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Hinote bios supervisor password

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karl sawdy
Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2002 - 5:56 am:   

hi all I've just brought a second hand digital hinote ultra cs450 laptop to mess around on, however it has the supervisor password enabled on the bios, Ive been trawling the web for weeks to find a way around this with no success, I've tried all the password crackers, flashes, debuging and even bios viruses and none of these will touch it not even leaving the batteries disconected over night! (the password request is still intacted). all i want to do is configure it to boot from the hard drive instead of floppy. please help someone out there must have had this same problem at some point and knows the answer, is there a tool, trick or website out there I haven't found yet. the bios is: systemsoft bios for digital hinote ultra version 1.42
thanks in advance
Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2002 - 5:07 pm:   

I haven't found much info on your laptop other than it no longer is supported. I know you've tried password crackers and such, but you never know what might work. So hopefully the link below might help. Meanwhile I'll keep digging.
karl sawdy
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 6:22 am:   

thanks for the link I did try some of the stuff with no results thanks again for your help
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 9:04 pm:   

I found the manual and maybe other help at the link below. Good Luck
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 9:23 pm:   

I kept poking around at this compaq site and came up with 3 responses to your question. I hope this will do it for you.

p.s. You may want to hurry to this site, it's being shut down soon.

1. Reply From: SAVeira
September 12,2002 8:39am
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Remove the main battery and RTC battery. Boot the unit with just the AC power, change the BIOS. Then put back the battery.

1. Reply From: dannyba
April 17,2002 11:37am
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To clear the password you will need to remove the Auxilary and the RTC battery both located under the keyboard leave the batteries out for 5 minutes then power the unit ON, We don't have a seperate part# available for a HD carrier.

1. Reply From: Mathieu C
July 24,2001 9:37pm
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Hello, In order to remove the Supervisor Password (if you don't know what it is of course), you will need to bring your machine to one of the Compaq Autorized Service Centers that also are Digital Authorized. This website will help you locate the closest one in your area You can also call the Digital line at 1-800-354-9000 for more information.

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