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I have 10-20 maybe more of IBM Net Vista Model 27U, 8310 towers that where donated to us. The problem i am having is that the PC's have an rebooting problem. And also whom ever donated them didnt whip the PC's so I having to try and break the code to get past the Active Directory. Any suggestions would be really helpful. Thank You in advance for the assistance .

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  • Urena Glosson Oct 06, 2010

    Okay then how do I break the code so that I can at least clean the Pc's?



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Hi there
The rebooting problem could be because of many reasons,most common reason specially on old PC's, is old capacitors on the motherboard.They need to be replaced.
Before you try to replace the capacitors I would request you to format the hard drive of your PCs (All data will be erased) .As you said that you have receive these PCs as donation ,I would request you to install a fresh copy of an operating system,that will solve two problem for you.
1)You will be able to break the code/password on these PC's 2)You may solve the rebooting problem as sometimes rebooting is due to softwares and computer virus issues.
Replacing the hardware components like capacitors is a tricky job,I would request you to take the help of a technician as it needs to be soldered on the motherboard.
If this doesn't work for you, please comment and let me know, and I will be more than happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.
I will appreciate your feedback and positive rating for this solution.
Thank you.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

  • Anuj Joshi
    Anuj Joshi Oct 06, 2010

    Hello again,

    Thank you for your comment

    You need an operating system (windows XP etc) CD.You dont need to break the code,just insert the cd and computer will bypass that code screen and boot from cd.

    For easy step by step guidance for you,I have attached a video from youtube below.

    If this doesn't work for you, please comment and let me know, and I will be more than happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.

    Thank you



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