How to I make it boot from CD
I have an Acer TravelMate 8571 laptop. It has a very annoying fingerprint security option which I had enabled some time ago. I got fed up with it and removed it from the Add Remove Program feature.
Now when I start my laptop I am required to enter a password to power up and then a user password to enter windows. Problem is, I only remember the first password.
Having done a bit of reading, it seems there are three options, of which I am left with 1.
I don't think I am able to chose any other login i.e. administrator
I don't know where my recovery disk is to change the password
So I chose option 3, the insane option of downloading a password cracker (OPHcrack) and creating a .iso cd to boot from.
I went into the BIOS (insydeh20 setup utility) to set the USB/CD ROM as first boot priority and rebooted.
The computer won't boot from the CD. I've tried the .iso cd, a different recovery disk and even an old lunix boot disk. None of them are being read.
So I think even though I've set the USB/CD Rom as first priority, and saved the changes, it's not taking. Am I supposed to press some odd function key or prioritise something else in the BIOS?
Any help is much appreciated so I can start using my laptop again :)
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