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Problem I have a laptop and i got it from family and it has a password but they dont remember it and i cant get on it

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  • Me794 May 15, 2008

    i hope you can help me

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    What Brand and Model system? (Dell, Sony, HP???)

    What operating system? (Vista, XP?)

    Is the password a BIOS level password (You turn it on, then up pops a password) or is it a Windows Password?


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No reply, sorry, can't help without details

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Here is something you can try...

When to computer gets to the login screen, hold down CTRL + ALT, and press DELETE once.

You will get a login screen which will allow you to type in the following:

Username: Administrator

Password: <none>

This is due to the fact that many people fail to set an Admin password, but it does not work if this is not the case.

If this does not work, give me more info on the system.


Posted on May 16, 2008

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SOURCE: resetting the password

There are two places when you may be asked for a password - can you please clarify which one it is.

  1. The BIOS password which will ask you for a password BEFORE you see the Windows loading screen
  2. The Windows password, which will ask you for the password after the computer has started, but before you can see your desktop.
There is a reasonably easy solution for both of these.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: i have forgot my admin and primary passwords for my dell laptop

It sounds like you are talking about the BIOS startup password and admin password. Since this was 5 years ago, there is a good chance you can open one of the doors on the bottom and find the CMOS battery. If you are lucky, it would be in a battery slot or plugged into a removable jack. If you can remove the battery, that will kill the passwords. If the battery is soldered to the main board you can still cut the wires, but then you would have to rewire the battery by soldering. I'm just answering this to make fixya points. Still don't understand why there is no time limit on these problems. The user surely does not care by now and it is likely few people will be using a 5 year old laptop unless they know a lot about laptops to begin with.

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if and when the admin account loads you can remove the other account's passwords...

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