I've forgotten my password. Now i can't boot my laptop to retrieve or change the password. Alt + F10, F2 or any other function won't work either...
I've tryied to take out the battery for a whole night...
what you need to do, is take out the BIOS battery, not the laptop battery.
if you dont know how to do this, then you can google your make and model (or let me know it and i will have a look for you). on a laptop its normally stored uner the keyboard.
flip the laptop over, and you will see some screw holes with a picture of a keyboard next to it. Theres normally 2 or 3, and the last one (usally, but not always, in the middle under the cover that seats your Ram or wireless card) Unscrew all these, flip over your laptop and lit up your keyboard (Usually from the side closest to the screen... there may be some little tabs you need to slide down first to unstick the keyboard)
in there there is a small round battery, looks like a big watch battery. you need to take this out.obviously ensure you have taken out the laptop battery before you do this, but once you have, leave the main battery out together with the small battery inside the laptop for around 5 10 mins just to be sure. Plug the laptop in with the power lead, leaving the battery out, and boot up the laptop. This should clear the BIOS and allow you to boot. Once you have booted, you can shutdown, replace the BIOS battery, keyboard, main battery etc.
I do this on a daily basis at work. but if your not confident, get someone who is to do it.
Mar 08, 2011 |