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WinXP Locked Out Boot Password Grotesque Irony

Question: WinXP Locked Out Boot Password Grotesque Irony

Hello in There All,
What is about to be described is a grotesque irony; please bear with me.
The system is WinXP Pro SP3 build 2600-install disc is WinXP Pro SP1 version 2002.
Was simply setting up network connection thru network connections/wizard; prompted to reboot for changes to take effect, rebooted, and unholy Beelzebub, the system arbitrarily and independently created a boot password screen with my username and a password from another world, unbeknownst to and not initiated by me. Good Grief! Well, attempted 3rd party utilities (0PHCrack, OFFLINE NT Password/Registry)to no avail. At password screen, it will not recognize CTRL+ALT+DEL(2).There is no hidden administrator selection. Can access DOS thru install disc repair feature, but it does not support CMD (not in 'help' list). Cannot even enter Safe Mode because the password screen is there first. Was suggested I try Ubuntu, Mint, (not familiar with, and have not yet tried them). Grotesque insult to ironic injury, nobody will help me because TSL rules expressly forbid password breach assistance (and I do understand the malevolent potential), but this IS my distressed conundrum. The system did NOT ask, advise, nor inform me of what it did until it was done. Now Bill's boondoggle is my nightmare; locked out of my own machine, clueless. What in the universe is one to do? If there is a Mighty Tech somewhere with the solution, there is nothing I would not do to express my supreme gratitude. 9 1 1 to the Tech World. Please assist.  Huge Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: WinXP Locked Out Boot Password Grotesque Irony

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Answer: WinXP Locked Out Boot Password Grotesque Irony

Hi,does the password prompt look like this:If so it is a password for encryption of your registry hive.regardsmyrti

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System disabled with code A [A0F9B5A2]

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Hello in There All,Am facing a doozie here. Am comfortably pc literate. OK. System: Winxp Pro SP3 IE8; install disc Winxp Pro SP1 version 2002. Was simply setting up network connection through network wizard; text box advises reboot for changes to take effect, rebooted, and Good Grief, the system has mysteriously materialized a boot password box with my username and a password from another world. Tried OPHCrack, OFFLINE NT Pass/Reg, to no avail. There is no hidden administrator; at password box screen, will not recognize CNTRL+ALT+DEL (2). Can access DOS through install disc repair feature. DOS does not recognize CMD (not in list 'help'). Finally cleared CMOS (jumper), but the boot password box is as alive as ever. Bill's boondoggle is now my nightmare. Am locked out of my computer, clueless. *censored*?Can anyone assist?  Wow, and Thank You.

Answer:Winxp boot password lockout

So you reset CMOS due to a Windows Authentication Problem?Is this a locked out system due to the Windows Logon Credentials or are you met with this right at boot of the system in which its a BIOS System Lock Password?Big Story cut way short >>>  in the past I had a similar problem computer if this is a Windows Authentication Problem after clean build. Thinking I did something wrong somehow, I blew away Windows XP and installed clean again. Same exact problem came back. In the end, the problem was the Hard Drive was messed up causing Windows XP to act up. I ran the HDD test utility from seagate on this system and the drive had problems. I replaced the 12GB HDD with a 20GB HDD and the problem was fixed.Things I tried prior to HDD diagnostic was:--------------------------------------------------------------Different Windows XP install Disc = No ChangeDifferent CD ROM = No Change--------------------------------------------------------------Swapping out the damaged 12GB HDD was the fix for me.

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Earlier today,i attempted to get rid of the "log into Windows" messagebox that appears just before Windows fully opens up. What appears to have happen is i actually set up Windows to boot up by adminstrator with password only.

I took out the internal battery for 30 minutes to erase,that didnt work.
next? (compaq presario,new model)
i do not mind reinstalling windows but i attempted though the F10 method(a method used before to reinstall)but i got a message about hive something.

PS im using my secondary computer to post.
thanks
 

Answer:LOST PASSWORD to boot into WINXP!

ended up:i deleted "ADMINISTRATOR" in the LOG ON TO WINDOWS BOX..........an inserted USER and hit "OK". Windows booted.
 

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Hello in There All,
Here Goes: System-WinXP Pro SP3; install cd-WinXP Pro SP1 version 2002.
Was simply setting up network connection thru network wizard; was prompted to reboot for changes to take effect; rebooted, and Good Grief, the system has mysteriously materialized a boot password box with my username and a password from another world that never existed and was not initiated by me. Attempted to solve with 3rd party utilities (OPHCrack, OFFLINE NT Password/Reg) to no avail. Password screen will not recognize CNTRL+ALT+DEL (2). There is no hidden administrator selection. Can access DOS thru install disc repair feature but DOS does not recognize CMD (not in list 'help'). Finally, cleared CMOS (jumper), but the boot password screen is as alive as ever. NOTE: cannot even enter Safe Mode, password screen is first. Am comfortably computer literate but this has fried my brain. Lor' luv' a duck, is there anyone with the resource to resolve this? Bill's boondoggle is now my nightmare; locked out of my machine, clueless. Where is Mighty Tech? Thank you.

Answer:WinXP boot password lockout

TSF rules specify that we cannot help with passwords or circumvention. Please do not ask.
Try leaving the Password blank. It sounds like the USB keyboard is not being recognized at login. Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Integrated Peripherals, look for Legacy Keyboard. if it is disabled, using your arrow and enter key Enable it. Save and Exit. At the login screen the USB may take up to 2 or 3 minutes to get recognized the first time you login.

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Hello in There All,Am facing a doozie here. Am comfortably pc literate. OK. System: Winxp Pro SP3 IE8; install disc Winxp Pro SP1 version 2002. Was simply setting up network connection through network wizard; text box advises reboot for changes to take effect, rebooted, and Good Grief, the system has mysteriously materialized a boot password box with my username and a password from another world. Tried OPHCrack, OFFLINE NT Pass/Reg, to no avail. There is no hidden administrator; at password box screen, will not recognize CNTRL+ALT+DEL (2). Can access DOS through install disc repair feature. DOS does not recognize CMD (not in list 'help'). Finally cleared CMOS (jumper), but the boot password box is as alive as ever. Bill's boondoggle is now my nightmare. Am locked out of my computer, clueless. *censored*?Can anyone assist?  Wow, and Thank You.

Answer:Winxp boot password lockout

So you reset CMOS due to a Windows Authentication Problem?Is this a locked out system due to the Windows Logon Credentials or are you met with this right at boot of the system in which its a BIOS System Lock Password?Big Story cut way short >>>  in the past I had a similar problem computer if this is a Windows Authentication Problem after clean build. Thinking I did something wrong somehow, I blew away Windows XP and installed clean again. Same exact problem came back. In the end, the problem was the Hard Drive was messed up causing Windows XP to act up. I ran the HDD test utility from seagate on this system and the drive had problems. I replaced the 12GB HDD with a 20GB HDD and the problem was fixed.Things I tried prior to HDD diagnostic was:--------------------------------------------------------------Different Windows XP install Disc = No ChangeDifferent CD ROM = No Change--------------------------------------------------------------Swapping out the damaged 12GB HDD was the fix for me.

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Hello All,
Well, I have a doozie here. Am comfortably pc literate, but; system is WinXP Pro SP3 IE8, install disc is WinXP Pro SP1 version 2002. Was simply setting up network connection through network wizard;text box advised reboot for changes to take effect, rebooted, and Good Grief, the system has mysteriously materialized a boot password box with my user name (there had not been one before nor did I initiate it) and a password unknown to me.Tried [text deleted by mod] to no avail. There is no hidden administrator; at password box screen, will not recognize CNTRL+ALT+DEL (2), can access DOS through install cd recover feature. DOS does not recognize CMD (not in list-'help'). [text deleted by mod] Bill's boondoggle is now my nightmare. I'm locked out of my machine, clueless.
P.S. The DOS screen is D:/WINDOWS. [profanity deleted by mod] Can Anyone assist?
Wow and Thank You.
 

Answer:WinXP boot password lockout

You may want to become comfortably literate with forum rules now. I edited out profanity and password info from your post.

There is one "hole" in Windows XP. Try Safe Mode. If you know the special Administrator account's password (usually null) you're in.

Closing; from our Rules:

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
 

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A year ago my wife brought home an XP machine (with discs). She could not remember the login password... not problem, right? Used fdisk to delete, recreate a dos partition (no format) .. then with reboot the CDRom nor the floppy would read anything put in... would get messages like OS not found, etc. The "Ultimate Boot CD" (UBCD) would boot up into a RamDrive .. and I can navigate the UBCD, no problem. I used one of the WD utilities to reformat the HD, but the XP install/setup cannot be read by the CDRom.... basicall stuck. I am wondering if the Bios is corrupted, although I can get it and move around in the Bios w/o any issues.... suggestions?
 

Answer:fdisk password protected WinXP CD & Floppy will not boot

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I'm installing WinXP to a coomputer for givng away, after wiping clean the drive. The install went fine, and when it came to setting user names and passwords I chose the option "skip" as the computer is going to be given away. However when the login screen comes up it asked for a password. I've googled but no luck with what's on offer. I've now attempted to do another clean install but the computer keeps loading WinXP even when I reboot with the CD in the drive.

Any advice greatly appreciated. Many thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Clean install WinXP can't boot as no Admin password

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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole/Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating System worldwide.
through which we can Access/Delete/Copy/Replace Important Data without Cracking/Resetting the Login Password in Windows 7 OS
and for this we not need any 3rd party Software/ CD/ DVD/ Pen drive/ CMD/ Script/ or any other means of hacking Devices/tool.

only through Windows 7 OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world, and user will never get to know that his/her computer has accessed by someone else.
This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world.

U can assume how much serious is this Issue, if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company/ Govt data/ or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows 7 OS.

I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool/software available.

also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum, but not get any meaning full response from them.

I am asking this message to here, coz i want to Spread this issue around the world, so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update.

Thanks for reading ..

Your's Truly
Arun Kumar Kushwaha

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I have a weird thing happening.

I recently format and reinstall winxp home on another system
Updated Xp etc

Now I noticed something very strange while in windows.
If you hit the l key when either typing saying google or by itself it will act if I was pressed Winkey+L to lockdown/go to welcome screen.
If I capitalize the L then nothing happens.

This also happens with the m key. If I hit the m key by itself it performs Winkey+M minimize.

It's if the winkey is some how is locked down mode.

I've tried a usb keyboard/ps2 keyboard they both do the same thing.
Is their something in windows that is causing the Winkey to be automatically pressed?
 

Answer:Winxp WinKey locked down?

have you checked accessibility options? Perhaps you enabled some weird-arsed macro.
 

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Hello, I have an old Lumia 800 phone with screen lock. My problem is that I can't remember the code. What can I do?
Is it possible to reset the handset? Regards Steen

Answer:How do I fix Lumia 800 password locked if I forgot password?

Originally Posted by Stebak Hello, I have an old Lumia 800 phone with screen lock. My problem is that I can't remember the code. What can I do?
Is it possible to reset the handset? Regards Steen Oh yes it's possible to do a factory reset on your 800. All you need to do is turn off your 800.
Then after that press these keys:
Volume Down+Camera+Power, release the Power but keep holding the Volume Down and Camera button for around 5 seconds.
Your phone will now be factory resetting without prompting you, of course you will lose everything so hopefully you don't lose to much.

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System: Dell 5150 WinXP Media SP2 No PS2 ports

Problem: System won't recognize USB keyboard and mouse so I can do repairs on WinXP problem

Yesterday, I got an error message telling me that the driver for my tablet was invalid. I wasn't using my tablet at the time, and plugged it in. It worked fine. I unplugged it and figured I'd update the driver later that day.

Went away from the computer for a couple of hours. When I returned, everything was operating in slow motion (took 8 minutes to open Start/All Programs

Tried to start the computer in Safe Mode and got bue screen with the following error message: "Stop: c0000218 Registry Failure..etc"

Went online and found a MicroSoft fix which involved copying system, software, sam, security and default file to a tmp folder, deleting them, then copying them from a repair folder. I got through that and restarted the computer as instructed and then my USB keyboard and mouse stoppped working.

I have tried rebooting from the Dell Win disk. I get to the point where it asks me to accept the license by pressing F8. That key does not work. Strangely. the ESC and the PgIp/PgDn work just fine.

I got the bright idea to copy all the USB driver files (c:/windows/system32/drivers/) from another computer with a clean, recent install of WinXP Media but still no luck. I am guessing at this point that I have to go in and edit the registry, but I have no idea where to start.

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Answer:USB Keyboard & Mouse locked up can't fix WinXP

Other than USB keyboard and mouse connection, does your computer have the round purple and green (PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse) connection ?

If so, on many systems with this fault, you may require, at least, a PS/2 keyboard (and have all other USB out) until Windows is up and running.
 

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is out as of today. I prepaid for it, and even bought a 20in WS LCD to replace my POS 19in 25ms LCD for the game.


Late last night, my PC died. Thats right, dead. I walked into the room to find it stuck on a stop error. So I rebooted. Stop error again. So I booted to Safe Mode. Stop error. I booted to a WinPE CD. Stop error. I ran memtest from a CD. A few hours later, I had accumulated a good oh...5 million some odd errors.


So I shut off the PC, and removed a stick of Ram. Turn the machine on and what do I see?


BIOS Checksum Bad. Starting Recovery...

So I put in the Asus CD, and it automatically reflashes the BIOS. Reboot. Same problem.

So I try the other ram stick. Not even a video response. Same in all slots. I tried other ram. Once again, nothing but the fans fired up.

So here I sit today, pondering just how cool Oblivion is, knowing I can't play it for at least two weeks while my RMAs(for the mb and ram) are being processed.

I hate computers.
 

Answer:Here is Irony For Ya

Adrynalyne said:



I hate computers.Click to expand...

Yeah but you really love games!

Boy this really sucks! So I assume you are still in warantee period?
 

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Question: A Little Irony

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Apple iPhone, which can be exploited by malicious peoplehttp://secunia.com/advisories/26287/

Answer:A Little Irony

whoa that sucks i almost bought one and then i woke up and remembered i couldnt afford it...(dang)

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working on daughters computer today trying to defrag drive; getting errors to run chkdsk /f but it errors out because it cannot lock the drive. here is hjt log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:14:47 PM, on 9/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIACA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG511v2\wlancfg5.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
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Answer:Solved: WinXP chkdsk drive cannot be locked

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Question: Microsoft Irony

i was looking through Microsoft's clipart through Word when i was looking for a simple desktop computer picture, and look at what i found:



and this is the company who got pissed because its employees were using iPods....
 

Answer:Microsoft Irony

someone is going to get fired for that.
 

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I'm posting this in the hope of finding out how to avoid this problem in the future.I had a WinXP system crash, and I tried to repair it using the vendor supplied SP2 recovery disc. It went ok until a prompt turned up to mount a diskette with pfmodnt.sys and hit ok. At this point,both the keyboard and the mouse were frozen. I couldn't get any further and finally gave up, formatted c: and reinstalled completely, to my great annoyance and frustration. I have since found that the missing file is on the vendor supplied Gigabyte CD under Creative\Audio\drivers. However, even had I known this, the locked up keyboard would have stumped me. If I ever need to run WinXP repair again, how can I make sure this problem doesn't happen again?

Answer:WinXP repair failed - kbd locked - Creative Audio

This is an uninformed guess, but were you using a wireless keyboard and mouse, with a transceiver that plugs into a USB port?If so, you might have avoided the problem if you had temporarily used a PS2 keyboard and mouse during the reinstall.

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Hi all,

Within the past couple of days I began getting a bunch of popups and a generally slow connection (unusual). IN trying to remove the malware, I think I infected my machine even more. Now, my desktop is a white background that I cannot change in Desktop Properties, McAfee is shut down upon startup, and the level of popups has grown exponentially. I am sure there are a list of other problems that I am not even noticing, since I am trying to use the machine as little as possible. I have ran several spyware programs (Spyware Doctor, Ashampoo) and most recently SpyBot and Adaware. Here is my most recent Hijack This Log. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks very much. Michael

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:27:24 AM, on 6/27/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\GlooNet\gateway\Wrapper.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\java.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\gwznlwi.exe
C:\Program Files\WZCBDL Service\WZCBDLS.exe
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Answer:WinXP and IE/Mozilla Tons of Popups/Desktop Locked

Hi and welcome to TSG,
Click here to download Look2Me-Destroyer.exe and save it to your desktop.

Close all windows before continuing.
Double-click Look2Me-Destroyer.exe to run it.
Put a check next to Run this program as a task.
You will receive a message saying Look2Me-Destroyer will close and re-open in approximately 10 seconds. Click OK
When Look2Me-Destroyer re-opens, click the Scan for L2M button, your desktop icons will disappear, this is normal.
Once it's done scanning, click the Remove L2M button.
You will receive a Done Scanning message, click OK.
When completed, you will receive this message: Done removing infected files! Look2Me-Destroyer will now shutdown your computer, click OK.
Your computer will then shutdown.
Turn your computer back on.
Please post the contents of C:\Look2Me-Destroyer.txt and a new HiJackThis log.
If Look2Me-Destroyer does not reopen automatically, reboot and try again.

If you receive a message from your firewall about this program accessing the internet please allow it.

If you receive a runtime error '339' please download MSWINSCK.OCX from the link below and place it in your C:\Windows\System32 Directory.
http://www.ascentive.com/support/new/images/lib/MSWINSCK.OCX
 

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Hi, in Settings, from here...
..click Custom colour...I see... wait for it... you'll like this..promise..


Laptop, same display settings as 1703 and earlier...
Do you see that? I suppose it will vary with display and settings.

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Hello!

OS: Vista home basic (have tried twice to download Service Pack 1 and both times it has gone through the whole rigmarole and then FAILED. Ugh.). Chrome browser.

I moved out of NYC to the boondocks. So, I am on dialup at home, and borrow WiFi at McDonald's & wherever else I can get it.

Was on WiFi last week and spending too much time "Resolving Host." Everything started with the long "resolving host" wait times.

Checked Chrome Extensions and found that three misspelled versions of something similar to "download keeper" had inserted extensions onto my Chrome (looking like "DoWnLoAd keeepEUR" or something like that, three different variations--since deleted). Also, an IP had been inserted in my hosts file, also immediately deleted.

Deleting those weird Extensions and cleaning up the Hosts file helped, but not entirely. So I read about disabling IPv6, and inserted FFFFFFFF into the appropriate place in the registry, which did not speed up my connection at all: still "resolving host" problems and unusually slow (now on dialup this week, and yes, dialup is slow, but, not like this).

So, yesterday connected to WiFi at the local library to go through the malware removal process recommended by majorgeeks (did it once before on this PC in 2010, and on a previous machine in 2006), and a few things were found yesterday--but I had to re-create my dial-up connection today after booting up the PC again--and ... Read more

Answer:Irony: was better B4 I removed malware (LOL?)

I saved the logs; I will go dig them up if they would help?Click to expand...

Yes please! Without those, I'm about as much use to you as an ashtray on a motorbike.
 

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Hi, in Settings, from here...
..click Custom colour...I see... wait for it... you'll like this..promise..


Laptop, same display settings as 1703 and earlier...
Do you see that? I suppose it will vary with display and settings.

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Hello,

I have a computer with hardware RAID and 2 SATA drives and WinXP Pro. It is working great. What I want to do is install WinXP Home on a separate drive, which is an IDE one. The idea is that the RAID drive(s) are used for my important office work, and the separate IDE drive is used for development work. I want to keep the two worlds separate, but having the drives visible to each other would be nice. Anyway, WinXP Pro was originally installed and then I booted up from the WinXP Home disk and installed it to the separate hard drive. No errors, all as expected, except... When I rebooted the system, the boot.ini file was not updated to give me access to the WinXP Home environment on the IDE drive. I've tried manually tweaking the boot.ini file, but to no avail. By adding a new OS line, the boot menu appears but I haven't been able to successfully boot the WinXP Home edition. I get a message saying that there is a problem in the configuration of the boot line. I know that there is an order for installing the oldest Win OS first, but does that apply within the same family (winxp home before winxp pro)? Help! Here is my original boot.ini file:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

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Answer:Dual Boot: WinXP Pro & WinXP Home, 2 Disks

Try this for your boot.ini

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home" /fastdetect
 

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Laptop CQ60 locked out on password 96469326Pls advise new password

Answer:Need new password Locked out Old Password 96469326

Hi, Enter  29541908 Regards, DP-K

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I never run antivirus at home...I run antivirus at work.

My work computer is the one that got hit today and I have no idea how. I did not go to any websites other than Microsoft to get another Win7 key. Every thing was fine this morning until I stepped away for 20 minutes. I come back and my computer is FUBARED.

Go to google.com, do a search. Every time I click on link that starts with "go.google.com", I get redirected to something like 64.117.xx.xxx, I forgot the full address.

If I try to run Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, the apps start and then crash immediately. Likewise, I can not go to either website, I get forwarded to some fake anti spyware software site.

Absolutely nothing in my running services, hosts file was untampered, nothing in startup...I couldn't find what the deal was at all.

Searches for people with my problem came up with nothing useful that would help me resolve the issue. So, I had to back up my files and reinstall Windows(installed Win7 this time).

What baffles me is how I got this and that there is little to no information on people experiencing the same issues. My computer was 100% up to date, antivirus was up to date, and I had not gone to any website different than normal, hell I wasn't even at my computer(which was locked when im afk).

BTW: I'm using the most up to date version of Firefox, I thought it was impervious
 

Answer:Hit with VERY BAD spyware today and irony involved

MrFace said:


Go to google.com, do a search. Every time I click on link that starts with "go.google.com", I get redirected to something like 64.117.xx.xxx, I forgot the full address.Click to expand...

Had the same issue at work to. Apparnetly its a driver that redirects most search engines to the go subdomain. Go to your device manager, show hidden devices, and check under Non-Plug and Play Drivers for any driver that has a .sys on the end. Think it starts with Q or V. Disable, not uninstall, the driver. Once its disabled, restart, then uninstall it.

Once its gone, try installing Malwarebyte's Anti-Spyware in safe mode. Try running it in safe mode too. Most of the rogue files that it removes that come with this driver are in the System32 directory.
 

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It's not really a problem, but here goes anyway.

I've spent the past couple days here trying to help people with various problems. Turns out, most of those problems were power-related. PS quits, or symptoms of a bad PS, or ways to diagnose. You name it, it usually circled around power supplies.

About 8PM tonight (EST) my power supply quit on me.

After about a half hour solid of laughing at the irony of the situation, I found out the 3.3v supply lines were deceased, but the 5v and 12v were fine.

I have an old AT-style chassis that's loaded with drive bays, and no PS. And somewhere in my garage, I have a dusty old PCI backplane board from an older Dell machine. (I saved it because I had noticed that the expansion slots were wired straight-through without interruption, making it usable for expanding expansion. heh)

I'm gonna use that board, the old chassis, and this defunct power supply unit to build a massive expansion chassis and drive housing system.

Now that I think of it, there is a teensy little problem there. How do you turn on an ATX power supply in one chassis by throwing the power switch on the main computer? Any gizmo tinkerers out there have any ideas on this?
 

Answer:Solved: Oh! The irony! LOL (power problem)

You can jump start an ATX powersupply by shorting a pair of the wires in the 20pin plug, there are guides on the web on how to do this, Google for "jump start atx powersupply".
 

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They seem to have posted me an utterly dead PSU. The "Tagan i-xeye 420W" or similar name. I forget. Anyway, it's very dead. No fans. No LEDs. Just my favourite Simon & Garfunkel: The Sounds of Silence. Help?
 

Answer:The glory of Tagan (irony intended)

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After watching my laptop update for nearly 20 minutes, sitting at 100% I had to force the power off and reboot the system. Now it is re-running through the update process. The supposed auto updates are to make the OS safer, but I think forcefully shutting off the power to use your PC mid update is more likely to cause problems to your OS install than any supposed security hole. The long load times force many users to force the system off mid update due to the updater choosing its own schedule, which tends to be in the most inconvenient times. I merely wanted to use the SD card on my laptop, a 30 second task. Not wait 20+ minutes for an unexpected update that would hang at 100%.

I can imagine for the typical user who needs to use their PC in a hurry or turn off their PC in a hurry as they have to leave/conserve batter life forcefully powering off their OS will cause more instability in the long run.

My options are to buy Win 10 Pro for my laptop and likely reinstall the OS, which I do not care to do. Or buy an SD card reader for my desktop. I think the SD card reader will be cheaper/more handy.

Considering most laptops don't come with Win 10 Pro, it makes going Apple a much more real possibility for me laptop wise in the future. It is not like I can customize or built my laptop anyways. I can only imagine the typical laptop user being even more frustrated than I am due to the extremely inconvenient updater with a low reliability rate.

My short rant is over.
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HELLO,
i USE SOFTWARE "Lock My PC"' BY FSPro Labs.

HOW DO I GET MY COMPUTER TO WORK, IT WANTS THE 'ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD';THAT i forgot! PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DO NEXT.

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL,
DOCMIKE
 

Answer:Help Please; Need Password, I'm Locked Out

To start with, stop shouting (all text in CAPITALS), it's much frowned upon!
Next, how do we know it's YOUR PC that you want to get into?
Contact the software maker, they may give you a master-password if you can prove that it's yours.
Other than that, good luck.
 

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My dad gave me an old laptop to use for school, and I can't even get into it to make sure it works because I can't login. He forgot the password and I just want to get into it and clear all the info and make sure it works. How can I get into the account and clear everything?

Answer:Locked out-don't know password

Hey Crpkent, You cannot get into the PC without the password. IF you want to wipe the HDD clean and start afresh then you can run a recovery on the pc. To run a recovery: When PC is off, press power button and then keep hitting the f11 key on the keyboard multiple times until the recovery manager page opens up. Follow the on screen prompts and run recovery. it should be back to factory defaults in about an hour.




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Question: Locked password

Regarding hp 2000 notebook. My daughter got one for Xmas years back and never really used it. It's been sitting at her dads since. Now, she's 16 and her brother left to college and took all his computers so we got this one back and the password to startup is completely forgotten. The f8 safe mode doesn't go for some reason. Any help is much appreciated. The hotmail password reset asks questions we can't answer as she never really used that email and it asks for contacts, etc.

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Hello,

I'm having a serious crisis....I have a new to me computer and I can not remember the passoword to log on.....Is there anything I can do to log on the computer....I have Windows 2000..

Thanks
Ash
 

Answer:Password has me locked out

Ashaleeey said:



...I have a new to me computer and I can not remember the passoword to log on......Click to expand...

WELCOME to Major Geeks

Someone did a search for "forgot password" -- was that you? If so there was a lot to look through.

One person's advice was:




Get the program secret explorer from MG. It can grab most windows saved passwords in the realm of protected storage.Click to expand...

So you need to go to the main page and find a program called "secret explorer" and install it and see if it answers your problem.

Here - I found it for you:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=846
 

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I tried to find an appropriate thread- sorry.

I just had my PC with Vista Home premium in the shop for cleaning etc.. it came back with a password... entry.
I tried to change it to NO password- now I am locked out. The password does not work- what else can I use? I am the Administrator- of a useless PC, LOL?
I have never, ever used a password on this PC before- what do I do- short of throwing the PC in the barranc?
I tried the reset password feature with the flash stick- it tells me my USB sticks are not working, why is that?
Can anybody help me, please?
I should add, I am sitting in front of a green welcome screen unable to do anything.

Answer:locked out- without password

Originally Posted by Marialuisa


I tried to find an appropriate thread- sorry.

I just had my PC with Vista Home premium in the shop for cleaning etc.. it came back with a password... entry.
I tried to change it to NO password- now I am locked out. The password does not work- what else can I use? I am the Administrator- of a useless PC, LOL?
I have never, ever used a password on this PC before- what do I do- short of throwing the PC in the barranc?
I tried the reset password feature with the flash stick- it tells me my USB sticks are not working, why is that?
Can anybody help me, please?
I should add, I am sitting in front of a green welcome screen unable to do anything.



Hello Marialuisa and welcome to the forums

Here at Vista forums, offering password resetting advice is a grey area because potentially you could be a minor trying to bypass an administrator password on the computer.

I need you to answer a few questions before I can offer you any useful assistance:

What cleaning did the computer go in for? Dust etc. or cleaning the files on the hard drive?
Why did they set a password on the computer when they had it?

Tom

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I'm not to sure what is running . But I don't know the password and I need to know how to bypass it or reset it . I need help start school soon

Answer:Locked out don't know password

Sylviar Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, we're not allowed to tell you how to bypass the password ... but ... if you Google for Trinity Rescue Kit, you will be lead to a site where you can download an image file from which you can burn a CD. They might also have USB images -- don't know for sure.If you get a lot of results, then go to the MajorGeeks site -- that is trustworthy.Once you have this, you have a choice of media to create:1) If you can boot from CD, download and install ImgBurn and use the Write Image to Disk option to create a bootable CD.2) If you can boot from USB, download and install RUFUS and use the option to create a bootable USB stick from the ISO file.Once you have made the boot media, boot your PC and use the option to blank the password.After that, you should be able to login to the PC -- and then, set a new password.Good Luck

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i have a hp pavilion dv2910us and cant get past hdd password i let my son use it while i was at work an some how he locked it up and we cant figure out the hdd password can you please help me/

Answer:hdd password is locked up

Sorry, but we cannot help with this. It is impossible to verify your situation and it is impossible to prevent such information from being used by others accessing this forum who may have dishonest intentions.Contact HP and be prepared to prove ownership.

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Question: password locked

bought a laptop and it was cheap because it has a password lock on and i cant get past it any ideas marko

Answer:password locked

click here Or,use a boot disc to bypass the password,depending on which bit is password protected,OS,etc.

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Here?s a lovely bit of irony for you: Adblock Plus, which is by far the most popular add-on for Firefox and Chrome, is actually increasing the amount of memory used by your web browser, rather than decreasing it. Furthermore, ABP also increases the amount of time (and CPU cycles) required to render a website. Instead of making web surfing more responsive, ABP actually makes your surfing experience slower.

This might seem counterintuitive at first ? after all, ABP blocks all of those annoying animated Flash ads from loading, and so it should save you from unnecessary memory and CPU hits. Unfortunately, the actual situation is a lot more complex than that. Basically, ABP has grown too big for its own good, and just the very process of running ABP in your web browser consumes more memory and CPU cycles than it saves.
How Adblock Plus works

To begin with, according to Mozilla developer Nicholas Nethercote, there is a 60-70MB memory hit having Adblock Plus run in the background on Firefox. The main problem, though, is the process by which ABP actually blocks ads. Basically, ABP inserts a massive CSS stylesheet ? occupying around 4MB of RAM ? into every single webpage that you visit, stripping out the ads. This wouldn?t be a problem if we were still in the ?90s or early ?00s, but nowadays it is very common for a webpage to have lots of iframes, which are separate, individual webpages that are loaded and embedded within the page you?re currently looking at. The m... Read more

Answer:Iframe irony: Adblock Plus is probably the reason Firefox and Chrome are such memory hogs

Adgauard is a nice alternative,light on memory and resources....................
 

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Vista. When pc sleeps, password is locked. I've tried to change in power options and reboot and works for a few times, then reverts back to password locked.

Answer:password locked vista

what do you mean by 'password is locked'?

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ok heres my story, I have two older brothers one 17 and the other 21, im 15. My brother who is 21 has a laptop, he has finsihed uni and has gone to Camp America. Now he said to change his password to something different, so that my brother who is 17 cant get on it. I did put when i lock my computer i forgot what my password was, because i havnt even used it yet!. My brother (21) has all of his uni work etc on the laptop and he would kill me!!!!i did some background work, and when i press F8 (btw its a Vista platform) and go into safe mode, the administrator account dont come up. I dont know if my oldest brother has a "Password Key" so i cant get it from that...Is there any other way, my brother only has 1 account on his laptop, i need help, im like crying no joke!! I have a faint idea of what the password is...PLEASE help!!!! or give suggestionsthanks:)

Answer:Locked out and forgot password! help!!!!

Then use web search for how to reset password.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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This morning I typed in my entry password as I've done since I got my computer. This message, "The user name or password is incorrect" came up, thus I wasn't allowed access. I checked my entry by retyping the password a number of times, checking to make sure the caps key wasn't on, etc. etc. When I couldn't get in, I clicked on "Change Password." This didn't work, either, since it seems I need a recovery flash drive containing the information to do so. I know, for sure, I don't have such media. Am I screwed here? I shut down the computer last night doing nothing consciously to corrupt or alter the password that's worked for two years. Thanks for any help you can offer !! (Dell 660s, Windows 7, 64 bit, running Firefox)

Answer:Locked out by entry password

This should help: User Account Password - Change from WinRE

I've used this several times and it works great.

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locked out of vaio laptop

Answer:locked out forgot password

Easy Solution, just contact sony tech support, give them your full name, address & Ph# plus the serial number of the laptop...they will help you immediately ;-)Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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using 2nd drive for slave start my pc up comes up drive locked password hit enter a few times windows boots up 2nd drive not unlocked i know the password but where do you put it in help
 

Answer:drive locked password

I'm thinking cmos
 

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Warning this is a bit of a rant? Here is the deal.  Lenovo R60 laptop. In an attempt to remove some of the Think Vantage SW (Something in the Client Security Solution, I don?t care for it) I apparently entered the wrong password more than three times (the strange thing is this was not a Windows password because I have administrator rights on the laptop and the password I tried was apparently wrong).  After I had entered the wrong password whenever I would reboot a message would come to enter what I believe was a power on password.  I could simply hit ?enter? (no password) for this password and I was allowed to boot windows normally.  The password dialog was annoying (looking back it is much less annoying than having an expensive paper weight) and I wanted to prevent this from coming up every time I booted the laptop.  Looking through forums I saw that by removing the CMOS battery I should be able to clear power on passwords.  I gave this a shot and immediately was met with disaster.  Now it was no longer a password that I could simply hit ?enter? and be able to boot windows.  Now the system seemed to be requiring a supervisor password which has never existed.  Now after power on a message will say ?0176 System Security.  Your Machine has been tampered with.?  It looks like the only way to recover would be to enter a supervisor password.  At no time had any of my colleagues or myself set a su... Read more

Answer:Locked out due to bios password

Rob, welcome to the forum, I don't know which solutions you have discussed with the service agents; according to the Hardware Maintainance Manuals you could try the following; "Run BIOS Setup Utility, and save the current setting by pressing F10."  Regards

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XP Home: I decided to make my computer more secure by changing the (two) user accounts to limited access from administrator. Also chose to password-protect the Administrator account (as described in an old PCA workshop).Unfortunately something's gone wrong and I can't access the administrator account - when I try to log in with the chosen password I get an error saying that there's an account restriction (or words to that effect).The result is I can only login as a normal user - can't use system restore and I can't get into safe mode. Tried to restore a backup's system state but only administrators can do this. Even tried rebooting with the recovery disk but only got straight to the normal welcome screen.I have got a registry backup from 3 months ago - could merging this help?I feel like I've locked myself out of the house and the dog's got the keys inside.....

Answer:Administrator password - I'm locked out

click here this may help,good luck......

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OK, so I have an old HP dc5750 desktop that a user needs back on our network. Easy. Unfortunately, the standard admin password had been changed. So I got my handy crack disk and successfully changed the password; HOWEVER, the admin account is locked due to 3 unsuccessful log in attempts, and I have been unable to reset it. There is an "unlock" option with the cracking software, but that won't reset the unsuccessful attempts. I would prefer to not have to re-image this thing--anyone have any suggestions on how to reset the admin?

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Can't remember password to unlock screen now its saying try aggin in112 mins ???

Answer:screen locked need password

I'd advise taking into the store or something??? Don't just keep trying passwords; you'll eventually be locked out for days. You can also do a soft reset; hold the volume down and power buttons till the phone goes off. I don't actually know if that'll help. Or find someone who's good at hacking.

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recently a friend installed a netgear DG834G router to my system for wireless networking. Everything was going well till i discovered my encryption is off and i read about WEP and WPA-PSK encryption and now im totally confused, to top it all i have just locked myself out of my netgear settings password. Can anyone help.?p.s. this is my first post thanks

Answer:locked out netgear password

user = adminpassword = password

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I have an ProBook 4540s...when boot up my laptop I get a administrative login...I enter my password and it don't want to accept it...I can't access my bios...basically nothing...I get 3 login attempts and the 4th being on screen keyboard...followed by "Authentication failed.System locked.Press the power button to restart the system"I have removed the CMOS battery as well...disconnected AC and battery as well as ram and my hard drive and left as is overnight.Thank you in advance

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My 5-year old son was playing around and he got into the BIOS setup screen (the thing that comes up when the computer is booting) and set a password for the computer to use. Obviously, he was just playing around and we have no idea what the password he put in is (and my son has no idea either - he was just goofing around). The computer is an old Packard Bell Platinum 300 MHz that is requiring the unknown password to be entered in before it does anything. Is there anything I can do?
 

Answer:Computer Password Has Locked Me Out

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Due to the fact that this is a security issue, I don't want to look like I'm up to something shady, but is it possible to remove an unknown HD password? Or bypass it somehow? I know a lady whose laptop is now worthless due to a HD password. She said it worked fine Tuesday night, she shut it down, went to work Weds and Thursday, came home and turned it on Thursday night, and got the password prompt. Her son claims that he didn't do anything (yeah, right! We know how teenagers are ). I seriously doubt that some type of glitch could set a HD password.....
Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated. (Besides buying a new hard drive).
 

Answer:Hitachi HDD locked with password

Would this be an IBM laptop?
 

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Hi, have forgotten password for bios it gives 97942532 Thank you for help! Rick 

Answer:Locked Out (Bios Password)

@Luthir2 Please enter     28620514 Regards.

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I got locked out of my laptop which is not password protected, i just recently installed a windows 10 enterprise and Because of the BSOD, my laptop got restarted automatically most of the times when i used torrent or play games. so i tried so many methods to solve this BSOD error, but nothing works, so i decided to use Safe mode, i log in to safe mode and then run an antivirus scan and then restart my laptop only to get locked out of my laptop and its not password protected, stucked at locked screen, which i usually just pressed space and done but not this time. Please Help Asap

Answer:got locked out of my laptop which s not password..

Have you got a Microsoft account?
you can use that to unlock the laptop click here

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Hi my parents laptop is currently password locked when booting. Getting a halt code of CNU9253KLZ, can anyone please help. thanks a lot [img]http://i.imgur.com/Tvcecan.png[/img]

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trying to solve the following --------Enter administrator OR power on password ---Acquired machine as i thought it would at least allow boot up with recovery media -------it does absolutely NOTHING but beep  and after 3 tries gives a code which is-------------55537566----------

Answer:power on password locked

@LR7575? Please post that code. REO

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Need unlock code for a HP Elitebook Folio 9470m
[personal information removed]
Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:BIOS Password Locked

@radact? Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. REO

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So, I was working on my mother's laptop computer earlier, and she was interested in getting rid of the Welcome Screen and the Password Prompt at the startup of windows and also getting rid of unused users.

I found the process for these things on the internet, and disabled the welcome screen through "User accounts" in the control pannel and eliminated all but the administrator (my mother "Jane").

I then put "control password2" into run and deselected "Users must enter user name and password". Again, I removed all the unused users except for Jane who had administrator priviliages.

I then restarted

Upon restart it hit the login screen and beeped, saying that the user name and password were incorrect. Regardless of what I do it will not allow me to login. I have tried accessing in safe mode, I have tried ctrl + alt + del, I have tried using the names "administrator" and "computer administrator" and nothing will work.

It almost seems like I have removed the ability to log in somehow???? My thoughs are that I may have messed something up in removing the users under "control password2" and if so, what can i do to fix this?
 

Answer:Locked out at the password prompt

Sounds like you set it to AutoLogin with the account named Administrator. On XP home you will have to get in using safe mode to fix this issue. Did you ever set a password on the Administrator account or your mother's account.
 

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Hi There

Although I have configured w8 to my liking, I still have 2 niggles that I cannot fathom.

1-I configured boot up without the need to log in with password, but now and then, for whatever reason, maybe the way I closed down, when it boots, I have to insert p/w. It also says "locked". I also have my own short cuts on desktop for shutdown and restart.

2-as far as I know, I only use a local account, and have closed the M/S account, although it takes till July before officially being closed.

3-forgot to ask, do I need to be administrator, I am the only person using this pc, and how do I check if I am/am not the administrator

Thanks in advance

Answer:Locked and password option

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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Windows XP password has been set somehow without me doing anything so I can't login. I've scearched through loads of differt answers and tried 3 different cracker programs (Ophcrack, PClogin and Windows password recovery) but nothing works. Ophcrack says there's an error reading the SAM file, PClogin says it's reset it but the problem continues and Win Pass rec. says there isn't any password set!Tried login under safe mode but still doesn't get past the password prompt. Tried Administrator without password no luck.....HELP!

Answer:windows password locked

laptop or desktop?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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So I sent off my netbook to be repaired, and because of the crappy warrenty Asus offers it too 6 months to get back, my this time I've forgotten my HDD password. I changed the master and the user password in the BIOS when I was using it before it broke. So now I have it back and I'm trying to get my HDD unlocked. I don't care about the data on the hard drive anymore, so if I need to erase it to get it working, so be it. I've booted into an MS-DOS disk, and run ATAPWD and nothing I'v read seems to have helped. I've clicked "Set password" then typed the supposed master password for Western Digital drives: WDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWDCWD. and it says: "Error: command rejected by drive"
I also have MHDD on the boot disk but have found no clear instructions on how to use it. So both tools are open for use. Please help!

Also, I read that I can issue a security erase prepare command, which is probably my best shot, I've tried Gordon Hugh's MS-DOS program to no avail, I issue the "Enhanced security erase" but it tells me the drive is locked.
 

Answer:Removing locked HDD password

We can't help you. Please read the rules about passwords. We have no way to determine who owns that drive.

The drive is locked by its own electronics in most cases like this and you will just need to use the correct password.
 

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My 4 year old son turned on the computer when no one was looking and typed in various random entries into the password box and now we?re locked out! How can I reset this?
I would be grateful to know if anyone can help with this.
Thanks!

Answer:Vista Password locked

Have you tried turning the computer off then back on again?

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Answer:MY HDD appears locked and I need a password for TO...

Here is a link to show you how to remove the password: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPW9Hqo7_Sk. If you do not have the password, the system will require service by the Acer repair location for your region, to remove. 

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I believe my computer operates on a Windows 10. Needed to get into administrator but forgot password. Thought I created new administrator account but it replaced the secondary account I use and then I promptly forgot password for that account, so now completely locked out. Downloaded reset password software and transferred to my computer, everything going well, prompting me to put in new password but when I entered it, says there is a problem and can't complete task. Now what?

Answer:Forgot password locked out

Get a password manager. I like Enpass. 2.

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Desktop locked from hack closed logged back on asking for password nothing working help please

Answer:Been hacked locked asking for password

@Kes125 Does it look like this???  REO

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Greetings people, I have a problem, I bought 3 HP ProBook 6560b laptops on a very famous action site and all of them are Bios locked.I have removed the Cmos battery for 30-45 minutes but that did not work.  I have read several posts about this but nothing concrete.  Can you guys help me or point me to the right direction where or who can help me with this.Thanks! 













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Answer:Bios password locked

@R2-D24U Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. Or download these files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zu4kdgxm052l87d/AAAMi-kfX4AVH8oTCbsOM4X9a?dl=0 Insert clean USB flash drive. Then run USB Image tool. Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE. After restore remove flash drive. Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ?If HDD is installed remove before booting.? At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..  ?Then hit enter? Type HPBR   ?Then hit enter? First thing is to save your settings. Select #3 re-program. Press ?S? to save system information. Type HPBR and hit enter. Since your model is not listed select ?SHOTGUN.? After reboot repeat ?SHOTGUN? a second time. Let me know the result so I can update my list. Some instructions here. ?If you cannot boot from USB there are instructions to make a bootable HDD.? http://mazzifsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/01/hp-bios??-unlock-for-dos.html More help here.http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility?s=ad18a86dbbaf34999e22b1225a42a395 REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is... Read more

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wife put bios password on my computer.  want to reset to factory defaults.  wont even let me get to windows.

Answer:bios password locked

forgot to say when i entered a passwsord 3 times it went to an on screen keyboard.  this has an i7 core with windows 7 pro.

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I am trying to help my 90 yrs. old friend to unlock her Dell Inspiron One 2320 touchscreen computer. She has used the wrong password once, was able to change to a new password. It worked once, but the next time it didn't let her in, so she tried to log in with the old password. Now she is locked out for 4 days. I don't know much about Windows 8. Any suggestions? Thanks!
dobos3645

Answer:locked out because using wrong password

Look at the answer I gave to this thread to reset the password
Lost access to Admin account - urgent help pls

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locked out of my laptop needs an eight digit code, from what ive read on this DB, computer reads System Disable 54170734, can someone help me please? thanks 

Answer:locked out need admin password

@Wjowett? Enter    41858310 Regards, DP-K

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I have a client whom does not know there admin boot password.  I entered wrong 3 times and get code 62569736 System Disabled.  Please help.











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Answer:Locked out admin password

Hi: Please read the first post at the link below for what to do with the system disabled (halt) code you received from the PC. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Sy????????????????????????????????????????????????????...

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Client brought a Fujitsu Amilo V2045 running Vista because she could not get into the computer.

On boot, it asks for what I believe is the BIOS password.

Trying to boot from CD brings it up, so I can't effect any changes AT ALL

Currently taken out HDD and scanning it for viruses on another machine

Any help appreciated !
 

Answer:Locked Out with System Password

Any help appreciatedClick to expand...

sorry , please re-review the rules here regarding passwords
closing post

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
 

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Laptop, Windows 7, ASUS Computer. Can't get by "password" requirement. Somehow old password (s) don't work. Please help.

Answer:Password: locked out of computer

Hello Don,

You might see if this may be able to help you reset your password.

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all.
I have a big problem I just boughtan Acer ESI 711 I triedto get into the menu
to change the bootfrom UEFI to Legacy.It is password lockedI don't have the password
the person who sold i to me doesn't have the password. Can anyone help please.

Answer:Bios password locked

Sorry but forum rules prevent us from assisting with any form of password issues as we cannot confirm ownership.

This is not any sort of accusation but our advice is to visit a local IT technician, who should be able to resolve your issue after confirming ownership

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I have had my computer set up on multi-user in XP with the password set up to prevent unauthorized access. I also ticked the 'make this folder private' box to stop others viewing my folders. XP crashed after installing some software and I could not repair the installation.However I still have this locked folder which I am now unable to access. Does anyone know of any other way of how I can access this folder. I still have the password.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Ade.

Answer:Password locked folders in XP

what happens when you try to access the folder,any errors etc?if you could not repair the installation then how are you trying to access the folder?

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I dont have a clue what the authentication password is, was or could be and since I have tried several passwords now I am actually locked out. The computer boots up immediately to the white page that instructs me to enter the system authentication password and I cant get past this. I have tried to F2 and F12 and it wont let me into the setup or BIOS screens. What do I do to get in? I have the OS disc but it wont boot from the CD drive and I would really like to wipe the whole hard drive and start over fresh. Any suggestions how to get past the Authentication Password page?
 

Answer:Locked out No authentication password

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my son put a password on my laptop and now he dont remember what it is. I can,t get into the computer becuse its asking for a password that nobody knows. I cannot get past the initial booting to even re-set the computer.

Answer:my son locked the computer with a password an

Send it to the manufacturer with proof of ownership.Otherwise, it's a door stop.It will be just as cheap to buy a new one as sending it in, unless there is data on the hard drive you need.

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Please help. I seem to be locked out of my wifi even though I have my password.....
 

Answer:Locked Out Of WIFI but have my password..

Could you please supply more information? What router and operating system are you using? Have you tried resetting your router?
 

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Hello I followed your instructions and have not been successful. ( invalid password) I am using the same model : HP15-g019wm . System disabled code[64021218]. Any help is appreciated! Thank you.

Answer:Bios Password locked

Enter: 71989838 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R K

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Hi there I have a really strange problem with a windows 7 system. This *may* be due to the fact that I changed a user name in the user admin panel but now I have changed it back to what it originally was.

Basically I cannot sign in to the console of my machine with a password, it always reports bad user name or password. I can sign in with the same user and password with remote desktop. If I remove the password through remote desktop connection I can sign in without password. Any new user I create has the same issue.

This is not on a domain, this is just a normal local system user. This worked at one time, but I have been using the system headless for awhile and now that I have it back on my TV I have this issue.

Has anyone seen this before or can anyone make a recommendation? Thanks.

Answer:Locked out of console, only if password set

Welcome to TSF!

I can't really say exactly what the problem is, but hopefully I can give a solution.

I suspect a repair install will take care of the issue.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...r-install.html

You may try a system files check first, if you like.
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Originally Posted by JK


Open an elevated command prompt and enter sfc /scannow.

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Hey there...I'm locked out. The first screen in a security ctl\alt\deleteThe next is a screen that's password protected..... Says is wrong password - Recently deleted the "network administrator"  and changed the password - Notebook is connected to internet and the OS is windows 10...Live account password change ineffectiveplease help\many thanks

Answer:Locked out forgotten password

Hi, I think you are talking Live account (ie Microsoft account). If yes, please try:       https://account.live.com/password/reset Regards.

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I just got a new desktop, my boyfriend set it up for me and I told him the password to attach to the "administrator" (which would be me). He spelled it wrong (a way that I would not remember) and the next day I changed it. Apparently I changed it to another wrong password cause now I cant get in. I have tried so many combinations thinking maybe i had my fingers misplaced on the keyboard when typing it is. I have an exam on Saturday morning and the study guide I made myself is on this PC so I really need to get into it! Dumb mistake, but I don't know what to do :( please help me

Answer:Locked out of Win 7 (set wrong password)

Might try this.http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpa...There are a few ways to fix your deal.Best is to make a password reset disk but no one does.There are some free sites that you can send some data to and they will send you the old password.There are some live cd's that can either find or reset your password. Ophcrack, John and some live linux cd's can reset them. Some live cd's are made from microsoft os's such as xp vista and maybe windows 7 that can be used to reset password.I know this may not help but sometimes I re-step my exact path when I did something like that and once in a while I remember if you think it might be that you forgot.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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I totally forgot dell xps 12 ultrabook password. Tried everything. I have no reset disk. Please help!!!

Answer:Dell XPS 12 password locked

Can you private message me your Service Tag? I am not sure this can be unlocked but I would like to take a look. Best regards,Brad

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Hi i have a 3100c with the usual problem bios password locked i have been trawling these treads looking for i backdoor passy , does anyone have any idea or link to where i might be able to find one plz?

thank you Tez
 

Answer:Bios password locked

i have been trawling these treads looking for i backdoor passyClick to expand...

And you missed this huge thread, whilst "trawling these treads"

@teknix999

Well replying on an old thread was not the way!
I've moved your post appropriately to here, please read this entire thread
 

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Help please,I'm lockout of my pavilion dv7, password key is51152609

Answer:Hello I'm locked out of my Pavilion dv7, password key is 511...

Please try this Password :  44830229  Steps to be followed:Use the unlock code posted above to enter the BIOSDisable all passwords that are enabledIf asked for current password - type the unlock codeFor new password, just press ENTER keyRepeat the same for verify password column.Then leave the BIOS by saving & exit option to save the changes. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I presently have an the above mentioned tablet computer with a locked BIOS password.  When I try and enter a password, or just press ENTER, three times, I get the touchscreen keyboard layout displayed and if I press ENTER again, I get the Authentication Failed message that reads: System LockedPress the power button to restart the system There's no code or any other numbers shown on the screen and the only thing I can do is power cycle it.  Can anyone provide a solution? Thank you,Timothy

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Hi, I have my brothers laptop that has Win8 on it. Sadly he has passed away and was unable to pass on his password. I've managed to retrieve the data of it as he was a writer but cant get into the computer. It originally came with Win8 installed and would just like to reformat it and reinstall Win8.
Has anyone any clues? I've tried downloading password keys and password breakers all to no avail.
Cheers
Smarn

Answer:Lost Password and locked out

Unfortunately there is a forum rule which states the following.
 
No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures.
 
What's really unfortunate in this situation is the fact that we can't substantiate your ownership of this computer.  There for I can not help you with the password.  But I do have an alternate suggestion.  You could use a program like Darik's Boot and Nuke to overwrite the whole HDD/SSD and then download a Windows 8 or 8.1 ISO image which you can use to create a bootable installation disc.
 
You can download the ISO image at Windows Eight Forums.
 
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.  
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 

 
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After putting my PC into standby, I have just come back to it and it has locked me out and is demanding a password, which I have never set up. It is a recent XP pro install and when setting up the PC I never insterted a password. When I leave password blank it still will not let me in. Is there anyway around this and to get back into my PC?Thanks in advance for any help given.

Answer:Windows XP locked - no password

Try safe mode[keep tapping F8 as the computer starts]And try as administrator if it shows.See if you can get in that way.

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Bios locked out system disabled 76271793

Answer:Bios password locked out

AVP Enter   69159315

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Hello, I am trying to help my brother fix his computer, which is a Compaq Presario running WinXP Home. Apparently while surfing the net he was suddenly barraged with pop-ups and attempted installs. There were so many he could not remember what the attempted installs were. To stop this, he tried using the task manager to end a lot of the pop ups that kept coming back up after closing them. While doing this, Norton Anti-Virus came up with a Bloodhound warning then quickly disappeared on its own. This was followed by a new dialog box (I'm assuming it was a dialog box from the way he described it to me, it did not sound like any log off window I have seen before) that prompted him to log off. He logged off and is now unable to log back in.

The computer boots to the blue login screen, but there is nothing there except the WinXP logo. He has control of the mouse but no keyboard input seems to work (though he does have power to the keyboard). We have tried booting in safe mode, command prompt, and last known config, but get the same thing. The computer ignores the restore CD during boot, and we have verified the CDROM as the first boot device in BIOS. Any ideas?

Let me know if you need more info. I have tried to be as thorough as possible but am not at his computer. We are communicating by phone and he does not know a lot about computers in general, so sorry if the details are somewhat vague. Any help is appreciated.

E.
 

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I reset my hp laptop and now i dont know the administrator password/power up password and when i try 3 times i get a code and says " system locked... Code is 81742050

Answer:administrator password laptop locked out

Hi: Restart the PC and enter this unlock passcode... 34620096

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i recently bought a dell inspiron 15 7357 used from a pawnshop and it had a bios password that they stated they did not have the bios password to ..i contacted dell and went through the process of transferring the ownership that went great called about the problem and was given a code from a tech that didnt work and she stated she never heard of the problem really ..and went straight to you need to replace the motherboard for 300 dollars ..so im asking for help because it has to be another way to get to find the password please help thank you

Answer:dell bios password locked

There is no other way.  Your best bet is to return the system to the shop for a refund.

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