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When Booting My Compaq Presario 2100 It Goes To A Black Screen And Ask Enter Drivelock Password .Ihave Not Used Any Passwords .Can't Get Pass This ,Any Ideas? Richard

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Try entering your "Setup" or "BIOS" and find the area for "Security". From there you should be able to change the password that it has on it. If your "Setup" or "BIOS" has a password on it and you don't know it, then it is likely that your laptop is worthless to you now. Unlike desktop computers that usually have a BIOS or CMOS reset on the motherboard, laptops seldom have this option. If your's has a RESET on it then it will likely be a little pin-hole on the bottom of the laptop that says RESET next to it.

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Drive LOCk


Hey,

I supose you can't use the pc without the password?

You would loose all the data, you need to remove the harddrive from the laptop, buy a a converter

http://www.shopaddonics.com/mmSHOPADDONICS/images/aa25ide35.gif

http://www.addonics.com/products/io/aa25ide35.asp

then plug it into your desktop pc.
and empty the drive totaly.

This can be done with formating it in windows or
useing the manufacturers tools.

if you need more assistance let me know
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if you can use the laptop in windows you could probably somehow uninstall it.

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