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I forgot the main boot password for my IBM 8172- how can I reset it? What if I dont have the setup disk?

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You can try a couple of things. Unplug the machine, push in and hold the power on button for 30seconds or longer, plug back in and reboot, see if you can back into boot config. If not, power off, unplug, open case, remove the small LI-ION battery, its the round one in the middle of you MOBO. Press and hold power button like before. Replace, re-plug, re-try. Hope this works...cross your fingers.

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I cant get past power on and dont remember password


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I forgot my password and when i tried to reset my password my laptop is asking for a removable reset disk. How am I gonna make a removable disk?


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boot from cd ,http://www.windowsreinstall.com/articles/bios/

start pc >press F10/F 2/Dell setup bios for boot pioroty.
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I forgot the password


Hard Disk Password

The hard-disk password (HDP) protects the data on your removable hard disk drive from being accessed by unauthorized persons.
Supervisor Password

The supervisor password protects the system information in Easy-Setup from being changed by unauthorized persons.
How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password using Software

If you can boot the IBM ThinkPad, KeyMaker will recover the messagebox_info.png BIOS password.
How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password Using Hardware

If you cannot boot the ThinkPad, you will have to 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. Power on the computer by pressing and holding F1.
  2. Enter the supervisor password. The Easy-Setup menu appears.
  3. Click on the Password messagebox_info.png icon.
  4. Click on the Power on icon.
  5. Enter the supervisor password and press the Space bar.
  6. Press Enter twice.
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When you forgot Windows password and couldn't get in laptop, there are still some ways you can try to reset Windows password.

One: Reset Windows password with reset disk
After you type wrong password trying to login into computer, there will be a message prompting you have entered an incorrect password. At the same time, a link "Reset Password" also appears. Click it and insert password reset disk into computer. A password reset wizard will let you reset Windows forgotten password step by step easily.

Two: Reset forgotten password with Windows password removal tool
1. If your laptop is installed with Windows 7, choose Windows 7 password removal tool. If it is installed with Windows 8, select Windows 8 password removal tool.

2. And then install it on another computer that could work. Insert bootable USB drive into this computer and burn password reset disk into USB with password removal tool.

3. Next, it is important to boot your laptop from USB reset disk successfully. When you see password removal program runs in your computer, choose Windows system and user account, and then click "Reset Password".

The difference between above two ways is that how to create password reset disk for Windows password reset. If you have foresight and create it when your laptop is accessible, it will become easy to do reset laptop login password. But even without reset disk and other admin account available, the second way will help you all the time.

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There are two sections (that come to mind) when a password is requested in starting a computer. BIOS or Windows Passwords.
WINDOWS PASSWORD This will be after the windows logo as come up. Depending on which version of windows you have, you will need to find a windows password reset tool. 
A lot of these will require you to boot from a CD that you have created from an ISO image. If this is is confusing, head into a computer shop and ask them to do it.  Alternatively, reformatting the machine by reinstalling windows over the top should eliminate the problem (and all of the data that is still on the machine.)
BIOS PASSWORD This will usually be during the 'black screen' phase of booting.
An IBM ThinkPad laptop can have three BIOS hardware passwords set
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  • 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 cannot be accessed by any program. 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) protects the data on your removable hard disk drive from being accessed by unauthorized persons.
Supervisor Password
The supervisor password protects the system information in Easy-Setup from being changed by unauthorized persons.
How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password using Software If you can boot the IBM ThinkPad, KeyMaker will recover the BIOS password.
How to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password Using Hardware If you cannot boot the ThinkPad, you will have to reset the IBM ThinkPad password via hardware. If only the power-on password is set, do the following to remove the power-on password. Power off the computer Remove the DIMM (Memory) cover on the bottom side of the computer. Short-circuit the two password pads or put a jumper on the contacts to short the circuit. 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. Reinstall the DIMM cover.
If both the power-on password and the supervisor password are set, do the following to remove the passwords: Power on the computer by pressing and holding F1. Enter the supervisor password. The Easy-Setup menu appears. Click on the Password icon. Click on the Power on icon. Enter the supervisor password and press the Space bar. Press Enter twice. Click on Exit; then click on Restart.

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There are some other way to reset Windows password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Reset windows password with "Advanced WIndows password recovery tool"
These tools is to reset the password offline.

It is not so troublesome that you forgot Windows password, you can see this article about Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password recovery. Two steps:
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2. Reset Windows server 2008/2003/2000 local or domain password offline!

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Oops, straight from the manual for your laptop...

Problem: I forgot my password.
Solution: If you forgot your power-on password, you must take your computer to an IBM reseller or marketing representative to have the password canceled. If you forgot your hard disk password, IBM will not reset your password or recover data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to an IBM reseller or an IBM marketing representative to have the hard disk drive
replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service. If you forgot your supervisor password, IBM will not reset your password. You must take your computer to an IBM reseller or IBM marketing representative to have the system board replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.

Sorry to see that... Good luck.

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