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Old 11-02-2004, 12:15 PM   #1
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Just dug out my old pc and tried to boot it up but for some reason it is now asking me for a password,it gives me three attempts then the system is halted.What can i do to get into windows.???
I am not a computer wizard ,so any help would be gratefull
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Old 11-02-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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well, you could try to flash the bios, but 1st i would try taking out the little battery that sits next to the memory card(s).

to do this : unplug the power cord, then open er up & look around near the memory sticks. there will be a small silver battery about the size of a nickle there.

take it out, and let it sit for bout 5 minutes....then put it back in, and that should clear out the password you had in their.
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Dude just reformat the system.
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Old 11-02-2004, 01:35 PM   #4
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that can be a last resort....Lol
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Old 11-02-2004, 01:42 PM   #5
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The pc is quite old but i will try what you said and look for the little battery...like i said ,i am a novice but will have a go
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cool, well good luck w/it .
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Old 11-02-2004, 02:33 PM   #7
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yer mr is rite it resets somethings
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Old 11-02-2004, 02:39 PM   #8
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GOOD LUCK!

Yeah, batterey should work.
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Old 11-03-2004, 09:43 PM   #9
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just one more thing, after you do this you might have to reset your clock at the bottom right of the task bar.
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