Power-on password

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kwechetel, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. kwechetel

    kwechetel MDL Novice

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    I have a problem with my old computer. I hd totally forgot my power-on password, is there anyone can help me to retrieve it...
     
  2. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    have u try reseting cmos?
     
  3. kwechetel

    kwechetel MDL Novice

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    yeah I have tried it twice
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Give the laptop/pc model and bios type if you want more help from us. :)
     
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  5. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Sometimes it helps if you remove the motherboard battery and leave the system for dead for a while. Power on without any powersuply on the laptop after you have removed the battery !

    Greetz
     
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  6. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

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    Is this a BIOS-Password or a Windows-Login-Password? If it's a BIOS-Password you can search in the internet for a default-password for this BIOS and/or MBoard manufacturer.

    For a Windows-Login-Password there are CD/DVDs which read out the ntlm-hashes and if they are not to complicated they show the password after one or two minutes or you can search for the password on special hash-sites. HowTos on this matters are not difficuld to find on the internet!
     
  7. lievre

    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    #7 lievre, Jul 5, 2014
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