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Supervisor password can u tell me the best way 2 change this password lost the old 1

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You can google for a solution. Best way is to make a bootable CD and then remove the password.

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I bought acer aspire 3680 used had to do a system restore on it 2 weeks ago now it asks for windows password of prior owner which i dont have but i used this pc for 6 months wouldnt my windows passwor


If you can't change the setting in the bios setup that means you have a bios supervisor password set. If you don't know the supervisor password you can reset the supervisor with Acer Bios Master Password from http://www.unlockbiosrecovery.com/Unlock_Acer_Bios.php for only $20

Jul 16, 2012 | Acer Aspire 3680 Notebook

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Download and install<span> </span><b><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/windows-password-recovery.html">Windows Password Unlocker</a></b><span> </span>from its official site with an available PC<br />2. Burn a bootable CD/DV or USB flash drive<br />3. Reboot your locked Windows computer from CD/DV or USB flash drive<br />4. Reset lost or forgotten Windows password for Lenovo ThinkPad with easy<br /><b>Reinstall Windows OS</b><br />Reinstall Windows operating system for your Lenovo ThinkPad will be the last choose if you can reset Lenovo ThinkPad password successfully with those workable solutions that have mentioned above.<br /> 2&gt; Supervisor Password for Lenovo ThinkPadA Supervisor password protects the system infor stored in the BIOS. The user must input the Supervisor password in order to get access to the ThinkPad BIOS Setup Utility in order to alter the system configuration. If the Supervisor password is lost there is no way to recover it to enter the BIOS configuration.<br /><b>Reset Forgotten Supervisor Password</b><br />A forgotten Supervisor password will prevent access to the ThinkPad BIOS setup utility. To get access, you need reset the BIOS password with some solutions like locate the jumpers or solder beads, or just contact the computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer for resetting forgotten Supervisor password.<br /> 3&gt; Hard Disk Password for ThinkPad ThinkPadThere are two Hard drive passwords: a user Hard drive password for the user and a master Hard drive password for the system administrator. The administrator can use the master password to get access to the hard drive even if a user has changed the user Hard drive password.<br /><b>Reset Forgotten Hard Drive Password</b><br />If the user's Hard drive password has been forgotten, check whether a master Hard drive password has been set. If it has, it can be used for access to the hard drive. If no master Hard drive password is available, or if the administrator forgets the master Hard drive password, then the hard drive must be replaced. For this instance you just need ask help from your computer manufacturer to reset forgotten HDD password.<br /> 4&gt; Power-On Password for Lenovo ThinkPadAn Lenovo ThinkPad Power-on password protects the system from being powered on by an unauthorized person. When it has been set, a prompt will appear during the system start up, and the Power-on password must be entered before an operating system can be booted.<br /><b>Reset Forgotten Power-on Password</b><br />If the Power-on password is forgotten and the Supervisor password is known, simply go into the ThinkPad BIOS setup utility and reset the Power-on password, otherwise try the following:<br />1.Power off the Lenovo ThinkPad computer<br />2.Remove the battery pack<br />3.Remove the backup battery<br />4. Please power on the computer and wait till the POST ends. If the password prompt does not appear then the Power-on password has been reset.<br />5.Reinstall the backup battery and the battery pack.<br /><b>Note:</b><span> </span>Some ThinkPad systems have the ability to reset the Power-on passwords in the ThinkPad BIOS setup utility if a Supervisor password has been set.<br /></span>

on Apr 19, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Ibm thinpad t40 is locked unable to open


HI............
Reset IBM ThinkPad Password
An IBM ThinkPad laptop can have three hardware password sets:
  • Power-On Password
  • Hard Disk Password
  • Supervisor Password
Power-On Password RT/CMOS RAM has 8 bytes reserved for the power-on password and the check character. The 8 bytes are initialized to hex 00. The microprocessor can access these bytes only during POST. After POST is completed, if a power-on password is installed, the password bytes are locked and no program can access them.
During power-on password installation, the password (1 to 7 characters) is stored in the security space.
Installing the password is a function of the built-in system program Easy-Setup. The power-on password does not appear on the screen when it is installed, changed, or removed. After the power-on password has been installed, it can be changed or removed only during POST.
Hard Disk Password The hard-disk password (HDP) prevents unauthorized persons from accessing the data on the removable hard disk drive.
Supervisor Password The supervisor password prevents unauthorized persons from changing the system information in Easy-Setup.
thinkpad.png How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password using Software If the user can boot the IBM ThinkPad, KeyMaker will recover the BIOS password.
How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password Using Hardware If the ThinkPad cannot be booted, reset the IBM ThinkPad password via hardware.
If only the power-on password is set, do the following to remove the power-on password.
  1. Power off the computer
  2. Remove the DIMM cover on the bottom side of the computer.
  3. Short circuit the two password pads or put a jumper on the contacts to short the circuit.
  4. Under the short circuit condition, power on the computer and wait until the POST ends. After the POST ends, the password prompt does not appear. The power-on password is removed.
  5. Reinstall the DIMM cover.
If both the power-on password and the supervisor password are set, do the following to remove the passwords:
  1. Press and hold F1 to power on the computer.
  2. Enter the supervisor password. The Easy-Setup menu appears.
  3. Click the Password icon.
  4. Click the Power on icon.
  5. Enter the supervisor password and press the Space bar.
  6. Press Enter twice.
  7. Click Exit then click Restart.

GOOD LUCK......

Sep 26, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I have one password when I turn on the computer. I do not remember what it is nor do I have the rest password disc. When 1st got laptop it was set up for only 1 user and that was me and I can not ret nor...


  • Hello smoozie73, if by chance you didn't 'create a "Supervisor Password" to prevent anyone from changing the configurations in the BIOS / CMOS Setup? than we are 'OK!' Lets just say [No] for now. Bootup / Start the computer, and follow these steps: 1. When you hear the computer start-up, there will be a message that flashes very quickly at the bottom of the screen, it will read; Press F2 or F12 or on other "Computers, the 'Key Sequence may be [F11]..." The area of your attention will be [F2] Key at the top of the keyboard. The F2 Key will open the CMOS / BIOS Setup. paul7of9_15.jpg 2. Once this screen appear, you will see a 'Listing" of different set-ups. There will be instructions in the [right] Help ? area. You be using the "Arrow Keys" to (Select and Choose Items). In the first screen, there will be on the (right of the screen). 3. Set Supervisor Password = This is the "Password Setting that will prevent anyone from getting into without authorization this area that you are in now, to "Change or Configure" CMOS or BIOS setting. 4. Set User Password = This Password is use for "Logins / User Accounts... You want to "Reset or Change the Supervisor Password. Do so, and to finish; remember to use the [F10 Key] to 'Save the Changes.' Thanks for using Fix' Ya, and I hope this fix it, paul7of9

Jan 31, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I forgot the supervisor password and I could not access my computer. I tried to enter bios set up but I could not. So how can I access my computer by removing supervisor password?


I guess the only way to get access would be activating Safe Mode from the Bios Mode.
I think it's holding F4, if not F7 from the start of Windows.
It shall then give you a selection of options.
Choose Safe Mode & hope for the best :)

But then once logged in I am not quite sure if you'd be able to change the supervisor password from Safe Mode.

Jan 01, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I cant remember my supervisor password


try to log in with an administrator rights account . and uninstall carefully the program that locks the files...during the uninstall it might ask you what you want to do with the files...be careful cause Im not sure what exactly u used to lock them ...

Sep 03, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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1. My ideapad Y430 easy cam doesnot working after i reinstall windows vista ultimate. Not i cant use it for my password. 2. I also try to partition it into four but it doesnot support i can have only two...


this is all I can offer in your situation.....one option is to..use the...
Novo button
This button functions as a reset button; use with caution. Press the
1. Novo button to enter the main interface of OneKey Recovery while the
power is off. You can use OneKey Recovery to restore the primary
hard disk partition (usually drive C) back to the factory default
configuration, including the operating system and the software on it.
Attention: Once done, the system can no longer return to its previous
state. All data on the primary hard disk partition (usually
drive C) will subsequently be lost. So make sure all
important files on the primary hard disk partition have
been backed up onto another hard disk or USB hard disk
drive before this operation.
For details, see “OneKey Recovery4.65 User Guide

2. For the camera check out these key functions....

The following describes the features of each function key.
Fn + Esc: Turn on/off the integrated camera.
Fn + F1: Put your computer in sleep mode.
Fn + F2: Turn off the LCD screen (any subsequent operation will turn the LCD screen back on).
Fn + F3: Shift to other connected display devices.
Fn + F4: Switch between wide screen and normal mode.
Fn + F5: Enable/disable the built-in wireless networking feature.
Fn + F6: Enable/disable the bluetooth features.
Fn + F8: Enable/disable the touch pad.
Fn + F9: Enable/pause Media Player playback.
Fn + F10: Stop Media Player playback.
Fn + F11: Skip to the previous track.
Fn + F12: Skip to the next track.
Fn + Insert/NmLk: Enable/disable the Numeric keypad.
Fn + Delete/ScrLk: Enable/disable Scroll Lock.
Fn + Pause/Break: Pause to view the system information during start-up.
Fn + up/down arrow key: Increase/decrease display brightness.
Fn + right/left arrow key: Increase/decrease computer volume.

3. And for the password...here you go....

Using Passwords
Using passwords helps prevent your computer from being used by others.
Once you set a password and enable it, a prompt appears on the screen each time you power on the computer. Enter your password at the prompt. You cannot use the computer unless you type the correct password.
Make sure that only authorized individuals access your computer.
Establishing different kinds of passwords requires that other possible users know the proper passwords in order to access your computer or your data.
As many as three passwords might be needed for your computer: the Supervisor password, the User Password, and the hard-disk drive (HDD) password. When the Supervisor password is set, only the Supervisor password entitles you full control of the computer.
• User password
If a user password is set and Password on boot is enabled, a password prompt appears when you turn on the computer. Unauthorized users cannot get access to configuration data.
You can also use the user password to enter the BIOS Setup Utility, but once the Supervisor password is set only a part of the options can be set.
• Supervisor password
With a Supervisor password, you can get full control of the computer. It also can be used as a power-on password, the same as the User password. Also, when you enter the BIOS Setup Utility with a Supervisor password, you are entitled to set all of the options.
• Hard disk (HDD) passwords
Once an HDD password is set, you need to enter it to get access to the hard disk. You can set the HDD password through either the User Only selection or the User + Master selection in the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If you set passwords through the BIOS Setup Utility and you put your computer into sleep mode by pressing Fn + F1, the following describes the behavior of the computer when you bring it out of sleep mode:
• You are prompted to type the Windows log-on password rather
than the User password to resume operation.
• If an HDD password is assigned to any hard disk drive, the hard
disk drive is unlocked automatically when you resume operation.
To set a User Password:
1. Turn on your computer. Press F2, while the initial screen is displayed.
The BIOS Setup Utility screen opens.
2. Select Security, using the cursor directional keys.
3. Select Set User Password, and press the Enter key. The Set User Password window opens.
4. Choose your user password, which can be from one to eight
alphanumeric characters in any combination. Type it in the Enter New Password field.
5. Press the Enter key once to move to the Confirm New Password field. Retype the password you just entered to verify it.
6. Commit your password to memory, and press the Enter key.
7. Press F10 to exit.
8. Select Yes in the Setup Confirmation window.
Changing or Removing the User Password
To change the password, do the following:
1. In the Enter Current Password field, type your current password.
2. In the Enter New Password field, type a new password; then retype it to verify.
To remove the password, do the following:
1. In the Enter Current Password field, type your current password.
2. Leave the Enter New Password field blank, and then press the Enter key twice.
Note: Make sure the Password on boot is set to Enabled if you need the password protection at power on.
To set a Supervisor Password:
Only a system administrator will be able to perform this procedure.
1. Turn on your computer. Press F2, while the initial screen is displayed.
The BIOS Setup Utility screen opens.
2. Select Security using the cursor directional keys.
3. Select Set Supervisor Password, and press the Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password window opens.
4. Choose your supervisor password; it can be from one to eight
alphanumeric characters in any combination. Type it in the Enter New Password field.
5. Press the Enter key to move to the Confirm New Password field.
Retype the password you just entered to verify it.
6. Commit your password to memory, and press the Enter key.
Attention: You might want to note your password and keep it in a
safe place. If you forget your supervisor password,
Lenovo can not reset your password. You must take your
computer to a Lenovo reseller or a Lenovo marketing
representative to solve this problem. Proof of purchase is
required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
7. Press F10 to exit.
8. Select Yes in the Setup Confirmation window.
The next time you open the BIOS Setup Utility program, you will be prompted to type your password to proceed.
Changing or Removing the Supervisor Password
To change the password, do the following:
1. In the Enter Current Password field, type the current supervisor
password.
2. In the Enter New Password field, type the new supervisor password; then retype it to verify.
To remove the password, do the following:
1. In the Enter Current Password field, type the current supervisor
password.
2. Leave the Enter New Password field blank, and then press the Enter key twice.
Hard Disk Passwords
Two types of the hard disk passwords help protect the information stored on the hard disk:
• Hard disk user password
• Hard disk master password, which requires a hard disk user password If User only is selected and a hard disk user password has been set, but no hard disk master password has been set, the user must enter the hard disk user password in order to gain access to files and applications on the hard disk.
If User + Master is selected you need to set a master password and a user password both as the Hard Disk Password. Either of the two passwords can be used to get access to the Hard disk. Any change or removal to the master password deletes the user password.
To set a hard disk password:
Print these instructions.
1. Turn on your computer. Press F2, while the initial screen is displayed.
The BIOS Setup Utility screen opens.
2. Select Security, using the cursor directional keys.
3. Select Built-in HDD1 Password Select, and press the Enter key. A window for selecting User Only or User + Master opens.
I will send the rest in the comment section..hope this helps in some way...the Fang.

Mar 07, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook

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Hdd password frozen on laptop


Remove your hard drive.Reboot computer.
While its rebooting press F2 to enter the BIOS
Press Alt-F to restore BIOS defaults
Replace the hard drive

Sometimes your computer vendor ( Dell, HP. etc)
maybe able to reset HDD pwd depending on model

Jan 04, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Supervisor password


The Supervisor password Holimon was referring to is the laptop's Bios password, which can't be recovered with conventional methods. The only method known to retrieve this password is by soldering a rudimentary eeprom reader to the motherboard. Details are here:

http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/

Not an easy solution even for the experienced...

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