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Jocelyn Levesque
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Registered: ‎01-05-2009
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Bios Password reset for a DC5700 SFF

Hi,

Need help, a student has set up a password on a DC5700 BIOS and I would like the instructions to reset it please,

Thanks in advance,

Joss
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Rich S
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Registered: ‎07-03-2005
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Re: Bios Password reset for a DC5700 SFF


Password Security
Establishing a Setup password:
1. Turn on or restart the computer. If you are in Windows, click Start > Shut Down >
Restart.
2. As soon as the computer is turned on, press F10 when the monitor light turns green to enter
Computer Setup. Press Enter to bypass the title screen, if necessary. If you do not press F10
when prompted, a restart will be necessary.
3. Select Security > Setup Password and follow the instructions on the screen.
4. Before exiting, click File > Save Changes and Exit.
Establishing a Setup password:
1. Turn on or restart the computer. If you are in Windows, click Start > Shut Down >
Restart.
2. As soon as the computer is turned on, press F10 when the monitor light turns green to enter
Computer Setup. Press Enter to bypass the title screen, if necessary. If you do not press F10
when prompted, a restart will be necessary.
3. Select Security > Power-On Password and follow the instructions on the screen.
Before exiting, click File > Save Changes and Exit.
Changing a password:
1. Turn on or restart the computer. If you are in Windows, click Start> Shut Down > Restart.
To change the Setup password, go to step 2.
To change the Power-on password, go to step 3.
2. To change the Setup password, as soon as the computer is turned on, press F10 when the
monitor light turns green to enter Computer Setup. Press Enter to bypass the title screen, if
necessary.
3. When the key icon appears, type your current password, a slash (/) or alternate de-limiter
character, your new password, another slash (/) or alternate delimiter character, and your new
password again as shown:
current password/new password/new password.
NOTE: Type the new password carefully since the actual characters do not appear on the
screen.
4. Press ENTER.
The new password will take effect the next time the computer is restarted.
Deleting a password
1. Turn on or restart the computer. If you are in Windows, click Start > Shut Down > Restart.
To delete the Setup password, go to step 2.
To delete the Power-On password, go to step 3.
2. To change the Setup password, as soon as the computer is turned on, press F10 when the
monitor light turns green to enter Computer Setup. Press Enter to bypass the title screen, if
necessary.
3. When the key icon appears, type your current password followed by a slash (/) or alternate
delimiter character as shown. Example: currentpassword/
4. Press Enter.




from

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00794304/c00794304.pdf








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Jocelyn Levesque
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Re: Bios Password reset for a DC5700 SFF

Hi again,

What do I have to do if I dont have the old password ? Is there a way to reset it ?

Thanks again,

Joss
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Eino V
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Registered: ‎01-10-2005
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Re: Bios Password reset for a DC5700 SFF

Hi Joss

Look at the following manual:
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01107411/c01107411.pdf
It is told on page 60.

Eino
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