Question about Panasonic Computers & Internet
Redux 1. vastly shortee now that a few tooth pulled facts were told.
16 year oLD PC
XP loaded, many times and virus infected all times an is ALWAYS EXPECTED as XP is and was a huge VIRUS MAGNET.. You can not escape this fact, and is never good this nor is there a future with this PC.
not withstanding kids allowed to play with dads PC while he sleeps and now BIOS LOCKED
learn to keep PC in dads cave and the door locked, win.
the CMOS battery is dead.
there is no battery ever lasted for 16 years, ever .
it is dead.
and CAN NOT BE IGNORED. (CAN NOT)
take it back to your tech and get it replaced , now.
or better yet find a newer PC
that can run or runs now w10. 64bit, not 32bit ever,
Choices vast but this fact here works best shopping for good used PCs.
this or better.
i3 , gen 4 , 2013 or newer PCs or I5 or i7 or Gen 4 up)
and have a future. with w10 -64bit only.
if must be a laptop (why)?
then buy one LAPTOP that the coin cell can be removed in under 1 day labor (noob time)
and no collateral damaged flat cables or jacks. as most noobs do.
my dell E6540 bottom comes off with 4 screws and coin is out in 5minutes work or less.
facts. matter, when shopping.
Posted on Aug 28, 2021
Great answer from Larry as usual
Panny LAPPY locked.
did you for get the PW, or bought it used and dead like this, if bought used , ask seller or PW.
or you never ever set this PW, and out of the blue , today it asks for a PW, these simple facts are important and not told by you (history) or if KIDS played with the LAPTOP and now is LOCKED, , yah that........
first off this thing is super old.
is this the USA version , name is THOUGH BOOK, in fact, yes/no.
T5's did it it have a 's there or S? why the apostrophe.?
they make vast models of CF-nn laptops, then, the full model number must be told not truncated to CFT5
so this is not windows PW locked it is on fact BIOS ADMIN PW LOCKED
right now I am reading your manual to you, google found in 1 second flat.
I guess F2 BIOS hot key is dead due to BIOS Admin locked
the manual tells me it is 2007 made and is 14 years old now.
and no RTC CMOS battery lever lasted 14 years. and when bad the BIOS will in fact lie to you,
that is why I asked up top if this PW deal is OUT OF THE BLUE
now the words in the manual. page 25 BIOS RESET.
The Setup Utility settings excluding the password(s) will return to the default values
page 26, supervisor PW set, (admin, BIOS)
it tells you this.
Supervisor Password or User Password: Contact your technical support office
that means ask them for the fix
any other fix is hacking and to hack any laptop , you can google all week or use YouTube
know that no 2 laptops hack the same way, maker nor model nor year.
facts. and if you hack it wrong you risk total bricking the PC, forever.
first YT hit.
and very tricky this.
hacking is an art, with not guarantees of any success.
call the maker as it told you to do in the book and ask for the cure directly
all that done reading your manual , asking at Panasonic and looking in YT from you.
Anonymous Aug 18, 2021
the CMOS battery is bad, this is first, no PC run with one bad, ever. so is first and does not last this long
and this Rugged PC , omg the parts are so expensive, like x10 normal (yes scalpers sell it)
that is the trouble with rugged and rare PCs, not main stream.
a dell E6540 is better. (solid alum frame) and fully supported.
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Is this the cmos battery??
Posted on Aug 27, 2021
Testimonial: "Thanks for your response Actually When my laptop is infected with a virus I take it to the laptop store. They say you have to give new windows. So after years of bringing home new with windows, I realized that the bios is locked. .."
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