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    xbob627 is offline New Member
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    Unhappy asks for password before log in?

    I had just got this lap top from a friend and when I turn it on it asks for a password.........my friend was puzzled and said he didn't set one...This is all before it even gets to to log in screen.after 4 tries it says system is at a halt ..................any body out there know how to get pass this ?


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    Malke Guest

    Default Re: asks for password before log in?

    xbob627 wrote:

    >
    > I had just got this lap top from a friend and when I turn it on it asks
    > for a password.........my friend was puzzled and said he didn't set
    > one...This is all before it even gets to to log in screen.after 4 tries
    > it says system is at a halt ..................any body out there know
    > how to get pass this ?


    From your description, this is a BIOS password. *Someone* had to set it; a
    BIOS password doesn't magically create itself. If your friend seriously
    can't remember it, then possibly he can ask whoever *he* got the laptop
    from.

    Otherwise contact the laptop mftr. for instructions. You can remove a
    BIOS-level password yourself - with guidance - on some machines. On others,
    the machine will need to be sent back to the laptop mftr. So you need to
    call their tech support and ask.

    Malke
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    beoweolf Guest

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    It 'possibly' has 3rd party security, boot or M/B password set.strictly
    based on your friends ignorance about his system, are you certain he is the
    original owner?


    "xbob627" <xbob627.3exf1t@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > I had just got this lap top from a friend and when I turn it on it asks
    > for a password.........my friend was puzzled and said he didn't set
    > one...This is all before it even gets to to log in screen.after 4 tries
    > it says system is at a halt ..................any body out there know
    > how to get pass this ?
    >
    >
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    > xbob627
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > xbob627's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=390
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20857
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    xbob627 is offline New Member
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    Wink

    yes my friend is retarted but is the original owner........I was present when he bought it at wal-mart about a year ago.........thanks for the info.

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    Paul Montgomery Guest

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    On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 05:46:57 +0530, xbob627
    <xbob627.3exjfj@winvistaclub.com> wrote:

    >yes my friend is retarted but is the original owner


    If you're going to call someone "retarded", it's best to not misspell
    the word.

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    Spirit Guest

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    No he means his friend has a sharp bitter taste.

    "Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote in message news:ka6hb4tdsvs29uqmtlptp90m9sp79nssb9@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 05:46:57 +0530, xbob627
    > <xbob627.3exjfj@winvistaclub.com> wrote:
    >
    >>yes my friend is retarted but is the original owner

    >
    > If you're going to call someone "retarded", it's best to not misspell
    > the word.


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    xbob627 is offline New Member
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    oops sorry im in a hurry

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    FromTheRafters Guest

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    "xbob627" <xbob627.3exf1t@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    news:xbob627.3exf1t@winvistaclub.com...
    >
    > I had just got this lap top from a friend and when I turn it on it asks
    > for a password.....


    What does it say? Are there screen graphics, or just text printed
    to screen? I suppose if it were inactive for a long enough time it
    might lose power to the backup BIOS settings and take you to
    the BIOS Setup Program - in this case, contact the manufacturer.

    Could be a cryptographic security program too, but your
    straightforward friend would surely know about its existence.

    >....my friend was puzzled and said he didn't set one...


    Was he viewing the screen with you, or just telling you by
    phone that he didn't set one?

    > This is all before it even gets to to log in screen.after 4 tries
    > it says system is at a halt .........


    Ask your friend what OSes are installed on the machine.

    Exact wording of messages typed to screen would be helpful,
    as would a description of graphics if any.

    > .........any body out there know
    > how to get pass this ?


    Sure, but you haven't told anybody what "this" is.

    Maybe your friend gave you the wrong laptop, and his is
    at some corporate headquarters where they are trying to
    figure out why the contents are not encrypted. D



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    Richard Urban Guest

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    Take it back to whomever you ***BORROWED*** it from and ask them how to get
    into the computer they no longer possess.

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "xbob627" <xbob627.3exf1t@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    news:xbob627.3exf1t@winvistaclub.com...
    >
    > I had just got this lap top from a friend and when I turn it on it asks
    > for a password.........my friend was puzzled and said he didn't set
    > one...This is all before it even gets to to log in screen.after 4 tries
    > it says system is at a halt ..................any body out there know
    > how to get pass this ?
    >
    >
    > --
    > xbob627
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > xbob627's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=390
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20857
    >



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    Flight Guest

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    "Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@NOSPAMgmail.com> schreef in bericht
    news:ka6hb4tdsvs29uqmtlptp90m9sp79nssb9@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 05:46:57 +0530, xbob627
    > <xbob627.3exjfj@winvistaclub.com> wrote:
    >
    >>yes my friend is retarted but is the original owner

    >
    > If you're going to call someone "retarded", it's best to not misspell
    > the word.


    Oh! No! Again teacher Montgomery has nothing to say. So then keep your mouth
    shut and piss of!!


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