XP 64 OS reset Administrator Password with reset CD?

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by kfreeman24, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. kfreeman24

    kfreeman24 Guest

    I have a reset password CD and to use it I need to get into the bios before
    the OS starts up to reset the administrators’ password. How can I get into
    the bios to change the administrators password? I do not know the password
    for the administrator and wish to set it to blank.
     
    kfreeman24, Mar 28, 2006
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  2. That depends on the computer/motherboard.
    Some laptops need to be sent to the manufacturer to have the BIOS password
    reset.
    Most desktops have a jumper on the motherboard that needs to be moved to
    reset the BIOS password.

    Check your motherboard/computer manual and/or contact the manufacturer for
    details.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Mar 28, 2006
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  3. kfreeman24

    kfreeman24 Guest

    it is a home pc not a laptop

     
    kfreeman24, Mar 28, 2006
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  4. Why do you feel you need to "get into the bios" ? Is the computer password
    protected at computer startup and you forgot that too? If you simply need to
    reconfigure the computer to boot from the cdrom you should see a message
    flash by as the computer starts on how to access computer settings. Often
    holding down the del key during startup will work. --- Steve
     
    Steven L Umbach, Mar 29, 2006
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  5. Jupiter Jones [MVP], Mar 29, 2006
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  6. kfreeman24

    kfreeman24 Guest

    Hi Steven, yes it is a dell optiplex with phoneix bios and I can press f2 but
    it still requires a password.
     
    kfreeman24, Mar 29, 2006
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  7. Jupiter Jones [MVP], Mar 29, 2006
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