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    Default cant upload to notebook ex nsw schools

    I have an acer extensa 5630 laptop ex a rural nsw school.
    it has come locked up so that i cannot format, boot from cd/dvd boot menu only goes direct to win7 no other options
    any help would be appreciated as i wish to give to my grandaughter
    cheers russ
    *Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of your car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of you car.
    *Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you.



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    restart and at the Acer logo press Alt F10 if you are greeted with a windows boot screen press enter then procede with acer erecovery app.
    this should let you restore to factory settings unless the hard drive has been replaced.

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    sounds bios locked
    get the manual if you can to see where cmos battery lives
    if you can clear cmos, then you can change bios.
    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    Maybe the question should be asked, how you got it in that condition. Generally the IT departments of most govt departments, schools included, remove the hard drives from such machines and wipe the BIOS. I've had lots of old ex-govt desktops where they leave the HDD in place but it is secure wiped and supplied sans OS. If it came still set up for use in that institution, either it has been incorrectly disposed of or someone is not doing their job.
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    i think some one not doing there job is the answer
    *Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of your car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of you car.
    *Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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    Were you able to get past BIOS?
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    Default cant upload to notebook ex nsw schools

    A family friend just went through the same thing with His high school , had bios lock and admin account created that was password locked and not disclosed when handed over upon sale , he took it back and they did fresh install , budget cuts ?

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    all working now bios was passworded found a way round it, partition prog and formatted drive via usb, new win install so happy now
    *Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of your car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of you car.
    *Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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    my mates daughter left year 12 a year of 2 ago, and she didnt take back her laptop for the IT dept to remove their restrictions before she left.

    i took a look at it, and the BIOS was password protected, the password was "password". lucky guess on my behalf. you never know your luck

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