Power-on password forgotten! How can the computer be started?
Power on password forgotten! How can the computer be started?
Someone borrowed my compaq nx6110 and returned it later with a problem: the computer cannot be started, the power comes up but it is asking for a power-on password which no one knows. It doesn't even enter BIOS Setup. It just ask for that password which when you try three times, and it is always wrong, you have to restart again and try afresh for another failure! Pls, help.
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The Power on Password is set from the BIOS configuration. Ask that person who borrowed your Compaq for the password. Once you have this password, you can enter the BIOS configuration and remove/disable this password.
Depending how old you Compaq is, removing the BIOS battery and main battery for 15+ mins may remove this password and restore the BIOS to the factory default (insert both batteries again) and configure the BIOS Date and Time etc.
BUT if the the password is stored on an EEPROM chip then removing will not fix this problem. There are no backdoor passwords available.
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Ooooooh, you're up the creek without a paddle unless you took the time to create a Password Reset Disk. Otherwise you will have to Reinstall Windows 7.
And the thing is 99% of people don't take the time to create the password reset disk. It can't be a password reset disk that you borrow from someone else, it has the be the one you created on your system.
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make my data lose?" Many HP Compaq PC users ask such questions once
meet password problem. Now, let's share three common methods to solve
the issue!<br />
<p>Method 1: DIY a CD/DVD/USB <b>Compaq password recovery disk</b><br />It
is the most efficient way to reset lost password for our Windows 7,
XP, Vista and Server 2008, etc. Compaq laptop or PC. The main procedure
is to burn an .iso image file to your bootable CD/DVD/USB. Now, take
one of top-rated Windows Password Recovery tool as example:<br />
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B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC lost password; <br />
C. Reset a new Compaq password.<br />
<p>Method 2: Accounts with administrative privileges<br />It is easy to be ignored to use administrative accounts (the built-in admin included). Take <b>Compaq Windows 7</b> as example:<br />
A. Login PC from the accessible account with administrator privileges.<br />
B. Start - Local Users and Groups - lusrmgr.msc in the Search box -
ENTER. If there is prompt for an administrator password or
confirmation, type the password or give confirmation.<br />
C. Local Users and Groups - choose Users.<br />
D. Right click the account needed to reset password, and then select Set Password.<br />
E. Input and confirm the new password.<br />
<p>Method 3: With created <b>Compaq password reset diskette</b><br />It
is the last but not the least way to help us remove locked password.
If we have the diskette before lost Compaq password, problem will be
easy. Now, we together learn how to create a password reset disk and how
to use it. (Take Windows XP as example)<br />
A. Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts. <br />
B. Select the user you need to set a disk.<br />
C. Choose "Prevent a forgotten password" on the left of Related Tasks. <br />
D. Prepare a blank floppy disk and then do the following operation as
the Forgotten Password Wizard. When the progress indicator displays
100% complete, click "Next" and then Finish. <br />
E. Remove the floppy disk from PC and keep it. <br />
Reset a forgotten Compaq password with following steps:<br />
F. Click the username when we get to the Windows logon screen and then press Enter when password box appears. <br />
G. Click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts and Next.<br />
H. Insert the password reset disk, and then Next.<br />
I. Type a new password in the Type a new password box and in the confirm box.<br />
In the Type a new password hint box, we can type a hint to remind us
the password if we forget the new password if we want to use one. <br />
J. Click Next, and then Finish.<br />
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If you have a Windows password reset disk, you can easily reset forgotten Windows password with it. If not, you can follow the steps to create one. You just need an available computer which can link to the Internet.
There are many password reset tools, but Ihaven't personally tested them. Windows Password Recovery Basic is a widelyspread edition though...
Once reboot the computer with CD/DVD/USB, remove the lost or forgotten passwordand then log in to your computer without any password.
Here is its official website, Hope it helps http://www.windowspasswordrecovery.net/
Welcome to FixYa! You have a laptop that is one of few that HP provides a command line procedure for. Follow these steps and you will be able to reset that password. If you have forgotten the first password then disable it as for any other brand/model it is an unforgiving procedure to undo that action.
Resetting the Computer ( These steps also
1. Enter an incorrect password and press enter.
2. Repeat Step 1 two times.
After the third entry of the incorrect password, the computer
responds with a “System Disabled” message and provides an
3. Access MS/DOS by clicking Start > All Programs >
Accessories > Command Prompt.
4. Enter “unlock6 xxxxx 0,” where “xxxxx” is the password
generated by the computer in Step 2.
The computer responds with another system-generated
password. This password can be used to reset the computer
and clear all CMOS settings.
Please post back if you need further assistance or simply rate a FixYa for me if you are successfu. Steve Medley
Power On password is set in the System BIOS options. It prevents
unwanted users from accessing the computer. By default, HP does not set
the Power On password. If you set the Power On password in the System
BIOS options you will be prompted for it immediately after you power on
the Notebook PC.
this password is forgotten, a repair at an HP certified repair center
is required to reset the computer. Please contact HP to schedule a
repair. This service is not covered by the warranty.
Drive Lock password protects the data on your hard drive through
encryption. If your computer is stolen, the data on the hard drive is
inaccessible without the Drive Lock password. This password cannot be
reset. If it is lost or forgotten, the hard drive must be replaced.
Please contact HP to order a new hard drive. This service is not
covered by the warranty.
The only way is to clear the cmos settings. However, there is a special way to do it.
First you have to take out the battery and the power adaptor from the laptop. Then you need to open the laptop and look on the main board for the cmos battery. Take it out for a few minutes, maybe 5 - 10 minutes. Then plug in the power adaptor without the cmos battery nor the laptop battery and boot the computer. It will ask you to hit F1 to either load default values or to save settings. Do that. Then shut down the computer. Make sure settings is saved though. Put in back the cmos battery and the laptop battery. When you reboot, it should boot up with no password.