I have a Compal AL51 Laptop (Nobilis) that was having sound problems. Drivers and XP showed no conflicts, so I thought it was in the Bios. However, the Bios was password protected and I don't remember putting one on before. Bios was Insyde Software SCU. I found little support for this but did manage to find the new version of bios here: http://www.lamsystems.com/drivers/notebook/al51.asp
I ran the batch file included, rebooted and bios was still passworded. I then burned a live cd of PC CMOS Cleaner
. It found no encrypted passwords, but it said it cleared the password in bios and to restart. Upon restarting, my screen is black and shows nothing. I get no bios error beeps, it just spins up and spins down into standby. If I put in a cd, it seems to read and seek the disk, but I can't see what's going on.
This being a laptop, I had little hope in finding the cmos battery. I managed to get to most of the motherboard, Hannstar EAL51 - LA2362, but I could not find one.So my question is
: Is there anything I can do to reset my bios or enable the screen so I can see what I am doing?