asks for password before log in?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by xbob627, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. xbob627

    xbob627 Guest

    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, Aug 29, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    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
     
    Malke, Aug 30, 2008
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    beoweolf Guest

    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?
     
    beoweolf, Aug 30, 2008
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  4. xbob627

    xbob627 Guest

    yes my friend is retarted but is the original owner........I was presen
    when he bought it at wal-mart about a year ago.........thanks for th
    info
     
    xbob627, Aug 30, 2008
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  5. If you're going to call someone "retarded", it's best to not misspell
    the word.
     
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 30, 2008
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    Spirit Guest

    No he means his friend has a sharp bitter taste. :)
     
    Spirit, Aug 30, 2008
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    xbob627 Guest

    oops sorry im in a hurry
     
    xbob627, Aug 30, 2008
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  8. 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.
    Was he viewing the screen with you, or just telling you by
    phone that he didn't set one?
    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.
    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. :eek:D
     
    FromTheRafters, Aug 30, 2008
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  9. Take it back to whomever you ***BORROWED*** it from and ask them how to get
    into the computer they no longer possess.
     
    Richard Urban, Aug 30, 2008
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    Flight Guest

    Oh! No! Again teacher Montgomery has nothing to say. So then keep your mouth
    shut and piss of!!
     
    Flight, Aug 30, 2008
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    xbob627 Guest

    yes he was here and its is text with a black background with a squar
    box around i
     
    xbob627, Aug 30, 2008
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  12. You're retarded
     
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 30, 2008
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    barman58 Guest

    barman58, Aug 30, 2008
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  14. You may have to flash the BIOS, partition and format the drive,
    and install an operating system. Contact the manufacturer to find
    out how.
     
    FromTheRafters, Aug 31, 2008
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    xbob627 Guest

    Paul Montgomery your not helping.........just being a
    ..........nevermind........thanks barman58, and FromTheRafters
     
    xbob627, Aug 31, 2008
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    bobbi rose Guest

    -- give it back .Buy you own!!!

    bobbi rose hensley
     
    bobbi rose, Sep 6, 2008
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