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I went to my computer and it says start up password, I never

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I went to my computer and it says start up password, I never gave it one. now I cant open my computer
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your machine, and what operating system are you running?
Customer: windows 8.1 acer Z
JA: Have you installed any updates recently? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: without a password ***** unable to get on my computer and I'm worried
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Laptop
Expert:  bbao replied 11 months ago.

Do you mean Windows password? Was you the only person to access your computer?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I need an acer computer tech not a lawyer
Expert:  bbao replied 11 months ago.

I am not a lawyer. :-)

I was wondering if someone else around you set a password. If yes, the most easy way is ask for the password ***** the person. :)

Okay, there are a few types of password ***** might be required for start up, including BIOS password, hard disk encryption password ***** Windows password. I need to determine which one it is. If you have no idea how to determine the type, please take a screenshot using your phone and post it here.

Expert:  bbao replied 11 months ago.

Is the password ***** an issue for you?