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Need to get around a mouse lock

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mcml100, Jan 10, 2002.

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  1. mcml100

    mcml100 Thread Starter

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    I just bought a pc from a man desperate for money and there's a mouse lock on it. I just want to get to DOS to reformat the pc, but can't get past the mouse lock which needs a password. Is there a way to do this?
     
  2. deuce

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    So you can't get into DOS? (press F8 after the memory count) Do you have asccess to a different computer with an internet connection? You could go to the manufacture's website and download their imaging software and save it on a disk and use that. That will reformat. You can also try using the windows boot disk to get into DOS so you can use fdisk. Have you tried talking to the guy?
     
  3. PatInAz

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    What the heck is a mouse lock ???
    Been using PCs for 20 years and never heard of that one. Do you mean a BIOS password ?
     
  4. deuce

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    Yeah that could be it... I had no idea what it was so I thought it was something I just haven't ever seen before. In that case you can't get past it without the correct password. You will either need to get it from the guy... or get a hold of the manufacture's image software to reformat.
     
  5. crabman

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    CLEAR THE CMOS REMOVE THE CMOS BATTERY FOR A WHILE OR THERE SHOULD BE A JUMPER WITH 3 PINS MOVE THE JUMPER TO THE OTHER SIDE FOR A MINUTE OR SO
     
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