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  • Hi every one

    I have some knowledge in computers but I feel my problem is so big , but it might be easy for others.

    I have an old Desktop computer with XP OS. I forgot about this computer for more than 4 years , and now i decided to re use in my office.

    The main problem that i have is me forgetting my log in password. I saw many video of resetting the password, however all these ways would never work for the following reasons.

    1- My Cd drive doesn't work ( this is for people who will tell me for booting  solution)

    2-When i got the F8 screen , the keyboard gets locked and i can't move the arrow up or down to the safe mode choice ( this is for the safe mode solution) and yes my keyboard works.

    3-I tried the administrator user name and blank password and didn't work as well ( this is for ctrl+alt+del  solution)

    I heard that there a hardware solution where you can take out a small battery and plug it back, and this will reset everything, but I am not sure of that

    I hope someone can help

    Thanks in Advance

    Friday, October 2, 2015 5:24 AM


  • The only case in which removing the CMOS battery would help is if there is a BIOS password - it will not help with a Windows password.

    We are not allowed to assist in attempting to circumvent or break security passwords in any MS forum - and most other forums have similar rules.

    However, let Google be your friend here - there are many options available.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Friday, October 2, 2015 6:01 AM