Bios Setup Password --all of a sudden-- ??

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jackyblacky

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so I get a fatal error earlier today, something like "you will need to reinstall windows" in one of those white boxes with the weird font. I didn't believe it at first...

now I cannot boot up my computer. I'm assuming my harddrive died (which I've only had for a few weeks, it's going back to the store)...

But here is the kicker... my bios setup won't let me in. All of a sudden, it needs a SETUP PASSWORD. I've never set a setup password before. and I've never been asked for a setup password, ever.

any ideas? I found a few sites that help you get around this, with default passwords to try, etc. but none of them worked.

any info would be great,
cheers.
 

~Candy~

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Hi and welcome. Anyone else have access to the computer who may have entered a setup password?
 
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