connect to my wireless router it shows a padlock symbol


Try resetting the router and then type in your password on your browser.

Sep 09, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How to Boot From A Windows 7 Password Reset Disk?


<span>Forgot Windows 7 password? It seems to be a universal iusse as widespread of Windows 7. To solve this problem, you can either buy a burned Windows password recovery CD on-line or burn such a password recovery disk with<b><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/knowledge/windows-7-password-reset.html">Windows 7 password reset</a></b><span> </span>software. But no matter which method you choose, you have to boot your locked computer from the password recovery disk. However, you will feel frustrated when you have little computer skill. Take these 2 methods as your reference when you encounter the similar problem.<br />Of course, firstly , you need to create a<span> </span><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/knowledge/create-win-7-password-reset-disk.html">Windows 7 password reset disk</a>, and then pay attention on how to boot from the Windows password reset disk .<br /> Method OneInsert a burned Windows 7 password recovery CD in your locked computer boot the locked computer from the CD/DVD as follows:<br /> <ul> <li>1. Turn on or restart the locked computer, watch the screen for a message like "Press to http://www.passwordunlocker.enter SETUP "or something similar. Press this key as soon as you see the message to enter BIOS menu.</li><b>Note</b>: The key pressed to enter BIOS is different based on manufacturers, but F2 or Delete are the most common keys <li>2. Use arrows to choose Boot on the taskbar, select<b><span> </span>Boot Device Priority</b><span> </span>and press Enter.</li> <li>3. Set<span> </span><b>CD ROM</b><span> </span>to the first boot device according to the prompts on the right.</li> <li>4. Press<b><span> </span>F10<span> </span></b>to save and exit BIOS. You computer will restart with the changed BIOS settings</li></ul><br /> Method Two <p>If the method above doesn't work, you can also try to enter Boot Menu to boot the locked computer from the burned CD/DVD as follows:<br /> <ul> <li>1. Insert a Windows 7 password recovery CD in your locked computer.</li> <li>2. Start the locked computer and immediately tap and keep tapping<b><span> </span>F8</b>,<span> </span><b>ESC</b><span> </span>or other keys until the Boot Menu screen appears.</li> <li>3. Select<span> </span><b>CD ROM</b><span> </span>as the first boot device and press Enter. After that, your computer will restart with changed bios settings.</li></ul>PC users can not only set bios password for computer, but also set Windows logon password. If the BIOS is password protected, you need to clear or remove the BIOS password before you can enter BIOS to change boot order.<br />By the way, if you forgot Windows 7 password or Windows 7 password-protected, it is suggested to take Windows password recovery software to create a Windows password reset disk. Take<span> </span><b>Windows Password Unlocker<span> </span></b>for example, it takes you only 4 steps to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive for Windows 7 password recovery in 5 minutes.<br /><b>Step 1:</b><span> </span>Download and install<span> </span><b><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/windows-password-recovery.html">Windows Password Unlocker Professional</a></b><span> </span>in any availble PC<br /><b>Step 2:</b><span> </span>Burn a Windows 7 Password Recovery CD/DVD or USB flash drive.<br /><b>Step 3:</b><span> </span>Boot from the burned the Password Recovery CD/DVD or USB flash drive.<br /><b>Step 4:</b><span> </span>Reset Windows 7 password under Windows PE.<br /></span>

on Mar 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk to Reset Windows 7 Password Easily


More and more people today tend to forget or lose their Windows 7 password under such a high-pressure society. Then what would you do to handle with that should you experienced the same trouble? Actually, all you need is only a "password reset" disk. A Windows 7 password reset disk could help you to reset Windows 7 password and regain access to your locked Win 7 PC. Here we will share two methods to create such a disk with you. So let's roll it.

Method 1: Through Windows 7 operating system

Requirement:
1. Be able to log on Win 7 operating system with the password
2. A USB flash drive is required

Windows 7 was designed to be able to create Windows 7 password reset disk without any other third party tools. So if you forgot the password for your user account and was unable to log on, then you could use the disk to reset Windows 7 password. Now you could follow these simple steps to create one.

Step 1: Start your computer and log on Win 7 operating system
Step 2: Insert an USB flash drive into your computer
Step 3: Click Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts -> Create a password reset disk
Step 4: You will see the welcome screen. Click Next
Step 5: Select your USB flash drive. Click Next
Step 6: Type the login password in the password field. Click Next (now Windows 7 operating system should automatically create the disk for you)
Step 7: When the processes finish, Click Finish to exit

Now you have successfully created a Windows 7 password reset disk. And you will be able to use this disk to reset Windows 7 login password by following the whole processes of Windows 7 password recovery if you forgot Windows 7 password.

Note: One disk can only work for one account. You could not use this disk to reset the password of another user account.

Method 2: Try Windows 7 password reset software

Requirement:
1. An available computer with a CD/DVD burner
2. Windows password recovery software
3. A blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive

There is plenty of third party Windows password recovery software on the Internet. All of them were designed to create a Windows password reset disk. If you forgot to create a Windows 7 password reset disk when running Win 7 operating system before losing your password, then you may have a try on this method. The benefit of this method is that you could create the disk any time and do not need to know the Windows 7 password. Here we highly recommend Windows Login Recovery and will take it as an example to explain the procedures.

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install it onto an available computer
Step 2: Run the software and use it to burn a Windows 7 password reset disk (you could burn the file onto a blank CD/DVD or an USB flash drive)
Step 3: Change the BIOS setting of your locked computer to make it boot from the optical drive
Step 4: Boot your locked computer from the created disk and reset Windows 7 password

If you do not think these steps are distinct enough, you could also view the detailed user guide at recover the forgotten Windows password. By the way, the disc created through this way can reset the password of all the accounts instead of only one account.

Forgetting Windows 7 password is really a problem. But now you needn't worry about that any more. You could easily reset Windows 7 password with your Windows 7 password reset disk in the future.

on Aug 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Unable to login to SmartNAVI how can I reset to factory defaults to create a new user name and p[assword?


The user manual for this device is available on the manufacturers website. Promise NS4600 manual.

The instructions (with pictures) are on page 197 of the manual (or page 209 of the PDF).

"To reset the Administrator's password:1. Verify that the SmartStor is fully booted.
2. Insert your reset tool into the reset button hole on the back of the SmartStor.
3. Press and hold the reset button for eight seconds, until the System Status LED flashes three times. The Administrator's password is now reset to admin."

Oct 23, 2013 | Promise SmartStor NS4600 4TB 4 x 1000GB...

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What are WIN XP DOS commands for (1) remreplacing the administrator passwordadmiCOMMANDS


you dont need the administrator password for a system restore, simply boot of the restore CD.. Google Windows XP password reset DISC and download and boot that disc to reset the password. I cant post a specific software here as it may be considered soliciting..

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Will not restore also saying password is wrong but it's not I'm completely locked out


If windows is saying your admin password is wrong, you can reset it by booting from Hirens Boot CD, booting into Mini XP and running NTPWedit to blank out any passwords.

Oct 16, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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When I turn on my T-30 the IBM logo pops up and at the bottom it says F1 to boot up F12 to Boot up Safe Mode Then a white padlock appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen, indicating it is...


That white padlock is a system password lock. Did you recently enable a system password? Try restarting your laptop, pressing F1 or F12 to see if it will let you enter the password, then it should let you boot into the operating system.

Mar 04, 2010 | IBM Computers & Internet

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CARRIER AIRCONDITIONING HEATING/COOLING


Need to check the condensor fan. If the fan quit working this could lock out the unit so the compressor does not over heat.

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Have a think pad 600 type 2645 with eo301 error, there is a display of a padlock w/ no1 and a blinking cursor on the top left corner


This laptop is protected with a Power on Password.
The password is setup from the BIOS configuration.
There is no backdoor password available and you need the password to boot up the laptop. Once you can boot up the laptop you can enter the BIOS configuration to remove the Power on password.
Removing the BIOS battery to restore the factory defaults will not remove the password because the password is stored on an EEPROM chip.

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Unusual display on panel (padlock) machine can't be programmed door is not locked however


i just went through the same thing.......you need to hold the option and extra rinse buttons simultaneously for 6 seconds, this will unlock it.....so turn the machine on and press the two icons, dont worry about the beeping and flashing after 6 seconds the padlock symbol will go and you can use the machine as usual.....i wish they put that 'minor detail' in the manual...cheers!!

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