how can i reset the startup password? (852 Views)
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Registered: ‎05-14-2011
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how can i reset the startup password?

I have a compaq nc 6200 notebook that has been packed away for a while.  When i turn it on it asks for a startup password before windows even boots.  I dont remember ever setting one in the bios. Is there a way to bypass or reset it?


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Registered: ‎05-15-2011
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Re: how can i reset the startup password?

You can create a Windows password reset disk to reset your password. Follow this 5 easy steps:

1. Enter a computer that can link to Internet. Download Windows Password Reset Tool from and install the software on that computer.

2. Run the software and create windows password reset disk by follow the instructions.

3. Eject the created CD/DVD and insert it into the locked computer.

4. Reboot the locked computer (it's necessary for you to change your locked computer's BIOS setting to make it boot from CD drive) and then follow the instructions to reset Account password.

5. Now login Windows and set a new password.

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Registered: ‎01-09-2012
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Re: how can i reset the startup password?

I use Hiren's Boot Disck and burn to CD using Power ISO.

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