IBM APTIVA PASSWORD

  Sherwood 22:34 10 Jun 2007
Locked

My IBM Aptiva running Windows 98 has just stoped working.

It displays a key symbol. When I hit the return key it displays the message:
"Incorrect password specified. System halted."

I have never enterd a password in it.
Is there a general password it is looking for?

  Kate B 22:38 10 Jun 2007

Blimey, I had an Aptiva about eight years ago - that's an old machine! Can you get into safe mode?

  Sherwood 22:47 10 Jun 2007

No!

  Sherwood 09:39 11 Jun 2007

Does anyone know how to get it into safe mode, please?

  wee eddie 09:41 11 Jun 2007

I seem to remember that the Aptiva I had was K5.

  Sherwood 09:43 11 Jun 2007

Do you mean key "F5"?
Or Key "K" then key "5"?

  wee eddie 09:43 11 Jun 2007
  Sherwood 09:45 11 Jun 2007

Thanks.
That looks very helpful.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

Halloween Photoshop & Illustrator tutorials: 20 step-by-step guides to creating spook-tacular…

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Comment créer, modifier et réinitialiser un compte Apple ?