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Hp compaq nx8220 - Administrator password cannot be reset

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I have hp compaq nx8220.
recetly it started freezing on start screen with message F10 = BOOT ROM BASED , googling on this I determined that the cmos battery was out of order so I replaced it. Now when I try to boot it does not recognize the RAM any more. When I try to access the Setup BIOS panel it asks me for Administrator Password even though I have never set one. I tried to reset the bios several time by turning off AC and removing the cmos battery for 5 mins, but nothing helped so far.
Any ideas why it keeps asking me for Administrator password? I tried the vendor one 'Compaq' but it rejects it.

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If this issue started with a motherboard error that appeared to be a faulty CMOS battery and then it started incorrectly detecting your memory and now is asking for a password it could be a faulty motherboard. If you are 110% you or anyone else has set a password on that laptop then I would say your motherboard needs to be replaced. It is a difficult process to reset admin passwords on most laptops due to a security chip that will prevent the trick of removing the battery from working. In all honestly if no one has set a password and the motherboard THINKS someone has then even if you reset the password you will still have issues. There is a small chance your CPU or RAM could be defective. But, again going back to it saying you have a password set that was never set. It just yells faulty motherboard unless someone has set a password without you knowing.

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To reset CMOS through Computer Setup, you must first access the
Computer Setup Utilities menu.

When the Computer Setup message appears in the lower-right corner
of the screen, press the F10 key. Press Enter to bypass the title
screen, if necessary.

-- If you do not press the F10 key while the message is displayed, you
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