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i did. none of them worked. i'm on the phone with samsung again. i'm going to demand a master password.
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Any luck with Samsung?
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They insisted on sending it in for service. I went through 2 different levels of supervisors before realizing there was no way they would give me the password.

Truly irritating.
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They insisted on sending it in for service. I went through 2 different levels of supervisors before realizing there was no way they would give me the password.

Truly irritating.
Like I said, they're stingy with them, always have been.
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They insisted on sending it in for service. I went through 2 different levels of supervisors before realizing there was no way they would give me the password.

Truly irritating.

They not likly ever going to give out a master password to anyone, it would end up on the internet allowing people that aren't suppose to get into BIOS such as office employee's right in.
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james can you pm me the 18digit code exactly as it appears
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Good news - I got the password and accessed the bios. (Big thanks Vedaire)

Bad news - The system won't boot from the hard drive now. I suspect this is because I reformatted it and it doesn't like what it's seeing. (non windows 8/GPT partition)

I get the error - "reboot and select proper boot device" when I try to boot from hard drive.

Any ideas?
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Good news - I got the password and accessed the bios. (Big thanks Vedaire)

Bad news - The system won't boot from the hard drive now. I suspect this is because I reformatted it and it doesn't like what it's seeing. (non windows 8/GPT partition)

I get the error - "reboot and select proper boot device" when I try to boot from hard drive.

Any ideas?

Did you re-install an OS onto your HDD before trying to boot from it?
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samsung may use a propriotory type deal on theres I would suggest using a recovery cd from samsung for it.

you welcome james all i did was find the passcode generator for samsung online they make them for almost all
laptop brands now i found em for hp compaq toshiba and many others.

oh yeah if the disc didnt come with the laptop im betting youll need to either order it from samsung or download from their
site and burn it to a cd.
Edited by vedaire - 3/10/14 at 7:27pm
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samsung may use a propriotory type deal on theres I would suggest using a recovery cd from samsung for it.

you welcome james all i did was find the passcode generator for samsung online they make them for almost all
laptop brands now i found em for hp compaq toshiba and many others.

oh yeah if the disc didnt come with the laptop im betting youll need to either order it from samsung or download from their
site and burn it to a cd.
This is exactly what I thought too. Thanks again Vedaire. I couldn't find whatever you found. good looking out.

On that note, anyone know where to find a samsung recovery disk? Especially online?
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