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Have HP compaq presario F560us.Was changing password and creating password recovery disk. computer shut down and when tried to enter new password computer would not let me back in. Tried calling HP but they can't help. Can anyone tell me how to fix this ??????

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    Theresa Smith May 11, 2010

    Was it a hard drive, bios, admin or user password ? If just a users acct. then taking out the cmos battery should reset user settings back to default.

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You could try calling HP again asking for the tech support dept. Tell them your situation and ask them if they can offer you the default factory password (backdoor password). Also try surfing for backdoor passwords for your make and model pc. You could remove the cmos and hope there isn't a tpm chip which stores passwords on your board.

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Try the old password, the new one (again), and no password (blank field) and make sure to reboot in between attempts.
Please explain "Creating password recovery disk", unless you just meant "Recovery Disk Set"?
Post your results so that we may be able to offer more advice.
Thanks.

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Reset to factory default settings


which operating system ??
Shut down your computer and restart it.
Watch for the Compaq logo, then press the "F1" key to enter setup.
Press the right arrow within setup to go to the Boot menu.
Press the down arrow to access the "Boot Device Priority" option.
Change the first boot device to CD-ROM by pressing the down arrow until "CD-ROM" is displayed.
Eject the CD tray and place the recovery CD that came with your computer into the tray.
If you do not have a recovery CD, you can order one directly from Hewlett Packard.
Shut down and restart the computer.
The Presario will automatically boot from the CD and begin the recovery process.
Select the operating system your computer shipped with.
Many Compaq recovery CDs support multiple operating systems, so be sure to choose the operating system your computer shipped with.
Insert the operating system CD when prompted.
Enter the license key for the operating system when prompted.
The license key is typically found on a small tag located on the top or side of the computer.

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There are multiple instances when you would want to wipe your PC's memory clean and reset it to the factory defaults.
Called "formatting," it is often the last-ditch effort to restore a PC to functionality.
You will also have to format your PC if it gets crippled by viruses.
Although these instructions are for the Compaq Presario, the steps are essentially the same for all Windows-based PCs.
Be sure that you want to delete everything--this process is irreversible.

Back up any data that you want to keep by saving it to removable media, such as external hard drives, flash drives, DVD-R, etc.
Unplug all peripheral devices, except for the keyboard and mouse.
Turn on the computer.
As the computer is starting, repeatedly press F1 to initiate the recovery process.
When the BIOS setup screen appears, press the right arrow key to select "Boot". Press the down arrow key to select "Boot Device Priority" and press "Enter".
Press the down arrow key to select "CD-ROM" and press "+" to move it to the top of the list.
Open the CD-ROM tray, and insert the system recovery disk.
Exit the BIOS setup by pressing "F10". Be sure to select "Save Changes and Exit".
System recovery should initiate.
If it does not, and the PC loads Windows, then you have either failed to set the CD-ROM at the top of the boot priority list or you exited the BIOS setup without saving.
Press "R" to begin the recovery process.
When prompted, select "Full System Recovery".
Restart the computer when the process has completed.

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Step 1: Start your computer to enter the Windows XP log on screen.

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Step 5: Insert the password reset disk, and then click Next.

Step 6: On the Reset the User Account Password page, type a new password twice.

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Now your Windows XP password has been reset. You can log on your computer with the new password. And if forget to create a password reset disk, you can still perform Windows XP password recovery with Windows password recovery software like Windows Login Recovery. It can help you recover Windows XP password by burning a bootable CD / DVD or USB flash drive. In addition to perform Windows XP Password recovery, it can also help you recover Windows administrator password, standard user password on Windows 7 / Vista / Server 2008 / 2003, etc.

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I need a recovery disk for my Compaq Presario SR2020NX XP media Center 2005. I got a virus and the only way to restore my desktop is to insert a "recovery disk". Do you by chance have one I can...


The Compaq SR2020NX has an on-board system recovery tool that can be used to create recovery disks. Unfortunately, on many of these models it was not clearly stated that it was the user's responsibility to create recovery disks, so many people did not do so.

You might be able to launch the onboard system recovery by tapping the F11 key when the computer is starting up. Some of the HP/Compaq models from this time frame allowed that option, but not all of them.

If the F11 key does not work, you will need to purchase a recovery disk set. HP/Compaq no longer sells them for this model, but I did find a link for a place where one can be purchased, which appears to be legitimate. http://www.hpandcompaq.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=4899&category_id=2&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2&vmcchk=1&Itemid=2

Good luck, and hope this is helpful!

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Cannot access my PC. I have only changed my password twice & have been trying both passwords but it says: Username or password NOT correct? This is for a Compaq Presario SR5450 F PC. Any advice?


Don't worry, there are many tools can help . Search Windows Password Key or Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery.

Prepare a blank cd or usb then download the program and burn the iso image file to CD or USB. Insert the disk to your computer to reset the password to blank.

It is 100% recovery rate, so don't worry about it.

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I forgot my desktop password cant get into my computer what do i do?


DO NOT panic! You definitely have 100% chances to enter the locked computer withn several minutes.

Windows Password Recovery is right the tool that you need in your case. The password recovery tool is designed to reset Windows login password once you accidentally forgot it or have no access to your system including Windows 7, Vista, XP etc. By burning a bootable CD, you can enter almost any computer with Windows administrator login password protected within a few seconds. Here are the step by step tutorial, pretty easy, I am sure you can handle it!

Step 1: Download Windows Password Recovery and install it on another computer.
Step 2: Prepare a blank CD/USB and run the software and use it to burn the ISO file to it.
Step 3: Put it into the CD-ROm and restart your locked computer. Change the BIOS setting of your locked computer to make it boot from the CD-ROM or USB drive. Note: start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup
Step 4: Boot your locked computer from the created disk and remove your forgotten password. GOOD LUCK! :)

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Trying to restore my computer back to factory defaults without recovery disk


You can press F10 and you will get the option to take the computer to system console and then follow the steps and if you have the CD with you then follow the steps below

1 Shut down your computer and restart it. Watch for the Compaq logo, then press the "F1" key to enter setup.
2 Press the right arrow within setup to go to the Boot menu. Press the down arrow to access the "Boot Device Priority" option. Change the first boot device to CD-ROM by pressing the down arrow until "CD-ROM" is displayed.
3 Eject the CD tray and place the recovery CD that came with your computer into the tray. If you do not have a recovery CD, you can order one directly from Hewlett Packard.
4 Shut down and restart the computer. The Presario will automatically boot from the CD and begin the recovery process.
5 Select the operating system your computer shipped with. Many Compaq recovery CDs support multiple operating systems, so be sure to choose the operating system your computer shipped with.
6 Insert the operating system CD when prompted. Enter the license key for the operating system when prompted. The license key is typically found on a small tag located on the top or side of the computer.

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I need to buy new recovey disks for my Compaq Presario SR1230NX PC. I bought it 6 years ago, and do not have the product key for the computer. Is there any way to get the product key for the recovery...


hi

if you don't have recovery disk then just reinstall OS and you will get all drivers from Compaq site

or just send mail to HP-Compaq mail for recovery along with model no they will give you

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XP corrupted. Safe Mode won't start. No admin pswrd for Recovery


Got a Virus? Format! It's a good occasion the delete the recovery console of Compaq HP computers. It's only a pain in the ***. Format all !

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How do you unlock your computer if you forgot the password?


Do you have created the password reset disk ?
If you do, you can sign into safe mode and recover the password.
If you don’t have the windows password recovery disk. you have to take use of the third part utility, you can download it from http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com and the website will show how to recover windows password.

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