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Trying to find and replace the forever running battery. The clock ect one.Then reset my system password. Can't get the old one to work and lost my product key for XP home.

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  • Feb 05, 2010

    Bios passord and then I have to find my product key for XP home. A virus demands I reinstall XP. Tag is missing when I pawned it. Hmmm? Thief!

  • Feb 05, 2010

    Good so far.



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I assume you are talking about a computer. You will find the battery on the motherboard. Now as for the password you can't remember is this the bios password or the windows login password? Removing the battery won't help if its your windows password you need. If that is the case you have a couple options. Do you have another administrator account created in windows? If not then you will want to consider backing up any needed files by plugging in the hard drive to a usb adapter or another computer, then after backing up any needed files reformat and reinstall windows.
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