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I forgot my root password. need to format the pc. can not enter bios setup. need to re do the partition etc. system is infected by a bad virus.

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Theres a reset procedure. I believe if you press and hold the F1 key while powering the laptop you should get a reset bios password. Google, reset lenovo bios password.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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When I start my machine the message "enter password to unlock system" comes on


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Go Into The Bios To Re Configure The Settings And Reset Your Password Along The Way!

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When i turn on my laptop it ask for a password in blue and then there is a blinking curser and black screen it wont do anything after that unless i press f2 reapeatedly or f12 but i cant fix nothing on the...


There are two types of password:
1. BIOS password. To remove the BIOS password, the solution is, remove the BIOS battery. Location of the BIOS battery, the bottom of the laptop. So you have to unscrew the bottom of the laptop, find the BIOS battery and release approximately 7 seconds, then plug it back. Then, turn on the laptop, enter the BIOS by pressing F2, do the setting the date, time, etc.

2. Password Log on. When turning on the laptop, and log on, then we are asked to enter a password, but we never give password to log on. However, when we enter the password, always fails, it means the virus-infected operating system (operating system has been controlled by a virus). These cases often I meet, the Windows XP operating system is infected with the virus. The solution is to reinstall the operating system. Repair operating system, or breaking into password virus, I've tried, but always failed. So, the best solution is to reinstall the operating system.

If you are using Windows 7, you can fix with, insert the Windows operating system CD, then boot from the CD Room. Solutions you can do:

1.
Boot from CD Room, select Next - select Repair your computer - Next - select System Image Recovery


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2. Boot from CD Room - select Next - select Install now - check the "I accept the license terms" - Next - select Custom (advanced). Then, select the drive where you installed windows - Next. Wait for your operating system install process to complete. Then enter your user name, etc.

After entering the desktop, don't open drive C, D, E, F, because the drive is still infected with the virus. All you have to do is, connect your laptop to the Internet, download anti-virus. You can use free anti-virus (Avira or AVG), then anti-virus updates. After the update is complete, do a virus scan, drive C, D, E, F. If a virus is detected, Primary action = repair, Secondary action = delete.


After drive C, D, E, F clean from viruses, you can open the drive C, D, E, F. You don't have to worry about losing data, because Windows 7, will backup your data in a folder Windows.old. In Windows.old folder, there are three folders: Program files, Users, Windows. Data stored in My Documents, can be found in the Users folder.

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How to format windows XP from CD


Here is The Step By Step Guide to Format or install win xp from a bootable CD

(Warning: Do it at your own risk, Back up all you data before formating the drive.)


Step1-Insert the windows XP cd in your cdrom and than go to the BIOS by hitting "DEL" or "F12? when your system in powering on. Go to Boot order and make sure cdrom is on the first place.
Save settings and restart your computer.
Once you have successfully booted from the CD, you will see the Windows XP "Welcome to Setup" screen. Press ENTER to begin the setup process.
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Step 2- License Agreement
When it shows about License Agreement just press F8(function key) to accept the agreement.
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Step 3: Previous Versions of Windows XP In this step setup will search for existing Windows installations. after search complete will see two option "R for repair or Esc to install fresh copy"
Note:screen will appear only if a Windows installation is already exists on your pc. If you're installing on a brand-new hard drive,you have to skip this option and see step 5.
krbshg_1.gif Step 4:To Continue installing fresh copy
Press ESC. You will be given a list of partitions available on your hard drive.
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Step 5: Partitions If there are multiple partitions on your hard drive, or you have multiple hard drives in the computer, use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to choose your install partition. Please note that your system partition needs to be a primary partition (usually the first partition that shows up in the list), not a logical partition.
The partition should be at least 10 GB in size. Make sure that all the data you need from this partition is copied elsewhere, because it will be deleted.
Once you have selected the right partition selected, press ENTER. You will see the next "you already have a system installed" screen only if you already have Windows installed on this partition. If you are installing on a brand-new hard drive, skip to Step 7.
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Step 6: Continue Installing On The Selected Drive Press C to continue. You will be given a list of install options
krbshg_5.gif Step 7: Format The Selected Partition Select the option to "Format the partition using the NTFS file system (quick) and press ENTER.You will receive a warning about formatting the drive unless the drive is brand-new.
krbshg_6.gif Step 8: Continue With The Format Press F to continue formatting selected partition. If you still haven't backed up, this is the last change to backup your important data, after this step you will not to able to go back and restore your data.
krbshg_7.gif Step 9: Copying Files After the format setup will automatically copy files and restart your computer. Go to BIOS and remove cdrom from first boot device. Start your computer.
krbshg_8.gif Step 10: Automatic Installation After RestartSetup will continue to install after the restart. it will ask you for the product key and user name etc. Fill the forms yourself.

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I've acer aspire 4720z from few days i got virus.cmd now i cann't entered because windows ask for aspire 4720z password but i didn't set it before , i'm trying to format it but i cann't enter to safe mode,...


you can format it using clean install just insert the Windows OS CD then go to bios set the cdrom as the First boot device then press the a key on the boot screen wait until it ask you to select a drive to install the WIndows OS format the drive using NTFS, you can also set a partition on the drive for backing up purposes. Select C: drive install WIndows at the middle of the installation you need to enter the Serial Key and the timezone etc etc.


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Problem with PC bios not booting


If you are Windows XP bootable CD with u,

first u restart ur computer and change the boot priority in the BIOS setup . Then insert the bootable cd and restart computer.

When some message comes in the screen, regarding bootable cd, press any key for installation,

It will take some time to copy installation files, then configure computer hard disk.

Then u have to agree the continuation of installation by pressing F8.
It will ask u either to repair or install Windows
press appropriate keys for that.
It will show the disk partitions and lets u with options of creating ,deleting paritions .
if u want a partition, then select any large partition and press C and type the amount of memory(in MegaBytes) u want for the partition
After finishing creating partitions,
select any partition and press enter for Windows installation in that partition. and select "format and install" option . It will format that partition and restarts . there is nothing to do more .
After restarting , it takes about 40min to install(times inversly proportional to the processor configuration), it asks for the serial /product key fo ur windows bootable cd, and some general settings about time,time zone,username,passwords etc.
After that , Windows would get completely installed.
Then insert ur motherboard CD for installing driver for (audio,graphics,LAN etc)

Then ur system is ready with Windows.
Ask me if u have any difficulty while installing...

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Toshiba bios not starting


download partition manager it`s free
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
and you can format,create ,resize etc your partitions...
BACKUP ALL DATA BEFORE MESSING WITH PARTITIONS!!!
update bios first just make sure it`s right model number(read instructions)

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A SIMPLE AND EASY GUIDE ON HOW TO SETUP BIOS BEFORE YOU START REFORMATING YOUR PC


Usually, the only setting in BIOS you have to change is the boot order, so you can start from cd.
As for hanging, it might be dust. Yes, it does tend to overheat due to acumulating dust in the cpu fan.
Also, before you format, make sure you have all the drivers for you hardware and get the latest updates for your operating system, because you SHOULD NOT go online BEFORE installing the drivers, updates and the antivirus, in that order. I know it is a bugger, but reboot everytime the computer asks you to.
If you need more detailed explaining, post a comment. Meanwhile, I´ll research about the board.

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It looks like you may have a boot sector virus. A boot sector virus is one that infects the first sector, i.e. the boot sector, of a floppy disk or hard drive. Boot sector viruses can also infect the MBR. All disks and hard drives are divided into small sectors. The first sector is called the boot sector and contains the Master Boot Record (MBR). The MBR contains the information concerning the location of partitions on the drive and reading of the bootable operating system partition.

When disinfecting a boot sector virus, the system should always be booted from a known clean system disk. On a DOS-based PC, a bootable system disk can be created on a clean system running the exact same version of DOS as the infected PC. From a DOS prompt, type:
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and press enter. This will copy the system files from the local hard drive (C:\) to the floppy drive (A:\).
If the disk has not been formatted, the use of FORMAT /S will format the disk and transfer the necessary system files. On Windows 3.1x systems, the disk should be created as described above for DOS-based PC's. On Windows 95/98/NT systems, click Start | Settings | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs and choose the Startup Disk tab. Then click on "Create Disk". Windows 2000 users should insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, click Start | Run and type the name of the drive followed by bootdisk\makeboot a: and then click OK. For example:
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Follow the screen prompts to finish creating the bootable system disk. In all cases, after the creation of the bootable system disk, the disk should be write protected to avoid infection.

Once the OS loads, run your anti-virus software and it should clean the virus.

Should this not help, I'm afraid the only other alternative would be to reformat the HDD and reinstall XP again from a bootable disc.

Hope that helps..

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this needs to be done via the bios/setup screen, since it's a root partition issue..F12 when you start up the machine.

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