How Do I Format My cDAQ 913x With A Forgotten Password?

Updated Apr 17, 2024

Reported In


  • cDAQ-9132
  • cDAQ-9134
  • cDAQ-9136

Issue Details

I need to format my cDAQ but I don't have the previously set password? 


The NI cDAQ-9132/9134/9136 Controller has a RESET (17)  button which needs to be pressed and held for 10 seconds. 

Additional Information

If the RESET option does not work on the first attempt, please try again.

Another option would be to restore the original operating system (OS) that was shipped with the controller. Please see Restore the Operating System of My PXI, VXI, cRIO-908x, and cDAQ-913x Controller