Backup & Recovery Free Edition recovery CD password

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by jazzmentor, Mar 21, 2010.

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  1. jazzmentor

    jazzmentor Registered Member

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    I have installed Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition on a laptop with Windows XP. I created a recovery CD and attempted to boot with the CD, but when the computer boots, the initial screen asks me to type a password. I did not create a password. I cannot use the recovery CD since I do not know the password. What good is a recovery program that requires an unknown password?
    o_O
     
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    None of my Paragon cd's require a password.

    It may be a Bios setting - what kind of machine are you using?
     
  3. jazzmentor

    jazzmentor Registered Member

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    I'm using a Dell SmartStep 250N with A05 bios.
     
  4. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    That is strange - are you able to boot other Linux cd's without issue?
     
  5. jazzmentor

    jazzmentor Registered Member

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    I've used many different Linux distros live CD's and rarely experienced any
    problems booting from a disc.
     
  6. SIW2

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    Very odd. I am sure the cd itself doesn't require a password - it doesn't ask me for one.

    Perhaps you could make a Winpe or Bartpe cd :
     
  7. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    Neither the Linux/DOS or the WinPE from Paragon requires any password to use it. Like SIW2 said, it could be your BIOS or something else. The only time Paragon would require a password from either CD is if you had a password protected archive and in the process of restoring.

    Perhaps your hard drive is encrypted of some sort.
     
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