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01-04-2009 02:55 PM
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01-04-2009 02:58 PM
Alternatively, you can take the HD out and connect it to another computer or have the computer take to a repair shop and they'll recover all data for you by dragging and dropping what you need.
05-10-2009 09:55 AM
I too have forgotten my administrative password and am unable to log in. If I were to take it to a shop, will they be able to cancel the password? If they can back up/recover all the data, does this mean I will later be able to use my computer? Please help.
12-24-2009 10:07 AM
this maybe an extreme way but if you take out the power supply battery then Take out the CMOS battery and WAIT 5-6 minutes. Put the CMOS battery back then the powers supply Battery that should wipe out any passwords( it would probably clear other settings to ie..time,date,Ect)
02-24-2010 10:38 PM
doesnt anyone read the prevoiuse post and answers before they jump in on a post from 2 months ago and ask a question that has been answered if they just took the time to actually LOOK at AND READ the information given previously.
04-17-2010 11:04 PM
If you are referring to the previous post about removing the battery and the CMOS battery, that does notjing to solve the porblem of a lost password for the OS. If you password lock access to the BIOS and/or require a password before the BIOS will boot the operating system, then yes, removing the battery and CMOS battery (and I would suggest then holding down the power button for about 30 seconds to completely drain any capacitors that might be holding a charge) will remove those passwords and reset the BIOS to its default state. However, if it is a forgotten Windows user password, then removing batteries, etc. will not work.
My wife forgot her Windows XP password for her netbook and was unable to get past the login screen. I was able to start her netbook in "Safe Mode" by pressing <F8> during the boot process. Once in Safe Mode, I clicked <Start>, <Run> and typed "nusrmgr.cpl" (without quotes) in theRun Box and clicked <OK>. This brought up the GUI for User Account Control. I then chose her user account, clicked "Remove password," confirmed, and then Restarted. Worked like a charm. Hope this helps.