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Hi i have a computer problem i turn on my computer and am unable to get access to my start menu it askes mi to enter a code o a m\name the problemis that i let a friend use my computer and ever since i am unable to get in to my computer how can i do it to at least get as\ccess to the start menu

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Press f-8 on boot up and select safe mode as an option
select the OS platform
boot and log on as Administrator
no password
goto start,settings,controlpanel,users, select the user name that is listed as password protected, select remove password.

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Remove password from hardrive in bios


Before your computer loads your operating system, it starts by running the BIOS program, which is extremely important because of its various options.

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.

This may be at different times, depending on the manufacturer of your computer.
It can ask you when the manufacturer's logo comes up, or on a separate screen indicating for you to click the "F2" button on your keyboard to start.

Access the BIOS menu by clicking the key or combination of keys that you are informed to click. This information can be found in your computer's manual, but it changes between different companies.

Commonly used keys for this process are "F10", "F2" and "Delete."
Go to the BIOS option that contains your hard disk drive password.

The option that will lead you to this password varies immensely due to different laptop models, but it may appear as something such as "Advanced" or "Security."


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.

Exit the menu by clicking "Save and Exit." Click "Enter."

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Quick Fix for most FAKE Anti-Virus infections.


Note: Get a pad of paper as you will need to write down a few file names.

1. Identify the fake Anti-Virus program.
This is simple just look at the name and icon of the program claiming to be an anti-virus. This should not be hard because they are constantly informing you of fake infections and automatically running scans. After you know which program is bothering you click the start menu or if you can access your desktop find the fake AV programs icon. Once you find the icon on your start menu or desktop right-click and go to properties. Now write down the name .exe file.

2. Deleting the virus
First of all restart your computer in safe-mode. You can do this by either restarting your computer and repeatedly pressing the F8 key until the safe mode screen appears. Or you can click start menu>run type msconfig and hit enter. Click the BOOT.INI tab then put a check next to /SAFEBOOT. Click Ok and then Restart. Once your computer is in safe-mode click START>RUN. Type regedit and hit enter. Press Ctrl+F so that we can search for the fake AV. Remember that file name you wrote down earlier type that into the find box and hit enter. Right click on and delete any registry entries associates with that file. This will prevent the fake AV from trying to run the next time you start your computer. After you have found every entry tied to that filename type in the actual name of the fake AV ex. Anti-Virus 2009. Do the same thing as you did with the filename delete any and all entries associated with the name of that AV.
After this is completed close the registry. Click START>RUN type msconfig. Go to both the Startup tab and the Services tab and look for any entries that have the name of the fake av program or the filename you wrote down. Un-check any you find. Now close the configuration panel. Click START>SEARCH>FOR FILES OR FOLDERS... type in the name of the file you wrote down and hit enter delete any of the files you find with that name. Also if any of the files are in a folder named what the AV is delete those entire folders. DONT delete your system32 folder or anyfolder found in your C:\Windows directory unless you know for 100% that its only contents are files associated with fake AntiVirus Program. If you are unable to delete the file ex. it gives you an error message saying its already running restart your computer again in safe mode and try deleting it again. After that is complete and you booted your computer in safe mode using the msconfig method click START>RUN type msconfig goto the BOOT.INI tab and un-check /SAFEBOOT if not just restart your computer.

After those steps are completed the fake Anti-Virus program should not be bothering you anymore. Remember this is only a quick fix so that you can at least use your computer to run an anti-spyware\malware\virus program and this is highly recommended as its likely you have more infections.

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I want to restore my PC to factory settings. How?


Hi avidriving,
Please follow the Instructions:
Step 1: Click "Start" menu. Step 2: Click "Programs." Step 3: Click "Acer Recovery Management." Step 4: Click the "Restore" button on the bottom of the dialog box that opens.
Step 5: Click "Restore System to Factory Default."
Step 6: Click "Yes" in the warning dialog box which asks if you wish to continue the recovery process.
Step 7: Click "Start" to restore the computer to the default factory settings

Tips & Warnings: If you are unable to access the Start menu, use the recovery CDs that came with the computer or visit Acer's website (see Resources below). Always make a back-up CD before restoring a computer to factory defaults. Resources Acer Website.

Hope it helps.
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How do you change user name when you log into the computer?


Hi,
a) If your Operating System is Windows XP follow the step:
Open Control Panel from Start menu (or open RUN and type CONTROL and enter). There you can able to find out User Accounts. Double Click on that and you can able to find out the available users on that PC. Click on the User that you need to change the name. You can able to view the option Change my name. Click on that and change the name and give OK.

b) If your Operating System is Windows 7 follow the step:
Open Control Panel from Start menu (or open RUN and type CONTROL and enter). Here you can find out the User Accounts. Open the User Accounts and you can able to view the users. Open the account that you need to change the name. Once you open the particular user, you can able to view the option Change your account name. Click on that and enter the new name and click on Change Name button. Now you can able to view the new name.

Please let me know the status.
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When I boot pc the first click into my user name a virus takes ov


Is AVG the free edition? Sounds like you may have a rootkit (kind of like a virus, sorta). Try downloading Advanced System Care, can you get online? Have you uninstalled something recently? May need registry cleaner. Do you have access to another computer to look up any error codes at MS. Hope this helps, Please rate me

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I'm unable to log on to my laptop. when I turn on my computer and click on the icon with my name nothing happens


try pressing
ctrl+alt+del (two times) you would enter a screen where you are asked to enter your user name and password
just enter those and you would be in
if you dont have a password leave it blank


then do a system restore.
hope this works and yuor computer would go in a normal state

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Unable to register cyberlink power dvd 6. reports no internet connection


When you first start your software, a registration dialog box will appear. All you have to do is submit your name and address to complete your registration.
If you have skipped that dialog, you can access it by the following steps (the following steps are based on Windows' Classic Start menu setup):
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  • select Programs,
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alfeild said-reports no internet connection-

is this on your connection or when you try to register your product.cyberlink.?




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I am unable to connect other computer to the internet. Their system is asking for a code key. They entered the following number4200001053000, this is the number on the back of the unit


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My litter sister put a pass code on the log in screen and i need to remove it so i can have access to the computer. it has all the file locked and i can"t delete any pro grams from my pro file so is...


its a bit long process(WINDOWS XP)
wot you have to do is turn off the computer completely
after you power it back on start hitting F8 KEY
You will get system advanced boot meny
using up or down arrow key highlight safe mode and press enter
it will ask your operating system just press enter again
it will load some files and then you will get user name options
other than your name there would be an administrator
choose administrator
don't put in any password if it asks
just hit enter
if u are able to log on as an administrator you can go to user accounts option in control panel and cad do anything

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