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Acer Aspire One has Hard drive Password frozen

Aspire will not boot - but Boot Order sees the HD. Will boot from external CD/DVD ROM on Win disk but says no HD present. Can not get into BIOS to change password -- get INVALID PASSWORD.

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There should not be a password set in the BIOS unless you set it up with one. You can clear the BIOS to BRAND NEW state. Acer can guide you through this if it is under warranty. If it is not, write back and I will help you do this.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

  • smgriffn Sep 11, 2010

    I have the same problem no warranty and its a refurbished aspire one

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