CMOS Failure D620

Jennifer Orr

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My husbands laptop Dell 620 came with a Toshiba HDD2a30 and for some reason it now thinks it is a toshiba and the CMOS has locked him out. Any suggestions? Is the cmos locking the same as having a BIOS Password?
 

cklaubur

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The hard drive in the computer should have no effect on the BIOS (or CMOS). Did the hard drive have any security features activated? That would have required a password on startup before the Windows password.

If the BIOS/CMOS has locked your husband out, there is nothing we can do. Forum rules do not allow us to help with security issues. You will need to contact Dell.

Casey
 

cklaubur

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The hard drive in the computer should have no effect on the BIOS (or CMOS). Did the hard drive have any security features activated? That would have required a password on startup before the Windows password.

If the BIOS/CMOS has locked your husband out, there is nothing we can do. Forum rules do not allow us to help with security issues. You will need to contact Dell.

Casey
 
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