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pico
21-09-2004, 06:04 PM
Hey,

A friend of mine is running windows xp but has forgotten her password to logon. I found a program at http://home.eunet.no which boots from a floppy (linux based) and allows you to change the password in the registry. This seems to function on my machine but hers doesn't seem to boot from the floppy drive on startup. And her BIOS has a password on it that she doesn't know. Does anyone know how to reset this password without being able to boot into windows or some other way around this?

45South
21-09-2004, 06:27 PM
what bios is it?

have you checked to see if it will it boot from cd

if so I can supply you with a link to a download for a bootable cd that will do the job

whatever method or program you use, it is better to delete all passwords "not change them" until actually into windows, then you can create a new password

45South
21-09-2004, 06:28 PM
forgot to say
don't know the bios password?
don't know the logon password?
not that i'm the suspicious type of course

wintertide
21-09-2004, 06:31 PM
Download a program called KillCMOS - it should wipe out the password, but it wipes out all the BIOS settings as well. Don't know if you can run it in Windows though... maybe someone else can help you on that one!

Spacemannz
21-09-2004, 06:53 PM
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321305

Patrick 2003
21-09-2004, 07:37 PM
clear the bios password by taaking out the cmos battery for about 5 mins and put it back up and go from there and do as other posters have suggested

45South
21-09-2004, 07:41 PM
Only use KillCMOS as a last resort, I've used it 3 times with success & once it did exactly that, killed the CMOS, although to be fair I don't think the one that died was all that stable anyway

45South
21-09-2004, 07:44 PM
you haven't posted back with bios manufacturer
if it is an award or ami, try some of these
AMI
AMI_sw
AMI?sw
BIOS
HEWITT RAND
LKWPETER
PASSWORD
AWARD Backdoor codes I AVE
589589
589721
ALLY
ALFAROME
AWARD_SW
AWARD?SW
AWKWARD
BIOSTAR
CONCAT
HLT
J256
J262
LKWPETER
SER
SKY_FOX
SYXZ