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I have a Compaq Prosignia desktop computer. Someone in our family entered a password and now does not know what he entered. I would like to use the computer (as old as it is) but cannot get into it. When I power it up the screen asks for a Power On Password Key (that we do not know). Is there any way we can use this computer again?

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Well, for desktop, the best solution is to play around with the Bios Battery. Turn off the System and unplug the display cable and power cord. Open the case (Only one side will be enough), look for a small battery, remove it using a screw driver by pushing the lever. The Cmos Bios Battery looks likes this;
I have a Compaq Prosignia - 509acf3.jpg

Push the lever on the right side, remove it and leave it for few minutes (at least minutes).

Again install it and reboot your system, it'll work fine without asking you to enter the password.

If in case the problem persists, please let me know so that I can assist you further.

Good luck.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2010

  • rcorby Jul 13, 2010

    Nonotech,



    Thanks, I changed the biobattery while I was at it and the computer is up and running. Now I am at the Windows screen (Windows XP) that is asking for my son's password. He does not know what it is. How can I reset the password or just eliminate it?

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    Lebanon Raingam Jul 13, 2010

    Hmmmm.. you've an interesting System and I wonder why everyone's forgotten the passwords. Ok, let's try this, on the Logon Screen, click your mouse on the blank blue space (don't highlight anything), then Press and hold Ctrl+Alt and press Delete key twice or several times, a small login box will pop up, type "Administrator" (without quotes) on the username and press enter without entering the password.[If you are on the classic logon menu, you don't need to press those keys, just type in the username as adminstrator] If the system wasn't set administrator's password or removed recently, you'll be able to login without the password. If this doesn't work, that'd be more difficult to access the system without formatting or using third party software.




    After you are logged-in as "Administrator", right click on "My Computer", select "Manage" and expand the "Local users and Groups" click on the "Users" and on the right pane right-click on your son's username and select "Set Password" or "Reset Password" and set a new password. Now you can log off the from the administrator's account and login with your son's account name using the new password.




    Let me know if this isn't possible.




    Good luck.




    Thanks for using FixYa.

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