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Bios password lost, Acer Travelmate 732TE

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Hi Experts,
this is an old problem: one of the old laptops in my company has a BIOS password which is out of the standards and now unreachable.
I tried to solve the problem removing the CMOS battery, but to no avail. Now I am tempted to try this program:  http://www.11a.nu/page.php?27
Has anybody already tried it before? I am afraid it might cause serious problems to CMOS. Can anybody suggest me an alternative method to get the password?
Thanks in advance.
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by:Snowguy
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I have not tried that.
But I have used Killcmos and it worked very well.
http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/13/7/13-7-60.shtml
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by:elbereth21
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I tried your suggested solution, but it did not work for me.
Just as an afterthought, my system runs win2000 SP4 and works perfectly, except for the fact I cannot enter the BIOS.
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by:Snowguy
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Here are some others you can try.
http://packetstormsecurity.org/Crackers/bios/
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by:elbereth21
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Thanks a lot, but nothing worked, until now.
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by:Snowguy
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Just another thought if you remove a stick of ram if it has more then 1 or change the amount it has
this will somtimes bring the bios up.

A flash of the bios can somtimes remove a PW.
http://www.acersupport.com/notebook/html/tm730_dl.html#bios
Short of this I think you are giong to have to send it to acer.
http://www.acersupport.com/technical/articles/common/nb_pword_nb10432.html
How do get the BIOS password reset?
 
 
 If you forget the system password or do not have the password, you will be unable to use or get your computer repaired for other issues until the authorized service facility removes the password.  

This service is not covered by warranty and there is no other recourse to remove a BIOS password from the notebook.  

To arrange service for your notebook, please contact our voice line at 1-800-816-2237.
 
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by:elbereth21
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Well, I have not risolved my problem even with your valuable advice, if you do not have any other suggestion, I think I'll close the question and give you the points within a few days.Thanks a lot.
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Sorry it took so long to reply, my job takes me out of town sometimes.
Any how the only thing else I can suggest is if you know how to and the EPROM (BIOS chip) is not soldered on to the motherboard you may want to get a blank EPROM and try a hot flash.
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Sorry for the delay. I'm giving you the points.
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