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BIOS password

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dharris, Oct 6, 2003.

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  1. dharris

    dharris Thread Starter

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    I made my bios access password protected to keep my children from making any changes. I did this a few months ago. Now I can't remember what I changed it to. Is there anything I can do to find what I changed it to or erase it all together?? Thank you for any suggestions.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Most systems have a CMOS reset jumper on the MB, check the documentation for your system.
     
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  4. Krall

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    Take the cover off the pc and there is a bank of jumpers on the motherboard and one section of that area has 3 pins sticking up, 2 are covered by a jumper. in this area it should have written on the board "CMOS" and "CLEAR CMOS" move the jumper to the 2 pins to clear the cmos and power on pc. Then turn pc off after 5 sec and put the jumper back to it's original position and see it that works.

    Here is a link to a web page that will show you what a jumper looks like and some tips on clearing the CMOS.
    http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgu...DUTF-8&sa=G
     
  5. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Or you can always pull the battery out for a couple of days.
     
  6. Whitestar

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    Kralls sugestion is probably the best, but not all mobos have three pins to do with the bios. Some have two. Usually its the set that is the closest to the bios chip, but not always.

    What is ur mobo?
     
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