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Getting past Bios password,

Bios password, so I can set the machine (presario 700) to boot from CD/dvd 1st.

How can I get into the bios, when I have replaced the HDD.

so no OS thats next haha ? ? ? ? :-)

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    Rampetto Dom Mar 09, 2009

    Hi, I did not set the password for the bios,

    The old HDD was preventing POST. so another HDD solved that.

    So no information in partition D: which would be on the old HDD. So Recovery media that comes with it is useless. I looked for this on and off for a while (recovery media in it's entirety) no joy.

    So now months of dust build up later, the spark awoke me - to install windows, but been stopped at the first hurdle being entering the bios to set boot from dvd drive etc.


  • Rampetto Dom
    Rampetto Dom Mar 11, 2009

    When I can face it I will start to dismantle to clear the CMOS

  • Did You set a bios password? If You did, the password is whatever You have set. If not, contact Your vendor for a password.

    P.S. Bios is not dependent on the hard disk drive.


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Even if your bio is locked theres usually a key that allows you to enter boot menu you don't need bios code to get in there try F2 or F12

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