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Windows 7: How can I get past a password boot up.


27 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7 home ( i think) so 32
 
 
How can I get past a password boot up.

I've locked myself out of my laptop. I Cannot Get To A Full Boot Up To Be Able to Even Do A Forced Stop So I Could Go To SafeMode. Help Please.


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27 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lorawil1 View Post
I've locked myself out of my laptop. I Cannot Get To A Full Boot Up To Be Able to Even Do A Forced Stop So I Could Go To SafeMode. Help Please.

Would you be able to upload an image for a better understanding? Are you stuck on the BIOS password?
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27 Sep 2013   #3

windows 7 home ( i think) so 32
 
 

Yes.its a bios password. At the press F2 for set up, or F11 for boot up options it asks for the password. It gives me three tries then locks. I can hit the power button off then on again to get to the same sequence. I keep trying different possible passwords but am coming up empty.
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27 Sep 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lorawil, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Usually you could turn off the PC, unplug the PC, remove the battery on laptops, remove the CMOS battery on the motherboard, wait about five minutes or so before putting the CMOS battery back, and see.
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27 Sep 2013   #5

windows 7 home ( i think) so 32
 
 

Will i lose my programs and files?
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27 Sep 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No. It'll just reset your BIOS settings to defaut and remove the BIOS password.
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27 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lorawil1 View Post
Will i lose my programs and files?
Absolutely not. The CMOS battery is a battery that just holds a small amount of information for your motherboard. It's a set of instructions that tells the computer whats all there. How much RAM you have, how many hard drives, what kind of processor, is your graphics card there, etc.


It has zero effect on your programs. Unless you have a bios update that goes wrong, but that is irrelevant to your topic.

tl;dr: It won't effect your files


- Tom
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27 Sep 2013   #8

windows 7 home ( i think) so 32
 
 

Thank you! I will try it..and let you know.
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27 Sep 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Only issue like on one of my lappy's is the CMOS batteries can be in tricky and hard to access locations, on mine it required removing the keyboard and that was easy enough after watching a YouTube video but without that I would have been massively challenged to pry up the top panel and remove that keyboard.
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27 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Only issue like on one of my lappy's is the CMOS batteries can be in tricky and hard to access locations, on mine it required removing the keyboard and that was easy enough after watching a YouTube video but without that I would have been massively challenged to pry up the top panel and remove that keyboard.
My mom's Toshiba Satellite is right next to the hard drive area, and squished next to the laptop battery. Major pain to remove it, required tweezers and 2 sets of hands
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