BIOS Scrambled Help!

BIOS Scrambled Help!

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Posted by Randy Thompson on June 03, 2000 at 17:50:00:

After updating my System Soft BIOS from ver. 1.3 to ver 1.7, it password protected the bios access.

I tried to reset the bios by removing the battery. This did not remove the bios administrator password protection, but it did force the machine to need to reboot from the floopy. I was in the middle of a reinstall of Windows 2000 when this happened. My computer is a Digital HiNote 2000 Ultra notebook.

My question is: what do I need to do to allow my machine to see and boot from the harddrive? How can I get a simple dos prompt on a Windows 2000 machine from the floppy disk bootup?

The Digital Computer site list the Bios problem as:

After the upgrade you have to run Setup because of a checksum invalid error. On entering the Setup they were asked for a supervisor password. There have been reports that the password was never enabled in the first place but investigations have shown that there was an attempt to enter a password, which did not work.

In the 1.02 BIOS the supervisor password was broken. If a user tried to put a password on the password would go into the machine but the bit to force entry of the password had no effect. Now that the problem has been corrected in 1.07 that “old” password has resurfaced.

If the user enters his/her old password (hopefully they use that same one all the time) the problem should be resolved.

Thank you in advance for you help.

Randy Thompson

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