Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#45665 by Neelakantan
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:51 am
hi guys,
back after a year or so after solving problem in my deskotp,
now it is the turn of my laptop to play traunt; i have a compaq laptop, 2004 bought; windows xp loaded; now the machine is out of warranty; yesterday, while using it i pressed the power button to make it go into hibernation; when i started it, the fan starts revving, the key board gets lit, the screen appears not to get powered, with the standard "Compaq" screen and the machine reboots;

the machine is set to start in harddive with multiboot options (using sbminit)

i tried the following:
1) removed the memory and reinserted the same;
2) tried to start without the hard-disk and using only the boot floppy
both didnot help

i have the following questions:
1) if the cmos battery is down, will this happen?

2) if it is the question of reloading bios, how to go about it, when the machine doesnot boot even in dos?