Learn to Read, Genius!

In my defense I’ve never used a boot up password before.

We have a new staff person in the office and she’s been assigned a computer that was previously used by a guy who had a boot up password on his computer. They asked me to disable the password so she wouldn’t have to mess with it every time she boots up. I’ve changed windows and network passwords billions of times but I had never had to disable a boot up password so I didn’t know how to do it. Naturally I googled.

I typed windows 2000 bootup password remove. Google asks did I mean boot up rather than bootup. Sure, whatever. Nothing of any use. I got instructions on how to change the windows password. That’s not what I was looking for.

So I’m chatting with the new person while I continue looking for answers. Minutes go by. Long minutes. I find it hard to do two things at once so I have to either talk to the person or read the google results. After about 20 minutes I reboot the system and there it is, right where I have to type in the password.

type in password and enter to continue
to disable password type in password and control+enter

I am the dumbest person alive. I can’t believe they pay me to troubleshoot. Ha ha!

I need some Ramen noodles.

7 Responses to “Learn to Read, Genius!”

  1. I think there is a battery that you need to pull out that will reste the BIOS or try googling reset BIOS password

  2. Mexigogue says:

    I just typed in the password and hit control+enter and it said “password disabled.” Hooray.

    How about those Pistons? I was rooting for them the whole time!

  3. HMT says:

    Computers are stupid. Guitars don’t need boot up passwords, just a careful caress of love and looseness..

  4. Phelps says:

    Sometimes guitars need defragging. One time I had to rebuild the B-tree leaves on my brother’s guitar.

  5. Jenn says:

    Hahaha at R’s “Noob.”

    It’s okay, Mexi, you’re still loved. That’s what troubleshooting’s all about.

    Defragging sucks. Only because I can’t use the laptop when it’s defragging. Boo!

  6. Jenn says:

    P.S. I brought Ramen noodles for lunch. Couldn’t help craving them after your last post.