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Old 11-07-2006, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bigkeithj View Post
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
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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