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Bios, Bios everywhere, and not a lick of change

By dtbreeze72 ·
Please Help. I cannot make any changes in cmos and ther has never seen a prompt for a password. It states that it is in "User Mode" and some(99.9%) areas cannot be changed in user mode, thus it will not allow me to edit, enter, or clear any supervisor passwords or user passwords. How the heck do I get in it?

Specifications :


CPU: Mobile AMD Athlon? 64 3200+ Processor
64-bit Architecture operates at 2.00GHz
System Bus uses HyperTransport?
Technology operating at 1600MHz
1MB L2 Cache
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft? Windows? XP Pro SP2
Display: 15.4" Widescreen TFT LCD WXGA (1280 ? 800 max. resolution)
Memory: 512MB DDR SODIMM (PC 2700)
Hard Drive: 80GB HDD
Optical Drive: DVD ? RW Drive (Write Max: 2.4x DVD+R/RW, 2x DVD-R/RW, 6x CD-R, 10x CD-RW; Reads 24x CD, 8x DVD)
Media Reader: 6-in-1 Digital Media Manger (Compact Flash, Micro Drive, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital? (SD), Memory Stick?, Memory Stick Pro?)
Video: ATI? Mobility RADEON? 9600 with 64MB Video RAM
Sound: PC2001 Compliant AC '97 Audio
Built-in Stereo Speakers
Network: 802.11g Built-in Wireless (up to 54Mbps)
10/100MBps built-in Ethernet
Modem: 56K ITU V.92 Fax/Modem
Pointing Device: Touchpad with Vertical Scroll Zone
Ports/Other: 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 IEEE 1394, 1 VGA External Connector, 1 S-Video Out, Microphone In, Headphone/Audio Out, 1 PCMCIA Slot (Card Bus type I or type II)
Dimensions: 1.6"H x 14.0"W x 10.4"D
Weight: 7.5 lbs. (8.65 total travel weight)
Battery: 8-cell Lithium-ion (Li-ion)

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CMOS reset

by bolatium In reply to Bios, Bios everywhere, an ...

You or someone else may have set a password for superuser or admin mode on your BIOS.
I am not liable for any damage done if these instructions are followed, correctly or incorrectly.
1. If it is your machine, you can reset the bios password by looking at your mother board and finding the CMOS/BIOS RESET jumper.
2.Turn off you machine and unplug it.
3.Remove the case side.
4.Move this jumper to the RESET position, then wait for a few seconds.
5. Move the jumper to it's original position.
6.Replace the case side.
7.Plug in and power on your machine.
8.Go into bios
9.If you still cannot get into your bios, repeat steps 1,2, and 3, then find the CMOS battery. It is round and shiny in most cases, and it looks like a nickel.
10. Carefully Remove the bios Battery.
11.Wait about 10 minutes.
12. replace battery.
13. repeat steps 6, 7, & 8.
14. If your reset was successful, then you may have to set your system clock, and a few other settings.

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By the way back up all of your Data.

by bolatium In reply to Bios, Bios everywhere, an ...

The previous instructions work on desktop PCs, it may or may not work with your laptop.
Make sure you back up all data!!!!!!!!!
You may void your warranty in following these instructions also.
I recommend professional tech support.

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Thanks for your reply

by dtbreeze72 In reply to By the way back up all of ...

I'm not sure how to reset the bios on my laptop so I wouldn't dare attempt it. Laptop works at this point so I don't want to kill it by messing with something I don't know. Might have to take it to a pro. Was hoping to be a cheapskate and not pay. Thanks for your reply and advice. Much appreciated.

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