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Password not recognised at start-up using xp home.

Could anyone help with a password problem.I use a Toshiba Equim A60 and I have used the same password at Start-up since the machine was new but suddenly the laptop shuts down on the Third attempt using the correct password.I would really appreciate help as I have sentimental Pics on Hard drive and would hate to lose them.....Thanks......Mick N.

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  • ceramick Dec 05, 2007

    Thanks night71 but it won't let me use the f8 key to get past the password request I think the problem is to do with bios password? as it's the first window (dark screen)with password request with flashing cursor.I've tried the F8 key at start-up but it tottally ignores it.I would appreciate any help to get past this password request.Thanks again....Mick N.

  • ceramick Jan 22, 2008

    Thanks to all who tried to help but I found the only solution was to return the laptop to Toshiba for them to replace a chip on the motherboard that was faulty (bad batch) which they did and returned the laptop free of charge (not bad for a 3 year old machine- Well done Toshiba),Thanks again. Mick N.

  • ceramick Jan 22, 2008

    Found out the problem could only be fixed by replacing a damaged chip on Motherboard.Thanks to all who tried to help.Mick Nolan.



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My OS is windows problem is how to put password on my computer at stat-up...i already set a password on my user account but still when I restart my computer, a was not ask to enter my password before it will open.

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When the XP request a pass, it typically shows only the default user account, but you can access to the administrator by pressing [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] two times, generally this account hasn't a pass and you can access to your pc from this.

Open control panel, choose "classic vew" and then open ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS

In this window go to the LOCAL USERS, select your default account and set the new pass, finally restart the system

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In addition to above, if it is the BIOS password which is needed, if the CMOS battery is removed for a few minutes, all the BIOS settings will be restored to default.

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Restart the computer into safe mode by tapping F8 on startup. Choose Safe Mode, click Start---->Control Panel----->User Accounts---->Change Account. From here you can create a password. Restart computer and use your new password.

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