right lads first post and have to say im real glad i found this site. ive had a friends latop down that wsa fully off virus and wontent let me into the recovery partion so i used combofix to take the virus out but it still wouldent llet me into the hidden partion but then when i turned the laptop off its now asking for a password which it dident do before allso the time and date is net set in cmos its asking me to load default values and continue when i hit f1 its asking for a password which it never did at ther startup before so i took the cmos battery out thinking that it should rest the bios but now i cant get into the bios if i hit the entre key 3 times and hit esc and f2 it will boot into windows so i was able to install a fresh copy of windows 7 but its still asking for a password plus the date and time go;s back to 09/12/2009 ive tried every thing i know off to stop this asking for a password ive all the drivers installed went to asus site download them i was able to get the new bios but i have now way of uploading the bios to the pc any1 any no how to help me with this problem sorry 4 the long post thanks guys
alright mate.... i have the the exact same laptop and the exact same problem.
however caused differently.
i placed a password on my bios and it simply wont let me back in even though im 100% about what my password is.
anyway i tried removing the battery for a day and this did reset my bios.. time date etc but not the password.
thats how i ended up with a 2009 date and no way to change it back.
anyway i then tried endless bois flash applications etc and got nowhere.
finally i got in contact with asus and they requested and receipt of purchais, laptop serial number and exact system date.
i supplied all this and they responded with what the default password should be.
but it didnt work so am stuck.
windows 7 thinks it is 2009, and have to set the time each logon... Annoying.
so is there anything else that i can try please... its massively annoying me now.