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  • malbenbut
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    Yes all up and running. My grandchildren are very pleased I wish I had bought more There were about 25 on the waggon along with a couple of lazer colour printers some flat screen monitors and numerous keyboards.
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    Last edited by malbenbut; 06-13-2010, 04:44 AM.

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  • Evan
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    The problem is already solved.

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    ok back to the first post but he does not say bios ok then lets say its software only then take the drive put it on another computer ID it as a slave and go into the windows OS files find the files related to passwords on the OS and delete the files , that or just back up the stuff you want off the drives reformat and reinstall the OS when you put the drive back as a master in the computer it came from,

    to easy

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  • MTNGUN
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    Originally posted by Evan
    Does anybody actually read the posts after the first one?
    LOL. I've been guilty of the same crime, many, many times.

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  • Evan
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    Does anybody actually read the posts after the first one?

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  • MaxHeadRoom
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    Look on the MB for a jumper marked Clear Bios.
    If it has, then jumper, switch on for 1 minute, then remove.
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  • Evan
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    It is my understanding that the machines are up and running having been freshly reformatted.

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  • bruto
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    Assuming this is not a bios password but an OS password, try a google search for "Ultimate Boot CD." There's a free downloadable CD image that will give you a number of alternate operating systems and utilities that boot from the CD, including a windows password eraser. I've used it on a couple of ex-dump computers with success, and it's a pretty useful resource to have around anyway, since it could allow you to salvage data on a crashed system, etc.

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  • malbenbut
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    Quote by airsmith
    i have only seen a few that no matter what you did ,it aint letting you in with out the password..
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    It didn't let me I had to reformat the computers.
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  • Guest's Avatar
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    if its a bios password the only way is to use the clear cmos/bios jumper or if that jumper is not there , you have to remove the battery and spike it by reversing the battery polarity, keep in mind some older systems could not handel the reverse battery spike trick but about 98% would and that can and usualy does reset the bios , i have only seen a few that no matter what you did ,it aint letting you in with out the password..

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  • malbenbut
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    When looking in computrer properties speed is 2.4 gig with 512 ram. I can live with that at th price I paid.
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  • Evan
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    Seems that they must be pretty fast computers or else your estimation of 5 seconds is a bit low. Anyway, nice to see that they work. Now you should do a system restore using the built in reinstall system. That will put the system back to a known clean state. Try tapping the F11 key during startup and then follow the instructions to reinstall XP. It won't take long and there is no extra setup involved since the HP restore system puts it back to an "as new" condition. Since they are school computers there will not be any product activation required for the operating system as they are on a multi seat licence.

    You may however run into a problem trying to use the machines on the internet. They are probably configured to work with an active directory server for all network functions including internet use.

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  • malbenbut
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    I did as Evan said remove battery for an hour, I was then able to reboot the computer With windows XP pro. Its now working ok now.
    I know these computers came from a local high school so I am quite happy with them.
    Thanks to all off you for the suggestion put forward, fortunatelly the first thing I tried worked.
    The computers were only £10 for 3 with keyboards and mice.

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  • Black Forest
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    hard drives are cheap

    I would never have a computer of unknown origin in my home or place of business. What happens if you picked up the computer of a pervert or child pornographer and have child porn on your "new" computer. Yeah I know, I am paranoid but that doesn't mean I am wrong!

    Open up the box and see what motherboard and cpu, etc., etc. is in there.

    Computer components are so cheap nowadays is it really worth it to mess with the unknown?

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  • BadDog
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    Agreed. If it's a BIOS PWD, just clear it. Then in the BIOS, set CD/DVD as first boot device, and finally install OS of choice after completely repartitioning and then formating the HD. I've got a new laptop coming in a few weeks. First thing I'll do is format and reinstall what *I* want, and given the source of your computer, that's almost certainly what you would want anyway.

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