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    Question about BIOS password.

    Does a BIOS battery in the laptop work the same way a PC battery does in that if you remove it for five minutes or so it will erase a BIOS password? Thanks for any help you can provide.
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    yes, unless its an ata password, that is stored on the harddrive and will follow the hard drive, common on laptops. But if it is just a standard bios password, Yes it will reset

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    clearing the cmos may be required.
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    No. You have to contact the manufacturer for a reset code/key combo or use a third party tool in most cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisinCain View Post
    No. You have to contact the manufacturer for a reset code/key combo or use a third party tool in most cases.

    this ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisinCain View Post
    No. You have to contact the manufacturer for a reset code/key combo or use a third party tool in most cases.
    Good to know

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    Been through this a few times. If you don't have/know the password its cheaper to toss the hard drive and buy a new one. The HD manufacturers won't give you any backdoor passwords even if they have any and the third party way is a lot more expensive than just buying a new HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Good to know
    Yes, I didn’t know that about laptops either. This has been an informative thread.
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