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george david smith
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 - 2:26 pm:   

I put a new power on password on my laptop
which I bought second hand and I've forgotten the damn thing,now when I switch on my new toy it only asks for the password and that's it,I've heard through the net that it is by-passable but do not give details if you can help me I would really appreciate it.THANX IN ADVANCE
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2000 - 9:12 pm:   

He, man. Was crusn for info, saw ur post.
u got it fxd yet? if not png back. iv got a few lptp's, + a cpq lte 5400. ma'b i can help.

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 - 12:05 pm:
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 3:23 am:   

I am actually looking for the same info while I wait for my BIOS settings to DIE !!! on a Compaq Armada 4210T.

Here is the recommended method by Compaq:
1 - Disconnect mains power and remove battery pack(s) (4210T has 2x batteries)
2 - Remove CMOS/Real Time Clock battery. On the 4210T it is located in the RAM flap on the notebook underside
3 - Wait 5 minutes **
4 - Replace the CMOS/RTC battery, do not replace the notebook battery pack(s) yet.
5 - Connect mains power and boot the notebook. Theoretically you should be presented with the "set date/time" prompt and no password **
6 - Set date and time, power down, replace batteries, power up and presto!!

** I am finding that this isnt working, so have decided to modify step 3 above for about an hour

Hopefully this works, I am writing up this while I bide my time - damn this hour is going slow !!

Posted on Saturday, July 20, 2002 - 6:18 am:   

My children have reset my power-on password on my Compaq Presario 1700 (17XL364) ... any suggestions on fixing my problem?

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