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Is there any way back from password lockout ?

Comp specs. and short history of current problem:

It's a Compaq with 566/66 MHz Celeron with mem size 256 MB.

System ROM date-02/11/00, system ROM family- 686C3. Goal

at time of problem-to change passward to no password.

Actions: Under security entered "marvin" for current

password (correct .) Under new password tapped space

bar X 5 - repeated this action when prompted for

new password once again. All seemed well until I turned

the computer on again ! Neither tapping the space bar nor

typing marvin when prompted at " power- on password."

allowed the usual win boot-up sequence to occur !


Another change in bios was from "quick boot" to "full boot".

Under IRQ's in use were #3 (x3), #5 (X2) and #11 (X3)-no

apparrent conflicts. More under Bios Advanced- - Bios Mastering>

enabled. Device Options- Alt. Mem. Reporting> enabled-(Maybe

that's the reason for the mem counting-up as soon as comp. is

turned on ?) UAB Keyboard Support>enabled ( I'm using

a Logitech Wireless USB Keybd.) Parallel Port Mode-Among

choices of ECP, EPP, Compatable or Bi-directional, I

chose Bi-d foe printer support.. Num. Lock state at "power on"

left on "on." How can I get comp. to recognise new password ?

I'd even be happy to return to the old pawssword at this

point !! Thanks in advance and in hopeful anticipation

of an answer, if not a solution to this very frustrating

dillemna.


:upset: :rolleyes:
 

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Ok if it is a bios password what you can do is take off your case there is a little battery in there you can take that out for about 30sec to a min then put it back in but the best thing to do is get your manual for you motherboard and look for the BIOS rest jumper and just take that off and put it back on.
 

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Thank you, Zachaller. Removing the batt. worked. Did I hear

Tank you, Zachaller, removing the batt. worked. Thank

goodness, because the prospect of locating the manual

was more daunting than I like to admit...

Thanks, again.
 
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