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Old 06-09-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
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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
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Old 06-09-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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I would guess that you would have to flash the bios and maybe reinstall them if that MB requires that you do that.
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Or try to find the BIOS motherboard battery, remove it for a few minutes, reinsert and boot.
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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.
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mabye theres a default password...
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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.
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I really have my doubts on this one. It just doesn't sound right.
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I really have my doubts on this one. It just doesn't sound right.
A bit fishy you reckon...
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A bit fishy you reckon...
yeppers! I think someone is in here trolling for a sucker!
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yeppers! I think someone is in here trolling for a sucker!
There's normally one in every village...
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