lost pasword took cmos battery out

Acer Aspire 5532 as5532-5535 notebook
April 6, 2010 at 11:41:46
Specs: Windows Vista
i for got my logon passwords and so i took out the cmos battery and i fixed that problem now the keypad dont work so i pluged in a usb keybord and it also did not work so i think it mite have lost the hardwere how do i get it and is that the problem or could the keybord drivers been lost when i took the batter out of the cmos

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April 6, 2010 at 12:03:55
Logon password & BIOS password are two completely different things. If you reset the BIOS, were you able to enter the BIOS menu & reconfigure all the settings?

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April 6, 2010 at 13:09:16
I took apart a friend's similar Acer laptop model recently - 5100-5328 - it's a little over 3 years old. It's keyboard doesn't work either.

According to it's Owner's or User's manual, a USB keyboard should work without you needing to do anything, but NONE of the 3 USB ports work.

Take a look in the manual for your model - it probably says the same thing.

If it it does, if a USB keyboard won't work, the mboard on the laptop is damaged. You must replace the mboard if you want to keep using the computer.

You can't get rid of a laptop's Bios or System or Drivelock password by removing the cmos battery on moderm laptops (one less than about ten years old, or older) . The password is stored on a seperate chip that cannot have the password(s) removed by removing the power to it.

You can get rid of the Windows Login password by re-installing Windows from scratch, or by other means, but we have no may of confirming whether you should have the right to remove the password for Windows, or the Bios or System or Drivelock password for that matter.

People who have stolen a computer, or who have knowingly or unknowingly bought a stolen computer, or who are trying to access a computer that they shouldn't have the right to access, often claim they forgot a password, or that they bought it from someone who didn't know or forgot the password.
Do you have a LEGITIMATE reason you don't know the password(s) ?

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