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Changing admin password without usb/cd capabilities

Q: Changing admin password without usb/cd capabilities


I have had the issue in the past of people changing my computers passwords and I simply boot from my usb or cd and reset the password. However somehow the password was changed on my LG Flatron N1941w and it has neither a usb port or a cd drive. The only thing I can think of at this point is converting the mouse/keyboard port to usb and booting from that...but there must be a simpler way? any input appreciated

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A: Changing admin password without usb/cd capabilities

Did you attempt to boot into Safe Mode?

IF/once you get there,

change the pwd for the admin account(s)
use a better method of picking passwords - -

Also understand that multiple accounts with Admin rights allows any of them to change all passwords - - obviously just not going to work.

In addition, allowing multiple persons to share the same account has the same problem.
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Please refer to the message below for information on how to remove your Dell laptop BIOS password. The information also applies to other manufacturers and summarizes a wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousand of posts related to this problem.

We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there (the post below sums it up pretty well). You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support, as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online.

Summary of laptop password help thread:

A:Dell BIOS password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting.

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The following support information and downloads, are provided to help members freely remove their laptop password
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> Click > HP Live Chat, Drivers, Warranty and Support Information thread

> Click > Toshiba BIOS Setup / BIOS settings -- access instructions
Reset password on Satellite A205:
Reset password on Satellite A100 / A105:

Password types :

Power On Password (pop). this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while, and plugging it back in.

Supervisor/bios Password (svp). this requires reading the eeprom chip (8 leg or 14 leg) with an electronic device by using another pc's serial port or by paperclip method if model type available.

Hard Drive Password (hdp). this is usually tied to svp, but not all the time. it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer's password. but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data.
Transfer of Product Ownership
International warranty contact phone numbers

Old closed threads, with lots of info:
Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07) (543 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008) (533 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008) (937 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009) (2200+ replies)


Dell Manuals :

DSTCD.iso : (Release date: 22-November-2005)

"Paperclip Procedure"
HTML Document:
PDF Document:

laptops unlocked:
Chip 24C02 24C04:
Dell IC Numbers:

SvcTag.exe : :
Command line Uses => asset /? (eg Asset /o for owner tag)
CmosPwd :

HP OldPass .zip includes:

[*] unlock6.exe (made in 1997)
[*] BIOS_PW.EXE (made in 2003)
[*] HDD_PW.EXE (made in 2003)

HP Oldpass2 .zip:
As above, made as a copy, using another Zip program

Dell Latitude .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)

Dell MasterPW .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)
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A:Laptop stopped asking for password

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A:Changing my graphics card and power supply

Hey, so I took a quick look at your list. Your Motherboard does support one PCIe card, so you should be able to install the 6950 just fine.
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What have you done regarding graphics drivers? Have you tried to install the latest that is appropriate for each card?
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We don't deal with bios passwords anymore.
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/* edit */
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Hi humanpest, we get a regular one post every day or so on this subject
But as stated by Julio (our Administrator here) We cannot provide support any longer on this issue of mobile (laptop) passwords removal (As listed on one of the Mobile threads somewhere)

I feel your pain, but I have already supplied all information I know
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Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

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I asked for the same problem in this forum but my threat was deleted with the suggestion to read the Forum FAQs.
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hash code [ 15656]
I need the system password

I wrote and I just wrote again at the hp forum about it whitout any help, and the hp chat doesn't start because of a bag (I'm not the only one having this problem).

I read all messages of the reference topic about the same problem (as suggested) but I didn't find my needs.
I think I will have to ask about it a lot of time. Hope to find someone who can help me.
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Ok this may seem like any easy fix right? Lol not.

I want to be able to rest the password on my Wireless-G Broadband Router

without resetting the settings on the router.

Is there any programs I can run?

I need something

Thank you

A:Rest Linkys Router password

Unfortunately, if you don't know the password, you will have to do a complete reset. The settings for the most part should be default so it shouldn't take long to put it back the way it was.
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Now my question: from my laptop who uses the WIFI network, how can I reach or connect to the other network (the one that is managed with the router with the address? The purpose? I would like to access the computer connected to it as if they were part of the WIFIed network. And be able to access the router management page. Any clue?

A:Cascading routers - how to access admin features from one to the other?

first some basics;

examine the router (the box itself). everything attached to a LAN slot will default to
routing upwards using the WAN slot -- that's a big clue as to what the routing tables looks like.

second; to manage the configuration of a specific router:
a) WIRE a system directly to it
b) login to the router config page using the current router's ip-address

if your network is

then a system attached to routerX will route upward to router(X-1) and NOT downward to router(X+1)

if you wish to have ALL systems (wired and wireless) see and share with each other, then you have too many distinct address.
Leave router#1 as is. disconnect router#2 from #1 and wire router#1 to a LAN port on router#2, leaving its WAN port empty. Log into router#2 and disable DHCP.

Now do the same for the wire from #2-->#3 and disable#3 DHCP.

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Mobile Password Help The following support information and downloads are provided to help members freely remove their laptop password If all options have been HP password help thread / Dell etc. / laptop tried and you still require help removing your password search Google for HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread rd party alternatives TechSpot forums and all support is provided freely at all times it is against our guidelines to link to external HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread paid services You are advised to try any or all options with your first point of contact and best option being the laptop manufacturer Kudos to kimsland for putting together this summary of info related to password removal This comes from wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousands of posts related to this problem We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online So please use this guide for help but do not post any further threads on the matter they will be deleted Click gt Dell Support and System Information for a particular Service Tag gt Click gt HP Live Chat Drivers Warranty and Support Information thread gt Click gt Toshiba BIOS Setup BIOS settings -- access instructions Reset password on Satellite A http www techspot com vb post - html Reset password on Satellite A A http www techspot com vb post - html Password types Power On Password pop this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while and plugging it back in Supervisor bios Password svp this requires reading the eeprom chip leg or leg with an electronic device by using another pc s serial port or by paperclip method if model type available Hard Drive Password hdp this is usually tied to svp but not all the time it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer s password but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data Transfer of Product Ownership US http support dell com support top tag transfer c us amp cs amp l en amp s dhs amp redirect International http support dell com support top ansfer form c us amp cs amp l en amp s dhs amp redirect International warranty contact phone numbers http support dell com support top dellcare international travel c us amp l en amp s gen Old closed threads with lots of info Dell BIOS password removal Jun - Sep http www techspot com vb topic html replies HP Dell etc Laptop password help thread Jan-Mar http www techspot com vb topic html replies HP Dell etc Laptop password help April - July http www techspot com vb topic html replies HP Dell etc laptop password help thread Aug - Apr http www techspot com vb topic html replies Downloads Dell Manuals http support dell com support systemsinfo documentation aspx c us amp l en amp s gen amp cat DSTCD iso Release date -November- http www savefile com files quot Paperclip Procedure quot HTML Document http web archive org web http qasimtoep tripod com dell dell html PDF Document http www savefile com files laptops unlocked http www techspot com vb post - html Chip C C http www techspot com vb post - html Dell IC Numbers http www techspot com vb post - html SvcTag exe ftp ftp us dell com utility svctag exe Asset com ftp ftp us dell com utility asset com Command line Uses gt asset eg Asset o for owner tag CmosPwd http www cgsecurity org wiki CmosPwd Attachments HP OldPass zip includes unlock exe made in BIOS PW EXE made in HDD PW EXE made in HP Oldpass zip As above made as a copy using another Zip program Dell Latitude zip D B password generator old generator Dell MasterPW zip D B password generator old generator How to use We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there You can always go back to your system manufa... Read more

A:HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread

Dell bios adress

I havea dell x200 and it is locked with an admin password. I have down loaded the bios but I have no idea of the adress in which the password is kept. Does anyone know it. Aso I have been informed that the cmos chip is a u525.And I can not find it. Where would this chip be located?
Last and not least , can this cmos chip be inline programable just like an ibm.(I don't remove the cmos in a ibm to reprogram it to remove crc errors) Any help would be great

Thank you
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A:How do I password protect downloads?

little fuzzy on your description.

Download usually refers to copying data from a webserver. If you have multiple systems with Print/File sharing active, then we use the those facilties to control
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A:Bypassing password ?

For what reason do you need to do this?
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A:Link two laptops, no internet capabilities/access

This may be outdated but there was a program i used to used called laplink that transfered files between laptops. the connection was made through serial or lpt ports or both, and i even had special laplink transfer cables. This would be ideal for older laptops especialy.
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A:Dell Latitude D620 password issue

this system has still warranty. all you need to do is to claim ownership and get the master password from dell. no cheaper option here and of course no free option...

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A:Unlocking Hard drive without Master Password

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A:Removing/Resetting BIOS password on a HP dv9700

Check this thread for the info:
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A:Changing 5400+ Black Edition Voltages

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Service Code #5HCW311-595B
Express Service Code 11933488981

Thanks in advance

A:Dell Latitude C400 Bios Password Protected

Hi jaa55 and welcome to the TS Forum :wave:

You dont say which password is set, it can be 1 of 2.

1 is easy gotten rid of, the other not so easy.

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i have tried to solve 2 wireless problems before here but to no avail
Ill try discussing another problem.

Sometimes, my wireless internet stops working. My adaptr shows the network, but it automatically logs out. When i try to log in, i get a message that the network settings on my computer are different from the network settings. To make it work again i have to switch my wiress adaptor off and turn it on again, then it works fine.

i tried this at a friend. my wireless logged off, when i tried to log in, it repeadly said that i am entering the wrong password. then i rsstarted my wireless adapotr and the same password worked fine.

what is this!?!?!

A:Wireless configuration changing?

likely you have connected to multiple hotspots (or any number of friends) WiFi sites
and this can lead to attempts to login to the wrong system.

with the WiFi active there should be a wifi icon in the system tray. click on it to
see the available networks.

then click on the one you want to access
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A:Hard drive password forgotten due to beer

go here ..

#1 download backtrack
#2 burn image to dvd or cdr
#3 visit website again to obtain tutorial for backtrack password penetration
#4 save disk.

not sure if this will get bios stored passwords but will with anything in storage..
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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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Everytime I re boot I have to change the first boot back to the sata drive. How can a make this stay?

A:Boot keeps changing

So you have 4 hard drives
And likely minimum 1 DVD drive
And I think you mentioned on another thread you are running Striped or Mirror Raid Array

Is that correct?
Because if so, I think you may be going a little over-board.
You do know that most users just have 1 hard drive

Anyway, yes you could be getting conflicts with your drives (5 of them) and your motherboard chipset, who knows.
But the answer is to run the same manufacture and connection (ideally Sata) on multiple hard drives, especially if using Raid