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01-05-2010 10:22 AM
I have a HP Pavillian Notebook. When I first got it I gave a password to get in. I live alone now and had no reason to use a password. So I went in and checked to remove the password entrance. The next day I turned on my laptop and it went to the sign-in page as usual so I entered my password and it said that was the wrong password. I had the same password for 3 years and used it daily so I knew something was wrong. I have been locked out of my laptop for 3 days. Can anyone help me? Is there a backdoor password I can use to get in to my laptop? Thank you for helping me.
01-05-2010 07:43 PM
what you can do with windows vista if you have that operating system is run a restore backto before you changed your password and it should be that old password. to do that you can shut it down and when you turn it on tap F11 and boot into the recovery manager. once booted into the recovery manager hit advanced options and choose the microsoft system restore option and hit next. the hit next again and then it will boot into the system restore screen and choose a date. if that does not work you would need to run a recovery on the notebook to take it back to factory settings or possibly a 3rd party can remove it with a program.
08-26-2012 09:05 AM
havn't used my Pavillion for awhiile and apparently forgot the password. Always used the same one and don't recall reason to change it, but cannot sign in. i have 2009 windows 7 home
08-26-2012 11:23 AM
i had a problem recnrly too with being locked out of simple pass and we found out that an update that was ran the previous day saturday got interrupted and so allof them had to be unistalled remotely and then they had to tellme how to hide the installs so it wouldnt happen again. you might have to have the hp assistant and people help you like they did me?! hope that helps!