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19 Nov 2009   #11
torrentg

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
I'm not sure how you can credibly lose both your BIOS and Windows passwords...
Um, ya. Agreed.

I only woke up about an hour or so ago, give or take. My brain isn't completely functioning yet lol.


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19 Nov 2009   #12
Qdos

 

It always raises suspicions of stolen hardware when people somehow manage to lose passwords on machines, especially when it's at more than one level!
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19 Nov 2009   #13
thebilger

 

OK OK knock it off.
As expected, diagnostics did not help. I tried taking battery out and putting back, but I'm still being asked for password to get into BIOS.
Actually, I don't remember even setting a password for this machine cuz I'm the only one that uses it.
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19 Nov 2009   #14
thebilger

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
It always raises suspicions of stolen hardware when people somehow manage to lose passwords on machines, especially when it's at more than one level!
Now that's bloody offensive.
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19 Nov 2009   #15
thebilger

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
It always raises suspicions of stolen hardware when people somehow manage to lose passwords on machines, especially when it's at more than one level!
Windows OS's always raise suspicions for me.
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19 Nov 2009   #16
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thebilger View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
It always raises suspicions of stolen hardware when people somehow manage to lose passwords on machines, especially when it's at more than one level!
Now that's bloody offensive.
I disagree. It's a perfectly rational observation. Take it or leave it, but losing both your BIOS and Windows passwords is a little hard to understand. Nobody actually levelled any accusations at you for heavens sake.
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19 Nov 2009   #17
thebilger

 

Now, assuming that you are still willing to help out, when I boot up and hit F10, I do get an "Edit Windows boot options" screen that simply errors out to "/NOEXECUTE=OPTIN"

BYW, not all of us Bahamians are attempting to extort money from famous people. In every bunch there's a few bad ones, no?
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19 Nov 2009   #18
thebilger

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thebilger View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
It always raises suspicions of stolen hardware when people somehow manage to lose passwords on machines, especially when it's at more than one level!
Now that's bloody offensive.
I disagree. It's a perfectly rational observation. Take it or leave it, but losing both your BIOS and Windows passwords is a little hard to understand. Nobody actually levelled any accusations at you for heavens sake.
Well, like the water off a duck's back............Fahget about it!
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19 Nov 2009   #19
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thebilger View Post
BYW, not all of us Bahamians are attempting to extort money from famous people. In every bunch there's a few bad ones, no?
I'm not xenophobic I'm afraid. However it seems to me that you've already got all the information you need to solve your issues within this thread.
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19 Nov 2009   #20
thebilger

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
What are you running diagnostics for? It won't help with amnesia!

I'm not sure how you can credibly lose both your BIOS and Windows passwords...
I didn't even set password for BIOS. That, I am very sure of. As for the login, I was prompted to set a password, but I thought I had set the option of automatically logging in, cuz only I would be using this machine presumably.
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