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Scrambled screen a couple of days ago the setting on my computer changed, i began trying to reset them by clicking all the usual methods (i.e. properties, settings and also by restoring from a previous date. Then i realized that a new program had been installed on my computer even though I rarely download any items. Then I decided to delete the software from my system. It worked or so it seemed. I went to reboot my system and the screen was scrambled. Scrambled to the point that I could not see anything on the monitor. I could not see the mouse arrow or the start box on the menu bar. PLEASE HELP!! Thanks in advance!

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Re: scrambled screen

Well, whatever the cause, it would seem to be software related. If you cannot boot into an earlier restore point, try booting from an XP disk. May have to do a repair on the O.S.
Also, just for fun, connect an external monitor and see if it has a screen.
Good luck

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Im trying to restore factory settings. I cant seem to get the "press 0" trick to work. I cant even get the F2 or F12 to work. It just goes straight to the password screen. Of which I dont...

Resetting password user name & password: b> *Start your computer
*Keep pressing "F8" as the computer starts.
*This will enter the computer in Safe Mode.
*(When the window "Advanced Boot Options" opens, choose "SafeMode" with arrow key and confirmby pressing the Enter key, then computer enters Safe Mode.
*Once you are in the Safe mode Click "Administrator" on the Windowslogin screen.
*Take note that you have set the Administrator password before, you need toinput the changed password instead of leaving "Password" field blank.
*Then click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Select the accountthat is locked and change the password.
**Restart computer and login into the account you just created using your newpassword.

Sep 18, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Pro M10 Notebook


How to Change Windows Password on Windows 7/Vista/XP?

Setting a password on Windows 7/Vista/XP can add a level of security to your computer. So you are often advised to set a password on Windows. In addition, it is highly recommended to change Windows password regularly. And it is a good habit to keep your PC security by changing Windows password. Here are some simple methods to change Windows password among Windows7/Vista/XP.

Method 1: Change Windows password by using Control Panel.

The steps to change Windows password have a little different on different Windows systems. The following steps are based on changing Windows 7 password.

1. Click Start, Control Panel and User Accounts in order.
2. Pick the specified Windows account whose password you want to change.
3. Click on change my password.
4. Enter your current password and type a new password, and then click Change Password button.
Note: you may need appropriate privileges to change the password of another user.

Method 2: Change Windows password by pressing Ctrl +Alt +Del.

It is the easiest way to change Windows password for Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del when you log onto your Windows XP/7/Vista PC.
2. Click on Change password.
3. Type your new password, type your new password to confirm it, and then press Enter.
1. If your press Ctrl+ Alt +Del when you log onto your Windows XP, it will show you the classic security options instead. Click Change Password to change Windows XP password of the logged on user.
2. If the security options does not appear. Task Manager shows up instead of the security options. Just go to Start, Control Panel, User Accounts and Change the way Users Log on or off. And then uncheck Use the Welcome Screen.

Method 3: Use lusrmgr.msc to change Windows 7/Vista/XP password.

The following steps are operated to change Windows Vista password.
1. Click Start button and input lusrmgr.msc into the Search box.
2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3.Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.

Method 4: Change Windows password with Windows Password Unlocker
Windows Password Unlocker Standard allows you to change lost or forgotten password on Windows 7/Vista/XP.You can adopt this method to reset Windows password when you are locked out of computer without a password reset disk.
1. Download and install Windows Password Unlocker Standard in any accessible computer.
2. Run the program and insert a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
3. Burn an ISO image file to the CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
4. Set your locked computer to boot form CD/DVD or USB drive.
5. Change Windows password with the burned CD/DVD or USB drive

These are the simple methods can be applied to change Windows password on Windows 7/Vista/ XP. Of course, there are some other ways for your choice. Please remember your changed password. It is often for one to forget Windows password after changing it. Otherwise, you'll need to bypass lost Windows password with Method 4 if you are locked out of computer.

on Oct 20, 2010 | PC Laptops


Reset Window Password on windows 7,Vista,2003,XP,2000,NT,Server

winpassword_thumb.jpg What should you do when you've lost the password to connect to Windows? Ask an administrator to reset the password to access you. If you are a director yourself, and you can not remember your administrator password, the problem of having a little 'difficult, and probably difficult to find the "forgotten password" again. Before launching a search on the recovery CD or DVD for Windows format and reinstall Windows on your computer, here are some ways to unlock the groped for Windows to access the new system, at least to reset the password password.
Method 1: Take a rest, and try hard to remember the forgotten password
Sometimes, human beings are a bit "strange. You will not get the thing you need for urgency. Thus, a cafe, take a glance or even return after a few days, you may find that suddenly "remember" your Windows password.
Method 2: Try Blank Password Administrator Login Backdoor
In Windows XP (not Windows Vista as Administrator account is not enabled by default), is built in Administrator user account that has administrative rights, enabled by default, and no word password to protect access of the account was. If you have not changed the administrator password, and then try to connect to Windows XP without a password.
Method 3: Reset password from another user account with administrator credentials
If you can not connect to Windows using a special user account, but you can access another account that has administrative credentials, follow these steps on how to do the trick:
  1. Log on to Windows by using another administrator account that has a password that you remember. You may need to start Windows in the safe mode.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type “control userpasswords2′, and then click OK.
  4. Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password.
  5. Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.
Method 4: Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0
  1. Download and burn the ISO file on to a CD or USB flash drive box_new.jpg
  2. Boot from the CD or USB flash drive
    To reboot your PC with a CD/DVD disk, it’s necessary to change your computer’s setting to make it boot from the CD/DVD.
    Click here To learn how to set BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD-ROM

    Click here To learn how to set BIOS to boot from the USB Flash Drive

  3. When the CD/DVD or USB disk boots, you’ll see Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 is initializing .
  4. Select Windows installation to be processed
  5. Select the user name whose password you want to reset and click "Reset" button to reset the password.
  6. A message is displayed. Click "Yes" to confirm your action. Or, click "No" to undo your selection.
  7. "Success" message is displayed after the user’s password has been successfully reset.
  8. You have changed your forgotten password to a blank one. Remove the Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 bootable CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive and click “Reboot” button to reboot the computer. Now you are able to log into your computer without a password! .
  9. Remove the CD or USB flash drive and reboot the computer.
Method 5: Windows Password Key 8.0

Method 6: Windows Password Recovery 6.0

on Apr 07, 2010 | PC Laptops

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I have a password on my computer, after an extended vacation I can no longer recall what it is, how can I access my data again?

you forgot to tell us what password.
Is it a bios password or windows password?

For Windows Password, As far as I know , there are two main methods to solve the windows password problem as follows:

1st Method:
Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type \Administrator\ (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from \Control Panel - User Accounts\.
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

2th Method:
Windows password Recovery software:
for example:Windows Password Recovery . It is easy and convenient to use.

For Bios Password, also two methods.

1st method . Open you computer box and Discharge to the Board manually

2st method . use BIOS Password Recovery

Hope it help to you.

Sep 18, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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When ever i restart or turn off my eeepc, i loose all data.HELP

configure power options.

click start> control panel> power options> whAtever is highlighted click on change plan settings> change advanced power settings

new pop up window
click on +hard disk> turn off hard disk drive after> settings: never

click on +sleep> set everything to never

click on +display> set to never

Mar 22, 2010 | ASUS Eee Pc 904Ha Notebook

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Blue screen when I close the top of my laptop or shut it off

this error relates to video drivers. to fix this. restart your computer and as soon as you see dell keep tapping the F8 key in the top row to get advanced boot options. and then select "Enable VGA Mode" and press enter 2 times. then the computer should start and then do a system restore. to do system restore.
There are two ways to perform a System Restore in Microsoft Windows. The choice only depends on if the computer is currently able to boot into Windows or not. If the computer is able to get to the desktop (with the clickable start
in the lower left corner), then choose Method 1. If the system is unable to boot to the desktop or otherwise is unable to complete a system restoration using the selection above, then choose Method 2.
Method 1 Able to Access the Desktop.

1 start .
then click Help and Support
2 Under Pick a Task
, click Undo changes to your computer with System Restore
3 Select Restore my computer to an earlier time
, then click Next >
4 Under, 1. On this calendar, click a bold date, select a date before problems were observed with the computer.
Dates in bold indicate a restore point is available for that date.
5 Under, 2. On this list, click a restore point, click to choose a restore time from the list.
6 Click Next >
7 Verify that the desired restore point is listed, then click Next >
8 After the computer restarts, the Restoration Complete page of the System Restore window appears. Click OK
If the problem still occurs, try restoring the computer to an earlier restore point.

Method 2 Unable to Access the Desktop.

1 Turn off the computer.
2 Turn on the computer and press the F8 key every other second until the Windows Advanced Options window appears.
3 Press the <Down Arrow> key on the keyboard and select Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
4 Press the <Enter> key on the keyboard.
5 Log in as the administrator or as a user with administrator rights.
6 At the command prompt (blinking cursor), type:
and then press the <Enter> key.
If Windows XP has been reinstalled to a different location on this computer, change C:\Windows to the new path.
If this doesnot work...then we need to reset the computer back to factory settings.
Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data. This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, photos. Before performing a PC Restore, back up all personal files. If you do not back up your personal files, the data will be lost.

1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
NOTE: Some systems like Inspiron Mini 9 (910) do not support System Restore as they do not have <F11> nor any substitute.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.
The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.
When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

Oct 13, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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Password forgot

Well, I think you can rely on this password recovery tool to clear the password and reboot your computer without asking the password. The program is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP etc operation system, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit. Let me know how it goes. Regards.

Aug 27, 2009 | PC Laptops

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I have a wireless internet card on my laptop, its a Belkin card. My internet connection was working great a couple days ago but now I can't even get the belkin program to come up on my computer so that I...

Go into Network connections in control panel and right click on the wireless network icon, then click on properties. In here change the settings so that Windows manages your wirless settings rather than the Belkin software, I find this normally works a lot better and more reliable. You should then be able to double click the wireless icon (Not the Belkin Icon) in the bottom corner of your screen and connect to your wireless network.

Apr 06, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Aspire 5920-6864 notebook

Hi there.
Coincidentally i had the same problem last week, I'm a PC technician and i came to the conclusion that my PC had been hacked and a trojan was placed somewhere on my PC. Hackers are very clever and you can download malware just by clicking on a infected website, you won't even know you have been infected.
What i did to resolve this was reset my wireless router and set up a new WPA2 password, i went back to my PC and performed a system restore and took my PC back to at least a week before the problems started, i let it do that, then i ran all my antivirus and anti spy programs, cleaned the registry, set a new OS password and restarted the PC then i reconnected to the internet updated my antivirus and its been fine since.
Try this method, if you have no restore points post back

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Mar 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5920-6727 Notebook

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