Dell Inspiron 1501 SMOS Reset
Posted on 2011-03-22
So i worked on a laptop yesterday with a virus, got it off all fine and dandy.
Finished it around closing so waiting til today to have them pick it up.
Tested, worked fine.
They call me after they pick it up saying its asking for a HDD Password. I wounder how this is even possible because i had no problems. Well anyway i get them to bring it back, sure enough HDD Password, and the BIOS is locked.
I figured, easiest way, pull the battery. I crack open the case, pull the battery, stick it back in. Still passworded. Figured, well i'll let it sit. Let it sit 2 hours. Pop it in (mind you no power cord is plugged in and battery is pulled) Passworded Still.
Google it up, seems it should not take longer than 15 seconds.
I can't seem to find any solutions, any ideas here?
I can't use a bios cracker because i can't change the boot options.