Hello again. I've tried EVERYTHING. I've also dowgraded to the FIRST bios version available for the laptop (F.03) to no avail: cpqamt ALWAYS locks up on its let's say welcome screen with a blinking cursor. On a chinese forum I've found a different method to unlock the descriptor (1 + 3 + left arrow + right arrow + winkey) but it doesn't work neither. Apart from this, I believe that the command cpqamt read vpro_state shouldn't need the descriptor to be unlocked so I'm confident that the problem resides elsewhere. Is it possible that there isn't anyone out there who could try cpqamt on his/her 2530p and tell me if it works for him/her? It's only a matter of seconds and there isn't even the minimum risk of doing anything bad to the laptop. Please help! I'm desperate!