Reset bios setup password on IPAQ Legacy Free Rev 1.x Bios
Posted on 2007-10-06
I have 10 IPAQ legacy free computers with the early bios rev. According to the user manuals and info I can deem from compaqs site, the only way to reset the setup password is to call compaq with the serial number and they will generate a code. Also apparently, there is a key combination or something at boot to bring up a screen to put this generated code into. This bios cannot be reset by conventional methods as the setup password is stored in some type of nvram or flash. Only the later bios rev. have a reset button inside the machines.
I really need to clear the setup password as there are some changes in bios I need to make.
I have contacted HP/Compaq and there Tech support says it is so old, they can't find any information on how to do it (although they were able to bring up the machine from the tag).
Any help would be great as these machines are important to our student operation.