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Want to format the current hard disk in my laptop

I have freevents 12NB5800 laptop and want to reformat it, but Iam prompted by a password during F2 so I could boot to cd-rom. I dont know the password. My option is to format the laptop using dos, can anybody help me???

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Mmm, sounds like somone has pass worded the BIOS.
If thats the case you will have to strip laptop completely to remove cmos battery for 1 hour.

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Novo button
This button functions as a reset button; use with caution. Press the
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i think is a factory fault most systems comes with factory passwords like that.
now u must find out if its a hard drive password which i dont think is thru.if its a bios password then u will need to erase the bios chips which is a risky thing to do if u r not an expert.
my advise,
hard drive password can not be recovered all u do is change a hard drive.

bios password can be erased if u meet an expert.
i suggest u give them d 100 dollrs n get it fixed.
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