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I am trying to get on my computer and i don't remember the password. i hit reset password but it says i need reremovable media and i have none.

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Try removing the battery that is located on the motherboard. It is usually a round mercury cell about the size of a quarter.Be prepaired though because you will loose all your setup info from the BIOS. This is easy to reinstall but might be worth writting down the hard disk parameters. Many of the newer computers will auto detect this info if it is plug-n-play capable.You can get to setup when you power up your machine you will see a message like " if you want to run setup press __. sometimes Del, sometimes F10, or others.Hope this helps
Greg

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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I have a dell 3000 dimension desk top computer. The message I get after tapping the F12 key is as follows. Key board failure. Type password and press enter to leave password security enabled next line


The motherboard BIOS is activated when you press the F12 Key and can be locked via a password that is different from your pc user account. There is only one way to reset this because the BIOS is a chip on the motherboard. You have to reset the password using a jumper on the motherboard that is marked with PSWD. This will also clear the CMOS which is Computer Memory on Startup which tells the computer the different changes from the original bios chip. so you may have to go in and set some settings in the bios to have everything back to operational.

Turn off and unplug the tower before opening it.

The password jumper's location on a Dell Dimension motherboard can be found by reviewing the Dimension User Guides.
For most Dell Dimension desktops, the steps to reset a BIOS password and clear all CMOS settings are:
  • Locate the 3-pin CMOS password reset jumper on the system board.
  • Remove the jumper plug from pins 1 and 2.
  • Place the jumper plug on pins 2 and 3 and wait approximately 5 seconds.
  • Replace the jumper plug on pins 1 and 2.
Now replace the panel and plug unit back in. You should be able to enter the bios without a password.

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Bypass bios setup password hp pavillion


Step 1:
All computer BIOS chips have a backdoor master password designed to be used in the event that you can't remember the password you set yourself or by a tech support agent who is fixing your machine. These passwords are set at the factory level and do not change, no matter what model of computer you own. You will use this password to bypass the currently set password in the event that you need to access your HP BIOS but cannot.

Turn on your HP computer. Strike the "F2" keyboard key. Your HP computer will attempt to load your BIOS. You will be prompted to enter your current password. Type "merlin" into the password prompt and hit "Enter." This is the backdoor BIOS password for HP brand computers. You will now bypass the user defined password and the BIOS screen will load as normal.
How to Reset a BIOS Password
http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.html

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I don't remember my password to get into the computer


There are many tricks to reset Windows login password but these tricks depend upon the Operating System and availability of resources (such as password reset disk, bootable disc, access to admin account or user account). So kindly give me more details about OS and resources available to you?

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Don't remember password


At one time , I had the experience with forgetting Windows password.
Finally I use Windows Password Reset.The program is easy to use.
Here I just list the simple steps:
Step 1: Download Windows Password Reset from http://www.windowspasswordreset.net
Step 2: Burn bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive
Step 3: BIOS setting
Step 4: Reset Windows password
It's worth a try! Good luck~

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I can't gey into my big fish acc., first i coundn't remember my password, but then i found it and it still won't work . What's the deal?


Try the password for more times.

And if you really can't rememeber it, you should reset it.As far as I know, Windows Password Reset is a great tool to reset windows password, just need 3 simple steps to do.

Step1:Download and install Windows Password Reset
Step2:Burn Windows Password Reset ISO file to CD/DVD,or USB.
Step3:Put in your newly created CD and remove your Windows Password.

Hope it work for you.

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My sister gave me a Compaq evo computer. When i turn it on it goes right to a screen that says Power-on password with a picture of a key. She doesn't know what the password was and it doesn't let...


Hi,
It seems to be BIOS password, if you don't remember or don't have the BIOS password you have to reset the password by opening your CPU cover and removing the CMOS coin battery, this will reset the BIOS password but dont forget to return back the battery and start using your PC.

Regards,
JJ

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How to reset password on my compaq computer!


Start pc in "Safe Mode With Command Prompt" When windows starts, type your log in name in the dos window with an asterisk. For example ( john * ) but with out the (). It will prompt for a new password. Reboot and Bam your in. If you cant remember a log in name exactly as it is, type in ( net users ) and hit enter.

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I am trying to log on to my computer but i forgot the password. i click reset passwod but it says i need removable media and i have none.


Hey,

As you haven't made the password recovery diskette.. the password needs to be reset.

you can do this with a CD to reset the password OR you can tap the f8 button during the pc is starting up, untill the advanced start menu comes up, note that you need to press the button before the windows loading logo comes. select start in safe mode, in safe mode, login as administrator and no password. you should be able to login, then change the password to your useraccount, start -> control panel -> user accounts.

if you can do that, then there is a cd you can burn and use to reset the password. that cd is available at http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Thanks,
Ekse

Aug 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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If you're running XP try this:

1) Restart in Safe Mode. Restart and as soon as you see something on the screen start hitting your F8 key
This will take you to a boot option list. Highlight safe mode and hit enter. Wait for it to finish booting in safe mode.
2) Remember that 9/10 PCs running XP do not have any password on the Administrator account that shows up when you boot in Safe Mode.
3) Login to said Admin account.
4)go to START -> RUN -> "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) in the runbox. Click on ok.
5) You should then be able to reset your password.

If this solves your problem PLEASE rate this as fixed. If it didn't, or your running Vista, DO NOT rate yet just add a comment letting me know what happened and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thanks Maria.

Jeff

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