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Forgotten Screensaver Password Win 98

By Patrick Horn ·
I have a computer that the user set a screenasver password and has forgotten it. When I restart the machine it asks for the password. Is there a way to disable this? Backdoor help? Anything?

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Forgotten Screensaver Password Win 98

by scarlett In reply to Forgotten Screensaver Pas ...

Im alittle confused, is the password protect on your screen savor or in your boot up bios. If it is just on the screen savor boot the machine in safe mode and disable the screen savor.

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by EricRyd In reply to Forgotten Screensaver Pas ...

If its a screensaver you should be able to restart the computer and then disable it or change the password when windows loads.

If its a BIOS startup password you could take out the cmos battery for about 10 minutes or so, or you could try to change the cmos jumper to reset it. That will usually clear out the BIOS password.

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by Patrick Horn In reply to Forgotten Screensaver Pas ...

It's a part of the screensaver. The problem is, after the machine boots, it asks for a password to access windows.

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by Kuhlio In reply to Forgotten Screensaver Pas ...

Depending on where you are prompted for the password, there are a couple of things you need to do. If you are prompted prior to even seeing a Windows splash screen, then take the CMOS battery off of the mother board, or set the jumper on the motherboard (refer to documentation) to clear CMOS and put back to default settings.

If you are being prompted for a password at the right before you get to the Windows Desktop, all you need to do is hit cancel. Windows 98 alone does not require a password to load or get to a desktop.

If the screen saver password needs to be changed, go to display properties, screen saver, and uncheck the box to password protect the screen saver.

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