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I changed the HDD password and when i tried to enter it, its not accepting and after 3 tries disables my system. is there any way around this or a way of resetting the password or system

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Hi,
The simplest way to remove a BIOS password is to simply remove the CMOS battery. A computer will remember its settings and keep the time even when it is turned off and unplugged because these parts are powered by small battery inside the computer called a CMOS battery. If we pull out this battery, the computer will forget alot of its hardware settings, including its BIOS password. This should not be performed on Laptops if you are not experienced working with laptop hardware.
Hope this has helped you... Thanks...

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Accessing Computer Setup
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