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forgot my laptop password

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by jd_nealy, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. jd_nealy

    jd_nealy Thread Starter

    Feb 9, 2003
    ok look my cousin gave me a laptop that he didn't use any more because he forgot the password. I can't call dell because i'm not the original owner, and there is a password on the bios. is there some type of master password or can you tell me how to take the cmoss battery off, or how to re-format the harddrive, thank you
  2. brendandonhu


    Jul 8, 2002
    You can open the case and pull out the battery, but that will be hard on a laptop.
    KILLCMOS should be able to reset it via software. Your A/V might detect it as a virus because of the way it accesses the BIOS, but it is completely safe.
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