Administrator Password

Posted on 2006-05-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have a Windows 2000 PC which i have run the recovery utility on and now it is looking for a password whereas before I have never required one.
It's not at the GUI login phase but the message has a DOS screen and states "This PC is protected by a password authentication system and cannot be accessed. To access enter the Primary or Administrator Password and Press Enter"

Does anyone know of a way around this ?
Question by:Brinny05
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    Assisted Solution

    That is the bios password. This can be reset by switching a jumper on the mainboard or by removing the battery of your mainboard. Sometimes it takes a while, keep trying.
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    Accepted Solution

    A utility such as CMOSpwd may be able to recover your BOIS password by booting of a floppy. You can get a copy of this at

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