HDD paasword on laptop

  iqs 21:12 01 Nov 2008
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Hi,
Just be asked about resetting a HDD password on a laptop.I think they are referring to a BIOS/CMOS password.It is preventing the OS from booting.

What is the best way to reset the password on a laptop please.

Cheers

  Technotiger 21:16 01 Nov 2008
  iqs 21:18 01 Nov 2008

Thanks Technotiger,I have told them about removing the CMOS battery or using the jumper,but how easy is it to do on a laptop.Cheers

  iqs 21:19 01 Nov 2008

they are not that technically minded to use software.

  Technotiger 21:20 01 Nov 2008

The most common way that most of us know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing a battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard. Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased.

  Technotiger 21:23 01 Nov 2008

Read through this, from another forum ...

click here

  iqs 21:29 01 Nov 2008

thanks for the help,will pass on the info,cheers

  Technotiger 21:41 01 Nov 2008

If Dell or Toshiba ... click here

  Technotiger 22:10 01 Nov 2008

Maybe not, but a negative attitude does not help someone trying to be helpful.

  Technotiger 22:16 01 Nov 2008

I was not referring to myself, but to iqs who is trying to pass on info to another, less computer literate friend.

  iqs 17:21 02 Nov 2008

Thanks Beta and Technotiger,I passed on the advice,but still waiting for a reply.Cheers

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