I posted an answer to this question which I felt was pretty good. The answer received one upvote then the next time I view the answer it is deleted with no information as to why.
Can anybody tell me why?
Note: Incase you can't view answer, here it is copy/pasted
I'd be very surprised if you can't get into the Bios. My first suspicion is always user error. See this thread for possible solutions to that specific part of your question/issue --> https://superuser.com/a/817932/465645 To directly answer your question, the first and obvious thing that pops into my head is to remove the CMOS battery and press the power button (Make sure the laptop has 0 power), this will reset the Bios to default factory settings. Note that your default OS may not boot correctly until your Bios is re-setup. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonvolatile_BIOS_memory#CMOS_battery Here is a YouTube Video teardown of what I think is your laptop where he finds and removes the CMOS to reset the Bios. --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvphrUxiU_U shareeditundeleteflag deleted by DavidPostill♦ 2 days ago Why was your post deleted? See the help center. answered 2 days ago FreeSoftwareServers 4771727
Update Re Comments:
I would say that my answer could stand alone if it was the following sentence alone. Am I supposed to provide step by steps instructions on how to tear down this individual laptop and/or not answer because I don't know this information?
- General information like, removing CMOS to reset BIOS is useful for future readers.
"To directly answer your question, the first and obvious thing that pops into my head is to remove the CMOS battery and press the power button (Make sure the laptop has 0 power), this will reset the Bios to default factory settings."
Changes I will make that I have gleaned from comments/answer.
- Never looking up YouTube videos to help compliment my answer via link