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You have to unplug the power cable, open the desktop's caseand locate on the motherboard a small round battery like that
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Remove the battery and try 3-4 times to power up the system (with the power cable unplugged) for the capacitors to discharge. Wait some minutes. Put the battery back at it's case. Plug the power cable back. Start the system and get into bios settings, locate the "load bios default" and do it. Set up the rest settings (date, time, boot order e.t.c.) as you wish. Save and reboot.

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My girlfriend got this laptop givin to her by her grandmother, she had forgotten the admin password but had a guest acc set up so it was no biggie, BUT... now its full of junk needs defragged/cleaned and...


Hi Chris,

Trying to get into the laptop's BIOS settings by pressing F11 at boot will NOT get you into the Admin account of Windows.

You can download and burn a copy of Hirens Boot CD - read about it here: http://www.hirensbootcd.org/ This is FREE software. Do not pay for it if you find it elsewhere and are prompted for payment. You may of course, donate a sum if you find it useful.

Once you've got a copy, load into your CD drive and reboot the PC. Either set the BIOS to boot the CD first, or select the CD Boot if presented with an option to do so at boot time.

The PC will bypass Windows and provide options. One will deal with resetting passwords. You will not be able to learn the old password, but you will be able to create a *new* password instead. Select the Admin account for a new password and make it something easy to remember. Once complete, remove the CD and reboot. While booting, press F8 and choose Safe Mode boot. The Admin account should be shown for WinXP - enter the password you just created.

Got to the control panel, and change your GF's User Account to Admin Level so that she'll be able to do just about the same thing the actual Admin account can do, without having to actually logon as the Admin. You should only use the Admin account when you have to - she should use her account with Admin level access 99.999% of the time.

I hope this helps & good luck!

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How to Reset Windows Vista Administrator Password With Three Simple Methods?


Have you ever experienced Windows Vista administrator password forgot? Absolutely, there is nothing worse than forgot your Windows admin password when you have a great deal of work to do on your PC. Even though you can enter your computer with a standard user account, you still could not download anything and install programs on your PC. Therefore, how to reset or recover Windows Vista administrator password efficiently?
Here we will show the top three easy and efficient Windows Vista admin password recovery methods to anyone who have Windows Vista admin password forgotten issues.
Method 1: Reset Windows Vista administrator password on safe mode
Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Pros: Simple and do not need third party tools
Cons: Need an available admin account on your Vista PC
You can reset Vista administrator password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:
Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.
Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.
Step 3: Type "net user" and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.
Step 4: Type "net user Paul 123" (Paul is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.
Step 5: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press Enter.
Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.
Method 2: Recover Windows Vista administrator password with freeware
Preparation Time: More than 30 minutes
Pros: Free and do not need to change the forgotten password
Cons: The freeware should not work if the password is too long
Ophcrack is freeware for Windows password recovery. This software can help you to recover your forgotten Windows Vista admin password. So that you can regain access your admin account without changing the password.
Ophcrack is used to create a Windows password recovery disk. You need to boot your computer from the disk to recover your password. You can follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Download Ophcrack
Step 2: Burn a Windows password recovery disk with the freeware
Step 3: Recover the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk
You can logon Windows Vista with the old password now.
Method 3: Reset Windows Vista administrator password with shareware
Preparation Time: less than 10 minutes
Pros: Fast and 100% reset the forgotten password
Cons: Not free
Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords.
Unlike Ophcrack, Windows Password Recovery Tool is designed to reset the forgotten password. No matter how long and how complicated the password is, this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:
Step 1: Download Windows Password Recovery Tool
Step 2: Burn a Windows password reset disk with the shareware
Step 3: Reset the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk.
These three Windows Vista administrator password recovery solutions are helpful for us to resolve the Vista admin password lost problem. Now, you are no more Vista admin password forgot matters.

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on Jul 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to Reset Windows Vista Administrator Password with Three Simple Methods?


Have you ever experienced Windows Vista administrator password forgot? Absolutely, there is nothing worse than forgot your Windows admin password when you have a great deal of work to do on your PC. Even though you can enter your computer with a standard user account, you still could not download anything and install programs on your PC. Therefore, how to reset or recover Windows Vista administrator password efficiently?

Here we will show the top three easy and efficient Windows Vista admin password recovery methods to anyone who have Windows Vista admin password forgotten issues.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista administrator password on safe mode

Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Pros: Simple and do not need third party tools
Cons: Need an available admin account on your Vista PC

You can reset Vista administrator password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:

Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.

Step 3: Type "net user" and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.

Step 4: Type "net user Paul 123" (Paul is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

Step 5: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press Enter.

Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.

Method 2: Recover Windows Vista administrator password with freeware

Preparation Time: More than 30 minutes
Pros: Free and do not need to change the forgotten password
Cons: The freeware should not work if the password is too long

Ophcrack is freeware for Windows password recovery. This software can help you to recover your forgotten Windows Vista admin password. So that you can regain access your admin account without changing the password.

Ophcrack is used to create a Windows password recovery disk. You need to boot your computer from the disk to recover your password. You can follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Download Ophcrack

Step 2: Burn a Windows password recovery disk with the freeware

Step 3: Recover the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk

You can logon Windows Vista with the old password now.

Method 3: Reset Windows Vista administrator password with shareware

Preparation Time: less than 10 minutes
Pros: Fast and 100% reset the forgotten password
Cons: Not free

Windows Login Recovery is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords.

Unlike Ophcrack, Windows Login Recovery is designed to reset the forgotten password. No matter how long and how complicated the password is, this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery

Step 2: Burn a Windows password reset disk with the shareware

Step 3: Reset the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk.

These three Windows Vista administrator password recovery solutions are helpful for us to resolve the Vista admin password lost problem. Now, you are no more Vista admin password forgot matters.

on Jun 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Forgotten password


Is it a BIOS password or an OS password?
if its a BIOS password it will be hard if its a OS password you can try forgot password solution if that is available or else you need to reformat it if there are no other admin accounts
please give more details

Mar 23, 2011 | Packard Bell Computers & Internet

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Lost admin password for dell 1545


Bios or windows ? Please tell us more info!

Such as BIos password,
1. Discharge to the Board
2. use BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool from http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/

Such as windows password,if you forgot that,you can try some reset password tools,I know three tools.
1. "Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0"
http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com
2. "Windows Password Key 8.0"
http://www.lostwindowspassword.com/
3. "Windows Password Recovery 6.0" http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/

Help you to reset windows password if you have forgotten your password.

Nov 22, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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I have forgotten admin password of bios .i need to change the boot order as first boot device will be the cd-drive


YOu can reset bios password with 2 method.
(1) open back cover of laptop then find motherbord .Pull cmos cell from motherbord for 15 minutes then again put it in it's position .then it not ask for password.
(2)You can clear password with jumper settings find jumper on motherbord named clear cmos it has 3 pin .1-2-3
Put jumper in 2-3 position then again put it in 1-2 position then check .
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Nov 10, 2009 | Dell Latitude CPI-D Notebook

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Supervisor password


A Supervisor password protects the system information stored in the BIOS. The user must enter the Supervisor password in order to get access to the ThinkPad BIOS Setup Utility in order to change the system configuration. If the Supervisor password is forgotten there is no way to reset it to enter the BIOS configuration. Setting a Supervisor password automatically sets the master Hard drive password. The following is the icon that comes up in the upper left corner if a Supervisor password is set:
A forgotten Supervisor password will prevent access to the ThinkPad BIOS setup utility. To regain access, the system will need to be serviced to have the system board and hard drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and this repair is not covered under the warranty.


Document id: MIGR-59377 Last modified: 2005-06-17 Copyright © 2009 IBM Corporation Copyright © Lenovo 2009, all rights reserved

Mar 25, 2009 | Lenovo ThinkPad R51

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My dell latitude d820 laptop wont let me in cuz i dont know the admin password. I bought it at a swap meet and i cant use it


If you have forgotten the Windows password:

A forgotten windows password can be problematic.

If you have windows XP HOME edition, boot to the SAFE MODE (Press F8 during boot to get startupmenu) select the ADMIN account (Password should be blank) Once inwindows, go to Control Panel, User Accounts and reset the password onthe effected account.

If you cannot perform the above, then this link has the best listing of recovery suggestions I've found:

http://www.tech-faq.com/lost-windows-password.shtml

If you need to change a forgotten BIOS password, you will need to contact Dell Technical Support for a BIOS Master Password.

Jan 12, 2009 | Dell Latitude D820 Notebook

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