Boot Password Problem

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
October 7, 2010 at 19:45:56
Specs: Windows XP, 128 MB
I've been trying to work on clearing a password on a HP Pavillion dv2000 ... product # EZ728UA and have tried pressing Escape key and F10 to no avail. Whatever I do... it seems to have the password prompt stuck there. The best that happens when I press Escape key is it says at the bottom of the screen that it's entering multi-boot options. I've got the following instructions on a hard reset but I don't know how to turn off Bluetooth.

1.Unplug the AC adapter from the notebook PC.

2.Remove the battery from the notebook battery compartment.

3.Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices.

4.Press and hold down the power button for about 15 seconds to drain any residual electrical charge from the capacitors that protect the memory.

5.Insert the battery and plug the AC adapter back into the notebook PC; but do not connect any of the peripheral devices.

6.Press the power button to turn the notebook PC back on.

7.If prompted to boot into Safe Mode or select a special type of start up, use the arrow keys to highlight Start Windows Normally , and then press the enter key.

Please advise...thanks.


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October 8, 2010 at 12:12:53
On a desktop ...yes, but not on a laptop if the bios have a password that must be entered before windows starts.

You would need to contact hp to get a bypass code for the bios

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October 8, 2010 at 18:49:07
ok...the problem is fixed now.


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