Forum discussion tagged with password.
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    Question I forgot my computer pin and I can't connect to the internet to reset it

    A few months back Windows 10 forced me to set a pin and I did so begrudgingly, writing down the pin on a post-it note and with the intention of resetting it when I had the time. Now a few months down the line, I've not bothered to remove the pin, the post-it is long since lost and today...
  2. Jaiff

    [SOLVED] Dell laptop has Bitlocker on both drives ?

    My dell laptop has windows 10 in it. Suddenly it's asking for a password instead of a pin. I know it has lots of viruses. now I am unable to log in. and it also not connected with my Microsoft account. I tried to reset it with a windows 10 bootable USB. then I found that it c and d both drives...
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    Question How does Chrome know which passwords have been compromised?

    Wasn't sure which board to post this question. Majority of my passwords are unique for each site, so if something is breached it can't cascade to other accounts. When I log into one particular site using Chrome, I get an alert telling me my password was found in a data breach and should be...
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    Question Zip file password, please

    Hey guys I just tried to open an old file with some very important things in it, to the point I'm really depressed about it because i can't remember the password... Is there any way to get around it? I don't care how difficult..i just need to get into it. Any help would be really appreciated...
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    Question PC asking for SSD password when one was never set ?

    Whenever I boot my PC I get a password screen asking for a User Password for my HDD. I have never set one of these and no one else uses my computer. If I press escape it says "Incorrect password. HDD Locked" and then my computer boots. I can no longer see the drive in my file explorer. Is this...
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    Question Password Chrome

    What is saver? Google/Chrome sync turned on and passwords in Chrome are saved to Google Account. CONVENIENT Passwords are only stored on Chrome on Windows 7 computer. Get Lastpass free pw manager and deactivate 1 and 2 Thanks
  7. bobbyboi

    [SOLVED] After booting, it says I need to change my password? However, I never set a password in the first place.

    So like the title says, I've basically been booting from my SSD for the past month with no issues. However, when I powered on my PC this morning it brought up a loading menu saying something along the lines of, "Repairing C:", etc. I thought it had to do with updating Windows and thought nothing...
  8. glarrrgh

    Question Dell bricked my HD with the bios wipe function

    Hi. I have a dell precision 3620 that i pulled out of the garbage somewhere. It is working fine, but I wanted a fresh experience. So I reset the bios and clicked the "wipe internal disks on reboot" function. It started up, and the progress bar moved along. But after about a minute or so, it...
  9. FO04

    [SOLVED] Password problem

    So like a month ago I logged in with Facebook on my friends MacBook on a site and now when he goes to facebooks site he has my login but he also has my login on other sites that my Facebook is connected to like Instagram and probably more. Any fixto this problem cause it seems like he has the...
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    Question ADATA XPG gammix s11 pro PCIe M2 SSD locked with password

    hi, my Adata XPG Gammix s11 pro PCIe M2 SSD seems to be locked with a password. During bootup, Asrock motherboard UEFI keeps asking for HDD user password. I never set up any HDD password. So how did it got locked? It will ask for the HDD user password. After some tryout, it will ask...
  11. smocaine

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Admin Account Inaccessible

    Please help! Urgent, university semester in the balance (can't access my main account with all my documents) TLDR Version: While browsing on Opera, PC just started messing up (random windows opening, infinite tabs opening, taskbar flashing etc) - stopped once keyboard was unplugged (Corsair...
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    Question Brand new Dell XPS 13 with locked BIOS

    I recently received a Dell XPS 13 here at my shop. They indicated it was not usable with a "no boot device found" error (or something similar). Apparently they first gave it to a "techie" family member to fiddle with but was returned with new cosmetic damage and the same issue. When I first...
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    Question Forgot Administrator Password, how to reinstall?

    Hello, I don't now my administrator password on xp, I want to try formating the disk to factory settings and start all over, to do this is it necessary re installation of xp with a cd? Where do I type in the product key to gain access to do the process? I don't have the original xp cd just the...
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    Question Asus Vivobook x512u UEFI password reset

    Hello, i have big problem 1 year ago IT guy reinstall windows and set UEFI admin user password now i want reinstall windows and cant acces bios with admin rights or BOOT from USB how can i reset that password without laptop disband. i search and read 3 hours in google cant find solution for this...
  15. IcoSam

    Question PC or Keyboard "posessed" and typing by its own

    Hi everybody I couldn't find a solution for it anywhere. I got a problem with my PC. Sometimes, my keyboard or rather the PC types stuff by its own. It's usually just the most used keys (like QWERASDF, TAB - keys used for gaming) but there are somehow moments, where it types in MY PASSWORDS...
  16. kingston97bg

    [SOLVED] remove password, netplwiz doesnt work anymore on new version?

    Hello. Simply question how can i remove my startup password for login into my PC without netplwiz Reason > picture >
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    Question Toshiba Satellite BIOS password problem

    I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5300 laptop that worked fine previously, but has been stored for a few months. I never set a BIOS password for it, but when I took it out a couple of days ago, it would not boot at all without one. It doesn't make sense, but it seems something must have reset...
  18. bruhthakuga

    Question How to Secure Erase an EVO850 with a Password

    How do I Secure Erase an EVO 850 with a password. I don't want to break Tom's password rules and circumvent the password to get to someone's data, I want to reuse "MY" ssd that I set a password on with a keyboard that has a bad shift key only to be locked out immediately after setting the...
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    Question Laptop wont boot. .

    Hi! I was trying to help a friend reset the bios password on his Lenovo L460 thinkpad. So first i tried to remove the cmos battery, it didnt work. So i figured i had to reset the bios chip by shorting it out. and so i did.. but now the computer wont turn on.. the power button and the "fn" button...
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    Question Samsung Note 8 from Sprint Locked Screen (NO Google/Samsung account, stock software)

    A customer of mine has a Samsung Note 8 from Sprint that has a screen lock. Apparently, the customer has never had a password or security of any type (fingerprint, pattern, etc) on the device, and they have no idea how it got on there. I had them call Samsung/Google/etc to try and resolve the...
  21. Zii

    Question Removing CMOS battery is not resetting BIOS.

    Got an HP laptop (HP ENVY m6-aq100 x360) that for stupid reasons, now has a BIOS password lock. Can't get in. Can't use F9 to boot through any other methods as the BIOS password is required in order to do anything. Tried some "master password" generator tools online, but none of them work for...
  22. M

    Question Help need the password

    Hi guys I have a custom pc my dads mate gived to me cause he was old he didn’t know how to use it cause he’s nephew owned it but he went to jail and he said I could have it instead of throwing it out so he gived it to me but I already own a Alienware laptop but the desktop has a password and I...
  23. [SOLVED] Is this a backdoor account in zte router ?

    i found these when i opened the router config file using router pass view tool from nirsoft. I can login using the username admin and the blurred password(my password). But i can't login using these although the enable value = 1 the only difference i see is the app ID What would that...
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    [SOLVED] Laptop BIOS Only Boots From CD/USB In Legacy Mode - How To Boot From USB With Legacy Disabled?

    Hey, So, I'm trying to recover a Windows 10 account password for a family friend that has forgotten the password on a HP pavilion laptop. The laptop boot loader is only allowing me to select a bootable USB or CD as the boot option, if legacy mode is enabled within the bios. If legacy mode is...
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    [SOLVED] SSID & Password changed

    Hello everyone, my computer won't connect after SSID & password changed. Please help me with ISP username and password. I tried the settings given to me by the internet guy. it doesn't work Trying to figure out from last night. When click on network and sharing set up a new connection. broadband...
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    Question password character specifications

    i have been trying to create a password and it's telling me that i need a special character and an alpha character in my password, what's the difference? I looked up what the difference is and i get the same results.
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    [SOLVED] Windows 10 PIN Setup, Cannot Log In - Can Log In Via Microsoft Account

    I recently got my laptop back after having the motherboard replaced. It is running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. When I went to log in, it says that the PIN needs to be set up again. I then click "Set Up PIN" and it asks me to log in using my username and password. Now, I know my password for my...
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    Question Hard drive password bypass

    Hi, i've tried to completely format my ASUS Laptop, but something happened and it got stuck. A few moments later I decided that I would turn it off and everything will be alright, but when I turned it on, there was a HDD password. I hope you can help me! :)
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    Question Microsoft account password change

    If i change my microsoft account password thats linked to windows 10 what happens to the sign in password? is it the old or i have to press the new password as long as my pc opens without the need to press the password.
  30. JeckeL

    Question Password Protected PDFs???

    We receive a lot of password protected HIPAA-compliant documents in PDF format and I was wondering what versions of reader/acrobat/etc have the ability to remove passwords/security features? Most of our end users just have adobe reader installed on their machines and while they can enter the...
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    Question Can't connect to a wifi even if my password is right.

    The building beside us has strong wifi and it is free until they decided to protect it with a password. And then, since our neighbor knew the password, they gave it to us. For the first few weeks, we were connected on the building's wifi. Until one day, the wifi's strength has weaken. I can...
  32. editor1

    [SOLVED] how shuld I stor my acct's and paswords

    Hi I had a home invasion and now sufering id theft. My acct's ar beig mesed with. I have a nas server that i normaly store my user stuff on. Any'y sujestions on how to store my acct's and paswords ?
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    Question CAn the Internal drive from the WD elements work on another external enclosure with no problem after I used WDformatter to make it xp compatible?

    Ok so i've read that the WD mybook has onboard chip hardware encryption, which means that if you take out the HD and put it into another enclosure, you won't be able to read the disk. However, The WD elements/easystore don't have this, which means you should be able to shuc the drive and put it...
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    Question How to hard reset a Samsung S6 with forgotten password?!?!

    UGH. Long story short, have a Samsung S6 with NO way to get the password. I can't perform a hard reset without the password. I can't power the phone off without the password. As far as I know there's no desktop app which resets the phone without the password. Please help
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    Question Blocked from BIOS and booting from USB by Harddisk Security

    I bought a second hand laptop and was in the process of cleaning and resetting the hard disk until it started asking for a password and doesn't let me get to the BIOS anymore and also doesn't let me boot from a USB. Everything was working fine for last few days. The laptop came with Windows. I...
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    Question Could a router randomly change its custom WiFi & admin passwords w/o being hacked?

    Is there a circumstance where a DSL modem/router (Actiontec PK5000) could - without being hacked - block access via both the custom admin logon and SSID password? In other words, it had all the symptoms of changed passwords without undergoing a reset. Hacking was my immediate conclusion but the...
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    Question How do I configure my router's password recovery?

    I am trying to set up my router's password recovery system but they ask me for 'To' and 'From' which I do not understand. I know Outlook's SMTP address but what am i supposed to input in these two fields? Screenshot uploaded here:!AmqDwfJBzji6hJNzgAbL0j0F6-qhHg
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    Question Recovering An Account Password Help

    Hello, I have a client that I just did some work for. It's a Church local to me. They recently bought a new computer and wanted me to transfer over their data and programs. I ended up transferring over Microsoft Office and had it activated just fine. For their email, they use Microsoft Outlook...
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    Question How to remove the password on Intel's Turbo in BIOS

    So my uncle decided to crash at my place today and asked me to look at his laptop . I noticed it didn't have turbo on so I went into the BIOS settings to see if I can turn it on . Turns out the thing has a password and my uncle doesn't know about it . I asked him where he got the laptop he said...
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    Image windows harddrive incrementally

    I have a windows 7 laptop with an 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, this is the only drive in the laptop. I would like to attach an external 500gb Samsung SSD and create an exact bootable copy so in case if harddrive failure or corruption, I can simply remove my SSD and install the other SSD and be...