07-03-2009 05:48 PM
I have a client that has brought in a
Compaq Presario V3000 (V3230AU)
and they have advised that they've forgotten the BIOS password which is set to not only disable access to BIOS but the entire machine. I have spent quite a bit of time trying to resolve this including removing the laptop battery, BIOS battery, disconnecting AC power, leaving overnight, reconnecting BIOS battery and connecting only the AC power as per instructions I found via a link to a Compaq PDF file but still no go. I am suspecting those instructions may have worked with older laptops but not the newer ones.
Any idea's on how to resolve this problem eg. Master Password or will it need to be sent to Compaq.
Thanks in advance for any help.
07-03-2009 05:50 PM
In case this helps I forgot to mention that incorrect password a couple of times reports:
System Disabled 
Wasn't sure if this number was necessary for a master password or just a standard error code.
07-04-2009 11:13 AM
09-05-2009 11:46 PM
thank you very much for your help
09-05-2009 11:56 PM
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12-29-2009 08:54 PM
I have read so many post's regarding this common problem with Compaq notebooks, If you are still having this problem please email me at < email@example.com > - I have the resources to get it up and running for you.
02-23-2013 07:19 AM
plesse help me
my laptop is hp compaq v3000 and missing the bios password
and error system disabled  plz help sir