lock laptop OS re-install help required

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I have a laptop that came from my old place of work, I salvaged my day to day use lappy from the skip when site closed.... anyway, the system is completly locked, can't even get into the bios....

Is there anyway to force a boot from CD/DVD drive that would allow me to do a complete re-install of a new operating system?
 
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what make/model of laptop is it?

There will be a way to reset the BIOS settings and therefore get round the BIOS password and allow you to install what you like :)
 
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The_KiD said:
what make/model of laptop is it?

There will be a way to reset the BIOS settings and therefore get round the BIOS password and allow you to install what you like :)

speaks the truth :)
 

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i had an old ibm laptop, thought id reset the p/w by removing the bios battery, no such like! it actually involved connecting the chip to a pc. i just bought a new mobo in the end!
 
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The_KiD said:
what make/model of laptop is it?

There will be a way to reset the BIOS settings and therefore get round the BIOS password and allow you to install what you like :)

Laptop is HP omnibook 6000..

I've tried taking the battery out and re-inserting... no joy
 
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Bugger it apears that on that model of laptop the password is written to an eeprom, meaning that removing the CMOS battery will not help.

You have to contact HP and prove ownership of the laptop they will then instruct you on how to reset the BIOS.
 
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Ok Update, I managed to remember my linux password, I had set up the Lappy as dual boot... Will this help in any way to clear Bios password or completly wipe Microsoft install and re-start a fresh?
 
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ooh, there are definatly windows tools for wiping cmos entires etc..

ultimatebootcd has them, maybe there are linux alternatives for the programs about
 
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The UBcd has zero byte fill option i believe and it will completely wipe the cmos and alow you to access the bios again.
 
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