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Unable to set BIOS user password

Q: Unable to set BIOS user password

I?ve never had to set the BIOS password, but the kids are growing up and I need to lock access to my PC.

My Bios has two Password Options: Supervisor and User.

The Supervisor password was accepted, and before I attempt to change the BIOS settings, the Supervisor password is asked for.

Then I set the user password.

However, when I boot up the PC, I am not asked for any password and windows loads as usual.

What am I missing?

The BIOS is Award Software International, Inc. F4 HI 07/03/2007

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A: Unable to set BIOS user password

Do you have the option mentioned below?

Setting a BIOS Password

Now you'll want to set your system to ask for that password every time it boots, so select the BIOS FEATURES SETUP option, to see a menu something like this:

Fairly obviously, it's the Password Check option we're interested in, so select it and change the setting to ALWAYS.

etc....Click to expand...
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@Diesel_lineman? Enter  32683427 Regards, DP-K
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A:Bios Password/Hard Drive Password

Sorry no suggestions here, please re-read the rules
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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A:How to remove BIOS password bios on Satellite Pro M30

I'm afraid to tell you, but for this, you have to contact local ASP.
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A:Sole user never had a User Name or Password!

Hello Peter,

Since it's wanting you to enter both your user name and password instead of just password, then you might see if using step 2 and 8 in Option One of the tutorial below may help with this. Log On with User Name and Password
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Originally Posted by therealsega

So the question is: How can I give the Windows XP System permanent access to the Vista system and its printer without entering the user name and password manually every time?

I'm sure there is a simple answer to this problem.

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A:Bad User Name or Password.

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Have you Tried NT Recovery Offline?
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A:help with user password please

well to be honest if he is not giving up the password

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A:User password

Howdy and welcome. Unfortunately, we cannot assist with bypassing password. You may want to re-read the rules page at As a result, I'm going to close this thread out.


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Hello Hooleyman, and welcome to Vista Forums.

One of the methods in this tutorial should work for you. If all else fails Method Three should work.

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Go to the users account in Active Directory on the Domain Controller, and reset their password.
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A:User password

Are you sure you used the NT password tool correctly? It has worked for almost everyone else. Try it for both accounts, sometimes it takes several attemps, and under Vista you must remove the password, NOT change it. Would you like my instruction set?

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A:User password

I would assume that method 3 on this tutorial should sort it - Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

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A:I need help with user account password

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A:user account password

Sorry to report that we can not help you with that problem, per site rules

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A:can not remove xp user password

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A:User accounts Password

First..Try just hitting enter and ignoring and prompt to type in a password. The password is blank by default on most comuters. If that doesn't work, try this.
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hello all,

I'm a new member here. so happy to find this forum coz I (newbie) have problems with my pc.
during these couple weeks, my trial version of Mcafee anti virus detected a "Malware" which can't be cleaned/deleted/quarrantine, but in some ways, I had this file "winlog.exe" deleted. bad things happen : my pc freeze more often whenever it's doing more than one task, & the worst is it keeps telling me I typed in a wrong password/user name which I'm sure it's right, when trying to change my password (i.e. almost expired).
anybody help please. Thanks alot!

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Oops! I just read a post saying you won't help with this. I understand your reasoning and I should have KNOWN that! Please accept my sincere apology for asking!
Any ideas on how I can upload my work programs?