Solved cpu is stuck in dos mode with new password unknown to user.

June 11, 2012 at 12:44:25
Specs: Windows 7, 712
cpu allows pc doctor to run scans; all is well; cpu appears to be in lockdown; owner/user wants to boot to windows for updates, etc. thusfar, no solutions. cpu has microsoft/windows os;
cpu is hp w/samsung SP1604N; hp a710n;disk sig: OAF2OAF2. no rescue disk exists for this newely configured and patitioned system; unknown password blocking access to bios;. please. advise method (dos command) to boot to windows.

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#1
June 11, 2012 at 12:56:50
Find Windows 7 dvd and boot to it to run repair or consider reloading the OS from OEM media.

Hang up and live.


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#2
June 11, 2012 at 13:02:44
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The only way that I'm aware of to remove a password from a BIOS or CMOS is to locate the jumper or dip switch on the motherboard which will reset the BIOS or CMOS removing all settings as well as the password.

You will need to refer to the motherboards user guide or the computer/manufacturers user guide to locate the exact jumper or dip switch.


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#3
June 11, 2012 at 14:14:14
"cpu is hp w/samsung SP1604N; hp a710n;disk sig: OAF2OAF2"

This system is an 8 yr old HP Pavilion a710n & should NOT be running Win7. And please work on your terminology. The CPU used in this system is an AMD Athlon(B) XP 3100+ 2.20 GHz. Here's the system specs:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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#4
June 11, 2012 at 15:00:49
Thanks so much. I've examined the motherboard and it is easily accessible. I will check back with you as to the results. Looks very promising. thanks again, Alexie

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#5
June 12, 2012 at 13:06:54
"Looks very promising"

Promising for what?


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#6
June 13, 2012 at 20:11:51
Thank you for your input. I am learning more every day and appreciate the clarification of cpu and computer. Terminology is a common problem but no excuse. I'll sleep well knowing you are enforcing the linguistic imperative.

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#7
June 13, 2012 at 20:14:49
Hello: found it and it worked. Many thanks for your help.

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#8
June 13, 2012 at 20:17:28
Thanks for the courteous reply and the specs.

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#9
June 13, 2012 at 20:20:58
For accessing bios and booting into windows.

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#10
June 14, 2012 at 03:00:20
I'll sleep well knowing you are enforcing the linguistic imperative.

Nothing to do with linguistic imperatives at all, just basic communication skills.

You would not call a dog a cat and still expect to be understood, so why call a computer a CPU when CPU has a very specific meaning.

Stuart


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