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After I accidentally switched off without shutting down my

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after I accidentally switched off without shutting down my acer xc603 is asking for a password ***** restart as far as I am aware I have never had a password. any help appreciated?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I'm sorry about the issue. Does your Acer desktop computer have windows xp, vista, or 7 or 8 or 10?

Does it show a name or username at the password ***** login screen?
Does it show an email address at the password ***** login screen?

Please reply at the box below. Thank you,

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
o/ s windows 10
It's displaying "this computer is configured to require a password ***** start"
no username,or email displayed
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Can you please shut down the Acer desktop computer, then disconnect the power cord from the computer for about a minute, then re-connect, then turn on and check. What is showing on the computer's screen now?

Please reply at the box below. Thank you,

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

After doing the above step, does it still show "This computer is configured to require a password ***** start", or any other message?

Please type at the box below, then click on the Send button below to communicate with me, so I can help. Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
preparing to auto restart
running diagnostics
offers restart or advanced
advanced offers reset
keep files
remove all
reset factory
you can't connect as this enquiry is another computer
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Please try Restart option.

Please reply at the box below to continue. Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
now offering
keep my files
remove everything
reset factory settings
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Does it give you the option Restart / shut down / cancel, etc.? If not, then select option Keep my files. Please let me know. Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
now running resetting showing percentage
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

OK, it takes awhile. Please keep me updated later. Thank you for your patience.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
reset has just finished
screen has returned to same screen asking for password
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry. Is it still showing this message "This computer is configured to require a password ***** start"?

Can you try password 1234 and check? If needed, try password 123 and check.

Please let me know. Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1234 did not work
123accepted then showed preparing but then returned to password *****
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Try password 123 again. If needed, restart the computer again and check.

If it still does not work, do you need to keep any data from this Acer computer? Or do you have backup?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
still not working
no files that need to be kept
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry. Please try this again: Shut down the Acer desktop computer, then disconnect the power cord from the computer for about a minute, then re-connect, then turn on

, then this time, try option Reset / Reset factory settings (or option remove everything), and check.

Please let me know. Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this pc has more than one drive
only the drive where windows is installed?
all drives?
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

Please select all drives. Thank you,

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
now restarting and signing in thanks sorry we could not recover
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. If you need further help, please let me know any time. Thank you very much for your patience.