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Acer Aspire One - can't recognise password to unlock Hard Disk

When trying to enable a password for log in with my Acer Aspire One, I put a password in to lock the Hard Disk.I also put in the same password to enable admin rights which allowed me to set the same password for log in.

Unfortunately, it now does not recognise my password when it boots up and so consequently it turns off after boot up and after I choose F2 or F10 during boot up.

I have tried to use the supplied Recovery DVD and by selecting Alt F10 on boot up, I seem to avoid the password requirement and it allows me to select an option to reinstall Acer Aspire One but preseumably because access to the hard disk is now blocked, it just freezes and does not carry out the activity.

I do not mind re-formatting the hard disk as it is new.

What can I do?

Apparently, Acer can re-set BIOS passwords. Is this what I have to do?

Could anyone who knows Lynux be able to help?

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Try rebooting and when prompted before full reboot, select Safe Mode. From here it should allow you to enter the computer, but icons and everything will be grey and just the important stuff will show and work.
From here go back into where you set up the pass codes and make them blank and save.
Restart once all the passcodes have been reset to nothing, and let it reboot to the regular window.
Let me know if this helps.

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Hi, The problem is with the BIOS. So, no use in resetting/ formating HDD.
If the recovery disk doesnt work, all you have to do is open the laptop and look for a battery in the motherboard. Remove it and insert after few mins.
If you are not sure about how to do it, get it to a techinician or a laptop repair guy.
If its under warranty, please use it.
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There is a problem in the internal BIOS battery, so you need to change that battery.
battery is change by open up the notebook with the help of screw driver.
Thanks

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