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Password help My mother purchased an acer Aspire 3680 laptop and set it up herself...problem is...she forgot the main password to log on and now she can't use this new laptop. How do you release or change the log on password?

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  • ps46v1 Aug 30, 2007

    Thank you for your help... it worked but had to use Alt + F10 to recover the laptop to factory settings. I didn't loose any data because she only signed in long enough to set a password, then she forgot it. :) Thank you for your help once again.

  • Steve Sweetleaf
    Steve Sweetleaf Nov 18, 2007

    yes im having same problem when i boot up it goes to a password to get in..well i aquired this acer 3680 from my sister who passed in june ..i do not know the pass word nor do i have any disc for it that i know of yet anyway ..she may have them at my mothers{ not sure} i can acces the BIOS but even the safe mode is password protected dont think she ment to do that any help im sure theres not much on it she only had it a couple weeks before she passed thanks so much steve

  • rodson4 Dec 06, 2007

    I bought a New Acer Aspire 5520 laptop. In trying to create a password it look like I accidentally punch a wrong key while setting the password without knowing. I cannot get back in my computer because the password I thought I had created is not the password. Help please

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    acer aspire 3660

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    i have forgotten my user password

  • DJG187 May 03, 2008

    i forget my password on my acer aspire 3680

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    my father bought a second hand laptop from canada . when i started it ask for a password means somebody made the password and gives hint as white . i tried a lot but password doesnt open. my father also not got any password so there is no use without password.what should i do ??

  • senpai16 Sep 08, 2008

    we have the same problem a forgotten BIOS password. I tried to open the laptop itself but it seems that if I continue, I might not be able to get it back in one piece. You are my only hope! thanks a lot in advance

  • amcl1789 Nov 13, 2008

    Acer Aspire 3680 needs a password, i press F2 at the bootup screen and it needs a password...does anyone know what the password could be i tred six zeros as suggested....

  • hswebber Nov 18, 2008

    purchased acer 3680-2682 from pawn shop and don't know password. can you also tell me if there is a downloadable (free of course lol) manual. thanks so much.


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To all with lost passwords/ i use a ubuntu live cd to recover passwords.its free.its a linex live cd.learn some commands from the forum and this cd will find all passwords on your pc.great hacker cd..has saved me many a times its like command prompt but in linux its terminal.go to a ubuntu forum and ask for the commands to retrive your pass word.and if done correctly youll find it.

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Please elaborate on main password, do you mean windows password? if so: 1) download a password reset disk (I can create one for you and email it) for a small fee. 2) boot laptop, when you see acer power on logo, look on screen for recovery or setup. Most likely F2, F6, F10, or F12 key. That will bring you to an Acer recovery menu. You can restore the laptop to factory, however you will lost all your personal data, and will haver the factory loaded software .

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