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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    it has a password then ?

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I think that dee is refering to a password that is not known if that is true then here is what yo will need to do turn off the computer and remove the side cover locate the bios jumpers you will notice that there are 3 pins and 2 of them are covered by the jumper, now remove the jumper from the pins that are covered and move it down 1 pin now u should have the last 2 poins covered and the top one showing ok now start up the computer and it will boot into the bios screen you will see the password section and just click on it and it will ask you if you want to remove allof the passwords press yes ance this is done it will tell you that you will need to place the jumper pin back in the original position thatt it was in so exit out of there and turn off the computer and replace the jumper back to wherre it was and just restart the computer if the administrator comes up again just press the esc key ok i hope that this will fix your problem ok best regards mike

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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