BIOS password

  nielsens3rd 17:10 14 Dec 2005


Cheap Acer laptop bought new in June. Just found the BIOS is protected & I have no idea what the password is & there no mention of a default setting in the book; just how to set it.

Did I set it in the shop & have forgotten? -- (I did check it wasn't dead before accepting it) --- but none of my usual passwords work, so I doubt it.
What the heck do I do now? - (as I want to run a Linux CD).
Keep it simple please--- no jargon--- I am not really pc lit :-)


  VoG II 17:13 14 Dec 2005
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:15 14 Dec 2005
  pj123 17:18 14 Dec 2005

Do you know what the BIOS is? Award, AMI, Phoenix etc???

  nielsens3rd 19:22 14 Dec 2005

"BIOS is? Award, AMI, Phoenix etc???"

Nope. Would Acer have revealed it somewhere?

It's a TravelMate 2356XM ... for what that is worth --- probably little

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:22 14 Dec 2005

As you first boot BIOS is shown at top of screen (usually)

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