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Bought me a new laptop. My wife wants to use my old one. It's the HP Pavilion dv8000.

Thing is that now when I go to turn it on I get a black screen with a blue bow saying Enter Power-On Password. I've never seen this before nor have I had a problem like this with it. Anyone know how I get passed this?

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Brad.

 

When asked for the password hit enter 3 times.

 

Post the halt code.

 

REO

 

 

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Is REO the halt word?

 

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What is the halt code?

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Brad.

 

Turn on your computer.

 

When it asks for the password just hit enter 3 times.

 

It should return a HALT CODE or a SYSTEM DISABLED CODE.

 

Post that code.

 

REO

 

 

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I did the enter 3 times. There is no halt code. There is however a error code 09981 which I tried it and I still get the same screen.

 

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Brad try.

 

tuv   or   hto

 

Use the code that works to go into the BIOS.

 

Disable all passwords that are enabled.

 

If asked for the CURRENT password use that code.

 

If asked for NEW password just hit enter.

 

If asked to VERIFY password just hit enter.

 

Save and exit.

 

REO

 

 

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I have the hp pavilion desktop computer. The word "power-on password with a key symbol" appear in a blue box with a on a black screen. What does this mean?

 

 

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