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Topic # 130965 3-Oct-2013 20:29
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hey guys, ive got a few old hp Buisness build desktops with xp pro on them, really good machines, but little issue,
ive done two of these, ive removed the logon passwords (ex company pcs) by using a dvd boot disc with a password cracker, but the latest one , wont boot off the dvd , and i cant get into bios ive tried everything the only thing that loads is hp setup, and in boot settings it doesnt list the dvd  only the cd drive gaa! ive got another 3 to do as well


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  Reply # 919295 21-Oct-2013 17:44
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try finding a bios cracker that runs on cd, or a Floppy one, with a floppy drive added.

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  Reply # 919319 21-Oct-2013 17:57
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Why are you unable to get into the BIOS? Is it due to a password, or does it simply not happen when you press the correct keys, or something else?

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  Reply # 919353 21-Oct-2013 19:39
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Usually F10 to get into the BIOS on HP business machines.

Does the original business know that their data is still on these machines?
They really should have been wiped correctly and had a fresh install of Windows done on them before being sold/given away.
That's what I'd be doing now anyway as who knows what state the Windows install is in.

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  Reply # 919354 21-Oct-2013 19:41
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Hmmm. If you're looking at cracking the Windows passwords, I recommend you don't do it. Just format the drives and use them. Cracking the passwords is not cool.




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