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When i tried reseting my computer to its original factory setting i needed a password so i clicked on password hint and it said you will never know and i didnt even set a password HELP???

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Do you mean BIOS settings or WIndows was re-installed?

If BIOS setting then there is a jumper on the mainboard - obtain manual (or tell us what mainboard it is) and then use the jumper (link) on mainboard to reset CMOS.

The other way is to disconnect all power and then remove small button cell battery from the computer, then press power button.
Then wait for 1 HOUR before re-inserting battery and powering up again.
If you switch on before 1 hour then you will have to wait 1 hour again. If 1 hour is not long enough wait 2 hours or overnight. (usually it takes 20-40 mins to discharge capacitors).

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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on Dec 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Reset acer 4810t




You can start the Recovery from outside windows by holding down the ALT key and tapping F10 repeatedly
on startup. When the recovery loads you will be prompted for a password.


This should have been set by the customer if they have been into the Acer Recovery Management software previously.


If they have forgotten the password or you wish to clear the password you need to boot off the recovery disk that should have been created.

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From the Acer toolbar at the top of the desktop click on the disk icon

Setup a password if requested.

After clicking on setup you need to click Create Password to continue.

Create a password and add a password hint (strongly recommended).
You now have the option of restoring from a previous Windows Vista backup or you can start the Acer recovery process.

The recovery is started by clicking Restore at the bottom of the window.

Further types of recovery are now presented.

Choose Restore system to factory default if you wish to run the hard drive based recovery and return your Acer computer back to it's original factory default state.

Note: The factory default recovery will wipe ALL data from the computer so ensure important data has been saved to disk before proceeding.

Enter the password that was previously set.

Confirm you wish to run the recovery process.

After confirming you wish to run the recovery process the computer will restart and restore all the original files
Complete the Out of Box Experience when prompted


After a couple of restarts the computer will run through restoring the preinstalled software that came with your computer and then be ready to use


hope this helps

Jul 27, 2012 | Acer Aspire 3810T 4810T 5810T

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Im trying to reset my whole computer back to factory settings and dont have the cd. and i do have the empowering technology thing but dont have the password to that the hint is balloon and i dont even know...


The default empowering password is 000000. That would be five or six zeros, I am fairly certain it is 6. You will need to boot from the original C drive for the factory restore to work. Once you enter the password in the empowering technology, you should find the option for a full factory restore.

Hope this helps

Apr 17, 2012 | Acer Aspire 3690 Notebook

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I am trying to reset my acer aspire 3680 laptop to factory default... i do alt f10 and click restore to factory settings i get a password box and the hint is tina? idk i tried and cant get it... i cannot...


did u purchase brand new or from someone if its from someone then u need to find them as they might of put password protection if its brand new trying removing all passwords on the accounts on the computer not very technical but ive seen it work before hope this helps

Aug 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I am air user. Forgot my pass. What should i do?


First of all when you set up your password originally did you put in a password Hint? If so, if you type an incorrect password 3 times trying to log in it will show you your hint. I recommend trying this. You might find you have a hint which will help you remember! If not:
You can reset your administrator password by inserting your MAC OS X Install Disc 1. Then Restart your computor and hold down the C key as it starts up. 2) Choose Utilities>Reset Password from the menu bar and follow the onscreen instructions there. I know of no other ways to get back your password. If this is helpful, please vote or comment! Good luck!

May 20, 2010 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

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I just set up the password on my macbook to get rid of a network settings problem and now the computer is saying i am putting in the wrong password!!!! I powered off the computer and restarted thinking...


Ok well try this... Resetting a user's password in Mac OS X v10.3 or later
Note: For information about resetting a password in Mac OS X v10.2.8 or earlier, see the Additional Information section below.
  1. Log in with an administrator account. Tip: If you don't know the password of any administrator accounts, see "Resetting the original administrator account password" below.
  2. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences.
  3. From the View menu choose Accounts.
  4. Click the lock button if it appears locked; enter the administrator password.
  5. Select the username whose password you want to change.
  6. Click the Reset Password button (Mac OS X v10.3 and v10.4) or the Change Password button (Mac OS X v10.5 or later).
  7. Enter a new password in both the Password and Verify fields, and add a hint if desired.
  8. Click the Reset Password button (Mac OS X v10.3 and v10.4) or the Change Password button (Mac OS X v10.5 or later).
  9. If a dialog box appears with the message "Your Keychain password will be changed to your new account password," click OK.
Resetting a user's password in Mac OS X v10.3 or later
Note: For information about resetting a password in Mac OS X v10.2.8 or earlier, see the Additional Information section below.
  1. Log in with an administrator account. Tip: If you don't know the password of any administrator accounts, see "Resetting the original administrator account password" below.
  2. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences.
  3. From the View menu choose Accounts.
  4. Click the lock button if it appears locked; enter the administrator password.
  5. Select the username whose password you want to change.
  6. Click the Reset Password button (Mac OS X v10.3 and v10.4) or the Change Password button (Mac OS X v10.5 or later).
  7. Enter a new password in both the Password and Verify fields, and add a hint if desired.
  8. Click the Reset Password button (Mac OS X v10.3 and v10.4) or the Change Password button (Mac OS X v10.5 or later).
  9. If a dialog box appears with the message "Your Keychain password will be changed to your new account password," click OK.
    1. Enter a new password.
    2. Click Save.
    3. Click the red button in the upper left corner to quit the application.
    4. Choose Quit Mac OS X Installer... from the Mac OS X Installer menu.
    5. Click Restart.
    After following these steps, you'll want to also follow the steps in this article.

Feb 06, 2010 | Apple MacBook PC Notebook

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Password forgot


Well, I think you can rely on this password recovery tool to clear the password and reboot your computer without asking the password. The program is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP etc operation system, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit. Let me know how it goes. Regards.

Aug 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Apple help


If you entered a password hint when you created the user account on your computer, then you can view the hint after entering an incorrect password. If not, and you have your original Apple restore disks, then you can reset your password by starting up from the cd. Put the CD into the drive and restart the computer by holding down the C key on your keyboard. When the computer restarts, click the Installer menu item at the top of the screen, then click Reset Password. Set the new password , then restart and voila, you're done.

Jul 05, 2009 | Apple iBook Mac Notebook

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Reset to factory settings


Please view
http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/1280312/Untitled.jpg.html

The indicated area contains a Jumper. If you set this jumper with the power on for 15 seconds it will reset the bios back to manufacturers default settings

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