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#1 Ren Ashbell

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:16 AM

Last week I bought a used laptop from a friend's garage sale for just 150 bucks.
Everything is working just fine.
I've replace the Vista OS with a Windows 7, and upgraded the memory from 1 to 2gb.

The problem is the bios, can't access it due to a password prompt.
I tried asking the original owner about it's password but he does't know either.
Apparrently one of his nieces played with it's bios and can't recall it.

I have tried removing the CMOS but it still continues to ask for a password.

Can anyone help?

Specs:
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP 530 Notebook PC(GY170AA#ABG)
System Type: X86-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed. Intel Core Duo T2300
[01]: x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12 Genu
~1667 Mhz
BIOS Version: Hewlett-Packard 68MVU Ver. F.04, 5/23/2007

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#2 Platypus

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:56 AM

HP's instructions for dealing with this can be found on Pg 30 of the Maintenance and Service Guide found here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&contentType=SupportManual&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=3375953#3

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