forgot password

  jaygice 18:53 12 May 04
Locked

is there any way i can get round a forgoten password i have windows 98 cheers

What is the password for?

  jaygice 19:00 12 May 04

it starts up the pc after shut down

  Valvegrid 19:25 12 May 04

If this is the password before windows loads it's probably the BIOS password. Try removing the battery on the motherboard it should remove it, you will have to enter all the settings back in the BIOS as well, because removing the battery will reset all the settings.

  Valvegrid 19:26 12 May 04

Don't forget to replace the battery when you restart.

  Graham ® 20:03 12 May 04

When the POST test has run, you will see 'F2 to enter set-up' (or similar). Make a note of the settings, shut down and remove the mains plug. Take out the BIOS battery and leave for 15 minutes.

Restore and re-boot, enter set-up again and change any settings that have changed. Save changes and exit.

  jaygice 21:19 12 May 04

this is a laptop im talkin about

  Graham ® 21:29 12 May 04

OK, this brings up the question are you the lawful owner@

  Graham ® 21:30 12 May 04

@=?

  jaygice 22:07 12 May 04

yes i am it was a christmas present

  Diodorus Siculus 22:09 12 May 04

What make / model laptop? There are a number of ways of getting around this but it will depend on the machine.

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