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I have forgotten my Power on Password. How can I reset it?

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Re: Reset Power On Password

Okay, listen up. im assuming this is a password set on the bios, not windows etc.i dont have this pc, but it should work depending on your motherboard it may differ BUT FOLLOW VERY CAREFULLY, IF YOU ARE UNSURE, DONT HESITATE TO REPOST AND ASK, READ AND UNDERSTAND BEFORE YOU START ^^!! . now, open the case and you should look for a little battery, its a "CR2032" (my one anyway ^^), this is the clock battery. next to or close to it there are some little jumpers, mine a are green, there are 3 pins, 2 of which are covered by the jumper. okay, these are the CMOS jumpers and you need to reset them. what you do it move the jumper to the other 2 pins, for example, if it was covering xx- (x represents what the jumper is covering) then move it to -xx. then press the power button for 10 secs then release. the computer should not start. if it does then turn it off after 10 secs (pull lead for e.g) after the pc is off, make sure there is no electricity in the pc, (pull lead) and then put the jumper to the same setting it was before, in the example previous, xx-. then turn the pc on and the password should be reset. if their are any queries, post again! and ill double check, the other thing you may do is contact the supplier or compaq and ask them how to reset it. make sure you back up your hard-drive first!

i hold no responsibility for any damage caused

hope this helps

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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Reset bios password

Hi, its very easy to reset password for bios.

You have two methods to rest on two different conditions.

First if you want to re-set in normal mode and a second thing if you have forgotten the password.

First of all enter into Bios Setup then Security and Reset your password.

Second if you have forgotten your password and you need to reset without power on your computer take these steps;

1. Uncover your computer
2. See a jumper near to hard connector. This jumper sets on two legs total of three and one leg free.
3. Changer jumper side ... It sets on free leg and then one leg will free.
4. Now, starts on your computer, it will give you a message. Now follow the message and accept changes for Bios and press enter.
5. Once again switch off your computer.
6. Reset jumper on the same place and cover your computer again.
7. Start your computer enter into Bios without any password. Now you can set your password from security tab again.

Wish you Good Luck

Nov 30, 2013 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop


How to Reset Forgotten Password on Computer

How to find computer password quickly that I forgot computer password? Can anyone help me reset forgotten computer password? Any helps will be appreciated! - Now check the following ways on reset lost computer password!

Firstly, use password prompt function on password locked computer
If you have set the prompt option when you set account password, it may help you remember something about your forgotten computer password!

Secondly, reset computer password with default administrator account Once we install Windows OS, there will be automatically generated an "Administrator" account with blank password. Therefore, if we forgot password on computer, we can have a try:
a. Boot system, and press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys twice when the Windows login screen comes up.
b. At the Classic Login window, input: Administrator and keep Password box null. Then press Enter key to login.
c. Recover computer password by: Control Panel - User Accounts.

Thirdly, find computer password with computer password reset disk If we created this computer password reset disk before we forgot password, we can opt for the disk to help us unlock password efficiently.
a. Click OK and close the message box on the password incorrect prompt window.
b. Click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the password reset disk.
c. Do as the "Password Reset Wizard" to create a new password.

Fourthly, change computer password with Windows Installation Disc Take computer Windows XP as example:
a. Start computer using Windows XP Setup CD.
b. When it asks to repair our current Windows installation, choose "Accept" it and press "R" to run the repair. Then computer will begin to repair our Windows and copy files to hard drive.
c. Setup will reboot system. Please don't press any key when there is "Press any key to continue..."
d. Now computer will do other tasks and there will be a progress bar displayed. Please notice carefully the details shown at the bottom of screen.
e. Once "Installing Devices" comes up, press keys: Shift+F10. Input: nusrmgr.cpl and press Enter key at the Command Prompt window.
f. The same "User Accounts" window will display as it is in Control Panel. Choose "Administrator account" and select any account listed to change or remove your computer password.

Fifth, break computer password by DIY a password recovery disk If the above four methods still can't help us reset lost computer password, we can refer to this way now. DIY a password reset disk after forgotten computer password means that we burn an .iso image file from Windows password recovery software into a bootable CD/DVD/USB disk. Now, take one of the top-rated Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation as example:
a. Download and install Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation in any accessible computer (not from computer you want to unlock)
b. Burn an ISO image file to CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive
c. Set locked computer to boot from CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive and set the BIOS Setting for CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive.
d. Reset forgotten computer password to default Re123456.

The above ways on forgotten computer password reset are the collections of best bet for us to unlock lost computer password! So even if we forgot computer password, things will be OK soon!


on Jul 27, 2011 | PC Desktops


How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 7/Vista/XP?

Forgetting Windows password occurs more often than the users would like to think. So if you haven't created a password reset disk for your user accounts, it's time for you to take action. A password reset disk enables you to reset Windows password if your Windows password is forgotten. If you have no idea, just look at the following instructions.

Windows 7/Vista Password Reset Disk

If you are Windows 7/Vista user, you can create a password reset disk to reset Windows password as follows. Just 6 steps:

1. Enter Create a password reset disk in the Start search box.

2. Press Enter to pop up the Forgotten Password Wizard.

3. Insert a USB flash drive and click Next on the Forgotten Password Wizard.

4. Select the right device store the password information of the use account which you are logged on.

5. Enter the current user account password.

6. Wait while wizard creates the password reset disk. Click Next when it 100% finishes and click Finish to exit.

Windows XP Password Reset Disk

If you still use Windows XP, just take the following steps for reference to create a password reset disk to in case of the need of Windows password recovery. Just 4 steps:

1. Click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts.

2. Select the target user account and click Prevent a forgotten password on the left pane. The Forgotten Password Wizard will appear.

3. Insert a USB flash drive and click Next on the Forgotten Password Wizard.

4. Follow the wizard to create a password reset disk.

Windows Password Reset Disk Tips

1. The created password reset disk should be kept in a safe place as anyone can use it to reset Windows password without any limitations.

2. When you enter a wrong Windows password, the Password Reset link will appear under the password box. You can simply click the link to start Windows password recovery with your created password reset disk.

3. If you forgot Windows password without such a disk, you can reset Windows password by a Windows password recovery tool like Windows Login Recovery.

on Jan 06, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How do i reset the password on my acer desktop when i have compleatly forgoten the password

An easy way to reset lost or forgotten Windows password is to use Windows password reset disk. Windows Password Breaker can help create such a bootable password reset disk or USB flash drive. No need to reinstall the system.

Or 6 ways for Windows 7 password reset could also be helpful.

Feb 28, 2011 | Acer Aspire (AST180-US340B) PC Desktop

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Forget my password

You can create a Windows password reset bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset your lost or forgotten Windows password, i have created a bootable USB flash drive with the tool Windows Password Breaker and reset my administrator password successfully.

Or see how to reset forgotten Windows 7 password.

Feb 27, 2011 | PC Desktops


Reset Windows XP Password with Three Common Methods

Forgot Windows XP password, don't be worried. It's very common for PC users to lose or forget Windows password as some like to set a rather complicated password. As Windows XP has been used for several years, there are various available methods that can help you to reset Windows XP password.

Method 1: Create a password reset disk to reset Windows XP password

Creating a Windows XP password reset disk is a very easy way to protect yourselves from the possibility of forgetting your password. With it, you can reset Windows XP login password easily and quickly. Don't know how to create one, just follow the instructions as below:

1.Click on Start, Control Panel and User Accounts in order.
2. Select the specified user account you want to create the Windows XP password reset disk for.
3. In the Related Tasks area on the left, click the Prevent a forgotten password.
4. When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click Next.
5. Follow the Forgotten Password Wizard to create your Windows XP password reset disk.

Once you find your Windows XP password is lost or forgotten, just reset Windows XP password with the disk. The Windows XP password reset disk can be repeatedly used to reset password for your computer, so please remember to keep it in a safe place. Otherwise, unauthorized users can log on your computer and get access to the precious data on it. It will be a disaster for you if your privacy is leaked out.

Method 2: Log on as administrator to reset Windows XP password

All Windows XP computers have a special user account named "Administrator" and by default this account is not password protected. If you don't set password for the account or you remember its password, you can log on computer with the administrator account to perform Windows XP password reset.

1. Start the computer.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete twice when you see Windows XP login screen.
3. When Log On to Windows dialog box appears, type Administrator in the User name box.
4. Type the administrator password in the password box, and then click OK. Or you can directly click Ok if you don't set password.
5. Click Start > Run > Type control userpasswords2 > click OK.
6. On the Users tab, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click Reset Password.
7. Set your new password and click OK on the Reset Password dialog box. And then click OK on user tab.
8. Restart the computer, and then try to log on to Windows again.

Method 3: Burn a USB flash drive to reset Windows XP password

In addition to the two methods above, you can also perform Windows XP password reset with third party Windows password recovery software. It can help you reset Windows XP login password by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Before starting to perform Windows XP password reset with this method, you need to find a computer with optical driver that you can log on. Then, you can follow the below steps to burn a USB flash drive with Windows Login Recovery.

1. Download Windows Login Recovery and install it.
2. Burn the ISO image file on the program to a USB flash drive.
3. Set your locked computer to boot from USB drive.
4. Reset forgotten Windows XP password with the burned USB flash drive.

The above 3 methods are easy for you to reset Windows XP password. Of course, method to perform Windows XP password reset is not limited to the 3 options. There are still other options for you, like using a Windows installation disc to recover Windows XP password. You just find one suits you best to reset your lost Windows XP password.

on Sep 05, 2010 | PC Desktops


How to Reset Windows Vista Administrator Password with Three Simple Methods?

Have you ever experienced Windows Vista administrator password forgot? Absolutely, there is nothing worse than forgot your Windows admin password when you have a great deal of work to do on your PC. Even though you can enter your computer with a standard user account, you still could not download anything and install programs on your PC. Therefore, how to reset or recover Windows Vista administrator password efficiently?

Here we will show the top three easy and efficient Windows Vista admin password recovery methods to anyone who have Windows Vista admin password forgotten issues.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista administrator password on safe mode

Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Pros: Simple and do not need third party tools
Cons: Need an available admin account on your Vista PC

You can reset Vista administrator password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:

Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.

Step 3: Type "net user" and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.

Step 4: Type "net user Paul 123" (Paul is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

Step 5: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press Enter.

Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.

Method 2: Recover Windows Vista administrator password with freeware

Preparation Time: More than 30 minutes
Pros: Free and do not need to change the forgotten password
Cons: The freeware should not work if the password is too long

Ophcrack is freeware for Windows password recovery. This software can help you to recover your forgotten Windows Vista admin password. So that you can regain access your admin account without changing the password.

Ophcrack is used to create a Windows password recovery disk. You need to boot your computer from the disk to recover your password. You can follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Download Ophcrack

Step 2: Burn a Windows password recovery disk with the freeware

Step 3: Recover the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk

You can logon Windows Vista with the old password now.

Method 3: Reset Windows Vista administrator password with shareware

Preparation Time: less than 10 minutes
Pros: Fast and 100% reset the forgotten password
Cons: Not free

Windows Login Recovery is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords.

Unlike Ophcrack, Windows Login Recovery is designed to reset the forgotten password. No matter how long and how complicated the password is, this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery

Step 2: Burn a Windows password reset disk with the shareware

Step 3: Reset the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk.

These three Windows Vista administrator password recovery solutions are helpful for us to resolve the Vista admin password lost problem. Now, you are no more Vista admin password forgot matters.

on Jun 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Forgotten password

Lost windows login passwords is not a big problem. I realize an easy way to reset lost windows os password, just need to create a bootable disk or USB flash drive to reset forgotten windows password, I have made a bootable Dvd with the utility Windows Password Seeker and reset my administrator password successfully. You could Google windows password seeker or just go to their official website:

May 05, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Lenovo N200 Laptop

jumpers the setting are in the manual i looked for your manual and couldnt find it
there is a set of jumpers you reset passwords in comp with
you will need tech to do this

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