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Postby emmtay » Fri Mar 28, 2008 22:15

hi, please can someone help?
My cd drive wasn't working, and so havent backed work up for a while..............really cross with myself, so today decided to try and do something about it!
Uninstalled drivers for cd drive, then shut down.
tried to restart but it keeps asking for a password; which i didn't use before!?
It seems as if it needs an admin password or something?
please, someone HELP ASAP?

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Re: password

Postby Dave O » Sat Mar 29, 2008 0:30

If it is the Bios asking for a password then you will have to ring F/S. If it is Windows operating software asking for the main admin password, then it is set as blank just hit return when asked for the password. I think the ringing F/S is so they can check you are the rightful owner then they should give you the password.
I keep saying it, I'M NO EXPERT!

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Re: password

Postby bubblegum » Sat Mar 29, 2008 14:00

If the password is the logon password.

I found these instructions some time ago, I don't know if it works.

If any mod feels that this info should not be here then feel free to edit and pull it out of the thread. Use these instructions at your own risk.
1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”

3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.

6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”

Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.

7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.

8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”

9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.

10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).

13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

If its the BIOS password, I'm not sure FS can help.

The forum rules say no tips to remove BIOS passwords.

But google is always useful.

On the otherhand, some Hard disk's have a password in the Firmware, these cannot be removed. This could have been setup by the laptop security panel.
Again I'm not sure if FS can bypass this.
Use anti virus, backup your data, use google.

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Re: password

Postby tenchiten » Sat Mar 29, 2008 20:29

And how usefull is that going to be the next time one of the kids forgets their latest password.
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