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Dingus

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Hi folks.
I just got myself an old '98 PC. I bought it from a second hand shop, who can't give me any info.
I don't want to fdisk it and load XP as Windows 98 is all that I need, as I only want to run Office 2000 on it.
My problem is that the PC has password enabled at boot up. Can anyone tell me how I can reset this or find out how to bypass it? :confused:
 

Dingus

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Thanks guys, but got fed up with it, so I formated it.
 

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Formatting doesn't get rid of a power-on password. It sounds like there was a Windows password which you could have removed without formatting.
 

Dingus

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It's wasn't the BIOS (Power on) set password, but the Windows one (User). I should have been clearer, sorry.
 
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There is no required password for Win98.

Could have just pressed the ESC key and bypassed it or just entered in another user name.
 
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