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How do i clear bios on Medion ram 2020 notebook

Machine contaminated with virus....will not boot past password...ie when password entered machine shuts down saying incorrect password

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  • a_mussell Feb 20, 2009

    xp.. I'll give that a try thanks for your help.......nick

  • a_mussell Feb 20, 2009

    Thanks for your reply..............followed your advice re. removing battery...problem still persists. Not sure where to flash bios.

    I am only assuming that clearing the bios will cure my problem,

    as the pc has been infected with a virus



    nick

  • a_mussell Feb 20, 2009

    well guys thanks for all your help it would seem that it may have been a application problem.............i reformatted the drive and re-unstalled windows (overkill perhapes), but it has cleared the fault.



    thanks again

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    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    Oh wait you said a bios problem, right? What model is your laptop?

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    This can be tricky. Which OS are you using? XP, Vista, OS X?

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What may be easy to you and me darkchild IS usually tricky for the average end user. Just pulling out the battery doesn't always remove the bios password. Most laptops nowadays store the bios password on a chip and pulling the battery won't clear those types of stored passwords or HD passwords either, so keep this in mind.

I read on a forum that most Medion laptops use this bios password:

am8888egh

Give it a shot.

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    RescueTechLA Feb 20, 2009

    So it was a Windows password and not a bios password, right?

    I'm glad you sorted it out either way. Best of Luck! Oh and I would recommend you downloading a copy of AVG Free to avoid viruses in the future!


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Not sure whats so tricky is really rather simple the laptop must come apart there is a battery on the mother board it must be removed for aboput 10 minutes this will total clear the bios replace the battery and reassyemble laptop if that dont fix it you may need to flash the bios to repair it.

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