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mk8
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Locked out of my laptop - help!

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. 

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mrdel83
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Re: Locked out of my laptop - help!

I think every system has a Administrator account and in some cases users leave its password blank.

 

 

i dont know how to login to it but you might find something if you google it

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hydrohouston
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Re: Locked out of my laptop - help!

mk8,  any luck on this problem? I did the same on my daughters Mini 110. While in Bios, I highlighted "startup password" and I reset defaults ( [F9] ).  Saved, [F10] and now I can't enter the correct password ( which shouldn't even prompt for now ) for over a week!  If anyone can help please.

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hydrohouston
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Re: Locked out of my laptop - help!

The Setup Utility default settings go into effect when the device restarts.NOTE: Your password, security, and language settings are not changed when you restore the factory default settings.
Nevermind. It never changed and we figured it out.

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mikislate
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Re: Locked out of my laptop - help!

To mk8, I am not sure what you mean by "remove the password entrance", but try hitting just the enter key at the login screen. Maybe there is no password now.

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