Cannot set Boot time password

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by sanathoia@gmail.com, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Can you help me out?

    Config: Intel P4 1.66GHz, Intel 845GBV mbd, WinXP SP2

    I used to have boot time password. One fine day it was gone and booted
    into Windows without asking for password. It, however, asked for the
    windows logon password. After loading windows, I found that the system
    time was also reset to hardware time-stamp. I corrected the time and
    restarted. I went into setup at boot and again set the supervisor
    password, then rebooted. This time also it booted directly and the
    time was again reset.

    I changed the cmos battery. Now the system time is Ok but the boot
    time password can not be set. What could be wrong?

    Note: My system had been ill for sometime from insomnia. It would not
    shutdown completely. It shows the popup window that says - windows is
    shutting down- and the whole popup windows turns black. After a few
    moments when the HDD stops spinning I have to switchoff power
    otherwise it wouldnt switch off itself.

    I dont want to lose some programmes I love too much by formatting and
    reinstalling.
    , Feb 17, 2007
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  2. wrote:

    > Can you help me out?
    >
    > Config: Intel P4 1.66GHz, Intel 845GBV mbd, WinXP SP2
    >
    > I used to have boot time password. One fine day it was gone and booted
    > into Windows without asking for password. It, however, asked for the
    > windows logon password. After loading windows, I found that the system
    > time was also reset to hardware time-stamp. I corrected the time and
    > restarted. I went into setup at boot and again set the supervisor
    > password, then rebooted. This time also it booted directly and the
    > time was again reset.
    >
    > I changed the cmos battery. Now the system time is Ok but the boot
    > time password can not be set. What could be wrong?
    >

    Maybe some value in your cmos memory is haywire. Try to find the "reset to
    setup defaults" or similar menu in your bios. Try that one first, and
    afterwards "high performance settings" if available.

    > Note: My system had been ill for sometime from insomnia. It would not
    > shutdown completely. It shows the popup window that says - windows is
    > shutting down- and the whole popup windows turns black. After a few
    > moments when the HDD stops spinning I have to switchoff power
    > otherwise it wouldnt switch off itself.
    >

    The side effects of a dying cmos battery may have confused acpi.

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    Walter Mautner, Feb 17, 2007
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