bios password

February 13, 2010 at 10:55:01
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, 2 GHz / 2046 MB
Trying to fix a problem laptop and need to run recovery through the bios but there is a password set which the owner does not know
In the Ferrari 4000 service guide it says

Remove BIOS Password
1. Copy MastID program to C
2. Click Start > Program > Accessories > Command Prompt
3. Go to C:directory
4. Run mastid.exe
5. Key in “01234567” as following picture
6. Get master password

but not sure where i am supposed to find MastID programme

btw i have all the recovery cd and the system cd but cant see it on there

laptop model is acer ferrari 4000

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February 13, 2010 at 11:54:14
Why don't you tell us what the problem is that you're trying to fix?

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February 13, 2010 at 12:29:27
the problem is i need into the bios password to recover the system to factory defaults as its basically a mess with so many errors and freezes and things missing etc
the persons kids have been at it and i would think one of them set ther pass in the first place but none will admit

btw the colour of the bronze and gold members are to alike

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February 13, 2010 at 15:34:13
I'm unclear as to what the BIOS has to do with the recovery? Can you boot from a CD? or is the boot order what you're trying to change? If you can boot from a CD, download & create "Hiren's BootCD" then boot off it & run either BIOS Cracker or KILLCMOS.

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February 13, 2010 at 17:47:07
yes trying to change the boot order
I can change it in f12 out of the bios and put the firs recovery disc in but when it asks for the second it seems to go back

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February 14, 2010 at 11:02:19
the laptop is a shambles it is
1= overheating
2=files missing
3=freezing even when installing operating system (overheating might be why)
4=bios password

update decided to deal with heating first and might have also solved bios password problem
anyway have stripped the laptop right down to nothing using this guide

fan was full of dust and gave it a good clean out and have also removed the heatsink but it seems to have like a silver foil over the thermal paste do i just remove this to apply more

btw i have articlean and artic silver paste
also while at it i removed the battery so might cure the bios password

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February 14, 2010 at 17:09:46
ok fixed the heat problem and the bios pass problem so i am getting there except the bios wont now see the hdd and i cant install a operating system

if only we had not formated it out of the computer (on another laptop) before we stripped the computer down to nothing

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February 15, 2010 at 14:58:24
can not get bios to see hdd

everything is good on that laptop now and i can install the same operating system on the same said laptop with another hdd but not the one that came out of it

i can see it in an external hdd docking unit and format etc but the laptop refuses to see it

swapped it with another drive and the laptop sees it

is there anything i can do on the docking unit to the hdd to make it be seen in the bios
will a bios update help if there is one

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