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Locked out of laptop bios

I back my password and exited without disabling it, now at boot it wants a password and nothing i do works. I tried to flash the bios as the compaq website said, but it was alraedy updated to that version and it didn't fix or reset. I looked inside for jumpers as on a desk top can't see any. I can't get it 100% apart, its still held together in the middle in 2 spots that seem impossible to find how to dislodge it apart, I have all screws out and can see everywhere in there when I pry it open from all sides. Can't see a cmos battery. How in the hell do you reset it, I'm losing my mind.

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BIOS Password and Locked Hard Disk Recovery

or try this site:

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