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How to reset power-on password for Compaq Presario V3000

My brother owns a Compaq Presario V3000. Recently, the notebook failed to boot up. We suspected HDD failure. Being the only one in the family who likes to toil with PC and stuffs, he sent the notebook to me to see if I can do anything about it.


Problem is, when I power-up the notebook, it asked me for a password. I tried a bunch of passwords my brother gave me, but none of them work.


So, I googled around trying to find a way to reset the password. One suggestion was to disconnect the RTC battery for ~5 mins. I did that and even waited for more than 12 hours before reconnecting the battery. But the password prompt stil persist?


I'm at a loss. Would really appreciate if anyone can help me out. My brother is leaving for Japan this Saturday and we like to get the notebook sorted out before then.



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