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Compaq 2500us hard drive

I updated by bio and now every time I boot the notebook ask for a password. I have no ideal why it is asking for a password. Can anybody help me?

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Re: compaq 2500us hard drive

At some stage you may have activated the password in your setup especially the Administrator one. Can you get into the setup at the might be able to disable it.

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