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Compaq EVO N600C Password-protected CMOS - Lost password - Help - d'oh

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Al Dykes, Sep 18, 2005.

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    Al Dykes Guest

    My N66C works fine but I've forgotten my CMOS password. My disk is all backed up.

    Is there *any* way to reset the password ?

    WHat happens if I put a new, bigger, IDE disk in it. Will CMOS
    recognize the drive? What about more memory? If those work then I
    don't care that I don't have the password.

    Is the password case sensitive?

    Grunble. 30 years of managing servers and production systems. This is
    the first time I've lost a critical password in my life.

    My Evo N600C had to go into the shop and the guy wanted the CMAS
    password. Since the CMOS was protected by my all-time favorite
    password I changed it to something and forgot to write it down.
    Al Dykes, Sep 18, 2005
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    sandy58 Guest

    Try pulling the batteries for a few hours. You could be lucky.
    sandy58, Sep 22, 2005
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    ikenfixit Guest

    If resetting CMOS batt does not do the trick you will need a ne
    security chip installed.. This is the only option.. (Not familia
    w/make and model to tell whether CMOS and BIOS reset will accomplis
    the task.
    ikenfixit, Sep 25, 2005
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