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How to reset BIOS to Default or Erase Password using Platform file in BIOS Tool

I am trying to erase a BIOS password I forgot because it is inhibiting me from changing settings in the BIOS. I am using a flashing software and tried changing some settings that seem likely to work ...
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Recover BIOS password of HP Pavilion 14 G1 laptop

I have a client who has given me a laptop which has an administrator password at startup, so I can't get into the BIOS. My client doesn't remember the password and needs his computer. I already tried ...
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Need to access deceased relative's laptop [duplicate]

A family member passed away. We need to access his Windows laptop for the usual reasons, especially since he kept very few paper records. It is password protected and we have no idea what the ...
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Reg safe boot mode in windows 10 [closed]

I just recently stuck with safe boot login window.I entered into safe via msconfig win win10,after restart, it enters into safe mode. I'm using 4 digit pin for user login password,and I'm the admin. ...
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Will Windows reset 'disk' still work if copied to another drive?

I made a password reset 'disk' on a USB thumb drive (wanted to use a CD for better convenience and reliability but it appears this is no longer permitted - pretty sure it was an option in Windows 7 - ...
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Alternative Windows 10 password

A friend not comfortable with computers has run into a problem. As I understand it, her computer is set up to require a local account password, but has stopped recognising her local account password. ...
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Forgot user & pass on Debian laptop

The hard drive is encrypted and I do remember that password thankfully, so I can get to the login screen, but both the username and password I've forgotten. How do I determine the username and maybe ...
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Remove Win 10 password - not required but forgotten [duplicate]

My dad's laptop apparently has a password for Windows 10 but he doesn't need to enter it on start up - the password screen flashes by briefly with it already filled in. However, while trying to change ...
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Reset / Retrieve BIOS admin password on a laptop (Asus UX430UA)

I need to remove the admin password in the BIOS in a ASUS UX430UA laptop. I am running dual-boot with Windows 10 64bit and kubuntu. I tried using CMOS De-Animator 2 and 3 through windows, but neither ...
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KDBX data recovery / format recovery

One of my USB sticks seems to be broken; neither Linux nor Windows can identify its formatting. mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdd, missing codepage or helper program, or ...
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Is it possible to recover lost password in windows 8.1 without any external software? [duplicate]

I am asking about a solution that does not include any kind of external software like a flash drive with a copy of windows or other recovery software. I am talking about a similar way to utilman.exe '...
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chntpw can't read amd raid

I tried to use chntpw to reset the password on my Windows 10 desktop, but since it's boot drive is a RAID 0 array, chntpw can't read it since it doesn't have the drivers. I'm using a Gigabyte AX370 ...
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pulling hashes from system/sam files after windows anniversary update

Recently I got locked out from my admin account on my acer nitro v laptop running windows 10 I managed to get a kali usb disk but I discovered samdump no longer extracts hashes properly(it returns ...
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Forgotten local account password in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I logged in originally using a Microsoft account, to try and access a specific app, but then swapped back to a local account. This prompted me for a password, and I somehow typed the wrong password ...
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John the ripper with know passwords

I have a hashed password that I'm trying to figure out with john the ripper. I add my own custom wordlist of the passwords I think it might be. However, I'm only getting back the first password I ...
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How to update recovery information of myself in self-service password reset tool as USER (not admin)?

As the guide in here show to to enable it as ADMIN https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/admin/add-users/let-users-reset-passwords?view=o365-worldwide I am a USER (student in university). I ...
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Unusual behaviour with a passworded rar being invalid password in winrar but falsely accepted in 7zip

I found an old .rar file on my computer but I couldn't remember the password exactly. I had a rough idea of what it was, so I wrote a program using 7ziplib in c# to brute force a bunch of permutations....
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How do I reset another user’s password on Windows 10?

I’m troubleshooting a standard user’s account. She has forgot her password and I’m trying to change the password but there’s no options My method was Home > Control Panel > User Accounts > User ...
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How can I get Chrome passwords from an SSD?

Is it possible to get passwords from an inactive user profile directory? The user is not synced, I only have the SSD of the original system. Copying the profile directory into a live install doesn’t ...
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Toshiba tecra R940 bios password

I got a used Toshiba Tecra R940 which shows password when I put it on and I don't know the password, I have search on the internet on how to remove it & I got an hint from https://youtu.be/...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Unknown Password

A Lenovo ThinkPad has an unexplained password prompt that appears after POST.  Even when I go to the BIOS I still have to go through this password.  I have tried turning all passwords I could find in ...
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Cannot Unlock ATA Security Locked Hard Drive Locked During Secure Erase

As stated in the title, I’ve got an ATA security-locked hard drive that I cannot seem to unlock. The locking happened after I started an ATA security-enhanced erase from Ubuntu’s Disks utility. The ...
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Toshiba Satellite L70-C bios password reset

I need to reset the bios on a Toshiba Satellite L70-C. The computer was taken to a repair shop before they got me to look at it and someone there removed the cmos battery and didn't put it back... ...
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Recover/reset/remove hdd(ssd - Qunion p20A 512g)

I bought a generic chinese blue label laptop(intel core i7-3517u) qunion p20 HD(ssd512), used it 40 days continuously then screen went blank! hooked it up to an external monitor, and able to go into ...
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Is there a way to get my old passwords from the Have I Been Pwned website?

I have an old device I am trying to get access to but I have forgotten my password. I would like to try my pwned passwords that are in the Have I Been Pwned database. Is there a way to get my old ...
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How do I reset Aspire E5-571G Insyde BIOS supervisor password?

Problem: BIOS supervisor password that is forgotten. Manufacturer: Acer Model: Aspire E5-571G Architecture: 64 bit OS: Win 10 Motherboard: Acer EA50_HB(U3E1) BIOS.ver: Insyde Corp.V1....
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Can't Reach Remote Desktop Web Page Where I Change My Password

It used to be that if anyone's password expired on the cloud server that my clients RDP into daily, I'd have them visit https://servername/RDWeb/Pages and go through the steps there to change their ...
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Even after resetting root password through Single user mode in rhel 7. Unable to login with root user | error : Incorrect password

I had forgotten my root password of rhel 7, So, i booted my system in single user mode and remount /sysroot with "rw" permission and then #chroot /sysroot. Then after changing the root password ...
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Dell Inspiron 3537 not accepting BIOS system password

Everything was working the previous night, in the morning I powered on my Dell Inspiron 3537 (2014), I entered the credentials as usual but System password says incorrect. I had password in HDD and ...
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Remove/reset EFI/BIOS/firmware password

I set up a UEFI password on my new PC. I decided to remove it and in order to do that I booted in UEFI settings. Clicked on reset administrator password. I've put the old password and nothing on the ...
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Access grub menu from locked out ubuntu lenovo edge 15

I have a single boot lenovo edge 15 with ubuntu. Unfortunately, installing Google's 2FA corrupted my password. Locking me out. The fix requires accessing grub. The problem is that I have no way to ...
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Password reset for Windows 7 Professional with Domain account

Using the UtilMan method, I'm able to see the user accounts (Administrator.....FirstUser.....Guest.....UpdatusUser) and I can reset passwords for these. But these names don't show up on the Windows ...
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Forgot macbook recovery key plus hard-drive encrypted

I don't know how my hard-drive got encrypted and now I cannot open my admin account with the password and I don't know what my recovery key is. I have very important files on desktop which I don't ...
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Unlock Windows 10 with a DOS boot disk?

I forgot my Win10 password. I have a disk which was a xp install disk, with a DOS environment and some disk tools(Ghost, etc). However, there's no PE. Can I unlock my computer without formatting the ...
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Recovering password from zip file

I have a few zip files from a long time ago but they are encrypted and I don't know the passwords. I have the unencrypted, uncompressed file that is in one of them. With this pair, I am trying to ...
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I need a rescue recovery code for 2019/04/02 Asus transformer

I need a rescue recovery code for 2019/04/02. I haven't tried anything else except try to find where I can generate these codes?
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How can I access the Windows Administrator account after forgetting the password?

I am using HP Mini running Windows 7 I have forgotten admin account password and I am not able access it but I have access to standard account Using account that I am not able to install any ...
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Is it possible to change MacOS user password via root without old password?

I need to change user password on MacOS without knowing old password. Tried to use: sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/user But got error: Permission denied. Please enter user's old password: Could you ...
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Passwords From Firefox on Linux

I have all my data in directory, have access to logins.json and the rest of the files from previous linux installation. I'm still on linux. Basic question, how to get to firefox passwords? I can't use ...
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How can i change my BIOS password?

I have tried everything, backdoor passwords, flashing the bios and bios reset tools made by my manufacturer (which is HP). All fail to work. I'm trying to install Kali Linux but I have secure boot on ...
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Is it possible to gain administrative rights under a domain in W10 while having local admin privilages?

I'm still trying to get the hang of Windows accounts under a DOMAIN but i have some security questions. From my experience it seems that in a machine local users and domain users are completely ...
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How to retrieve saved password of VPN on Windows 10?

I have a saved VPN on Windows 10 and I've forgotten its password. I need the password to log in to the site that provides my VPN (my university site, it doesn't have any "forgot" option). Windows 10 ...
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HDD/ATA password incorrect after system crash

Initial situation I have an Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro with Win 8.1 and 2 hard drives. mSATA Liteon SSD (256 GB) - operating system Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB - Data More than a year ago I set a password ...
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Recover Windows 10 password when encryption is used

I managed to forget my Windows 10 user password. I searched here, but most answers refer to solution when no encryption is present. The problem I have is that I have standard Windows encryption ...
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Unable to login into admin account in windows 7

I have Windows 7 utimate edition on my PC, After a long time i work on my PC i am not able to log into my "Administrator" account, when i check the "Administrators" localgroup i found it have two ...
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Two different servers (with one tied to SAP), with different login id's. Can they all sync?

Forgive me in advance: I USED to be a network admin many moons ago, but moved to management and my skills have weakened over time. So I might use wrong terms... background first, then question: ...
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How to reset kali linux password in windows subsystem for linux

I have installed Kali Linux subsystem on windows. And now I have forgotten the root password in Kali, there is just the terminal of Kali Linux and nothing else. How can I reset my password safely? ...
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ACTIONTEC C1900A VDSL modem: telnet shell password?

I have an ACTIONTEC C1900A ADSL/VDSL modem (CenturyLink branding). The device has the most recent firmware installed (CAB005-31.30L.96). When I telnet to the device and run the sh command to get to ...
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Brand new Windows 10 laptop: “wrong password”

I just unboxed a laptop and went through the setup steps, including setting up a user "foobar" with password "1234". Finally the setup completed, the computer rebooted, and presented me with a ...
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Is it Possible to Recover a Saved Password from MobaXterm

I have a password saved in MobaXterm for that I have forgotten. Is it possible to recover that password from the application somehow? The password is used to SSH into a Linux portal. The Linux ...

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