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Got a software fault on an acer 5920 laptop running vista premium, need recovery disks as someone from pc world has put a password on the built in recovery software, need a solution or recovery disks

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  • bigman65 Nov 27, 2008

    hi, i've got programs that keep loading and wont shut down, been told that i need recovery disks, but on further investigation i've now found i cant use them, the acer recovery program has had a password added but not by me,so i cant use the disks without the password so cant access the recovery program at all, the laptops were bought as refurbished and look new etc, is there a way to delete or access the password through the hard drive? dont know what else to do, acer cant help, and dont want to return them as they are high spec and real good value for money

  • bigman65 Nov 27, 2008

    yeah i've tried the 6 zero's, and everything else i could think of, is there a way of accessing the password and resetting it through any other way?

  • bigman65 Nov 30, 2008

    thanks for all the answers, now got a friend to remove the battery etc will let you know when its done. cheers

  • Carlos Galvez May 11, 2010

    what type of software fault, can you be more specific please?

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This is the acer extensa 501t owners manual pdf file Maybe it will give you some idea how to get to the cmos battery. I guess some may call it RTC battery. But anyway i hope this helps.
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It turns out that the zip file is still too big to post, but I did find it again on the internet.

http://www.mmicro.it/cmp_img/esplosi...00-50x-510.pdf

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There is 3 ways to reset the bios password on an acer laptop

1) Boot back into windows and run the Acer eSetting Mangaer software and click the security tab, then change the password there.

2) Remove the CMOS battery for a about 30 mins, this is the hardest option as you have to open up the laptop, locate the battery and remove it, sometimes it can be soldered in, so it will need to be de-soldered.

3) 3rd is the software option, there is on the net programs that will read the bios chip and output the password. Do a google search for 'bios password reset'

Hope this helps

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If it was password protected when you bought it (at pc world) bring it back to them???

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Did you try with six zeros: 000000 ?

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