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Can't boot from CD (w-8.1) Missing Logon password

Q: Can't boot from CD (w-8.1) Missing Logon password

Have a Gateway Desktop. Upgraded from 8 to 8.1.
Somehow I disabled the disabled Password Logon and its back asking for a password at boot.
Owner doesn't remember original password when setup.
I have a password blanking cd that I've used on both 8 and 8.1 pc's.
The problem is I can't boot from the CD and I can't, obviously, use that wonderful new setting, "Update", "Update and Recovery" and the option to boot with USB, CD etc. since I can't access the OS.
I have the BIOS set for the CD/DVD drive for first boot however boot options only show the "UEFI: ST....." drive.
So I can't boot from within or without.


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A: Can't boot from CD (w-8.1) Missing Logon password

Never mind.
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The system could not log you in. Make sure your user name and domain are correct, then type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case.

I have tried everything I know and still get the same message even when booting in safe mode.

Let me add one thing. Since no one else uses this computer when the password prompt comes up all you have to do it hit ENTER and it should start windows.

Is there a way I can use the original system disk to get the computer to boot so I can see if there is a virus in the system causing this problem.



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The system is a Dell Dimension 3100.
Anyone able to help before I condemn the thing to perdition and a drop kick into the neighbours wheelie bin?

A:Missing Dell BIOS (boot) password

Difficult task.
What you describe will not happen. But you can check with Dell support to see if the computer is registered to that owner. Then Dell will send someone out as an authorized service rep with a little disk that runs the fix... and has a cost.
I would first see if the hard drive can be accessed while installed in an external USB enclosure.
If it can, then even if passworded, you can put in a replacement drive. And Dell XP install disk will work.
Then you can buy a Dell motherboard on eBay. Many Optiplex boards are cheaper, and work better than the Dimension boards... for a cheaper price... around $70 to $85.... or refurbished Dell government computers are for sale at PCSurplusonline for $120 to $180 with shipping... just move the board into the 3100. And the dell OS will work.
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safe mode.
For details on how to enter safe mode contact your pc manufacturer or your motherboard manufactorer.
In most cases you hold/repeat press F8
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A:Logon Password

Sorry to report that the web site rules prohibit assisting with password resetting, hacking or bypassing.

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
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Have you tried just leaving it blank and hitting enter or ok, or whatever the prompt is?
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A:Logon Password

Is there anyone out there that has this problem? I could really use the help!
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A:Logon Password

Hi, Are you using something like HP SimplePass? If so, open windows Control Panel and in the top right, next to View by: select 'Large Icons'.  From the new layout, select HP SimplePass  - this will then prompt for you to swipe you fingerpring to gain access. Once done, you should see to option to view your current Windows password ( Click the eye symbol to reveal ). Regards, DP-K
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A:Vista logon password

So, how hard would it be for someone to get into her computer, bypassing this?Not hard if they know what they are doing
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A:Logon Password Problem

Hi Lyn,

I am sorry we can not assist you. The forum does not allow assistance regarding passwords


You may not ask for assistance with any deemed illegal activities such as but NOT restricted to the following::
software pirating
password cracking
keystroke recording software
assistance with accessing copyrighted software programs
Leeching on private or public WiFi/Broadband connections

Sorry, thread closed
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A:Logon screen/Password

Problem here is you are basically asking for a method to hack the password and as we can't garuntee ownership through the internet, that is ethically questionable on our part, so typically it is not done.
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A:Why do I have to reinput my password after logon?

Welcome to Windows EightForums, albear.

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A:Logon password problem

Hi Mike,

As per forum rules we cannot assist in bypass password inquiries or request... please see rules excerpt quoted below:



Users may not post hacks, cracks, or give instruction how to pirate any type of software, or anything similar, in any forum of TSF. We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate requests.

I am sorry for the inconvenience... may be you can try Microsoft or yes, may be a reinstall of the operating system. Thread is now closed.
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A:WIndows XP Logon Password

You do not need to reinstall if you forgot the admin password.

There is a boot disk you can download at:

that will let you reset the password of any account on NT4, Windows2000 or XP.

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They also have a bootable CD image you can download.
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here is Microsoft page about the problem:;en-us;Q321305

You can change the password in Safe Mode: If the filesystem is not NTFS. You need a bootdisk utility if it is. See the end of the reply.

If there are more than one user account, the Administrator login does not show in Normal does in Safe Mode.

You must log onto the other account> which also has to be an admin level, all users by default are unless they were created or changed to limited users...

In XP Home
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A:computer asking for my password upon trying to logon

Welcome to TSF....

I am sorry but passwords are the one thing that is really taboo here at TSF.... We have absolutely no way to determine the actual ownership of the computer and as a result of that can not actually help with this problem. It is a legal type thing.

Hewre below is the actual rule as it is written:

Password rule at TSF....

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A:Win XP Logon Password Changer...

UnknownUK said:

Hi guys,

I've tried having a look on google and stuff but no cigar for what i'm looking for. So i am hoping someone out there might know what i'm looking for.

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A:Need to create a logon password

System manufacturer and model?

What does your manual say about this repair function? one needs to create a password for system access, it's just security. I've never heard of anyone needing to create a password to repair a system, but I don't claim to know it all .

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A:Lost Logon Password

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A:Password vs fingerprint logon

Quote: Originally Posted by MartinO

Hi everybody,

this is my first post here so please don't bitch if I didn't hit the right place for my question

I am having a laptop here (DELL Studio 1735) on which Windows 7 runs in dual boot mode with the (originally) installed Vista, both Home Premium versions and working with the integrated Authentec AES2810 fingerprint reader with no problem.

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It may be as simple as a driver. Can you go into device manager (type device manager in search) and look to see if the reader is listed. Also check to see if there are any "unknown" devices (they have yellow triangles on them). Let us know the results.

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A:Lost Logon Password

Try booting into Safe Mode to login to the default Administrator account. If the person did not assign a password to it, you can just login without no password. Create a new account or edit the one you want to access from there.
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Hello Fritz

Unfortunately I don't have much experience in this type of work so therefore I ask, can you help me get the login screen like yours?

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Hi cgm707 !

See if this applies to your issue :
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Originally Posted by WalterW

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Have you experienced when unable to logged on to windows, you got a message "Incorrect password" although your were really sure your password is right?
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A:Vista requesting unassigned password for logon

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A:difficulties with password box appearing from logon splash

Have you tried using a PS/2 mouse to see if your USB mouse driver got inadvertantly corrupted?

Oh, and one other thing to try: Use the right-click where you would left click. Stupid as this sounds, I wonder if somehow those got inverted and it thinks you're using a left-handed mouse.

Inside Vista, open up an administrative cmd window and type sfc /scannow. That might help.

It also might be related to BIOS. Have you done anything with that lately?
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I have forgotten my windows vista password.

A:I forgot my Windows Vista password,please help me to logon on.


Originally Posted by cath29

I have forgotten my windows vista password.

I don't think password issues are supported on this forum. It's for security reasons there is no way of knowing if the machine you are trying to log into is really yours.
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A:Cannot type logon password - system freezes

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Puget Computers Problem 001 – 22 May 2011

Product Name: Puget 84252
Invoice Number: 00046473 dated 05/08/08
Date: 5/22/2011
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium SP-1 64-bit
Processor: 3.4 Ghz, Intel Core i7 – 2600K
Hard Drives: 2 Hard Drives – 1 TB each


While logged on as a standard user and clicking on an application that requires Administrative privileges you are prompted to select SysOp (account with administrator authority). After clicking on the SysOp icon and entering the password the following error message is displayed:

“Logon failure: Unknown user name or bad password.”

Clicking OK brings up the application with full access.


This error does not occur when the same action is performed on other Windows 7 Home Premium installations.

Earl B. Stroup

A:Logon failure: Unknown user name or bad password

It may be that your admin password has expired. You can try logging in as the admin at the login screen. This will give you an opportunity to change the password (you can just re-use the same password).

You can turn off password expiration thusly:

Password Expiration - Enable or Disable

If that doesn't work, one of these should help:

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Password Reset

Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7