|Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 9:51 am: |
I have an old compaq presario 7240, and i was recently setting it back up, but when i finished setting it up and turned it back on, it said i needed a power-on password. Unfourtunatly, no one in my family remembers setting up a power-on password. I have tried everything i know, but i cannot figure a solution. If anyone has an answer, i would be most grateful, thanks for your time.
|Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 8:23 pm: |
Some Compaqs have a jumper on the mainboard that will let you reset or clear the password.
|Posted on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 8:57 pm: |
The jumper that E.S. is refering to is W1. Remove the jumper for 10 seconds then replace.
|Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2003 - 11:13 am: |
I took your advice, and removed the W1 jumper, but when i put my computer back together, nothing came up at all. Did i erase everything, so i have to go back and install windows too, or did i brake something while my computer was open.
|Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2003 - 8:11 pm: |
Did you put the W1 jumper back on?
|Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 7:44 am: |
Yeah, but then i turned it back on and nothing happened, only a black screen came up. I think i might have messed something up when i was removing the A drive to get underneath it to reach the jumper, but i was very careful and but it back together the way i took it off, i think.
|Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 4:09 pm: |
Since i have tried everything i know and cannot figure out what is wrong, i have decided it best to have soyata take a look at it, because i think i must have cause internal damage. I feel really retarded, but thanks for all of your help reguardless.
|Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 6:21 pm: |
by moving the jumper you cleared out all your settings. you will have to enter bios and set it back up