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By Bigdawg430 ·
I have Omnibook xe2 which I bought used the person I bought it off of did not tell me about BIO's password,so now without knowing the password I cannot get into the system is there anything I can do.

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by CGriffith318 In reply to password problem

Remove the cmos battery from the motherboard for about a minute. Then replace it. That should do it.

The CMOS battery looks like a watch battery.

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by taniatzar In reply to password problem

Does anybody has an idea where on the mother board is this CMOS battery (Omnibook XE2 DD)? I mean, is it easy to access and to change or I have to go to a computer shop?

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by wlbowers In reply to password problem

Newer laptops store the password in a security chip that holds the contents even if power is removed.

Newer laptops will not access anything as they boot before the password is provided.

There are some sites that have possible backdoor passwords. You can find them through a google search.

Read more here:

http://www.pwcrack.com/security_chips_ibm.shtml

Contact HP and be prepaired to fax a copy of either a sales receipt or note from the original owner.

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