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When powering up i get the acer screen with option to enter set up, my son has now put a password on the set up which he cant remember,so im now lolcked out of set up! please tell me if there is way to disable the set up password,or is there a way round?? any help would be much appriciated. thank you. my laptop is an acer travelmate 3270.

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  • phd1975 Mar 31, 2011

    thankyou katharsys_i, ihave done that and password has now been removed. however i still have the problem of operating system not found! it would seem in bios that my hdd is active but im not sure! again any help would be appreciated! thanks again!

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Hello,

You need to remove the BIOS battery for a few minutes, then put it back on.
This will reset BIOS settings and cancel the password authentication prompt at booting.

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  • katharsys_i Mar 31, 2011

    Hi again,
    Simply reinstall the operating system and your computer will boot normally :)

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Hi, the windows doesnt come up and a password is needed when i power the laptop

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  • anthony_grac Mar 31, 2011

    As Kath says..the cmos battery has to be removed to remove the password..

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You have to call acer support

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