Originally posted by judymac
Well the blasted thing won't boot with floppy or cd, I can't get into bios to change anything because it asks for power-onpassword, but I do thank you for your input.
Oh, someone has password protected the BIOS. Well, you can call Compaq and spend some time onthe phone and talk to tech support. Each manufacturer has a backdoor password that can be used to access their BIOS. Or if not at least they can give you an alternate way to bypass the BIOS password security feature. Sometimes removing the CMOS battery will work. But, in a laptop, this will be more difficult.
By the way, do you know what BIOS is on that laptop? Because i've got a list of common backdoor passwords for lot's of BIOS'S...