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Have an hp envy when trying to tirn on it wants password I

Customer Question

have an hp envy
when trying to tirn on it wants password
I don't know it and have no disc
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Laptop
Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

What is the username, what operating system?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
there is not one
Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

oh this maybe a bios password, I'll see if someone can assist with this

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
how much for you to get on my device
Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

I found some instructions for you:

1. Make sure laptop is turned off
2. Unplug the laptop
3. Remove the battery
4. Open open the laptop case.
5. Locate the CMOS battery
6. Disconnect the battery
7. Let computer sit with no power for 30 mins
8. Reconnect CMOS, close case, reattach battery & plug in.
9. Reboot PC
10. You should be prompted that the Bios was reset

Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

Can't remote in as you can't login to your computer yet.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
what do I do?
Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

You need to perform the above steps

Here is a youtube video showing where the battery is at around 4:25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I6Xcl-UT7M

Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

Can you take a picture with your phone and attach it here; just to confirm this is the bios password?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
can email photo
Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

ok send to **************

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
photos can be sent by text
Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

you can put email address in the phone to place

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
will need to text; need address
Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

************

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
photos sent
we have no cell service
Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

ok have not received anything yet

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
did you receive photos
Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

no

Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

ok got picture, this is the login password

Is this a new computer you got from someone?

Do you have another working computer and blank cd?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
did not get password
purchased new from best buy
have other computer and blank disc
Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

if this is brand new we can try to do a refresh and restore to factory default.

restart the computer and press F8 repeatedly on startup, should take you to a menu screeen

Expert:  Cody replied 11 months ago.

Once you restart and press F8 on startup, you should get this picture http://www.digitalcitizen.life/sites/default/files/img/win10_safe_mode/win10_safemode_9.png

Choose troubleshoot --> reset

Expert:  IT Miro replied 11 months ago.

Hello! My name is*****
I am a certified computer professional who will assist you with the problem you described.

It has been brought to my attention that you requested another Expert. Let me know if that is the case, or you wish to continue working with the current Expert - Cody.

Thanks,
IT Miro