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 Post subject: Laptop password forgotten
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:08 pm 
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Dear Saint Scott, I have just lost the password of my COMPAQ Armada 7400
laptop. ( i change password on weekly basis). I have tried removing the
CMOS battery in order to clear the power on password as taught by you in
one of articles on laptop technology @ QUE PUBLISHING website.After
applying all other knowledgethat I have as a PC tech, this portable system
of mine continues to display the power on password prompt that protects it
from an unautorised user. Please help me. Iam one of your ardent disciples
around the word.


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 Post subject: Re: Laptop password forgotten
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:09 pm 
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There are up to 3 passwords associated with the hardware on most laptops,
plus the Operating System password. You'll find information and
instructions on dealing with laptop hardware passwords in the section
"Dealing with Passwords" on p. 128-134 of my book:


Since you say it isn't a POP (Power On Password, also called the CMOS
password), then it might be the HDP (Hard Disk Password) or SVP (SuperVisor
Password) instead. All of those are covered in the book in detail.

If it isn't any of those, but is instead your OS password, and you run a
Windows NT based OS (Windows NT, 2000, XP, or Vista), then I wrote a post
showing how to deal with that here:


Let me know which password it turned out to be, and how you ended up
removing it. Scott.


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