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lena36

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Hello,

I've put a password on my computer under the BIOS menu, and now I can't remember what it is. I'm trying to run a Knoppix program and need to change the boot up sequence to cd-rom. Is there any way I can change the password I've put on that I can't remember? Also, it looks like my screen has a black background or border on it. Even around the desktop. Can you tell me how to fix this?
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Artellos

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hello lena36,

BIOS or Operating System's passwords are there for the purpose related to Security and Privacy to protect the legitimate owner of a machine. While there are many locations on the Internet that might help you learn about managing passwords for a machine's BIOS or Operating System, we a G2G do not assist in what amounts to hacking past a machine's Security and Privacy safeguards.

While such requests are often legitimate, and come from users who experience exactly the kind of problem that you post, we have no way of determining legitimate vs. not legitimate, therefore we do not respond to such requests.

Now, for the desktop black border issue, Have you tried resetting the settings of your monitor?

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Olrik
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lena36

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Hi Olrik,

Thanks for the help. I understand about the password issue, I'll just keep on trying to think of the code. I have tried to change the settings, by right clicking the desktop and trying to change them but it seems that didn't work either. Is there somewhere else I'm supposed to try?

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If I'm correct there's some buttons on the monitor itself.
A menu too, and in that menu you can select to reset the monitor, or auto adjust it.
See if that helps.

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o.k. now I feel like such an idiot because that is the problem.

Thank you so much,
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There's no such thing as dumb questions as a lot of us say here :)
Glad we could help! :)

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Olrik
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