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forgot password to 93 hp statesman laptop


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I have an old Hewlett Packard Statesman Laptop from college. (1993) New then. A couple years ago, I gave it to my son, age 10. He entered a password and no one, including him knows what it was.

The laptop allows three tries to enter the password. Then it insists we shutdown.

When I hit the FN and ESC keys together I can get to a screen with minimal utility setting. But other than enabling/disabling timers or increasing/decreasing timers, I can not reset the system.

The laptop no longer has a working battery pack and we use the plug in for power.

While the utilities is a version 1.0 and I realize the outdated use of this laptop, It has many great features.

I would love to save the laptop if possible, especially if inexpensive.

Thank you for any assistance.

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Bad news I'm affraid. These passwords are designed to prevent theft, and there's really no way arounf them -- except to bring it to an authorized service center. They have special hardware that allows them to reset the password.
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Thanks for the info, will check further with hometown computer store.

Great site!

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couldn't u just jump the CMOS Settings???
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