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I just asked about removein the startup password wat do mean with the jumper i am new with computers so could u explain a lil more

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i just asked about removein the startup password - 3ac542afbc4ff40fe47b72448dec8cca.png they look like this and can be any color... Most motherboards can have the BIOS password reset by moving the jumper to the correct pin position. Many motherboards have small print by the jumper to indicate the correct positions. For example you might see some pins on the mother board, with a jumper like the one above, with the words PSWD RST or something similar wrote on the mother board. If the jumper is on pins 1 and 2 move it over to pins 2 and 3, then reboot your computer. Then shut down the computer down and put the jumper back where it was and it should have reset the pass word.

I would advise you to compare my instructions to that of *********** boards manual which you can download form the mother boards manufacturers website.

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If the desktop (not laptop) computer asks for a password as soon as you turn it on, there is a password.

Turn the computer off. Unplug the power-cable.
Look very carefully on the motherboard,
for 3 gold pins in a row, and a "jumper" that connectors the center pin
with one of the "end" pins.
Look on the motherboard for silk-screened text,
such as "CLEAR BIOS".
Move the jumper from "1-to-2" to "2-to-3".
Wait 2 seconds.
Move the jumper back to its original position.
Add power.,
Start your computer.
Voila! No password.

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Jumper is a chip, that acts like a switch, if u want to connect one positive side with negative side, we use jumper. U can find it back side of CD-ROM drive, Hard Disk Drive and on motherboards also. Remove in password is that the BIOS password , if u forgot that password , u can reset by removing the jumper or CMOS battery for 3 minutes and replacing it again.

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Why does my computer on bootup ask for system password then locks up too many attempts?


If you mean Bios password try this:
Resetting the BIOS PSSWRD, Open the computer case and look inside on the motherboard. Dell has diagrams of this. Locate the Little Jumper. It should have small print if you can read on the mother board indicating PSSWRD CLR. Boot the computer to Setup. Carefully remove jumper, becareful of static, and then once removed hit enter. Shutdown the computer, and restart and enter Setup again F2. The password should be CLR. Turn OFF and PUT Jumper back into place and Turn Back ON. You should be able to access Setup.

If you then boot to setup-check your hard drives and floppy that are seen. You may solve those issues in setup.

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You hit the correct jumpers for this model to remove the motherboard bios lock, which shows you have done your homework well. Toshiba, like Dell set a bios lock and HDD lock on some laptops for security reasons, often when the cmos battery needs changing, it manifests itself.

As to why you got this request for a bios pass is very odd, if you did not change the cmos battery, however, removing the battery as you state would not fix the hard drive problem. The hard drive will remain locked and if, as I suspect, it is a security measure, you will not be able to remove it and externally access files or even format it by slaving it in another computer or docking station.

Your best solution would be to contact a Toshiba service centre and explain the problem and ask them for a bios unlock code. IF this was installed at the factory, they should be able to remove it (you WILL be asked to provide proof of ownership)

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Somehow, the motherboard thinks that a "start-up" password is required.

If you have a desktop computer, turn the computer off, open the case, and look on the motherboard. Look for three pins (labelled 1, 2, and 3), and look for a small "jumper" that is connecting pin 1 to pin 2. Move the jumper to connect pin 2 to pin 3. Wait 5 seconds.
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My son set a password on a Dell computer and does not remember what it is. Is there a way I can bypass this and reset the password. It asks for a password on start up and has windows xp.


You can definitely reset the password for your computer just do the ff steps:
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  • select safeboot when prompted for boot options
  • login as administrator
  • when you are on the main screen click start
  • select control panel
  • select USERS
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  • click on remove password
  • then restart your computer
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Ok i dont have a clue wat u mean by fixin th jumper on the board i am new with workin on computers so if u could explain more i would be greatful email at forgottonson666@aol.com


Look on the motherboard.
Look for gold-colour pins, sticking at 90 degrees to the motherboard.
Some of those pins may be arranged in a 2-by-N "grid".
Some of those pins may have a (usually black-coloured) jumper,
which electrically connects two pins.
Move the jumper to the desired pair of pins.

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On the Thinkpad's, it's a fairly easy process to reset the passwords. Try the following steps and you should be able to access the computer...

1. Power off the lpatop.
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3. Short-circuit the two password pads or put a jumper on the contacts to short the circuit.
4. Remove the jumper, or whatever you used to short the password pads and put the cover back on the bottom of the laptop.
5. Power on the laptop and you should be fine.

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Computer locked


There are 2 types of lock i know

1) computer lock at dos asking for password to boot up
reset cmos will do the job

remove power plug and off all power

remove tower side cover

look for a 3 pin or 2 pin cmos jumper and short circuit it.

remove motherboard battery

wait like 5 minutes

fix everything back and your done

2) computer is asking for password at windows login screen

for this problem see if you can login to guest account

then go start
then run
type cmd
type net users [] *
enter the new password
enter the new password again

note
[] means the account name
the password you type will not apper on the screen .

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IF YOU TALK ABOUT A NOTEBOOK AND THE BIOS PASSWORD, CONTINUE READING THIS, otherwise if you are talking about operative system pass or PC... please let me know what os are you using to tell you explain that.

It seems that someone else has tryed to use your computer... what you should do is the following. Firs of all, some notebooks have a little well hidden button to reset BIOS, you notebook manual should tell you so, if not you should disassemble your notebook, so you will need very much help... I can guide you but first I must know if I understood you.

If you have a PC and its the bios password you are talking about, just open the case, remove all cables and let the case alone, take the lithium battery out for 30 minutes and start the system again, the bios will be in zero point so no password will be asked... Mother also has a jumper that resets the bios if you change its possition for a couple of minutes... you can see that in the manual (that jumper is called CMOS jumper).

If your problem is Windows or any OS password there are some things you can do, but please let me know first to guide you well.

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