Forgot my password
Lost passwords are never good. Not all hope is lost, so long as you aren’t using the master Administrator account. You didn’t specify which operating system you were using, but this tip is for XP only, as the main Administrator account is disabled in Vista by default.First thing you’re going to do is reboot your computer. When it comes on, press the F8 key (you may need to tap this a few times, just to make sure you’re hitting it at the appropriate time). You should be greeted with a prompt for booting into Windows, select Safe Mode. When the computer finishes booting, you should see an account labeled Administrator. Try to log into this account. If no administrator password was setup when you installed Windows, it may let you right in. Otherwise, you’ll need to remember that password that you set.
Once in this account, head into the Control Panel and access the Users area. You should be able to select the account you generally use, and reset the password. If you can’t get into the main Administrator .
Some BIOS manufacturers implement a backdoor password. The backdoor password is a BIOS password that works, no matter what the user sets the BIOS password to. These passwords are typically used for testing and maintenance. Manufacturers typically change the backdoor BIOS passwords from time to time.For example generally
Manufacturer BIOS Password
Apr 18, 2009 |