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Passwords i currently have 2 passwords set up to get me into my computer system. they both work. i would like to delete one. how do i do this? thank you

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  • Laurie Birnie May 11, 2010

    Hi Denamen,



    Can you tell me, at what point do the passwords come up?



    I am assuming that one may be a BIOS password, and the other is a Windows Profile Password. Am I correct?



    Laurie

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You can set a password in BIOS simply pressing while computer starts and selecting the security option from BIOS and press enter give the password once again press enter set password then pressing save and exit you can access the pc

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You can change the user accounts and passwords under User Accounts in Control Panel

Goto Start - Settings - Control Panel - User Accounts

Hope that helps

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How do I remove administrator password on the BIOS of Optiplex 390


The CMOS contains the current BIOS settings
  1. Turn off the computer and disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet.
  2. Remove the computer cover.
  3. Locate the 2-pin password connector (PSWD) on the system board.
  4. Remove the 2-pin jumper plug.
  5. Locate the 2-pin CMOS jumper (RTCRST) on the system board.
  6. Move the 2-pin jumper plug from the password jumper to pins into the CMOS jumper.
  7. Plug in AC power to the system and wait ten seconds for the CMOS to clear.
  8. Move the 2-pin jumper plug back to the password jumper.
  9. Replace the computer cover.
  10. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
Location of the RTCRST Jumper will vary by platform and form factor. For more information about the jumper locations refer to the system service manuals located at www.dell.com/support/manuals

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How to Delete Windows administrator Password without any software


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I have done a research of losing Windows administrator password and find out more than 50% who have set password on their pc will finally forget it,espercially those women,add password to prevent their kids from downloading any games.


There are many reasons account for this.No mather how,when you realize you have forgotten password,you may try everthing you could do as there are many works waitting for you.No doubt, many ways can help you remove or recover the lost password, But here,I will show you how to delete Windows administrator password without any software.


Method 1


Boot up with DOS and delete the sam.exe and sam.log files from Windows\system32\config in your hard drive. Now when you boot up in NT the password on your built-in administrator account which will be blank (i.e No password). This solution works only if your hard drive is FAT kind.


Method 2


Step 1. Put your hard disk of your computer in any other pc .

Step 2. Boot that computer and use your hard disk as a secondary hard disk (D'nt boot as primary hard disk ).

Step 3. Then open that drive in which the victim's window(or your window) is installed.

Step 4. Go to location windows->system32->config

Step 5. And delete SAM.exe and SAM.log

Step 6. Now remove hard disk and put in your computer.

Step 7. And boot your computer


Method 3


Start system and press F8 key when Windows is starting up. Then select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and enter. Choose Administrator,the default password may be blank if you don't set the default administrator password before.Then you will enter into doc Command as following.


Type " net user net user xxx 12345 /add " (xxx is the locked accout name and 123456 is the new password set on this account).Then you will see the Command Completed Successfully.


Try these three method if you do not want to download a program to recover windows password. The preconditions is you should understand and be familiar with the operations


However,if you want to gain access to your pc in emergency,I still suggest you login to another PC which can link to internet and download a windows password recovery software to help.


on Sep 16, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Need layout of the C521 motherboard where is the BIOS password reset


Hello Brenda,

Click the link below to download the Dimension C521 Service Manual.

C521 Service Manual Clearing Password Settings
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
  3. Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then press the power button to ground the system board.


    To guard against electrical shock, always unplug the computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
  4. Remove the computer cover.
  5. Locate the 2-pin password jumper (PSWD) on the system board and attach it to pins 1 and 2 to clear the password.


    When the computer ships from the factory, the jumper plug is attached to pin 1.
  6. Replace the computer cover.
  7. Connect the computer and monitor to electrical outlets and then turn them on.
  8. After the Microsoft Windows desktop appears on the computer, shut it down.
  9. Turn off the monitor and disconnect it from the electrical outlet.
  10. Disconnect the computer power cable from the electrical outlet, then press the power button to ground the system board.
  11. Remove the computer cover.
  12. Locate the 2-pin password jumper (PSWD) on the system board and attach it to pin 1 to re-enable the password feature.
  13. Replace the computer cover.
  14. Connect the computer and devices to electrical outlets and then turn them on.

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Mar 28, 2013 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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I forgot my deepfreeze and i need to delete it tho it can't be deleted without unfreezing my pc i tried antideepfreeze and it failed for me ....what can i do ?


There's no possible way to recover a lost/forgotten Deep Freeze password. But there are several ways to possibly disable/uninstall DeepFreeze.

Enterprise Version :
Deep Freeze Enterprise users can generate One Time Passwords (OTP) to gain access to deepfreeze. To generate an OTP,
  1. Open the Deep Freeze login dialog on the system for which you need to generate the One Time Password.
  2. Write down the Token code. It is located at the top of the login dialog.
  3. Open the Deep Freeze Configuration Administrator and click the One-Time Passwords tab or open the Enterprise Console and click on Tools > One Time Password.
  4. Enter the code you recorded into the Token field and click Generate OTP. Another code will appear in the OTP field. The second code is the password for the workstation.

The newly generated One-Time Password can then be used to disable, uninstall, and re-install Deep Freeze with the correct password.

For Deep Freeze evaluations (with no License Key entered) :

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Enter the system BIOS settings.
  3. Advance the clock by at least 60 days and then restart your computer. This will disable the software.
  4. After the system has started, run the Deep Freeze installation program to uninstall Deep Freeze.
  5. After the computer reboots, re-enter the BIOS and reset the clock to the current date. You can then re-install Deep Freeze after restarting.
If you are running a licensed copy of Deep Freeze Standard submit a ticket and we can look into the issue further to see if there are any other options avalalbe to assist you.

Feb 14, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Help to restore the computer to normal (Bios Password)


RTM - Read The Manual

I found the info below in your manual online. You will need to reset the jumper on the motherboard to remove the password.

Admin Password (Not Set default)
Displays the current status of your system setup
programs password security feature and allows you to
verify and assign a new admin password. The Admin
Password may be disabled by a jumper on the system
board.


Get online and got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Dell Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Look for Manuals and search them for Passwords.

Clearing Forgotten Passwords (the manual shows a picture of this)


1 Remove the computer cover.
2 Locate the 2-pin password jumper (PSWD) on the system board. By
default, Pin1 and Pin2 should be connected. You will need to remove the
jumper and boot the system, as follows.
3 Remove the jumper.

4 Replace the computer cover.
5 Connect your computer and monitor to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
6 After the Microsoft Windows desktop appears on your computer, shut down your computer.
7 Turn off the monitor and disconnect it from the electrical outlet.
8 Disconnect the computer power cable from the electrical outlet, and press the power button to ground the system board.

9 Open the computer cover.
10 Locate the 2-pin password jumper (PSWD) on the system board and
attach the jumper to reenable the password feature.
11 Replace the computer cover.
NOTICE To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
12 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
NOTE This procedure enables the password feature. When you enter system setup (see "Entering System Setup" on page 79), both system and administrator password options appear as Not Set meaning that the password feature is enabled but no password is assigned.
13 Assign a new system and or administrator password. Replace the computer cover.

NOTICE To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer.
14 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.

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BIOS PASSWORD RESET


Hi
You need to open up your computer to access inside.
By this process,please be warned of potential ESD [Electro Static Discharge].
On the computer motherboard locate the BIOS clear/Password jumper or Dipswitch and change its position.Its mostly located on the edges of the motherboard,by the CMOS battery or even by the processor.
Its usually labelled,CLEAR,CLEAR CMOS,JCMOS1,CLR,CLRPWD,PASSWD,PASSWORD,PSWD or PWD.
Its currently fixed on two pins i.e.pin 1 & 2 a third pin is not covered.
Now remove it and fix it on pins 2 & 3 leaving pin 1 uncovered.
Turn on the computer let it load and the password is cleared.
Turn it off.Re-fix the Jumper to its original position i.e.on pin 1 & 2.
Turn your machine on now.
Solved?
Remove the CMOS battery [a round 3v Lithium battery on the motherboard] for like 15 minutes.This makes the system to loose all CMOS settings including the password.

Hope this helps.Thanks!
Ken.

Mar 05, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

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I had forgotton my administrator password & log-on using Guest account currently. All the program run needed to passby UAC (User Account Control) permisson. How could i reset it without permisson to...


Hi cheewee6...
Try this solution to your problem


Start your computer
1. Keep pressing "F8" as the laptop computer starts.
This will start the computer in Safe Mode.
2. When the window "Advanced Boot Options" opens, choose "Safe Mode" with arrow key and confim by pressing the Enter key, then PC enters the Safe Mode.
3. Once you are in the Safe mode Click "Administrator" on the Windows login screen.
Take note that you have set the Administrator password before, you need to input the changed password instead of leaving "Password" field blank.
4. Then click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Select the account that is locked and change the password.
5. Restart laptop and login into the account you just created using your new password.
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Power-on password for a compaq evo


please follow bello mention steps;-

1. restart the system
2. press delete key till BIOS set up not comming
3. click on power mangment option
4. chouse "user Password" option
5. as you click on the user password opetion it will be display a box for password, press enter key and not set up a password. after that when you will restart your system, after that it will be bypass the power up password.

regards
harry

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I have a HP Compaq dc5700, and i want to set it to default settings. I do not have any passwords for it. It has windows vista. i tried going to setting(f10) and it asks for a password. I removed the...


Password Security
Establishing a Setup password:
1. Turn on or restart the computer. If you are in Windows, click Start > Shut Down >
Restart.
2. As soon as the computer is turned on, press F10 when the monitor light turns green to enter
Computer Setup. Press Enter to bypass the title screen, if necessary. If you do not press F10
when prompted, a restart will be necessary.
3. Select Security > Setup Password and follow the instructions on the screen.
4. Before exiting, click File > Save Changes and Exit.
Establishing a Setup password:
1. Turn on or restart the computer. If you are in Windows, click Start > Shut Down >
Restart.
2. As soon as the computer is turned on, press F10 when the monitor light turns green to enter
Computer Setup. Press Enter to bypass the title screen, if necessary. If you do not press F10
when prompted, a restart will be necessary.
3. Select Security > Power-On Password and follow the instructions on the screen.
Before exiting, click File > Save Changes and Exit.
Changing a password:
1. Turn on or restart the computer. If you are in Windows, click Start> Shut Down > Restart.
To change the Setup password, go to step 2.
To change the Power-on password, go to step 3.
2. To change the Setup password, as soon as the computer is turned on, press F10 when the
monitor light turns green to enter Computer Setup. Press Enter to bypass the title screen, if
necessary.
3. When the key icon appears, type your current password, a slash (/) or alternate de-limiter
character, your new password, another slash (/) or alternate delimiter character, and your new
password again as shown:
current password/new password/new password.
NOTE: Type the new password carefully since the actual characters do not appear on the
screen.
4. Press ENTER.
The new password will take effect the next time the computer is restarted.
Deleting a password
1. Turn on or restart the computer. If you are in Windows, click Start > Shut Down > Restart.
To delete the Setup password, go to step 2.
To delete the Power-On password, go to step 3.
2. To change the Setup password, as soon as the computer is turned on, press F10 when the
monitor light turns green to enter Computer Setup. Press Enter to bypass the title screen, if
necessary.
3. When the key icon appears, type your current password followed by a slash (/) or alternate
delimiter character as shown. Example: currentpassword/
4. Press Enter.




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Feb 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Cd drive not detected


Hi,

Lets do this.

1. Close all programs
2.Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter.
3.click HKEY LOCAL MACHINE - SYSTEM - Current control set - control - class - select {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} - on the right hand side you'll find upper filters and lower filters entries - right click and delete both(Upper and lower filters) - restart your computer and hope this works for you,
Awaiting response.

Thanks..

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