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Formatting acer aspire 5520

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February 15, 2010 2:12:13 PM

I just tried to install windows 7 into my laptop and it wont boot up now and i cant get into bios to put the cd as #1 boot.Bios is asking for a password that i didnt set up so I cant get in.So I cannot run anything off the cd it just goes to a black screen with a curser flashing in the corner.Is there any other way to fdisk or format the drive?

Thanks for any help

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a b D Laptop
February 15, 2010 3:06:17 PM

There's no point in formatting the drive if you don't have the BIOS password.
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February 15, 2010 4:37:14 PM

The problem I have is I need to boot from the cd cause for some dumb reason I cannot boot from the hd.as soon as it checks the hd it goes blank. Must have got some glitch while installing so i just want to reinstall or format the hd so it can get past the glitch.How can i get the password with out booting up.I already looked for the bios battery or jumper I dont see one any where.
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a b D Laptop
February 15, 2010 8:31:45 PM

Clearing BIOS passwords is difficult - though I don't know how you came into possession of a notebook with one not knowing it.
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February 22, 2010 8:32:59 PM

Thats easy I bought it second hand from the newspaper never thought to ask for a bios password.
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a b D Laptop
February 22, 2010 8:46:01 PM

You didn't turn it on before you bought it? (especially if it was local) You must have the contact information of the seller.
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