Password needed When my laptop starts up I get only a blue rectangle in the blank screen asking for password. After 3 times incorrect password, it shuts down automatically. I can't start my laptop at all. do tell me what's the problem.thx
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The problem is you have a BIOS level password installed. Laptop owners and computer departments sometimes install them in case the laptop is lost or stolen to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access.
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the bios passowere has been engaged go to bios by pressinfg del or F1 button on startup go to bios setting password you will see enter password press button with passord blank again it will ask for confirm password enter blank password press enter it will delete all the password if you are un able to enter bios and asking for password remove the cover you will see three jumber pins near ur cmos battery pin one and towo are for normal pin 2 and 3 for clear comos in some there are only 2 pin short the pin to clear the cmos some times shorting doest start the computer dont worry put the jumbers back to the normal position and restart the computer while stating you will see cmos reset press F1 to continue or press DEL to enter bios press DEL and enter the correct time as clearing the cmos the time will be set defult if you cant see cmos jumper pin remove the cmos battery and restrt the computer then shut down the computer and place back the cmos battery in its compartment doing this please remove the power to your hard disk or your haRD DISK MAY GET CORROUPTED
Sounds like someone put a password on your bios, therefore making it so you cant get into your computer...I would recommend pulling your HD bringing it to someone who can get your data off it. Or if you are computer literate get an HD external controller to turn it into an external harddrive then get your data off it. An example of this product would be here.
Try doing this 1. Boot to your windows XP cd 2. On the welcome to setup screen press "R" to go to recovery console 3. It might ask to select a drive to letter something like that just choose the number represent "x:/windows" then press enter 4. If it asks for admin password just press enter (most system has a blank password for admin user as a default) 5. Type "chkdsk /r /p" on the command prompt 6. This might take 1-2 hours depending on your computer.