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Hello everyone...This is my first time on this board and so far, it looks great. I have a question/issue with my system bios. I have a HP Compax nx9110 laptop that I have had about 7 months or so. I went to change a option in my Bios and it asked me for a password. Here is the problem......I don't know the darn thing. I'm not sure if maybe my kids reset or what. Does anyone have an idea? Any help would be great. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
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Try here

http://www.tech-faq....-password.shtml

Resetting using harware is the most likely option
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Well I tried both programs, neither worked..prolly cause I'm somewhat of a newbie when it comes to this stuff. I have been reading ALOT about this issue and most of what I read tells me that laptops need a eprom reader? Is that true or is it possible to just remove the battery to reset it? thanks once agian!
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Removing the battery will work
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really!?!?! I was told if I removed the battery on my laptop that it would screw my whole computer up. Are you 100% sure it will work? I would love to try it! Thanks for you help bro!!
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almost all of the newer laptops store their BIOS passwords in a manner which does not require continuous power, so removing the CMOS battery may not work at all. IBM Thinkpad laptops lock the hard drive as well as the BIOS when the supervisor password is set. If you reset the BIOS password, but cannot reset the hard drive password, you may not be able to access the drive and it will remain locked, even if you place it in a new laptop. IBM Thinkpads have special jumper switches on the motherboard, and these should be used to reset the system.


Check with a shop as laptops are different
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There may be a default password which you could find in the handbook, or perhaps by Googling. The usual default is admin, or the serial number on the case, something like that.
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I have tried every darn password I found on Google and nothing has worked....Darn kids!#$#@!$@
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