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Tipperary17
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HP Compaq dx2300 Microtower
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Hi, I have recieved a security wiped old desktop from a friend, it was been thrown out. I do not have an admisistrator password and he cannot remember it, how do I get past this problem?

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@Tipperary17,

You can contact this source to purchase a full set of Recovery disks. There are 2 different sets for the dx2300 XP, so you will need to 'search" for the correct product #, (from the label on the machine".

 

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I don't understand.

 

If it was "security-wiped", then the entire disk-drive would be "blank", and without Windows installed, there's no way that it should be asking for a "Windows password".

 

Are you seeing a password-prompt immediately after powering-on the computer?

If so, that's a password stored on the CMOS chip on the motherboard.

Since you have physical access, open the case, after disconnecting the AC power.

Look for a jumper covering pins #1 and #2 and exposing pin #3, labelled 'CMOS Reset' (or something like that). 

Move the jumper to cover #2 and #3. Wait 60 seconds. Return the jumper to its #1/#2 position.

Connect the AC power, and reboot.

Hopefully, that password was deleted.

 

> It is fraught upon to assist anyone ..

 

You probably mean smiled:Wink:

 

 

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