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trydan 06-09-2005 12:07 PM

bios password
 
i bought a second hand laptop for my daughter to use for school,i put windows xp on it,
but im trying to get into the bios setup,but it asks for a password even though i have put windows on ,any help of getting into the bios would be welcome,cheers.ps its a hi-grade comp

Methost 06-09-2005 12:22 PM

Re: bios password
 
I would guess that you would have to flash the bios and maybe reinstall them if that MB requires that you do that.

catalyst 06-09-2005 12:23 PM

Re: bios password
 
Or try to find the BIOS motherboard battery, remove it for a few minutes, reinsert and boot.

Tommy Boy 06-09-2005 05:00 PM

Re: bios password
 
if all that doesn't work, you're screwed. or you could contact whomever you bought it from and see if they know the password.

99nasha 06-09-2005 05:10 PM

mabye theres a default password...

Duzz 06-09-2005 05:10 PM

Re: bios password
 
what are you trying to get into the bios for? may i ask?
FYI Bios is a totaly different animal then installing XP. Xp is installed on your Hard Drive. The bios is stored on a chip install on your motherboard. So it will always read first. If you have a bad flash your bios is gone and so it will not boot up at all. Im not sure, but i think there is a way to flash the bios when its dead but not for sure. Anyways if you dont realy need to get into there i wouldnt bother.

lurkswithin 06-09-2005 05:35 PM

Re: bios password
 
I really have my doubts on this one. It just doesn't sound right.

Wombät 06-09-2005 05:38 PM

Re: bios password
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lurkswithin
I really have my doubts on this one. It just doesn't sound right.

A bit fishy you reckon...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16...k/greenguy.gif

lurkswithin 06-09-2005 05:48 PM

Re: bios password
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wombat

yeppers! I think someone is in here trolling for a sucker!

Wombät 06-09-2005 05:53 PM

Re: bios password
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lurkswithin
yeppers! I think someone is in here trolling for a sucker!

There's normally one in every village... :D


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