Having a good grasp of computers afriend from work gave me his laptop to fix, Advent 7110. He said hecould not get passed a password that had suddenly appeared. Thinking hemeant his XP logon, It should have been a 5 minute job to clear it.However, it seems to be a bios password. The laptop boots up and thepassword box appears. Tried the Phoenix back door passwords....PHOENIX,phoenix, CMOS, BIOS......no joy. Tried to boot up from a multiboot cd(crammed with diagnostic tools and password resetters) but bios must beset to boot from hdd. Password box won't let you do anything. Thoughtabout removing the cmos battery, googled to find a manual for theAdvent 7110, can't find one as yet, then started reading threads aboutPC World and passworded bios set ups......arrrrrgh. Don't know how toproceed. Surely resetting the cmos jumpers will remove this password???????? If so, still need a manual....back to google.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Feel all alone in the dark.
I had the same prob mate in the end i bought a new hard drive cost me 40 quid from maplin but then i had another problem that was finding all the drivers for the lapp top i have found them all now appart from one (mass storage controller) i asume this controlls the mouse pad as its the only thing left on the lapp top i cant seem to get to work the drivers are near imposible to find my advise well i will never buy another advent machine oh i use a mouse witch i plug into the usb to get round the problem
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If you did not create a Password Rescue Disk, you need to go to Advent Support website for help or take it to a PC repair shop.
Here is a link to Advent.
JP Product support Advent Computers
Kind of an off-the-wall computer. Here are some links that may help, not sure where you were looking before. Who makes this thing? http://ocram.org/wiki/Computer_Specifications/Advent/7110 Not the same model, but based off of the 7110 so some drivers may work: https://ctl.box.com/shared/mlqvvza3ar/%5Bobject%20Object%5D/66840785 This site is mostly just information, but you can individual manufacturer driver repositories with the model numbers provided: http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/7110.htm
To remove the bios password from you advent laptop, Power off the computer and make sure that it is unplugged.
Open up your computer case. You need physical access to the motherboard to complete this procedure.
Find a circular, (mostly) silver metallic object on the motherboard. This is the CMOS battery.
CAREFULLY remove the CMOS battery and leave it out for about 120 seconds then put a piece of wire or metal between the battery contacts.
This will remove the bios password stored.. This will flush the CMOS memory which stores the BIOS password and all other configuration. (See Warnings)
Set the battery back into place and power on the computer.
The computer should then warn you that the CMOS configuration could not be found. You can either reconfigure it yourself or restore defaults. Restoring the default configuration should be fine.
You will notice that the BIOS password has been cleared and you can boot without it. You may reset the BIOS password to something else by going into the BIOS configuration and setting a new User Password (The Supervisor Password controls access to the BIOS, NOT the computer!)
All the best.
If you have forgot BIOS password then you have to reset CMOS jumper setting. Please follow the below steps: Open the Laptop back panel. Locate the CMOS battrey, remove it & then
with the help of a screw driver keep on pressing the terminal inside it and turn ON the computer for 10 secs and Turn Off (make sure you keep on pressing the terminal with a
screwdriver while turning ON). It will short the BIOS setting. Now, fix the CMOS battrey & restart the computer. This will take care of the issue.
Hi .. not sure if you've sorted it yet, but if not,,this is a typical problem on the 7110 as it is an old machine, if the clips came of the side and you have the shaft piece left you can still place this back and it will hold well, I will admit that when I have done similar (including on a repair of a 7110.. I had to cut the tin piece as an opening so I could get my fingers in to do the job sufficiently, but a small piece of tape over the bracket and a small piece of tape over the cut you made in the tin.. and all has been ok in two I have repaired. If their is nothing left at all.. then most clips are very similar and can be trimmed to fit as stated here (most computer repair shops have box loads of old laptop mother boards etc with these clips still attached.
The BIOS Password is set from the BIOS configuration. Ask your son for the password. Once you have this password, you can enter the BIOS configuration and remove/disable this password. Depending how old you computer is, removing the BIOS battery and main battery for 15+ mins may remove this password and restore the BIOS to the factory default (insert both batteries again) and configure the BIOS Date and Time etc. BUT if the the password is stored on an EEPROM chip then removing will not fix this problem. There are no backdoor passwords available.