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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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Upon powering on the system won't go past the boot


> problem with barebone system
> asks for a password in the Setup

Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the AC power.
Look on the motherboard for three pins in a row, with a jumper between #1 and #2.
Move that jumper to connect #2 and #3. Count to ten.
Move that jumper back to #1 and #2.
The motherboard has been reset to its "factory" settings, i.e., NO password.
Connect the AC power.
Turn the computer on.
Press <DEL> to enter Setup.
It should NOT ask for a password.

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Want to remove windows administrator pass word


Usually, there are very 2 easy ways to reset Windows password after it is forgotten.

One is: use another administrative user on the Windows computer to change or remove the already forgotten Windows password.

And the other way to reset password Windows: use a previously created password reset disk. Some people may still not know how to create such a disk.

Below are the detailed tutorials:
http://www.windowspasswordreset.net/article/reset-password-windows.html

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How do I undo a reformat on an HP? My HP was reformatted and I need to return it to the previous state. Already tried system restore, but prompt said there is no point to restore to. Is there a way to...


Troubleshooting
Accessing Computer Setup
The information and settings in Computer Setup are accessed
from the File, Security, Tools, and Advanced menus.
1. Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the
computer. Press f10 while the F10 = Based Setup message is
displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
.
To change the language, press f2.
.
To view navigation information, press f1.
.
To return to the Computer Setup menu, press esc.
2. Select the File, Security, Tools, or Advanced menu.
3. To exit Computer Setup, choose one of the following:
.
To exit without saving any changes, use the arrow keys to
select File > Ignore changes and exit, and then follow
the instructions on the screen.
.
To exit and save all the settings you have entered, use the
arrow keys to select File > Save changes and exit, and
then follow the instructions on the screen.
Your preferences are set when you exit Computer Setup and take
effect when the computer restarts.
Computer Setup Defaults
To return all settings in Computer Setup to the values that were
set at the factory:
1. Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the
computer. Press f10 while the F10 = Based Setup message is
displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
.
To change the language, press f2.
.
To view navigation information, press f1.
2. Use the arrow keys to select File > Restore defaults.
3. Select the Restore Defaults check box.
2–2
Maintenance and Service Guide

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4. To confirm the restoration, press f10.
5. Select File > Save changes and exit, and then follow the
instructions on the screen.
When the computer restarts, the factory settings are restored, and
any identification information you have entered is saved.
Selecting from the File Menu
Table 2-1
File Menu

Select
To Do This
System Information ¦
View identification information about the
computer and any battery packs in the system.
¦
View specification information about the
processor, memory and cache size, video
revision, keyboard controller version, and
system ROM.
Save to floppy Save system configuration settings to a diskette.
Restore to floppy Restore system configuration settings from a
diskette.
Restore defaults Replace configuration settings in Computer Setup
with factory default settings. (Identification
information is retained.)
Ignore changes and exit Cancel changes entered during the current
session. Then exit and restart the computer.
Save changes and exit Save changes entered during the current session.
Then exit and restart the computer. The changes
you save are in effect when the computer restarts.
Maintenance and Service Guide
2–3

Troubleshooting
Selecting from the Security Menu
Table 2-2
Security Menu
Select To Do This
Administrator password Enter, change, or delete an HP Administrator
password.
Power-on password Enter, change, or delete a power-on password.
Password options ¦
Enable/Disable stringent security.
¦
Enable/Disable required password on restart.
DriveLock passwords Enable/disable DriveLock; change a DriveLock
user or master password.
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DriveLock Settings are accessible only
when you enter Computer Setup by turning
on (not restarting) the computer.
Smart Card Security Enable/disable power-on support for smart cards.
.
This feature is supported by select smart
card readers only.
Embedded Security ¦
Enable/Disable the embedded security chip.
¦
Restore embedded security chip to factory
settings.
¦
Enable/Disable power-on authentication
support.
¦
Enable/Disable automatic DriveLock.
¦
Reset power-on authentication credential.
.
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Embedded Security settings are accessible
only if the computer is equipped with an
embedded security chip.
Device security Enable/Disable devices in the system.
Enable NIC for inclusion in MultiBoot.
System IDs Enter user-defined identification values.
2–4 Maintenance and Service Guide

Troubleshooting
Selecting from the Tools Menu
Table 2-3
Tools Menu
Select To Do This
HDD Self Test options Run a quick or comprehensive self-test on any
hard drive in the system.
Battery Information View information about any battery packs in the
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Errors


solution 1>
CAUSE:
Certain HP services (and associated DLL files) were somehow partially/improperly installed. (Possibly, from a previous failed install?)
The Windows services (files) were:
Pml Driver HPZ12 (C:\Windows\System32\HPZipm12.dll)
Net Driver HPZ12 (C:\Windows\System32\HPZinw12.dll)
The existence of these 2 files in the System32 directory was causing this error in my situation. Somehow, the installation script was not identifying that these files were already installed (or improperly installed) and failing to properly set them to be installed again.
SOLUTION:
Steps:
1) Check to make sure that the 2 Windows services above are not running (or not installed).
2) Rename/delete the 2 associated service DLL files (this will only be possible once the services are stopped)
3) Run the installation again.

.......................................................................
solution 2>

complete uninstall printer software from computer.
run uninstall L1 L2 L3 L4(if not an hp computer).
run same uninstall l1l2l3l4 from 7z..folder or hp folder from temp if availalbe.
then clean from add remove programs/program and features.
then clean from cleanup utility all hp pritner related entries.
then clean temp folder. clean recycle bin.
delete c:\program files\hp and hewlett packard folders (if not an hp computer). on hp computer delete digital imaging bin folders.
delete following folders from following locations-
C:\windows\System32\Spool\Printers and deleted entries inside it
C:\windows\System32\Spool\drivers\w32x86\*.* deleted entries inside it
C:\windows\twain_32.

cleanup from regsitry--
plz make back up for registry first.
>> hklm/system/current control set/control/print/environment/windowsNT(x86/64)/drivers + processors delete all pritner entries from there.
>> hklm/system/current control set/enum/usb/vid_000,vid_003 delete.
>> hklm/system/current control set/enum/usbprint delete pritner entries.
>> hklm/system/current control set/control/print/monitors/hp standard tcp/ip ports/ports.
>> hklm/system/current control set/control/print/monitors/standard tcp/ip ports/ports.
>> delete same ports from printers and faxes/pritners pritner properties ports
>> hklm/system/current control set/control/print/monitors/hpz..
>> hklm/system/current control set/control/print/providers/lan man settings.
>> hklm/SYSTEM/CURRENTCONTROLSET/CONTROL/PRINt/PRINTERS
>> hkey_Current_User\Software\Hewlett-Packard
>> hKey_Local_Machine\Software\Hewlett-Packard
>> HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Hewlett-Packard
>> hkey_current_user\software\hewlett packard delete if not hp computer.
>> hkey_curent_configuration/system/current control set/control/print/pritners.
then go to msconfig
make it selective startup disable all microsoft services except hp services. hide all microsoft services. disable all startup tab apply restart.
after restart install cue version 12 officejet pro 8500 or 6500.
then run msiexec.exe /unregister then msiexec.exe /regserver cmd commands.
then install software from downloaded version of original pritner install only basic drivers first and imaging devices only and use solution center 12. cue 12.
issue resolved.

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J6480 fatal error 2753 MSI.dot4wrp during full driver install. I tried uninstalling al related hp drivers, all the HP advice. Disabled firewall, services etc. Do you have a solution that works?


you can try with installing the windows installer 4.5 and then try.. otherwise reinstalling windows might work because the error you are getting is related to installer.. and its a service of windows itself which is responsible for all the software installation..

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Failed Error During Installation. MSI.dot4wrp...Error Code 2753' Message Displays on the Computer in Windows XP and Vista


This is an internal installation error. There can be 2 solutions:---- Solution 1:-- Find all of the hpqwrg files and delete them before installing the software:
  1. Click Start .
  2. Click Search ( Find for Windows 98).
  3. Click Files and Folders .
  4. In the Named entry box, type hpqwrg .
  5. Set the Look In entry box to C: .
  6. Click Search Now ( Find Now for Windows 98).
  7. Click Edit , and scroll to Select All .
  8. Delete all files pertaining to hpqwrg . There will be approximately five to six files.
  9. Be sure to empty the recycle bin of these files also.Solution 2:---- Completely uninstall the higher version of software and reinstall the lower version first, follow the steps below in order:
    1. Uninstall all of the HP Photo and Imaging software (for both of the products). (The uninstall program can be found in theControl Panel in Add/Remove Programs ).
    2. Re-install the lower version of the software.
    3. Re-install the higher version of the software. Thank you Sir.

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Error Code: 2753 " Fatal Error or error MSI.dot4msi"


CAUSE:
Certain HP services (and associated DLL files) were somehow partially/improperly installed. (Possibly, from a previous failed install?)
The Windows services (files) were:
Pml Driver HPZ12 (C:\Windows\System32\HPZipm12.dll)
Net Driver HPZ12 (C:\Windows\System32\HPZinw12.dll)
The existence of these 2 files in the System32 directory was causing this error in my situation. Somehow, the installation script was not identifying that these files were already installed (or improperly installed) and failing to properly set them to be installed again.
SOLUTION:
Steps:
1) Check to make sure that the 2 Windows services above are not running (or not installed).
2) Rename/delete the 2 associated service DLL files (this will only be possible once the services are stopped)
3) Run the installation again.

.......................................................................
solution 2>

complete uninstall printer software from computer.
run uninstall L1 L2 L3 L4(if not an hp computer).
run same uninstall l1l2l3l4 from 7z..folder or hp folder from temp if availalbe.
then clean from add remove programs/program and features.
then clean from cleanup utility all hp pritner related entries.
then clean temp folder. clean recycle bin.
delete c:\program files\hp and hewlett packard folders (if not an hp computer). on hp computer delete digital imaging bin folders.
delete following folders from following locations-
C:\windows\System32\Spool\Printers and deleted entries inside it
C:\windows\System32\Spool\drivers\w32x86\*.* deleted entries inside it
C:\windows\twain_32.

cleanup from regsitry--
plz make back up for registry first.
>> hklm/system/current control set/control/print/environment/windowsNT(x86/64)/drivers + processors delete all pritner entries from there.
>> hklm/system/current control set/enum/usb/vid_000,vid_003 delete.
>> hklm/system/current control set/enum/usbprint delete pritner entries.
>> hklm/system/current control set/control/print/monitors/hp standard tcp/ip ports/ports.
>> hklm/system/current control set/control/print/monitors/standard tcp/ip ports/ports.
>> delete same ports from printers and faxes/pritners pritner properties ports
>> hklm/system/current control set/control/print/monitors/hpz..
>> hklm/system/current control set/control/print/providers/lan man settings.
>> hklm/SYSTEM/CURRENTCONTROLSET/CONTROL/PRINt/PRINTERS
>> hkey_Current_User\Software\Hewlett-Packard
>> hKey_Local_Machine\Software\Hewlett-Packard
>> HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Hewlett-Packard
>> hkey_current_user\software\hewlett packard delete if not hp computer.
>> hkey_curent_configuration/system/current control set/control/print/pritners.
then go to msconfig
make it selective startup disable all microsoft services except hp services. hide all microsoft services. disable all startup tab apply restart.
after restart install cue version 12 officejet pro 8500 or 6500.
then run msiexec.exe /unregister then msiexec.exe /regserver cmd commands.
then install software from downloaded version of original pritner install only basic drivers first and imaging devices only and use solution center 12. cue 12.
issue resolved.

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I can not install my HP Printers Officejet-- gives fatal error


This issue requires some serious trouble shooting and solutions cannot be posted as they are too long.
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1. My ideapad Y430 easy cam doesnot working after i reinstall windows vista ultimate. Not i cant use it for my password. 2. I also try to partition it into four but it doesnot support i can have only two...


this is all I can offer in your situation.....one option is to..use the...
Novo button
This button functions as a reset button; use with caution. Press the
1. Novo button to enter the main interface of OneKey Recovery while the
power is off. You can use OneKey Recovery to restore the primary
hard disk partition (usually drive C) back to the factory default
configuration, including the operating system and the software on it.
Attention: Once done, the system can no longer return to its previous
state. All data on the primary hard disk partition (usually
drive C) will subsequently be lost. So make sure all
important files on the primary hard disk partition have
been backed up onto another hard disk or USB hard disk
drive before this operation.
For details, see “OneKey Recovery4.65 User Guide

2. For the camera check out these key functions....

The following describes the features of each function key.
Fn + Esc: Turn on/off the integrated camera.
Fn + F1: Put your computer in sleep mode.
Fn + F2: Turn off the LCD screen (any subsequent operation will turn the LCD screen back on).
Fn + F3: Shift to other connected display devices.
Fn + F4: Switch between wide screen and normal mode.
Fn + F5: Enable/disable the built-in wireless networking feature.
Fn + F6: Enable/disable the bluetooth features.
Fn + F8: Enable/disable the touch pad.
Fn + F9: Enable/pause Media Player playback.
Fn + F10: Stop Media Player playback.
Fn + F11: Skip to the previous track.
Fn + F12: Skip to the next track.
Fn + Insert/NmLk: Enable/disable the Numeric keypad.
Fn + Delete/ScrLk: Enable/disable Scroll Lock.
Fn + Pause/Break: Pause to view the system information during start-up.
Fn + up/down arrow key: Increase/decrease display brightness.
Fn + right/left arrow key: Increase/decrease computer volume.

3. And for the password...here you go....

Using Passwords
Using passwords helps prevent your computer from being used by others.
Once you set a password and enable it, a prompt appears on the screen each time you power on the computer. Enter your password at the prompt. You cannot use the computer unless you type the correct password.
Make sure that only authorized individuals access your computer.
Establishing different kinds of passwords requires that other possible users know the proper passwords in order to access your computer or your data.
As many as three passwords might be needed for your computer: the Supervisor password, the User Password, and the hard-disk drive (HDD) password. When the Supervisor password is set, only the Supervisor password entitles you full control of the computer.
• User password
If a user password is set and Password on boot is enabled, a password prompt appears when you turn on the computer. Unauthorized users cannot get access to configuration data.
You can also use the user password to enter the BIOS Setup Utility, but once the Supervisor password is set only a part of the options can be set.
• Supervisor password
With a Supervisor password, you can get full control of the computer. It also can be used as a power-on password, the same as the User password. Also, when you enter the BIOS Setup Utility with a Supervisor password, you are entitled to set all of the options.
• Hard disk (HDD) passwords
Once an HDD password is set, you need to enter it to get access to the hard disk. You can set the HDD password through either the User Only selection or the User + Master selection in the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If you set passwords through the BIOS Setup Utility and you put your computer into sleep mode by pressing Fn + F1, the following describes the behavior of the computer when you bring it out of sleep mode:
• You are prompted to type the Windows log-on password rather
than the User password to resume operation.
• If an HDD password is assigned to any hard disk drive, the hard
disk drive is unlocked automatically when you resume operation.
To set a User Password:
1. Turn on your computer. Press F2, while the initial screen is displayed.
The BIOS Setup Utility screen opens.
2. Select Security, using the cursor directional keys.
3. Select Set User Password, and press the Enter key. The Set User Password window opens.
4. Choose your user password, which can be from one to eight
alphanumeric characters in any combination. Type it in the Enter New Password field.
5. Press the Enter key once to move to the Confirm New Password field. Retype the password you just entered to verify it.
6. Commit your password to memory, and press the Enter key.
7. Press F10 to exit.
8. Select Yes in the Setup Confirmation window.
Changing or Removing the User Password
To change the password, do the following:
1. In the Enter Current Password field, type your current password.
2. In the Enter New Password field, type a new password; then retype it to verify.
To remove the password, do the following:
1. In the Enter Current Password field, type your current password.
2. Leave the Enter New Password field blank, and then press the Enter key twice.
Note: Make sure the Password on boot is set to Enabled if you need the password protection at power on.
To set a Supervisor Password:
Only a system administrator will be able to perform this procedure.
1. Turn on your computer. Press F2, while the initial screen is displayed.
The BIOS Setup Utility screen opens.
2. Select Security using the cursor directional keys.
3. Select Set Supervisor Password, and press the Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password window opens.
4. Choose your supervisor password; it can be from one to eight
alphanumeric characters in any combination. Type it in the Enter New Password field.
5. Press the Enter key to move to the Confirm New Password field.
Retype the password you just entered to verify it.
6. Commit your password to memory, and press the Enter key.
Attention: You might want to note your password and keep it in a
safe place. If you forget your supervisor password,
Lenovo can not reset your password. You must take your
computer to a Lenovo reseller or a Lenovo marketing
representative to solve this problem. Proof of purchase is
required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
7. Press F10 to exit.
8. Select Yes in the Setup Confirmation window.
The next time you open the BIOS Setup Utility program, you will be prompted to type your password to proceed.
Changing or Removing the Supervisor Password
To change the password, do the following:
1. In the Enter Current Password field, type the current supervisor
password.
2. In the Enter New Password field, type the new supervisor password; then retype it to verify.
To remove the password, do the following:
1. In the Enter Current Password field, type the current supervisor
password.
2. Leave the Enter New Password field blank, and then press the Enter key twice.
Hard Disk Passwords
Two types of the hard disk passwords help protect the information stored on the hard disk:
• Hard disk user password
• Hard disk master password, which requires a hard disk user password If User only is selected and a hard disk user password has been set, but no hard disk master password has been set, the user must enter the hard disk user password in order to gain access to files and applications on the hard disk.
If User + Master is selected you need to set a master password and a user password both as the Hard Disk Password. Either of the two passwords can be used to get access to the Hard disk. Any change or removal to the master password deletes the user password.
To set a hard disk password:
Print these instructions.
1. Turn on your computer. Press F2, while the initial screen is displayed.
The BIOS Setup Utility screen opens.
2. Select Security, using the cursor directional keys.
3. Select Built-in HDD1 Password Select, and press the Enter key. A window for selecting User Only or User + Master opens.
I will send the rest in the comment section..hope this helps in some way...the Fang.

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