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Help - I have an Insprion 8000 and I forgot my password to log onto system.
HELP PLEASE!!!

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    Is this the windows password you are talking about? While it is starting up keep tapping F8 you will get to a menu. choose "safe mode". Dont be worried if a whole load of text flows down the screen and it looks screwy. Click "administrator", login and delete your password. … Read More

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    If its the bootup password then you are in trouble. On most desktop pcs you can disable this in two ways, either by removing the BIOS battery (looks like a watch battery, on the motherboard) or by setting some jumpers on the motherboard. I dont know how you would do … Read More

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    He cant. Its a power on password and I advise against that program. It fried the motherboard on my compaq Read More

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    jbennet 1,618   9 Years Ago

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Is this the windows password you are talking about?

While it is starting up keep tapping F8

you will get to a menu. choose "safe mode". Dont be worried if a whole load of text flows down the screen and it looks screwy. Click "administrator", login and delete your password. Then reboot back into normal mode.

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thanks, this was simple and very helpful.
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No, its not a WIndows' Password. its on boot up.
Can u help?

Is this the windows password you are talking about?

While it is starting up keep tapping F8

you will get to a menu. choose "safe mode". Dont be worried if a whole load of text flows down the screen and it looks screwy. Click "administrator", login and delete your password. Then reboot back into normal mode.

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If its the bootup password then you are in trouble. On most desktop pcs you can disable this in two ways, either by removing the BIOS battery (looks like a watch battery, on the motherboard) or by setting some jumpers on the motherboard.

I dont know how you would do this on a laptop or if its even possible (i know that onesome buisness laptops like IBM thinkpads that if you forget the syatem password, thats it, you need a whole new motherboard or hard disk)

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He cant. Its a power on password and I advise against that program. It fried the motherboard on my compaq

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so it did KILL your CMOS? and here i thought it just re-wrote checksum headers...

Killed my BIOS. It goes : error no BIOS data found and dies. I think it wiped the bit where the main BIOS info is stored (where you flash) instead of just wiping the settings

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I suggests you write your passwords down and keep them in a safe place where you wont lose them or forget about them

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Whats the point of even having a bios password to begin with.. unless its not your pc as your house or something.

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Most buisnesseses IT departments make them mandatory so that corporate data can not be stolen for sale

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I recently got a used dell laptop, the logon password I didnt know. I started it in safe mode, went in to the control panel and deleted the password protected account. Now its all good.

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I keep hitting F8 and it doesn't do anything.

Is this the windows password you are talking about?

While it is starting up keep tapping F8

you will get to a menu. choose "safe mode". Dont be worried if a whole load of text flows down the screen and it looks screwy. Click "administrator", login and delete your password. Then reboot back into normal mode.

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I can't get into anything. I turn it on and it needs a pass word to access the data on the computer. It's asking for a admin password. My mom gave me the laptop, but don't remember the password

I keep hitting F8 and it doesn't do anything.

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Sorry. Go to the manufacturer or google the problem.
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