Question about Compaq Presario 2170US Notebook
Like a dummy I decided I no longer wanted a password at boot, went in cmos backspaced on the word, hit f10 and forgot to disable it. Now when it turns on it wants a password which I backspaced away, I tried all kinds of words etc. I want to reset the cmos but cannnot locate the battery. I got all the screws out except for some reason its still held together by something in the middle of the keyboard area, I can pry the sides up and get to most areas shined a light in and don't see a battery,
Can someone tell me where the battery is located?
Usually on desktop there is some sort of pin you have to move to clear the cmos memory.. usually is the nearest to the battery..
the thingy has 3 pins and one plastic thing over two like the ones that have the DISK DRIVES to chose on how you want to run that Drive (master, slave, or cable select)...
to make it work, you turn off the pc and then you move that to the other two pins, turn it on.. and get into cmos and fix your password...
then put the pin back to where it was and you are done...
thats the procedure to make it work on desktop, maybe it can help you with your laptop
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
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Restart your computer now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding Alt key & keep on tapping F10 key ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer) or
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually delete or the F2 key this will differ depending on which bios you have
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
hope it helps
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