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Remove your cmos battery, and if there are jumpers by the battery, this should clear the bios.
If not just leave the battery out for a short while

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If you know the bios password, then change it in the bios menu,if you don''t know the bios password, then clearing the cmos battery should work. You will need to disemble your netbook apart until you can get to the motherboard, there you should see a baterry of a nickel size and take it out and back it, resemble your netbook and you should be good to go.
Here is a link that may help you out too. http://www.askvg.com/how-to-reset-remove-bypass-a-bios-or-cmos-password/

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Need a mass storage controller for gateway mx8738


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Lost Bios Password for Gateway Solo 1450. I have removed the CMOS battery for 5 min; that didn't work. Removed it again for an hour and that didn't work! I have tried all the back door pwds for the Phoenix...


From my experience there is no way to retrieve or remove a unknown hard drive (HDD) password. The bios passwords and windows passwords are no problem to remove, but the HDD password cannot be removed. Only option I know is to replace the hard drive. I have done this on about a dozen PC's

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Hello I have a gateway mx8738 laptop operating system not found


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Gateway MX6030 bios/boot password reset


How long did you leave the battery out?
To discharge the BIOS you need to short out the battery contacts, or disconnect the battery for 1/2+ hours.
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Check with Gateway, they might suggest a motherboard replacement just like IBM.


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