BIOS/CMOS and HDD Password Nightmare!!Locked
I’ve been having significant problems with a Notebook I recently purchased. I bought it from a “trusted” source only to discover that there was a BIOS password on boot-up.
I succesfuly located the CMOS battery, unplugged it for about 4 hours and the BIOS embedded password is gone. Now I am being prompted
for the, ‘HDD 0 Password’. Is there any hope of bypassing this?
If not i guess I can replace the hard drive but I have one concern. Is it possible that the HDD Password is stored in RAM memory somewhere on the motherboard, and is it possible that when i put a new HD in it will be transfered to the new device?
If anyone knows the answer to this, I would love to hear it. I’m paranoid about dropping the cash on a new HD just to have it be P/W protected.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
BTW- it’s a Gateway 200STM