Question about Acer TravelMate 4740
Acer laptops are equipped with a BIOS utility.
The BIOS (which stands for "Basic Input Output System") acts as an interface between the hardware and software installed on the computer.
On some computers, a BIOS password may be required in order to boot the computer and make changes to the BIOS settings.
If you are unable to access the BIOS settings and do not know how to reset the BIOS password, you might be tempted to send the computer back to the manufacturer for repair.
Fortunately, that's not necessary as there is a simple way to do this on your own.
Go to "Start," then perform a search for "Command Prompt."
The Windows Start button is located in the lower-left corner of your computer screen.
Double-click on "Command Prompt" to open the application.
You will need to use MS-DOS commands to reset the BIOS password.
Type the following commands one by one in the order shown:
o 70 2E
o 71 FF
Make sure that you are typing the letter "o" and not a zero at the beginning of the second and third commands.
Reboot your computer by clicking "Start," "Shutdown," and then "Restart."
The BIOS password will now be reset to default.
To get into your computer's Basic Input-Output System (BIOS), your computer must be on, but your operating system cannot be running.
If the Microsoft Windows operating system has even started to load, you will not be able to access your BIOS.
This is why getting into the BIOS on an Acer Aspire netbook computer must be done specifically during your computer's initial boot-up sequence, which happens immediately after pressing the power button on the device.
Turn on your Acer Aspire.
Press and hold the "Ctrl" key.
Press and hold the "Alt" key.
Press and hold the "Esc" key.
This key combination will open the BIOS on your Acer Aspire.
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