|We're spectical about anyone who claims they forgot a password, especially when it's a laptop or netbook. That's what someone who stole the computer, or who had bought a stolen computer from someone else, or someone who is trying to access a Windows user they do not have permission to access, would ask. |
A password for what ?
If it's a password that was set in the bios Setup, you can't eliminate the need to supply the correct password by formatting the hard drive. If it has a hard drive access password set in the bios Setup, you can't format the hard drive, on any computer.
You can't remove passwords set in the bios on modern laptops and netbooks by removing the Cmos battery's power because the paswword info is stored on a chip other than the bios chip that is soldered into the mboard that cannot have the data on it erased by removing the power to it. If it has a hard drive access password, info about that is stored both on that chip and on the hard drive in a data area that is not accessible to almost all programs.
If you're the legitimate owner of the computer, contact emachines to see if they can help you. However, in most cases the brand name will not help you get rid of a bios set password unless you can prove to them you're the ORIGINAL owner.
We're not allowed to tell you about illegal (as far as the maker of the computer is concerned) ways of getting rid of your bios set passwords on this web site.
If it's a password for a Windows user, it's extremely unlikely you would forget a password you had to use every time you used that user, unless you have serious memory problems, in which case you shouldn't be using a password.
Whether letters in the password are upper case (capital letters) or lower case is important.
If a password that worked previously doesn't work, make sure that the state of the Caps Lock key is correct when you enter the password - either off or on - when it's on, an led lights up on your keyboard. somewhere
If it's ONLY the password that was set in the bios to acesss the bios Setup you don't know, for most laptops and netbooks, you see a line while booting "Press (a key) to select boot device" or similar - if you see that, press that key, and you will the see a menu where you can choose a CD drive or similar - you don't need to know thw password for that in that case.