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BIOS password reset

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Hi,

 

There was BIOS password set and don't have now.

How do I reset the password?

Model: Compaq 2150p

 

Grately appreciate help from the community.

 

Thank you

Regards

Senthilkumar

 

 

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BIOS password reset

Hi,

 

Try the following.

 

Shutdown the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and remove the battery.

 

Remove the rtc cell from the system board - see Page 57 of your Maintenance & Service Guide.

 

Hold down the power button for 60 seconds.

 

Leave the machine like this for a few hours, then re-insert the rtc cell, plug in the AC Adapter ( leave the main battery out for now ) and start the notebook.

 

Unfortunately, if this procedure doesn't clear the password, it probably indicates that 'Stringent Security' has also been enabled in the bios - if that's the case, there is no way of removing/resetting the password.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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