Re: Is there a Compaq Bios Master-Password ?

Re: Is there a Compaq Bios Master-Password ?

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Posted by gc on May 15, 2000 at 23:18:22:

In Reply to: Is there a Compaq Bios Master-Password ? posted by M. Winfield on May 11, 2000 at 03:31:26:

I have had to access the bios when I have been locked
out by a password restriction myself. I got some help
from an article I read which suggested a few words they
were no help, but removing the battery did the trick.
Remember you will lose all the bios info if you do that
but on newer systems the autodetect will find the harddrive
you have. I also had the disconect the power before it
would forget everything and let me in.
The article was in PC World Feb 99- the words were :
AMI,AWARD SW,password and cmos. Try case variations.
I hope you don't have to resort to this but if you do I
hope this helps.

: Hello.

: Well, we experienced on work that a colleague
: set up a bios and an power on password on his
: Compaq, but we need to get access to the computer.
: ( The colleague is on vacation and unreachable. )
: So I wonder if there is any master password there
: to crack both passwords ?

: M. Winfield

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