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Powers down at startup

Help! I haven't used my computer for about six months.  Today, when I tried to use it again, the computer will not allow me to enter my password to log on at startup, instead it says 'more than seven attempts have been made' and then it powers down again.  What is wrong?

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  • dalex1985 Aug 27, 2008

    help:it has been long i used it, if i powered on it will startup and later goes off from the monitor screen but after that ththe pc light remain on. keyboard cps lock and num lock remain functioning

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IF YOU TALK ABOUT A NOTEBOOK AND THE BIOS PASSWORD, CONTINUE READING THIS, otherwise if you are talking about operative system pass or PC... please let me know what os are you using to tell you explain that.

It seems that someone else has tryed to use your computer... what you should do is the following. Firs of all, some notebooks have a little well hidden button to reset BIOS, you notebook manual should tell you so, if not you should disassemble your notebook, so you will need very much help... I can guide you but first I must know if I understood you.

If you have a PC and its the bios password you are talking about, just open the case, remove all cables and let the case alone, take the lithium battery out for 30 minutes and start the system again, the bios will be in zero point so no password will be asked... Mother also has a jumper that resets the bios if you change its possition for a couple of minutes... you can see that in the manual (that jumper is called CMOS jumper).

If your problem is Windows or any OS password there are some things you can do, but please let me know first to guide you well.

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