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Power on password

I have forgotten my power on password. it wont load any application or operating system without the password.
how do i bypass this?

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Re: power on password

Open up your computer, remove the battery from the motherboard, wait 5 minutes and put it back

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How to remove forgotten power on password on hp 18'' all in one desktop pc

If I understand correctly, you are referring to a password that is set in the computer's BIOS which comes before the operating system (Windows / Mac / Linux) starts.

Most BIOS passwords can be reset using a jumper on the motherboard. This is where it gets very specific to the motherboard so you should look for documentation on your specific HP model at

Typically, you move the CMOS jumper to different pins, power on the system and when the POST completes, turn it off, move the jumper back to its original position, and the computer should start without the "power on" password. In short, it removes whatever changes were made to the BIOS.

I hope this helps.

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GX 270. How do I bypass administrator password?

Gina Gantt,
You can click the link below for possible resolution to the error message.
You cannot bypass the administrator password. Click the link below to read the MS article on forgotten or lost passwords.
There are programs on the internet that will help recover the Administrator pw for you.
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
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How to remove startup password

If it's a Bios Password, then you can remove the power cord, remove the case, turn the computer on it's side and look for the CMOS battery. It is a silver battery on the motherboard about the size of a nickel. Use a small flat head screw drive to pop it out. Let the computer sit for an hour or two then put the battery back in and reboot. The date, time and password will be forgotten by the system, so you will have to go into the Bios or System Setup to put the date and time back in.

If it is a Hard Drive Password, you are out of luck. 99% of the time when you encounter a computer with a Hard Drive Password on it, the computer is stole. The original owner set it so that in the event the computer is stolen, thieves can't get to sensitive data. The owner could possibly set it remotely after it was stolen. The only way to remove it is have the original owner put in the password,or like you did when you put in another hard drive. Putting in another hard drive in most cases you will have to reload the operating system, drivers and application programs.

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I have forgotten my administrator password and when i boot the machine, after it loads and gets to the welcome screen, i am asked for a password. i have totally forgotten it and cannot log on. i have...

Do not worry, we can use dell password recovery tool to complete this task. Windows Password Rescuer is designed for resetting dell Windows 7/vista/XP password. What you should do is prepare a bootable CD/DVD or USB drive and a computer you have access to. Follow four steps help you reset dell windows password without lose anything:
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I think the convenient and easy way is to use a windows password recovery tool that can do all the job for you within a few minutes automatically! Windows Password Recovery 6.0 is an easy-to-use tool designed for resetting local administrator and user passwords on any Windows system. If you have forgotten your password, or are locked out, or you do not have access to the password of the system.
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