what kind of password

By thinktank24 ·
hi I have a sony vaio laptop bought at an auction. When i start the laptop within 3 sec a blank screen [black] and a password prompt. How do i know if this is a bios password or a windows password it is looking for?

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It's highly unlikely Windows would start to load in 3 seconds

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to what kind of password

I would suggest it is a BIOS password.

Regarding restetting the password....

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Duh !! - Can you get into the BIOS ??...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to what kind of password

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