BIOS reset from within Windos XP?
Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:57 AM
What I'm looking for is a Windows based BIOS / CMOS hacking tool, if such a thing exists. I'm also thinking that if I copied a bootable DOS floppy to a spare hard drive and tried booting the laptop that way, I might be able to run DOS based CMOS programs?
Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
Posted 14 August 2009 - 08:48 PM
Remove it for 30 minutes and that will reset bios to defaults
Or, jumper a couple pins on the motherboard
I don't even know if Bios crack would work in your situation
Other times, best to contact a legit HP technician, explain your situation, have them reset it
It will cost you some dollars however
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:09 PM
I have inherited a HP Pavillion Zx5000 laptop
You mean you have jacked a HP Pavillion Zx5000 laptop.
lol, its all good mate, you can admit it
*wink* we're all "cool" here. This is a "cool" forum.
Now on to the problem at hand... yeah, i got nothing. bios is password protected? why... i ask?
Thats kinda nuts i think. oh well, try what questolo said... with the jumpers.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:50 AM
I was hoping to do this without taking the laptop apart, but now that I need to, I can't find any reference to a CMOS / RTC / BIOS battery in the service manual & I'd rather not start on it till I know how long it's going to take (I have a couple of partly assembled laptops on my shelves that started as projects with no planning or timescale involved & I don't need another)
If anyone can point me in the direction of the CMOS battery, I'd be very grateful.
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