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Boot sequence / bios password issues with Acer Aspire 5100

I have what is termed the 'black screen of death' on my Acer Aspire 5100 laptop. I want to re install windows, but cannot change the boot sequence in the bios as I don't have the bios password. I have never set a bios password so don't understand why it is asking for one. The laptop was bought brand new. Is there an alternative way to change the boot sequence or to boot from cd.
Can I remove my bios password?

Any help appreciated.



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  • Hellbent12 Apr 11, 2008

    510-5830 model the bios is locked and no way to get in

  • 0 PHOENIX 0 Aug 29, 2008

    I have an ACER 6292 exactly same problem - only had two weeks asking for a BIOS password - I NEVER set one! Just deleted a fingerprint which was used as a pre-boot authentication - this may be the problem but there is no warning that if you delete this you need to set a password. I switched off notebook now this is the problem! Rang ACER they said they never set it! and that i must have. In order to fix it they will charge £50!!! I only just bought it. - Next step i'm thinking of taking up with the retailer Lamda-Tek where i bought it from see if they can help...

  • bbarlew Dec 13, 2008

    After setting up the Bio protection finger scan feature. My BIOS password no longer works!
    Yesterday, I thought it would be cool to setup the finger scan feature on my new labtop. Big mistake!!
    It takes 20-50 tries to login to my system because the finger scanner doesn't work well. The big deal is the
    BIOS password I setup through F2-BIOS setup is not reconizing.
    I am a technology professional and know what a disaster that is. So, I think back to set-up...When first
    activating the finger scan feature I had to walk through a "windows setup" wizard. With in that wizard it
    had me set a BIOS password. I used what I set up initially in the BIOS and thought "wierd, you can set the BIOS
    password through software?" but continued through the wizard. What happened? Why is my BIOS password not working?
    I need this resolved because the finger scanner is not consistant and eventually I won't be able to login.
    I have found two forums where users have had the same exact issue. Same Laptop and everything.
    Is this a reaccuring issue for ACER's finger scan technology?
    I am frustrated that I even tried to activate the finger nav. feature!
    Please help,

  • maradia Jan 05, 2009

    acer aspire 4715 laptop

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    it not working probly keeps on freexing on me

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I need 2 know if there is way ai can remove it or change it

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014




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The finger print bull is how that password came up for me and they want a 125.00 to remove it. I called the better business bureau and filed a complaint. They shouldn't have any right to control your laptop. I to have a 6292 , took it apart as far as I could and could not find jumper or password. This is a gimmick to make money.

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Hi Friends,
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For removing bios password you must have to remove cimos bettery for few mnuts but for doing this you have to open case of laptop
and it is not adviceable because your notebook is new one
so find any service station if yor laptop is in warranty period or you may lose your warranty
there isn't any other way to clear cmos without opening case of your laptop and remove cmos bettery
unless you will get cmos password but as u said you didn't put password in your laptop it might be possible that your notebook manufacture him self had put any password in cmose as a company policy
in that case also you must have to go to them

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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