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Bios password i cannot enter bios. when i pressing fn+f11and f10 than during booting up, but it requsets password. i get notebook without any information about password. can i reset it, or hack in any way. there are a bootable W2k

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Is there a removable bios battery? If not, try removing the regular battery for a day or so to try and clear out bios.

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Got an Acer 4050 from ebay and it goes straight to enter boot password


can you click on f12 before it goes to boot password?
The F12 Boot Menu allows you to choose which device that you would like to boot the computer's Operating System from by pressing the F12 key during the computer's Power On Self Test, or POST process. Some notebook and netbook models have the F12 Boot Menu disabled by default.
If this sounds like your problem then try this:
If this sounds like
To enable the F12 Boot Menu:


  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Press the F2 key to enter computer's BIOS Setup during Power-On Self-Test, or POST, process while the Acer logo is being displayed.
  3. Press the Right Arrow key to select Main
  4. Select F12 Boot Menu
  5. Press the Enter key
  6. Select Enabled
  7. Press the Enter key
  8. Press the F10 key and then press the Enter key to save the changes and restart the computer.
Note: Not all Acer notebooks or netbooks have the F12 Boot Menu feature. Computers that do not have the F12 Boot Menu feature will not be able to enable the feature within the BIOS. I hope this works for you if not, then the problem is obviously not the boot menu. Go to Acer support for more help

Aug 30, 2014 | PC Laptops

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Reformat hdd from bios


Step 1:
Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or the F2 key Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system (note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your failsafe or optimized defaults) after windows has loaded your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart otherwise it will keep booting from the cd /dvd drive

Feb 17, 2013 | Acer Extensa 4620 Notebook

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Can't get pass the setup utility


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or the F2 key

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

(note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your failsafe or optimized defaults)
after windows has loaded

your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation

the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd

during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load

failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
otherwise it will keep booting from the cd /dvd drive

hope this helps

Sep 13, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-EZ2203X...

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Boot hp pavillon zd8000 with usb not possible?


Boot hp pavillon zd8000 with usb is possible.simply plug the USB flash drive with iso and reboot, then press F10 navigeyt Boot Order Mark hard drive, hit enter, Highlight your usb and press F6 so usb was on top of the press F10

May 15, 2012 | HP Pavilion zd8000 Notebook

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Unable to format laptop


you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart

note: this will remove all data on this drive you will need to load an operating system

hope this helps you

Oct 24, 2011 | Toshiba A45-S121 Notebook

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Cannot Access the BIOS of my Compaq nx8220. I have pressed every button imaginable on the keyboard during boot up but nothing works. only f10 lets me get to what looks like a bios but i cannot edit...


You have already found that the 'F10' key is the correct key to enter BIOS SETUP.

> cannot edit anythig, or set boot preferences

You should be able to do the above, if you have entered the correct password.
Please explain.

Jul 06, 2011 | HP Compaq nx8220 Notebook

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Hi I got a password on a toshiba satellite l505d bios and i can gain access to my system until i got so i need ur help plz


Hi sorry for the delay you could load some defaults there are other ways of getting your computer running if this fails i cant type these in now keep trying
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

hope this helps

Dec 30, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite L505-S5966 Notebook

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Can't boot from cd


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart do this if you want to install an operating sytem and remember to change the first boot device back after you have finished your task
hope this helps

Nov 04, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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How do I program my latitued lap top so it gors directly ine to the windows sart up , instead of having to enter a pass code to go thru the bios program. Once I eneter the bios pasword it will activate...


It seems that the Dell is not publishing the BIOS reset info online. You can try following the below steps once. ( Article ID: 184659)


During the initial boot of a computer the BIOS supplier will be displayed. If OEM logo splash screen is displayed, press ESC key to see the boot up information. Press the Pause/Break key if text displays too fast.

In the BIOS window, select Security tab and delete the BIOS password.

Jul 04, 2010 | Dell Latitude D610 Notebook

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Computer bios


Most systems today you can enter the BIOS with pressing F2 at boot. Some use F1, F10 or Del to enter setup (It should be on the screen at boot which key to enter setup) Once in BIOS navigate to the wireless device and see if it is Enabled

You can also look at the Function Keys, as most portables have a Fn + functin key combination to enable wireless (look for a radio tower Icon on a Fn Key, With Dell it is Fn+F2 not sure on HPs)

Jan 26, 2009 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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