asks for password before log in?

Posted: 08-29-2008, 10:38 PM

I had just got this lap top from a friend and when I turn it on it asks
for a password.........my friend was puzzled and said he didn't set
one...This is all before it even gets to to log in screen.after 4 tries
it says system is at a halt ..................any body out there know
how to get pass this ?


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Malke
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Re: asks for password before log in?
Posted: 08-29-2008, 11:27 PM
xbob627 wrote:
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> I had just got this lap top from a friend and when I turn it on it asks
> for a password.........my friend was puzzled and said he didn't set
> one...This is all before it even gets to to log in screen.after 4 tries
> it says system is at a halt ..................any body out there know
> how to get pass this ?
From your description, this is a BIOS password. *Someone* had to set it; a
BIOS password doesn't magically create itself. If your friend seriously
can't remember it, then possibly he can ask whoever *he* got the laptop
from.

Otherwise contact the laptop mftr. for instructions. You can remove a
BIOS-level password yourself - with guidance - on some machines. On others,
the machine will need to be sent back to the laptop mftr. So you need to
call their tech support and ask.

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beoweolf
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Re: asks for password before log in?
Posted: 08-29-2008, 11:36 PM
It 'possibly' has 3rd party security, boot or M/B password set.strictly
based on your friends ignorance about his system, are you certain he is the
original owner?


"xbob627" <xbob627.3exf1t@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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> I had just got this lap top from a friend and when I turn it on it asks
> for a password.........my friend was puzzled and said he didn't set
> one...This is all before it even gets to to log in screen.after 4 tries
> it says system is at a halt ..................any body out there know
> how to get pass this ?
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xbob627
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Re: asks for password before log in?
Posted: 08-30-2008, 12:16 AM

yes my friend is retarted but is the original owner........I was presen
when he bought it at wal-mart about a year ago.........thanks for th
info

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Re: asks for password before log in?
Posted: 08-30-2008, 12:51 AM
On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 05:46:57 +0530, xbob627
<xbob627.3exjfj@winvistaclub.com> wrote:
>yes my friend is retarted but is the original owner
If you're going to call someone "retarded", it's best to not misspell
the word.
Spirit
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Re: asks for password before log in?
Posted: 08-30-2008, 01:22 AM
No he means his friend has a sharp bitter taste.

"Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote in message news:ka6hb4tdsvs29uqmtlptp90m9sp79nssb9@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 05:46:57 +0530, xbob627
> <xbob627.3exjfj@winvistaclub.com> wrote:
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>>yes my friend is retarted but is the original owner
>
> If you're going to call someone "retarded", it's best to not misspell
> the word.
xbob627
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Re: asks for password before log in?
Posted: 08-30-2008, 02:12 AM

oops sorry im in a hurry


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Re: asks for password before log in?
Posted: 08-30-2008, 03:37 AM

"xbob627" <xbob627.3exf1t@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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> I had just got this lap top from a friend and when I turn it on it asks
> for a password.....
What does it say? Are there screen graphics, or just text printed
to screen? I suppose if it were inactive for a long enough time it
might lose power to the backup BIOS settings and take you to
the BIOS Setup Program - in this case, contact the manufacturer.

Could be a cryptographic security program too, but your
straightforward friend would surely know about its existence.
>....my friend was puzzled and said he didn't set one...
Was he viewing the screen with you, or just telling you by
phone that he didn't set one?
> This is all before it even gets to to log in screen.after 4 tries
> it says system is at a halt .........
Ask your friend what OSes are installed on the machine.

Exact wording of messages typed to screen would be helpful,
as would a description of graphics if any.
> .........any body out there know
> how to get pass this ?
Sure, but you haven't told anybody what "this" is.

Maybe your friend gave you the wrong laptop, and his is
at some corporate headquarters where they are trying to
figure out why the contents are not encrypted. D


Richard Urban
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Re: asks for password before log in?
Posted: 08-30-2008, 07:51 AM
Take it back to whomever you ***BORROWED*** it from and ask them how to get
into the computer they no longer possess.

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"xbob627" <xbob627.3exf1t@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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> I had just got this lap top from a friend and when I turn it on it asks
> for a password.........my friend was puzzled and said he didn't set
> one...This is all before it even gets to to log in screen.after 4 tries
> it says system is at a halt ..................any body out there know
> how to get pass this ?
>
>
> --
> xbob627
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> xbob627's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=390
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Re: asks for password before log in?
Posted: 08-30-2008, 06:26 PM


"Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@NOSPAMgmail.com> schreef in bericht
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> On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 05:46:57 +0530, xbob627
> <xbob627.3exjfj@winvistaclub.com> wrote:
>
>>yes my friend is retarted but is the original owner
>
> If you're going to call someone "retarded", it's best to not misspell
> the word.
Oh! No! Again teacher Montgomery has nothing to say. So then keep your mouth
shut and piss of!!

 
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