A few days ago I tried to turn on my laptop but got a blank screen with a blue box in the center telling me to enter a password. I have tried every password that has ever been on this computer and have no idea how to fix it. Need help!!
Hey as jimmie is saying the password is in the bios so if you are able to open your laptop and locate a jumper called CMOS remove for like 30seconds that will clear your bios then return it and you will be able to bott without any problems
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If you did not set a password, first try by simply hitting enter (no words or characters in the box). If this does not work, restart the computer and press F11 or F12 to enter set up (only one or the other will bring you into setup). Once in setup, find where to set\change password. For "new" leave blank, and press enter. Delete anything that may be in this box. Do the same for the next box(es) for "re-enter" password; leaving the box blank and pressing enter. At the very end (right) of the screen, it should give a list of exit options (after selecting "reset" or "save" password; select "save changes and exit" option. The computer should restart automatically and bring you to either 1. The "blue" password screen, for which you will press enter. 2. The operating system Desktop, i.e. Windows etc. where all your icons and apps are displayed. If thus does not work, you need to reset the computer to its default (factory settings) which can be done following the same steps, and finding this option in the menus provided. I do not know what OS you have, but if it is Windows then the above is where to go.
Oh be care full here some systems will only allow you a certain trys at entering the password then they will just stop functioning.Try moving on without entering a password at all(blank box etc)' Good luck Davey Snake!!!
Dear Pimtosky, only an administrator is allowed to change / reset the password. - You can use the system default login because the default login password will be always '0000' (hour zeros without quotes) OR it will be blank (no password).
- I will explain how to go to the default login screen, - Start the system and when the welcome screen comes (or login screen) press ctrl + alt + Del keys more than one time until you see the classic login small window. - Now type ' Administrator "' ( without quotes) - In the password box type ' 0000 ' click enter (If this does not work try the next step below) - Leave the password box blank (empty) and click enter Now you will be able to login to your system, - Now your can change your windows administrator password by going to control panel > User Accounts > change password.
If you are still confused you can use any free 'windows password recovery' software. Download it and follow the 'how to' instructions.
Well you have to get into bios setting with F2 when you see logo (Toshiba) hold the button down. When it comes up look at the bottom of your screen and directions are posted. You use the arrows to get into security and clear password. This is called a boot up virus. It worked a few times for me but there are some nasty ones out there and you may have to do a full restore. Don't forget to use the F keys when exiting the bios section. Look at the bottm for directions.
try to do boot in safe mode by tapping F8 on the dell logo screen. loggin as admin or try to leave password box blank then enter. if you can access the admin in safe mode delete the existing profiles in the windows.
This sounds like a bios password.
you should contact Acer and See what they can offer you may have to send in your unit and see if they can clear the bios password or what other options. Do you remember going into the bios at all ? did someone help you with your computer ? they may have set it for you and forgot to tell you. I assume this comes up when you power up the laptop?
have you also tried just hitting enter and leaving it blank ?
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.