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Dbw855
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Can't connect to my router during intial setup

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Hp chromebook 14a

When trying to setup a brand new HP Chromebook 14a I get the message bad password. Has anyone else ran into this problem?

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@Dbw855,

 

I reviewed your post and I understand that you are facing issues connecting the notebook to your wireless network and getting bad password error.

 

Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.

 

I recommend you check the lower right corner of your login screen - have you accidentally changed your keyboard language or layout? Do you see any letters like US, UK, EN, or other indicators of the current language?

 

Follow the below steps and try connecting to your wireless network again and check if it helps.

 

Step 1: Remove external devices

If the Chromebook does not start, remove any USB devices, and remove memory cards from the card reader slot. Disconnect all non-essential devices including external hard drives and other similar devices.

After you have removed all external devices, turn on the Chromebook.

  • If the computer starts, reconnect devices one at a time, and restart the Chromebook each time you connect another device to figure out which device is causing the problem. You are done.

  • If the unit still does not start or exhibits the same problem, go to the next step to perform a hard reset.

Step 2: Perform a hard reset

A hard or forced reset erases all information in the computer memory. This forces the system to clear and reestablish the software connections between the BIOS and the hardware.

A hard reset does not remove any local files or settings.

  1. Press the power button  and refresh  button for five seconds. The computer turns off, and then turns on again.

  2. If necessary, press power button again to turn on the laptop.

  3. If the issue persists, continue to the next step.

 

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!

 

P.S: Welcome to the HP Support Community 😊

 

If you wish to show appreciation for my efforts, mark my post as Accept as Solution. Your feedback counts!

 

Cheers!

Stay Home – Stay Safe

 

The_Fossette
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