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Password i recently bought a used computer when i turn it on it asks for a password which i do not have or have access to its on the bios screen will not go into ANY other screen just black and asks for password can you help

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Open up the case and look at the motherboard. Somewhere on the motherboard you will see a little silver battery that looks just like a watch battery. Take it out for about 30 seconds then put it back in.

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You can even set a password on your hard drive so that nobody can use your laptop computer without your password.

Once you put in the password into your hard drive, you can only remove it by accessing the BIOS system and deleting the password completely from the memory of your computer.

Save all of your important files on an external hard drive or similar storage device.
This is a precaution to avoid losing all of your files when making changes to the BIOS.

Then, restart your computer.
Wait for your computer's operating system to ask you to access the BIOS menu.

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Look for the option for changing the password, which should say "User Password," and then click "Enter." Put in the existing password and then click "Enter."

Do not enter any password into the blank fields asking you to enter a new password, and this will remove the password.

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When you set a bios password, you are asked to enter a value, therefore if bios is asking the password, the password had been changed.

To reset the bios password if you do not know the password you need to access to motherboard and temporarily remove battery for few seconds.
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Unplug power cord before accessing the motherboard, and try not touching the motherboard with your finger.
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