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Old 10-27-2006, 08:33 PM
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I have a compaq evo n610c laptop. I need to reinstall windows but my cd drive wont work. I have a usb drive but i need to access bios to set it to boot from usb. However i cant get into bios because I have forgotten the password. I tried to remove the rtc battery but it hasnt worked. Any iseas



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Old 10-27-2006, 11:29 PM
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That is a new one on me. I am sure someone will answer your question. I don't know much about the hardware side of things.

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Old 10-28-2006, 01:34 AM
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Hi bigkeithj,

Please refer to this thread How to reset or clear CMOS on a laptop?



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removing the battery should work, it is the only thing that allows your bios/cmos to hold data, without power.. there is nothing. Unplugging your tower and removing the battery for ~5min should do the trick.



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Thumbs up hello people, the hardware side is my strong point!!


open up ur tower, on the motherboard u will find the bios chip, beside it is a jumper, pull the jumper off, then put it back on. now ur password is reset..this will work on any computer..



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hello people, the hardware side is my strong point!!
open up ur tower, on the motherboard u will find the bios chip, beside it is a jumper, pull the jumper off, then put it back on. now ur password is reset..this will work on any computer..
Then you need to practice.. it's an laptop...



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I have a compaq evo n610c laptop. I need to reinstall windows but my cd drive wont work. I have a usb drive but i need to access bios to set it to boot from usb. However i cant get into bios because I have forgotten the password. I tried to remove the rtc battery but it hasnt worked. Any iseas
I just did this on a Compaq N610c
Remove your Laptop Li-ion battery module.
Then remove the RTC battery for at least 15min.
Replace RTC, and boot the computer ONLY with the AC-Adapter.
Now you can access BIOS, and set hard drive as second boot device.



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I have a compaq evo n610c laptop. I need to reinstall windows but my cd drive wont work. I have a usb drive but i need to access bios to set it to boot from usb. However i cant get into bios because I have forgotten the password. I tried to remove the rtc battery but it hasnt worked. Any iseas
Hey,
Be sure to have the unit COMPLETELY dis-powered... Unplug not only the bios battery, but the system battery, and any external power. Then hit the power button a couple of times to be sure all the caps are drained. I don't know for sure, but I once had that problem with an old HP, and found that to be my solution. Good luck.



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look what i wrote AGAIN!... it says all comp. and yes that means laptops as well...



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i beliewe ur wrong my laptop doesint have any jumpers, but taking off the litle battery will work



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