Having problems with your Compaq Presario 2170US Notebook ?

Locked out of laptop bios

\015 I back my password and exited without disabling it, now at boot it wants a password and nothing i do works. I tried to flash the bios as the compaq website said, but it was alraedy updated to that version and it didn't fix or reset. I looked inside for jumpers as on a desk top can't see any. I can't get it 100% apart, its still held together in the middle in 2 spots that seem impossible to find how to dislodge it apart, I have all screws out and can see everywhere in there when I pry it open from all sides. Can't see a cmos battery. How in the hell do you reset it, I'm losing my mind.Thanks,Billy\015

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BIOS Password and Locked Hard Disk Recovery
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\015\012http://www.dewassoc.com/support/bios/bios_password.htm
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\015\012Good Luck / Please dont for get to Vote. Thank You.
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