05-24-2019 01:59 PM - last edited on 05-25-2019 11:39 AM by NateS
So there are 4 types of password
Windows password; this was definitely not it
Hard drive password: No, because like I mentioned I mistook the hard drive password for the BIOS password at first, so actually I used the hard drive password every time I booted the PC. Looking at the the link you sent me this could also have been the "power on password", I have no idea.
This only showed up when I tried to enter the BIOS. It looked like this when I had typed in a false password three times:
Then the computer shut down
Please tell me this is the BIOS password and not some other I could've easily removed
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05-25-2019 07:58 AM
05-25-2019 11:54 AM
You can see the BIOS settings by hitting enter but you cannot change anything. With a disk password, you cannot see or access anything without the password. The power on password and the HDD are prompted every time you start. The BIOS password is prompted only when you try to get to the BIOS screen. The only "fixes" for a forgotten BIOS password are to remember the PW or replace the motherboard. There is no work-around for a disk PW.