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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).

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Unable to open bios on e-machine to change logging order


Boy everyone needs to be more specific on their questions! If you mean you want to get into the BIOS but cannot because you forgot the password, I have never seen any program that will retrieve it for any computer. But not all is lost, you can reset it to factory defaults if your comfortable with electronics, you can open your computer and remove the CMOS BIOS battery and leave it out for 15 minutes (some computers will need a little more or a little less time but 15 minutes will usually be long enough for most of them) Replace the battery and close your computer. You should now have the original factory settings for your computer and the password should be gone.
NOTE: only do this if you know how you had all of the other settings, because it will revert to original factory settings and all BIOS modifications you had done will also be lost as well! Also removing the CMOS BIOS battery is not something that could be done by anyone, you must have a good understanding of electronics to properly do this action.

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How to create a password recovery disk


How to create a password reset disk
To create a password reset disk for your local user account, use one of the following methods.

Requirements
The following methods require one blank, formatted floppy disk.

Use a computer administrator account
If you logged on to the computer by using an administrator account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for a user account:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, click User Accounts.
  3. In the User Accounts pane, click the account that you want to work with.
  4. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard, and then click Next.
  5. Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  6. In the Current user account password box, type the password for the user account that you chose in step 3, and then click Next.

    Note If the user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.

    The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
  7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click Finish.
  8. Remove and then label the password reset disk. Store the disk in a safe place.
Use a limited account
If you logged on to the computer by using a limited account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for your user account:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Pick a category, click User Accounts.
  3. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  6. In the Current user account password box, type your password, and then click Next.

    Note If your user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.

    The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
  7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click Finish.
  8. Remove and then label the password reset disk. Store the disk in a safe place.
How to log on to the computer by using a password reset disk
If you forget your password, you can log on to the computer by using a new password that you create by using the Password Reset Wizard and your password reset disk. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. On the Windows XP logon screen, click the user name that you want to use. The Type your password box appears. Press ENTER or click the right-arrow button. You receive the following error message: Did you forget your password?
    You can click the "?" button to see your password hint.
    Or you can use your password reset disk.

    Please type your password again.
    Be sure to use the correct uppercase and lowercase letters.
  2. Click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts. The Password Reset Wizard permits you to create a new password for your user account.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Insert the password reset disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  5. Type a new password in the Type a new password box.
  6. Type the same password in the Type the password again to confirm box.
  7. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint to remind you of your password if you forget the new password.

    Note This hint is visible to anyone who tries to log on to the computer by using your user account.
  8. Click Next, and then click Finish. The Password Reset Wizard quits, and you return to the Windows XP logon screen.

    Note The password reset disk is automatically updated with the new password information. You do not have to create a new password reset disk.
  9. Type your new password in the Type your password box, and then click the right-arrow button to log on to the computer.
Troubleshooting
  • The password reset disk cannot be used to reset the password on another computer.

    The password reset disk that you create can only be used with the computer it was created on. For example, if you have two Windows XP-based computers that have the same user names and passwords, a password reset disk that you create on the first computer cannot be used to reset the password on the second computer.
  • The password reset disk contains sensitive information.

    Other users may be able to use the password reset disk to gain access to your computer. For this reason, store this disk in a safe and secure location.

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As is known to all, a strong Windows password is the crux to computer security. In view of it, some users set an extremely complicated password consisting of various numbers, characters and symbols. It will greatly improve the system security without doubt. But if the user has bad memory, the complex password can be easily forgotten. At that time, one has to seek for methods to perform <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/" style="font-weight: bold;">Windows password recovery</a>.<br /><br />Have you tried some methods to prevent Windows password lost? Never write your password on a sticky note plastered to a desk or monitor. If you have bad memory, you can make full of features in Windows: set a password hint or create a password reset disk. You can perform Windows password recovery with the hint or <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/reset-windows-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">reset Windows password</a> with the disk.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Perform Windows password recovery with password hint</span><br /><br />Some systems, like Windows 7, Vista and XP, allow you to create a password hint so that you can get some clues to remember your forgotten password. It can be easily created a password hint when you create a Windows password to log on to computer. Please note if your computer is on domain, you cannot create a password hint. You can right-click My Computer to select Property, and then choose Computer Name to check if your computer is on domain.<br /><br />The Windows password hint should be something that can help you remember a lost Windows password while it will not leak your Windows password. It appears below the password entry box, after you make an incorrect entry and then click OK. Never set the Windows password as your password hint because everyone is able to see your password hint.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Reset Windows password with password reset disk</span><br /><br />If you don't like the password hint, you can create a password reset disk. It will help you reset Windows password easily if your computer is locked.<br /><br />1. Click "Start" button, "Control Panel", "User Accounts and Family Safety" and "User Accounts".<br /><br />2. Click "Create a password reset disk" in the left pane.<br /><br />3. The Forgotten Password Wizard will open, insert a USB flash drive and then click "Next".<br /><br />4. Select the portable media drive, and then click "Next".<br /><br />5. Enter your current password, and then click "Next".<br /><br />6. Click "Next" when the progress indicator shows 100% complete, and then click "Finish" in the next window.<br /><br />Once the password reset disk is created, it can be repeatedly used to reset Windows password without limitation. If it falls into hands of others, he or she will be able to enter your computer with the disk. So please store your disk in a safe place.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Windows Password Tips:</span><br /><br />1. With the development of technology, you can not only set a Windows password composed to protect your computer, but also protect your computer with fingerprint. If you use Window 7, you can enable Fingerprint Recognition System.<br /><br />2. If you <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/forgot-windows-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">forgot Windows password</a> and don't have a password disk, you can resort to Windows Password Recovery software like Windows Login Recovery. It allows you to reset Windows password in 5 minutes.

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Reset my desktop backc to the original settings



Remove any DVDs or CDs from the optical drives and then unplug all peripheral devices except for the keyboard and mouse.

Click the "Windows" button and then type "eMachines recovery management" into the search box. Click on "eMachines recovery management" in the results list and then click the "Restore" tab.
Click "Password Settings" and then type a new password into the text box.
Click "OK" and then click "Restore System to Factory Default".

Type the recovery password into the "Password" text box and then click "OK". Click "Next" To start the recovery process.

Click "Finish" and then wait for your computer to restart.
This procedure could take several minutes. Once your computer has restarted, you'll be prompted to create a new user account, enter the date and time and set up the internet settings.

or if you are running XP


If you set your machine back to eMachines factory settings, it might help you for a short while but if you don't have effective virus protection your problems will return in short order.

You should get rid of this virus with an effective virus remover.

You can run Bitdefender's free online scan which doesn't need to be downloaded http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

If you know when you got the virus, you can do a system restore to a time before the virus was on your system. This article tells you how to run it from safe mode http://bertk.mvps.org/html/safemode.html

Your best protection in general is a complete internet security suite such as Bitdefender or Norton internet security 2009.

More information here http://www.ask-the-computer-doc.com/comp...

If you need to totally rebuild your system and you don't have a recovery disk, contact eMachines to get one.

You might also try a Windows repair install if you have the operating system disk. Follow the directions here for XP http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepa...

Source(s):
http://www.ask-the-computer-doc.com/comp...

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I need to reset my Dell Inspiron 530S back to factory settings. Can someone tell me how to go about doing this?


  • Turn off the computer, wait a few seconds and then turn it back on. As the computer starts up, press the F8 key until you see the "Advanced Boot Options" menu appear.
  • Select the "Repair Your Computer" option and press the "Enter" key.
  • Click the "Next" button, log in with your Administrator username and password and click the "Dell Factory Image Restore" option.
  • Click "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition" and click the "Next" button.
  • Click the "Finish" button. The computer will restart in its original factory condition.k

  • Note: Kindly back up all necessary documents before starting restoration as it would be deleted.


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    Windows XP not only allows you to set a strong password to protect your computer, but also enables you to create a password reset disk to recover Windows XP password. So if you forgot Windows XP password, it is no need for you to reinstall computer. However, Windows XP has been released for several years and used by majority PC users, but there are still some PC users do not know how to create a password reset disk. Here I will show you how to create and use Windows XP password reset disk to help you to perform Windows XP password recovery.

    To create a Windows XP password reset disk, you need to prepare a USB flash drive in advance before you follow the steps to create a password reset disk on Windows XP.

    Step 1: Click Start button to select Control Panel.

    Step 2: Click User Account on the following Windows screen.

    Step 3: Select the User Account you want to create password reset disk for.

    Step 4: Click Prevent a forgotten password.

    Step 5: The Windows Password reset wizard will come up, Click Next.

    Step 6: Insert your USB drive in computer. The next box will say Create a Password Reset Disk and ask you to insert your blank formatted disk in your floppy drive. Click the Next button.

    Step 7: Enter your password at the Current User Account Password Box and click Next.

    Step 8: Windows XP will create the password reset disk. When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next.

    Step 9: Click Finish when the forgotten password wizard box prompts you to do so.

    When the Windows XP password reset disk is created, a file named userkey.psw will appear on your USB flash drive. You only need to create a disk for your Windows XP login password once. No matter how many times you change your password, this disk will always allow you to create a new one. Please remember to keep it in a safe location. And when you forget your password, you can use this USB flash drive to recover Windows XP password. Below are the Windows XP password recovery steps.

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

    Step 2: Type an incorrect password in the Password box, and then press Enter.

    Step 3: In the following Logon Failed dialog box, click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts.

    Step 4: On the Welcome to the Password Reset Wizard page, click Next.

    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.

    Step 7: In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint, click Next, then click Finish.

    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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    Hi,

    You can log on to the computer by using a password reset disk, follow these steps.

    1. Restart the computer.
    2. On the Windows XP logon screen, click the user name that you want to use, and then press ENTER.
    Note You receive the following error message: Did you forget your password? You can click the "?" button to see your password hint. Or you can use your password reset disk. Please type your password again. Be sure to use the correct uppercase and lowercase letters.

    1. Click Use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts. The Password Reset Wizard enables you to create a new password for your user account.
    2. In the Password Reset Wizard dialog box, click Next.
    3. Insert the password reset disc into the CD drive, and then click Next.
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    5. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint for the password, and then click Next.
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    Probably, a small fee for courier-shipping.

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