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Windows 7: HP Netbook 110 problem after automatic update.

09 Sep 2011   #21
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

There are many different passwords.

The password that the mini "setup" prompted you for was probably not even set and could have been ignored.

Best to ask your husband about that since it is his netbook.

Now you had mentioned another problem on another computer.

Would you like to pursue that problem?


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09 Sep 2011   #22
Boobarella

Windows 7
 
 

Not really, lol, it's too old and I plan to get rid of it after Christmas. I was just thinking it would be no good for making a copy of anything for the Netbook's problem if I ended up having to.
But! Thank you for being so very helpful You're awesome

(It is a Compaq though and I've been rather put off HP products now.)
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09 Sep 2011   #23
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad to help. If you are thinking of a laptop, then my favorite companies are Lenovo and Toshiba.
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09 Sep 2011   #24
Boobarella

Windows 7
 
 

I was thinking Lenovo myself. I was going to research it but now I don't have to
So, I just now realised that the password for logging into BIOS is not the same password we use for starting windows. As we didn't set the password for BIOS, I have no idea what it is and couldn't find a master password that worked.
Do I need to remove the CMOS battery or will that do more harm than good? Maybe I should just call HP and make them do the work as I rather think, in my case, a little knowledge is a a dangerous thing..
The only reason I'm still looking at the bloody thing is because I don't want to share my P.C with my husband
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09 Sep 2011   #25
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Some person set the bios password. That person could probably help you.
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09 Sep 2011   #26
Boobarella

Windows 7
 
 

That would be HP.
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09 Sep 2011   #27
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've never heard of HP presetting the bios password. Doesn't mean that they didn't. Definitely contact HP then and ask them for the password.
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09 Sep 2011   #28
Boobarella

Windows 7
 
 

On googling, I found this BIOS password lark is a common problem on these netbooks. I suppose I'd better ring them later
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09 Sep 2011   #29
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I've heard of this password issue before. Calling it a "lark" is generous.
A method is suggested here if you read through the posts
HP Mini 110-1030NR - How to reset the bios password? - Page 2 - HP Support Forum
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09 Sep 2011   #30
Boobarella

Windows 7
 
 

On the phone to Microsoft...I'll let you know if they manage to do anything..
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