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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 5:00:40 PM

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How do you remove the password that initially pops up during boot? I
have a computer at work that I need to turn over to someone else and
need to get rid of my password.
Thanks

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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 10:07:23 PM

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See MS KB 152104 - "How to Prevent a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me
Logon Prompt at Startup" (http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=152104).

Basically you need to change to using Windows Logon in Control Panel |
Network. Then when you next log on don't enter a password (leave blank)
and click OK. If you've already allocated a password, logon and then
delete or better rename the password file in the Windows folder - this is
a file whose name is your logon name with a pwl extension.

Don't click Cancel or Escape as this will mean that you don't log on and
are instead what is called the Default User which means you won't be able
to save passwords and have access to certain features.
--
Mike Maltby
mike.maltby@gmail.com


richard kelly <rmk@wonderland.net> wrote:

> How do you remove the password that initially pops up during boot? I
> have a computer at work that I need to turn over to someone else and
> need to get rid of my password.
> Thanks
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 10:16:52 PM

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Have a look here it may help.
At the end of the page there is a section called

"DEBUG BIOS PASSWORD"
Read it carefully you may solve your problem?


"richard kelly" <rmk@wonderland.net> wrote in message
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How do you remove the password that initially pops up during boot? I
have a computer at work that I need to turn over to someone else and
need to get rid of my password.
Thanks
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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 10:28:08 PM

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Have a look here it may help.



DEBUG BIOS PASSWORD


Courtesy of Chris (scary_fast_99@yahoo.com).
"This DOS trick deletes (resets to default) your motherboard BIOS CMOS
password, to grant access to your computer and/or BIOS Setup once again, in
case you have forgotten or lost it. :) 
Exit MS Windows or reboot to native MS-DOS mode, using the "Command prompt
only" option from the Windows 95/98 Startup Menu: hold Shift + F5 at the
same time while your PC boots.
Then type at the C:\> prompt:

DEBUG

and hit Enter. You'll see a dash (-) at the DEBUG prompt. Now type:

o 70 2e

which will show as -o 70 2e at the DEBUG prompt. Hit Enter. Then type:

o 71 ff

and hit Enter. Finally type:

Q

and hit Enter one last time to quit DEBUG back to the C:\> prompt.
Now you're ready to reboot your PC, and press the appropriate key or key
combo (look it up in your motherboard manual if you don't know it) to access
your BIOS Setup. You'll notice the password is gone. :) "

NOTE: This works ONLY with MS-DOS 5.xx/6.xx, MS-DOS 7.xx [a.k.a. MS Windows
9x] or any other real mode OS.

"richard kelly" <rmk@wonderland.net> wrote in message
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How do you remove the password that initially pops up during boot? I
have a computer at work that I need to turn over to someone else and
need to get rid of my password.
Thanks
Anonymous
February 2, 2010 8:33:21 AM

Necropost.
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