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\015 I bought a laptop from a woman in the paper who used it when she was in college working on her masters. she hasnt used it in 2 years and forgot the password. It asks for a "main HDD password" before startup even. i cant even get to the start page or anything. i took out the battery but nothing. is there a battey inside? i called gateway but because it isnt registered to me and the warrenty has expired they wont help me. i need this for college and cant afford to be out 350 dollars! HELP!!\015

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There is a battery inside that will dump the password. It may be soldered to the motherboard. A computer repair shop can do the job in about 10 minutes. While you're at it, just replace the battery. It only adds a couple dollars to the cost.
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