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#888450 - 18th Jul 2014 11:00am laptop bios password help
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trying to help another wikiwirral member sort their laptop out
The laptop had no working dvd but I've put another in I was given by another wiki member
I've backed up the hard drive to another usb hard drive via another pc.(approx. 56 gigabytes)
The laptop hd has now been formatted and when I try to install xp it reads the xp cd so far then says there is no hd.
I thought - get into the bios to recognize it, but it wants a password first which we don't know.
Have heard about taking the watch type battery out to reset the bios but laptop knowledge only goes as far as unscrewing a few screws on the back and looking.
I think this battery may be under the keyboard where I don't want to try.
Is there a bootable cd software option?

This a favour for them and no money will be paid


Edited by derekdwc (18th Jul 2014 11:05am)

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#888451 - 18th Jul 2014 11:48am Re: laptop bios password help [Re: derekdwc]
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Is it a Toshiba if so look on line there is a way of doing it without battery removal

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#888463 - 18th Jul 2014 1:27pm Re: laptop bios password help [Re: derekdwc]
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what make / model number ?
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#888467 - 18th Jul 2014 2:20pm Re: laptop bios password help [Re: derekdwc]
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All I can see on it is model FL91 - no other names

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#888474 - 18th Jul 2014 2:45pm Re: laptop bios password help [Re: derekdwc]
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Normally the bios does not need to be changed if its like for like.

Was the previous operating system xp ??
As I think xp disc is not recognising the drivers required to see your hard drive.

There is a chance the Dvd drive is also set to master and blocking it to be seen as there are two master drives.

The bios is a red herring for me until you can give us more info.
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#888477 - 18th Jul 2014 3:17pm Re: laptop bios password help [Re: derekdwc]
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Hi, I think what you have is a rm nb4300 note book, if it is this the default password is rm or rmplc.
If your lucky it won't have been changed, if it has you can reset it using a jumper in the memory compartment.

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#888928 - 21st Jul 2014 12:06am Re: laptop bios password help [Re: derekdwc]
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Bios still needs a password
but
Mark's suggestion "xp disc is not recognising the drivers required to see your hard drive" made me try to install Vista and that worked.
Laptop now up and running

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#888952 - 21st Jul 2014 9:20am Re: laptop bios password help [Re: derekdwc]
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Well done derek , your 'wiki' friend will be pleased .......

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