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  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You can use Hiren's Boot CD to totally obliterate the password:

    Download Hiren's from the Link below my pic, burn it and boot ti it on the machine with the passworded account.

    (Or, ise ISO2Disc to mount it to a Flash Drive - you'll need 700 MB).

    At the Boot Screen, you'll see "Offline XP/Vista/7" password Removal Tool" - Chose THAT.


    Read it CAREFULLY and follow the prompts, do what it says to do, It is a few Y on N presses, but the instructions are right in front of you. Use it to BLANK the passwords, you'll have to UNLOCK them first.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8


    That sounds like a great tool, but I can't see anything since the screen is cracked. External is now showing until I'm in Windows.
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    My desktop PC doesn't show the BIOS splash screen. All I get is a blank black screen until the Windows startup screen shows. I can still access my BIOS though and its menus. This only happened after a video card upgrade. I just listen for the beep and then press the Del key to enter BIOS. If I have show full screen logo enabled I don't see anything, if I disable it I'll see the post screen.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8


    If I am able to access the HDD from another computer, is there anything I could delete/modify to bypass the password? I have tried to delete the User files, however, that didn't help.
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  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Forum rules prevent discussing bypassing passwords etc.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8


    Well, I've installed windows 8 on HDD using another laptop, however, when I try to boot the Acer, I don't see anything on the external display. I guess I'm stuck without the new LCD.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by XxHaimBondxX View Post
    Well, I've installed windows 8 on HDD using another laptop, however, when I try to boot the Acer, I don't see anything on the external display. I guess I'm stuck without the new LCD.
    What mode did you install in UEFI or Legacy?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8


    How do I tell? I booted from my spare laptop's DVD-ROM, deleted all Acer's partitions and installed the new system. Is there something else I should have done?
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  9. #19


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=ACER&SC=PA_6

    That should be the manual from Acer | Download and selecting your model.

    About page 25 is the way to start by recovery from a USB - you will need a bootable installation USB - Windows 8.1 preview would do, or any other Windows 8 install iso. Then you could go back and download your drivers and recovery for the netbook AspireOne A0756. If you had left the recovery partition intact it could have restored the machine to factory settings, including drivers.

    "2. Plug in the USB drive and turn on your computer.3. If it is not already enabled, you must enable the F12 Boot Menu:
    a. Press <F2> when starting your computer.
    b. Use the left or right arrow keys to select the Main menu.
    c. Press the down key until F12 Boot Menu is selected, press <F5> to
    change this setting to Enabled.
    d. Use the left or right arrow keys to select the Exitmenu.
    e. Depending on the type of BIOS your computer uses, select Save
    Changes and Exit or Exit Saving Changesand press Enter. Select
    OK or Yes to confirm.
    f. Your computer will restart.
    4. During startup, press <F12> to open the boot menu. The boot menu
    allows you to select which device to start from, select the USB drive.
    a. Use your arrow keys to select USB Device, then press Enter. "

    Hoping that it is just a straight BIOS, and not securebooted UEFI. There are no indications of the full bios options available in the manual as far as I can see. Once in the bios you may be able to see an option to get you to a legacy BIOS.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8


    Everyone keeps forgetting that the LCD is shattered. I have read the manual, but didn't think I could navigate through the prompts blindfolded.
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