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How do you reset the Primary Master HDD User Password on a Acer Aspire 3680 2682? I don't have the password, and the person I loaned it to, doesn't know what he did. He said he went into the Bios, and set a password, but doesn't remember what it is, please can you help me?

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    Sabarish Unni Dec 05, 2010

    Passwords protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting these
    passwords creates several different levels of protection for your computer
    and data:

    Supervisor Password prevents unauthorized entry into the BIOS utility.
    Once set, you must enter this password to gain access to the BIOS utility
    If you forget your password, the only way is to restore the computer back to the factory settings. If you do that you might loose all your important datas, like pictures/files etc..
    To start the recovery process:
    1 Restart the system.
    2 While the Acer logo is showing, press + at the same time to
    enter the recovery process.
    3 Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.

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My mom has totally forgotten the password on the acer3680-2682 that i bought her three x-mas ago since she only used it three to five times. How do i go about recovering it or resetting it?

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