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When i boot up im asked for hdd password,i dont know it,after three tries system is disabled

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You can try clearing it in the BIOS.

When the machine boots up, and before the OS starts, you should be able to press DEL or F10 or whichever key allows you into the SETUP routine. Usually you see a message telling you which key to hit.

Look thru the BIOS settings for the one showing HDD password, and clear it.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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Type password and I have replaced the battery in my computer.The message I am receiving on the screen is Diskette drive 0 seek failure.


For the diskette drive 0 seek failure, does the computer skip past this error without difficulty ? If it does, then you may ignore it. It is caused probably by your replacing the battery having reset the BIOS which is thinking now it should find a floppy disk to boot from. If you haven't a floppy disk, or have floppy disk drive you will get this message. I do, but I ignore it. When you power up, you could try entering the BIOS setup, by pressing for example, the esc, F1, F2 or F8 keys - for your model I don't know which, you may find out from the internet, your manuals, or the Dell website/help or support - repetitively before the computer starts,
( from Dell support - "You can enter the system BIOS or Setup on a Dell PC by pressing F2 at the Dell loading screen").and somewhere the BIOS setup there should be the boot order change this to CD first (no CD inserted unless it is bootable), then USB if available (no media USB inserted, some USB devices are ok), the HDD. You should not set HDD first because this will give you big problems if it goes wrong and you need to boot from somewhere else. Put floppy disk after HDD and the message will disappear.

I don't know about the password issue. I suggest you contact Dell support on this topic.

You may find the following links helpful


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and the associated links. In subsequent efforts try joining the Dell Users group (or what ever it's called, probably accessible from the link above and asking there, it might be a common issue that many have experienced and there are well known solutions to)

Sorry not to have been able to answer your questions directly, and to have pointed you in the direction of lots of reading, but I hope the links prove to be quickly useful

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Disable the LAN, USB, and HDD boot and let the CD-ROM be the only selected boot device. Some systems allow you to select a boot drive when you see the Manufacturer's splash screen by hitting the F12 key.

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My pc keeps saying that windows did not start successfully and gives me the normal start up options but automatically tries to start booting, shuts down and starts back up asking for a HDD Password, which...


Try selecting safe mode.
If it starts, u will get a pop up asking whether u want to start system restore.
Start system restore and restore the computer to a previous date when it was working properly.
If that does not work, u will have to do a complete re-installation of the Operating System.

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After installing another HDD from another Packard Bell computer, the computer would not boot. This computer I recieved from a mate and I dont believe windows was removed, as I have tryed and failed...


if it is a sata Hdd you have to reinstall it ..cause the sata driver on the os ..is from the other computer ..or go to bios ..and in the drives feature..look for a function called AHCI and disable it ...
after that will boot with the windows installed..but you will have to reinstall the windows anyway ..and if it is a raid sata you need to insert a diskette with the sata driver during ..or disable the ahci function ..for to let it see the HDD ..if not all it will say is that the hdd was not found..or if you try to boot with this windows on it .will say that the media is missing ..
beter to set the defaults in the bios ..and after that look for that funstion to be disabled..or disable the raid sata ..and enable teh sata Ide..instead..it is the same thing ..and will pick up the sata hdd with no sweat ..

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http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T%20Series&model=T3522 Chat with a tech. I think a system password has been set by someone. Most probably a bios / HDD password. So you need to know that to boot. Bios reset may do the trick (by removing cmos battery). But you have to set the settings back to normal in BIOS. But if you have encrypted data you may harm them. (Rarely).

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Forget windowxp password


you can search for a password boot disk which will disable the administrator password.

There are dozens of these types of programs but one program I recommend is windows password reset 6.0
http://www.resetwindowspassword.com

Download the iso file and burn it to a disk to create the boot disk, that simple.

Configure your pc or laptop to boot in the cd drive,

Insert the CD and it would boot then just disable the password and restart.

Took about 5 minutes for the whole process.

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