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How to remove harddrive password on a laptop or is it toast


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#1 carolebrewster

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:59 PM

When we get our computers in we have them bios protected. Unfortunatly, one was missed so a student got into the laptop bios, put in a bios password and now we can not get into the computer. Is there a way to remove this password somehow? I know on a desktop it is just a jumper issues. Thanks for your help.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:08 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:41 PM

Oh wow... Sorry. I guess I need to realize that there may be people out there trying to do illegal stuff. I have been around for so long in other forums I guess I should know better. I just can not believe that we have to throw away a harddrive from a new laptop because of a student getting into the bios. But I guess that is what we have to do... Thanks, Carole
Oh.... If you want to see that I am legit, I can send you to our district website. I really did not mean any harm here. Sorry..

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 06:41 PM

It seems to me that you are missing what to me...appears to be the obvious plan of attack.

It's an issue for the IT POC at the school or school district, IMO. Or the vendor.

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