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Old 06-05-17, 11:35
daleonline daleonline is offline
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Default Compaq mini 110. Enter Current Password - but no password

I bought a second hand notebook and no longer have contact with the seller
Now it's asking for Current Password
I haven't a clue what it is
I tried factory reset but the password request comes back too quickly. I can't even get to the BIOS page because it doesn't stay on long enough
I was advised to hit enter 3 times and look for a resulting code
I tried this several times
There was no code
Only
Password check failed
Fatal Error ...System Halted
Nothing else
Removing power and/ battery gets me back to the "Enter current password" page
Could anyone advise
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Old 06-05-17, 16:58
Cantrel Cantrel is offline
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Default Re: Compaq mini 110. Enter Current Password - but no password

While you may now be the genuine owner of this machine, first time posters asking for a password bypass are always viewed with suspicion as there's no way of confirming you are the rightful owner of this machine.

If you have just bought this machine, how is it that you have lost contact with the seller so soon ?
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Old 08-05-17, 16:48
daleonline daleonline is offline
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Default Re: Compaq mini 110. Enter Current Password - but no password

Truth is that I responded to an ad on Facebook Marketplace offering the notebook without charger for 10. they weren't sure if it worked or not
They no longer needed the notebook and they didn't want to buy a charger for it
I took a chance and bought it. I managed to find a charger on ebay for 7 and it appears to work except for the password
I thought to contact them for the password. From my experience of such passwords, especially BIOS ones they probably don't know or remember it
I looked back through my facebook messages but can't find any trace of it.
I could go to their house but it's quite far to go on the off chance that someone will be in and know the password
I didn't steal it and they don't appear to be the kind of people who would (a very nice family)
I may be a new forum user but am a webuser and Computeractive subscriber and have been on and off for many years
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Old 08-05-17, 20:58
Cantrel Cantrel is offline
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Default Re: Compaq mini 110. Enter Current Password - but no password

I've PM'd you with a possible solution.
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