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bigkeithj 10-27-2006 07:33 PM

bios password reset
 
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

Jormin 10-27-2006 10:29 PM

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.

Welcome to the forums... We are so glad to have you!

Sami 10-28-2006 12:34 AM

Hi bigkeithj,

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

William_Wilson 10-28-2006 04:55 PM

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.

native 10-29-2006 07:12 AM

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..

Dextrozol 11-07-2006 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by native (Post 4182)
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...

Dextrozol 11-07-2006 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigkeithj (Post 4175)
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.

Katalyst 11-07-2006 11:01 PM

From The Katalystik Scientist...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigkeithj (Post 4175)
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.

native 11-07-2006 11:11 PM

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

ClevoM400a 02-09-2007 05:50 AM

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