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MrBeef
23-11-2005, 05:44 PM
hi there, my friend bought a ex-cyber cafe computer.

We installed win2000 on it, however i think even before we installed it we couldn't access control panel.

How do you think i can go about either, getting it back or accessing it.

Jen
23-11-2005, 05:51 PM
Did you completely reformat the hard drive first? What was the original OS?

MrBeef
23-11-2005, 05:52 PM
no we didn't.

it had windows 98 on it beforehand

Speedy Gonzales
23-11-2005, 05:54 PM
Put the windows 2000 cd in and change the boot cd in the BIOS to the cd.

Then boot from the cd. So it'll format then install 2000.

When it says to press a key (the first time, on the post screen), press a key only once.

When it reboots a few times after this, dont press a key after it reboots.

Only when u have to enter the info in.

Otherwise, it'll go round in circles.

MrBeef
23-11-2005, 06:06 PM
hmmm yeh..the bios...

the ******s put a password on it.

we have some passwords that our mate who got a computer from the cyber cafe got from the asian dude.

but they dont seem to be working on this computer.

anyway we can remove the password

bob_doe_nz
23-11-2005, 06:11 PM
remove the battery, wait a couple of minutes and reinstall and boot to the bios

SurferJoe46
23-11-2005, 06:15 PM
bob...let them know it's the CMOS battery on the motherboard you refer to and not a 9 volt or some other battery they might try to find.