Reset BIOS Password?

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#1

Hi again everyone,

Just got a computer from someone, but it has a password on the BIOS which I don’t know. Is it possible to get rid of it? It means that I can’t even access Windows/Format and install XP as all other boot methods are disabled (except HDD).

Is it even possible to get rid of this password?

Thanks
Chris


#2

Flash the bios with the same version?

That’s all I can think of.


#3

There might be a little jumper that will default it. depends on moma board. Mine has it. Also try taking the battery out for an hour. I should loose it’s mind by then. System unplugged from wall the whole time. Password might not allow a flash, never tried it. Go to manufacture site, read motherboard user manual.


#4

Thanks guys, I’ll try these tomorrow!


#5

Computers are fun :eek:


#6

And never make mistakes either… :Z


#7

Maybe this can come handy. :slight_smile:

Also;

Go to manufacture site, read motherboard user manual.


#8

Resetting the CMOS battery should be the easiest way.
Don’t forget to completely power off/unplug power cables.


#9

ya this is right thing to do …

“completely power off/unplug power cables”

.just take out the battary/cell of bios
…start ur pc u will c an error of bios(like weak cmos battary ) …then again
unplug all power cables …put the battary again in the exact position as it was …then start ur pc go inthe bios set the date/time and do all the setting which u need …save setting and restart :slight_smile:


#10

Thanks, worked a treat, the PC is all up and running now (after some adventures).

Well, just the one mistake really, I jumpered the HD for 2GB MODE, was quite shocked after installing Windows XP to see that there was only 1.5 GB left!

Anyway, thanks for your help everyone
Chris