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LOST BIOS STARTUP PASSWORD for Pavilion 17-e119wm notebook

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Product Name: Pavilion 17-e119wm notebook
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

 I vaguely recall that a few years ago, I may have registered that BIOS password with a HP rep over the phone, after buying it new.   Recently, I left HP an email asking if their records show this.   Or how to simply 'reset' a new startup BIOSpassword.   HP hasn't responded.

 

So I'm asking here for advice please.   Including if  my (mnimal) personal data may simply be erased;  rather that having to erase and reinstall computer programs.

 

Its been quite awhile since I UPDATED IE 8 on this backup computer.   Would it be easier to install IE 10 instead?

 

Please ask me for any needed details.  

 

Thanks good thinkers!

 

 

 

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Re: LOST STARTUP PASSWORD for Pavilion 17-e119wm notebook

@ThanksThinkers

 

When asked for the password just hit enter 3 times.

 

Post any code you receive.

 

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Re: LOST STARTUP PASSWORD for Pavilion 17-e119wm notebook

I assume you mean the Windows login password-where you see the screen with username and must put in a password? As opposed to a BIOS password that prevents the laptop from even arriving at the login screen.

If it is Windows password you could always run a System Recovery which would restore the laptop back to factory specs- erasing all personal files.Unless you have installed additional programs this might be an option. To do this you would start tapping F11 key immediately after powering on.

 

There are boot discs you can make that clears Windows password- leaving all personal files & programs intact:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/passrecovery.htm

 

 

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Re: LOST STARTUP PASSWORD for Pavilion 17-e119wm notebook

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Thanks,

 

In my situtation, clicking 'enter' three times just changes the STARTUP BIOS DISPLAY  from:  enter password,  to incorrect password x3.

 

 

 

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Re: LOST STARTUP PASSWORD for Pavilion 17-e119wm notebook

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Thanks for your FINE ADVICE.  I'm sure it will help many others who read it.

 

However, my LOST PASSWORD controls the BIOS STARTUP DISPLAY.

 

I just found though that I can connect to WI-FI without  other significant controls. 

 

I tried calling HP support today.  Where after holding,  they HUNG-UP on me three times! 

 

HP also hasn't replied to my email for support sent days ago!  This must happen to many others.. As LOST BIOS PASSWORDS, could be the MOST FREQUENT reported problem; and complaint!

 

Do 'experts' here think I could most easily factory reset, and install a  IE 10 reprogramming 'disc'?

 

Thanks for helping!

 

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If it is stopping you from entering BIOS setup- you can do a Factory reset but it will not clear BIOS password.

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Re: LOST STARTUP PASSWORD for Pavilion 17-e119wm notebook

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* * *   RECORD YOUR  (MAIN)  BIOS  COMPUTER PASSWORD !   * * *

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                      * * *   LOOSING IT IS A  HUGE  PROBLEM !   * * *

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I've just found  written hints of my LOST PASSWORD,  and was able to finially guess it correctly.  Whew!

 

Now I'm UPLOADING about 50 Important Updates, on this long unused backup notebook.

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Thanks for thinking and sharing good people.

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Peace & Blessings

 

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