i am the administrator and i forgot my admini

August 7, 2011 at 15:23:33
Specs: Windows XP
i created a password when you computer loads up as the administrator and i can not remember the password so i can not get on my computer

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#1
August 7, 2011 at 15:40:30
Sorry no help here for passwords. No way to verify you are the rightful owner.

intel P4 3.0ghz HTT
ATI 9800 Pro AGP 8x
2 x 1gb Corsair DDR400
2 x 250gb HDD
Windoze XP SP3
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


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#2
August 7, 2011 at 19:13:06
We can't help, but Google can. Use your imagination.

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#3
August 7, 2011 at 19:16:46
"Sorry no help here for passwords"..... that were set in the bios Setup of a laptop or netbook computer.
It's possible you may forget a bios access password (must be entered to access the bios Setup) if you rarely use it it, but it's extremely unlikely a legitimate user would forget a system access password (must be entered to use the computer at all) or a hard drive access password (must be entered to use the hard drive) that must be entered every time you use the computer, unless you have serious memory problems.

Passwords set in the bios Setup of a desktop computer can usually easily be removed.

If it's a Windows user's password, that's a different matter.
E.g.
- installing Windows or the original brand name software installation from scratch will get rid of all Windows user's passwords, but doing that will delete all personal data and personal settings from the partition Windows was installed on. .
- all users of XP have administrator rights by default, but the built in (spelled exactly) Administrator user account is only accessible by default when you choose to load Windows in Safe mode, and that user has no password by default - you can make a new user for yourself if you can access that Administrator user, etc. , etc.


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#4
August 8, 2011 at 02:43:53
You will need either an:

A - Password Reset Disc or;
B - Reformat the hard drive, you will have no way of backing up personal files unless you can access your account.


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#5
August 8, 2011 at 08:05:07
Glenn McLoughlin

We frequently get similar requests about removing unknown passwords that were set in the bios of a laptop or netbook.
In most cases, a legitimate computer user would have posted another post in this thread by now, saying they ARE the legitimate user. We suspect that the vast majority of people who ask how to remove unknown system access or hard drive access passwords that were set in the bios of a laptop or netbook are eiither trying to access a computer they don't own and shouldn't have the right to access, or the computer or the hard drive was stolen.

If denise87 has a modern laptop or netbook (less than about 12 years old), and if the password was set in the bios
- password resetting prgrams or universal passwords or similar that worked for models older than that do not work for modern laptops
- the password info is stored on a flash chip on the mboard, not on the bios/cmos flash chip, that cannot have the user contents erased by removing the power to it.
- if the password is a hard drive access password, info about that is stored both on that flash chip and on the hard drive in an area that cannot be erased by re-formatting or wiping the hard drive. In most if not all cases, you can't re-format or wipe the hard drive unless you can access it. A passworded hard drive that had it's password set in the bios is not accessible on other computers that have no hard drive access password set in the bios Setup.
- in any case, re-formatting or wiping the hard drive won't remove passwords set in the bios..


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