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How can I fix this?

I cannot get into my system configureation because I do not know what the password is. When I continue to get to the screen after the Windows Millennium screen the scandisk screen pops up by itself automatically. Then there sound in my computer when I put it on that sounds like a crackling noise. I think it my be my disk drive. How can I fix that.

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Re: How can I fix this?


theres a set of removable pin jumpers inside the machine towards the bottom of the motherboard, one of them is the password jumper, remove it and start it up to reset or remove your password. they are super small so maybe use a pair of tweezers and a magnifying glass and a flashlight.

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Re: How can I fix this?

When you push the power bottom and the screen start up push the funtional key F8 that will give you the chance to use it on save mode or you can go to the last know good configuration mode the hight lighting mode with the arrows from your key board and than press enter if you can make that works if not your hard drive it has a big internal mark in the internal disk and you can not be able to fix that the only way to fix this is bay sacaning the surface of the har disk or replece it

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