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Q: Admin profile w/o admin powers

OK I read the past forums and saw this problem addressed, but never answered.

I believe my Admin profile is messing up, but in an undefinable way.

I recently lost the ability to use most of the after-market programs installed on my cpu. When i try to open them, they ask for serial numbers. However, they do not accept the serial numbers when I type them in. When I try to uninstall them, I noticed I do not have install/uninstall privileges. And most do not show up in add/remove hardware. I also lost access to my Outlook Express mailboxes. And my desktop looks screwy.

I have only one user account: "Administrator," but it seems I've lost my Administrator privileges. System Restore only goes back to the date it occurred.

Is there a way to get full admin access or at least make the cpu recognize the programs it shows on the desktop?

TIA
BMac

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A:Weekend Open Forum: What CPU powers your computer?

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A:Monitor powers up, but does not display

Is the port you're trying to get video out of active? It might be turned "off." Just a thought....

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A:Fresh build, everything powers like it should except no display at all on monitor

do you have the monitor cable plugged into the GPU or MOBO?
 

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A:How to unlock USB ports without admin password?

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A:New computer build, powers up but won't boot

So when you power up your PC, it starts and then turns off and then back on? So you swapped a GPU with your friend and the PC booted, or what?

Have you overclocked yet?
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A:Copy entire user profile to external hard drive

Have you tried a repair install? If that is possible that will leave your files intact.. It is a good idea to back on a regular basis anyway.

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A:Eee PC 900HD powers on, then turns off

Sounds like you've covered bases pretty well. Running the netbook without a battery definitely rules that out. Display issues wouldn't cause that the happen during boot, and essentially it all points towards either overheating of the CPU, or a motherboard issue.

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A:HP laptop screen powers on but turns off

It sounded like your backlight is malfunctioning... or you set the screen resolution that laptop doesn't like at all.

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A:New build, CPU fan + LED powers up, nothing else works

The thing that really sticks out for me is your power supply. If this came with the case be aware that with few exceptions most are junk. And with your hardware list I am highly doubtful you have enough power.

Utilize the following: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

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Friend of mine just had an old graphics card die out, luckily he had onboard video as well to test. No extra agp card laying around?
 

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~Your GPU problems are related to this... In fact this post pretty much makes the information regarding your problems impossible given its not even running properly.

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A:Mysterious laptop problem - powers off suddenly / doesn't turn on

You say it works when you take the battery out, do you have the AC adapter plugged in, if so it sounds like a battery problem get someone to check your battery out.
 

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A:Low profile CPU dual fan

Do what? Most low profile heatsinks only have one fan on them because they are top end mounted, pulling air directly off the heatsink, rather than side mounted. As far as I know, you WON'T find any low profile heatsink with more than 1 fan. I'd love to see one that does (Probably a wedge shaped heatsink...).That and you can't have 140mm fans mounted on the sides if you have an 80mm height restriction, unless they are at an angle. That being said If you know a place online/brick and mortar in Australia you can try finding:

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A:PC powers up, but no signal to monitor

Hi Aruk, i've had this myself a few times. Most of the time it was my fault for not wiring my pc back together properly but since you say it wasn't touched then it sounds like you're psu might have given up.

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A:My computer powers up but does not boot

You need to find out what sort of BIOS you have that should help with the beep codes.

Knowing the problems I had inserting memory I would have a really good look to see if they are inserted correctly.

I initially though mine were ok but they were not, it's easy to think they are in properly when they are not.

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A:New build - powers on, black screen

start with trouble shooting the "BIG FOUR"
MOBO
RAM
Graphic card
Proccessor

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A:PC powers up for a second. PSU problem?

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A:Toshiba Satellite powers off before booting

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Hi, i have solved the problem with my computer.I discovered that it was indeed the motherboard that was faulty.Even though i tried some of the suggested methods of troubleshooting,they were ineffective.I heard beeps when i took out my ram from my computer,so i guess that method of determining the motherboard is fine is not always right.Yes i now have a newer and better motherboard.
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A:Computer powers up, Monitor doesn't begin

I SOLVED IT!

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A:Laptop powers on then turns off repeatedly monitor never comes on

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Awfully strange!

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hi,
I asked for the same problem in this forum but my threat was deleted with the suggestion to read the Forum FAQs.
I read them but I didn't find why they did it. So I want repeat the question adding it to the yours one:

HP CompaQ nx9005
hash code [ 15656]
I need the system password

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I did note, you are running XP SP3

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KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000008e)




This is a very common bugcheck.
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at "0x%08lx" referenced memory at "0x%08lx". The memory could not be "%s".
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x8E
PROCESS_NAME: GoogleUpdate.ex
IMAGE_NAME: sr.sysClick to expand...

KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000008e)




This is a very common bugcheck.
Debugging Details: EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at "0x%08lx" referenced memory at "0x%08lx". The memory could not be "%s".
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x8E
PROCESS_NAME: services.exeClick to expand...

KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000008e)




This is a very common bugcheck.
Debugging Details: EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at "0x%08lx" referenced memory at "0x%08lx". The memory could not be "%s".
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x8E
PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe
IMAGE_NAME: win32k.sysClick to expand...

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)




An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually caused by drivers using improper addresses.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1
PROCESS_NAME: lotroclient.exe
IMAGE_NAME: ha20x2k.sysClick to expand...

BAD_POOL_HEADER (19)




The pool is already corrupt at the time of the current request. This may or may not be due to the caller. The internal pool links must be walked to figure out a possible cause of the problem, and then special pool applied to the suspect tags or the driver verifier to a suspect driver.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: pidgin.exeClick to expand...

One of your faulting processes is lotroclient.exe - a game... resource intensive.
One of your faulting processes was an IM client.
One was sr.sys ... which is system restore.
Other pointers are not very helpful (yet).

You say that
1. MEMTEST tested good.
2. nothing over clocked

Have you considered the possibility of Malware/Virus?
If you think this could be a possibility, then check...http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html.
Be sure to follow all the steps carefully.

I only looked at the most recent dumps.
Route44 or others may have additional suggestions, if I overlooked something, or if they find something in other dumps...
I will try to come back and look at this further sometime tomorrow.

Next Day - Further Review of Hardware / Software Report (Belarc)
I notice that you do have Spybot, but I am not seeing your Firewall or AV software.
These are crucial pieces for maintaining a healthy system when connected to the Web.
Unfortunately I see you are also running a Torrent (Filesharing) package. This software will open a hole through your firewall, and leave you fully exposed to whatever nasities are running on those with whom you are sharing files. This means that Filesharing programs introduce a constant threat to your security and stability. Please look at other threads here on Filesharing...

Because you are running torrent software, I would strongly recommend the 8 steps, (link noted above).
Especially since I do not see your av or firewall listed in the Belarc report.
 

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A:PC powers on but doesn't boot - no POST

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A:Computer powers itself down

I'd say PowerSupply again (350 watt you say)

But you could run Memtest on your Ram
 

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A:No signal on monitor - everything else powers up

N8T1308 said:





Hey guys just having a really hard time with my computer. I just installed a new PSU and i connected it to the PSU that was already powering my system. The new one is a Thermaltake Power Express 650W. The other one is a 650W that was running my computer before i added the new one. After installing the new PSU I recieve no image to my screen. It say "no signal" and then goes into sleep mode i believe (orange LED).
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thanks for your time...Click to expand...

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A:PC powers up by itself when plugged in

Power button stuck! Disconnect it and see.
 

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your answer may be found in this thread HERE Pages 10/11/12 maybe the interesting part for you.

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A:Computer Powers on Briefly then Shuts Down

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A:Migrating to new domain (Profile migration)

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A:Newly built computer powers up but doesn't POST

Wow!

Can everyone post like you?

:grinthumb Excellent Post

By the way, can you try this insy bitsy lil idea

Please unplug the CPU fan, and turn it on
(Note: we're taliking 5 secs here, just to see if it'll work)

Reply back
 

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A:Can't view music videos on my MySpace profile

Do this:

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A:Dell Latitude110L admin password

Your brother may ask DELL for master password to unlock the computer.




maxpaynemafia said:



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A:PC powers down and up on its own

Oh, I wanted to add that I have removed the wires going to the front of the PC (the power switch, reset button and HD LED wires), just to make sure those weren't shorting out. I can of course turn the PC on by touching the Power SW pins with a screwdriver...but of course, the system is still exhibiting the same problems as noted above.
 

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A:PC powers on and off

The motherboard is shorting out... Make sure you don't have extra standoffs under the board and make sure it is mounted correctly
 

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I also have a desktop (wired to the router) which is also running fine.

The problem is that I cannot log into the router wirelessly as Admin on 192.168.0.1
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A:Cannot connect to wireless router as admin wirelessly

Are all the settings correct for the wireless laptop.
encryption method WEP, WPA, WPA2
passwords

Does the router even see this new laptop?
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Does the laptop get IP by DHCP,

ipconfig /release wait.... ipconfig /renew wait... try it again does work then
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disconnect using the wireless in range method on the laptop
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A:Computer just powers down and restarts by itselt

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Have you ever upgraded it?

Try downloading speedfan to monitor the temperatures of your CPU.

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TY,

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A:Cant find EEprom on Dell Inspiron 8100 (admin bios pw)

All Dell (and others) BIOS and Admin password removal to this thread only:

--> HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - June 2008)
 

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Hello all hardware wizards, sorry to take your precious time .

I just purchased HP NC8230 laptop from eBay. It's really great laptop. The laptop not require boot password and so it reaches to windows XP, but unfortunately I discovered that its bios is admin protected, therefore I can't access bios and make any modification. I know that these business laptops have extra bios protection and therefore it's not so easy task to reset their password.

Can someone, that have experience with this kind of laptops, help me? It would be very appreciated.
Ozmaia
 

A:HP NC8230 laptop Bios Admin Password

read the faqs AND post in the laptop forum. Your answer is already there.
 

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A:Computer doesn't power on, then powers on and monitors reamin in standby.

Suggest you go back to basics, and test then add one component at a time.
It appears you have the knowledge to think this through and get it up to speed. You probably have two or three problems which will not make it easy to trouble shoot.
Make sure you are rested, then make a lot of notes.
 

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A:Powers up but will not boot

jackk

I'm sorry if I was clear enough in my previous post, but an early symptom was that the machine started in DOS. It has now progressed to a stage well beyond that. When I power up the computer, the fans start, and the HD lights blink, as if something is looking at them. However part of the time I get a black screen, and part of the time I get a black screen with a large orange word saying COMPAQ. I cannot go anywhere from there, or I don't know how to go anywhere from there.

At an earlier stage , the screen with the large orange COMPAQ also had the option of going to setup by pressing F8 or F10, or going to a network boot? by pressing F12. Now this option does not appear. When it did appear earlier in this problem period, pressing the function keys did not produce anything. The machine does nothing except display this one word.The only thing I can do is disconnect the power and try again.

I have put two different disks in the D drive to boot up. As my earlier post said, twice the introductory screen for the Restore disk by Compaq came up briefly, but would not run. It has not come up in the last dozen boots. After your post, I also tried the Windows CD but it was not run or found by the computer. All I get on the monitor is the word Compaq about half of the time. Then the machine produces nothing else, and I have no options except to turn off the power.

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Kind of sounds hopeless!!
 

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Hi,
Could someone help me? I have a Dell Latitude D510 laptop and I put an BIOS admin passwoed an year ago. Now I need to remeve it but I don't remember. I tried the latitude.exe program but did not worked. Service tag nr. is 6TXB42J-595B . Thanks a lot in advance.
 

A:Dell laptop reset bios admin password

U will have to do, a chip reset.
Coz i also keep trying those ideas with the latitude application but it failed, but when i did the chip reset, thing worked out exactly how i wanted them.
All the best

Cheers
Robin
 

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A:How to reset the BIOS admin password

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A:Pc powers up but there is no display on the screen, its permenently black.

Hi, I have the exact same issue as yourself. Strange how they have happened at the same time too. So far I aint got anywhere with finding the solution. Will get some info from someone I know tommorrow. Will post here if theres any developments. Hope you could do the same Perhaps we both will get to the bottom of this
 

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A:Computer Will Not Power Up/Powers Up For Only A Fraction Of A Second

Also, if this helps, it will only power up for that fraction of second on the first try. Once it does that once I have to kill the power source to even duplicate that effect.
 

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A:Powers on - but harddrive seems to only spin once

disconnect the battery, HDD and cdrom from the laptop and turn on the notebook.
 

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A:It powers on, but not for long.

ensure your ram is on the compatibility list by brand/type. Is your BIOS up to date? Did you break it down to as simple as possible? Ram/mobo/power? Is your cooling sufficient?
 

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Admin. password on dell inspiron 640m

Pls, help needed for Admin.password (grey screen)on dell inspiron 640m. I mistakenly posted for latitude 640m earlier. I'm sorry! I actually meant that of dell inspiron 640m. I need help on how to locate the bios chip 24c...... or how to over come the grey screen with Admin. password protection.
 

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A:computer powers down after boot up

YES they will cause shorting to the case. Only install standoffs where there are screw holes in the motherboard. A standard ATX motherboard has 5 or 6 mounting holes. This goes for miniATX boards too
 

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A:ADMIN PASSWORD on Dell XPS M1210

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A:Lost Admin Password in IRAQ help Dell6400 Inspiron

I'm assuming this is a windows password we're talking about here, and that you're running XP. If it is asking you for a BIOS password (black screen, white text), then you're probably screwed, unless there is a BIOS reset jumper within easy reach. If not, have fun opening the entire laptop to find it.

If it gets to windows and wants a password, try this:

grab either active password changer (http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Active-Password-Changer.shtml)

or

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/)

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A:computer powers on but monitor recieves no signal

You can pick up the basic video card in PCI to test it out.

It is more likely that your mother changed something in bios. Can you try to reset the bios to vertify that?
 

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A:computer powers up and then just shuts off

Not good news - your PSU went bang and took things with it.
Try disconnecting all IDE/SATA drives and take any daughterboards like modems and graphics out. Reboot. One beep is good; power off and now put the boards back (graphics first) and reboot. Keep going until you find out the item with a short in it.
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A:New Custom-PC. Powers up No POST. Please help! Very desperate!

gee, you didn't bother to read the no post guide in the guides forum did you?
 

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A:PC Hardware: New PC, Powers up, No POST. Help!!!

Depending on which cooling fan you have, sometimes it takes a little tweaking to get it mounted on perfectly straight, make sure all the screws are tightened to the same tightness and not tightened too tight(as this can somethimes bend the board causing poor contact). I often forget to plug in the atx 12v connector(the four pin one usually located near the cpu), so you might want to check on that too. Other than that I really don't know what to tell you besides check over everything carefully. Sorry to hear the bad news, hope i can help.
 

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A:Laptop powers on and off repeatedly

Lt?

I think your computer is overheating. well rather a piece of hardware is . is this a laptop?
 

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Im having a problem with my wireless connection. It was working fine for about a month, when suddenly today my connection disconnected. I tried reconnecting to no avail. I kept trying and then this window began popping up when i tried to connect to my linksys: "Another profile is currently being processed. Please try again later." So i tried later... days later... still the same... anyone know what to do? I only have one profile in my setup, so there shouldnt be another profile its trying to connect to.... WHats going on? Anyone know how to fix this so i can get back to connecting to my normal linksys router ?

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A:Wireless Connection Problem: Another profile being processed

Intel PROSet/Wireless Another profile is being processed

I also receive the same error.

I have been given an Actiontec MI424WR wireless router by Verizon for FiOS. (I had FiOS at my old place with my own Linksys router and never had this problem)

I have tried everything from disabling/enabling radio to killing all processes other then the most critical and the error keeps popping up. Eventually, Intel PROSet appears to being a new search for networks, but the error comes back. Another laptop in my house does NOT get this error.

Since I am able to post this you can guess that I finally got it working, but what fixed it - I have no clue. Don't get happy for me yet, the error will come back as soon as I restart the computer - I'd bet the ranch on that!

Any idyers?
 

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My dell d620 had its bios passwords set while I was away, either my daughter or my son are responsible, funny they both deny touching my laptop!
I bought it from ebay, and dell, well there are dell of course!

If you might be able to find some time to get my password please Thanx so much!

My service tag#6PPCPC1-595B
Express service code#14614931521
 

A:Dell D620 Admin/sys Password Help

Boot into Safe Mode by pressing F8 before the Windows screen appears. Go into Control Panel, User Accounts, Administrator, and remove the passwords from there
 

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I tried removing the little battery in side to reset the Cmos but that did nothin
either still get same results.

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A:comp powers up when power coed is plugged in BUT!!

The beeps are a beep code, is ut under warranty (i assume not seeing as how your asking for help, bit i figured id ask)
EDIT** is this it? http://www.gateway.com/retail/gt5428.php
 

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A:Computer powers up but no signal to monitor

i had exact same problem the other day but i had been messing wif cpu overclocking, maybe you have the same problem? maybe bit to much overclocking?
 

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I bought a Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop off a friend that was moving out of town it was a great deal after a couple of days later i lend it to my brother and he returned it with a message saying "This computer system #2ZJTN91-595B, is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password".

Service Tag: 2ZJTN91
Express Code: 6503176693

Can you help?
Thank you.
Ruben
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1300 admin password problem

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic68412.html
 

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Turn off computer. Find the battery on the motherboard. Take it out for a couple minutes. Put it back in and restart computer. This should reset cmos and solve your problem.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/admin-password-canfigure-setup-password-in-bios-remouver.74308/