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Power On password has been enabled on the notebook

How can I disable the Power On password has been enabled on the HP Compaq nx9030 notebook? Is there a RTC battery for this notebook? Where is it located?

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    what kind of laptop is this?
    Normally if you take one of the covers off the bottom of the computer you can access the hard drive. Under the hard drive you will find the battery (most of the time)

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The power on password is configured from the BIOS and removing the BIOS battery will not reset the BIOS and remove the password as it is stored on an EEPROM chip.
This password is to protect unauthorized access to data on the laptop and the hard drive. There are no backdoor passwords available.
Ask the person who set the password, then you will be able to remove it by going into the BIOS setup.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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