My Uncle (for real), 80, who I am attempting to assist has forgotten his password when he first boots up his computer. He is running Win 95, has misplaced his original installation disk(s) and does not appear to have a rescue disk. His data is backed up, mostly. What can I do to get his computer back up? I have explained to him it may ultimately be necessary to reformat the drive and thus lose all data, an outcome he is prepared for, though I don't how to do this as I can't get past the log in stage. Thoughts most welcome. FYI, I am running XP, but have an old backup copy of Win95 from a previous machine.
Sorry, I responded before your last post. Re windows, I don't believe the windows Boot-screen has started. As I recall, System goes through initial checks and then prompts for password, prior to any windows start up.
I will pop over to my Uncles place and take very careful note of the steps and get back to this thread, but that will be tonight at earliest.
Further to my last post System is turned on, commences memory check. There is the message "Hit DEL if you want to run SetUp" When memory check is complete, then blank screen with "Enter CURRENT Password"
If the DEL key is pressed, goes straight to "Enter ..." At no stage is there a windows screen
I assume this is a BIOS password prompt, and am preparing to undertake the above solution.