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boot password for packard bell

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by crwilson2002, Jan 10, 2002.

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  1. crwilson2002

    crwilson2002 Thread Starter

    Jan 10, 2002
    got a packard bell tried to turn off the boot password in setup, typed my old password then under new password all i did was hit enter, and under confirm password all i hit was enter. now when you turn on the computer it asks for a password but nothing wil work. using any password don't work or just hitting enter won't work. someone told me that you could use a jumper on the motherboard to bypass this but do not know where to place the jumper. need help quickly..
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

    Sep 8, 2001
    You'll need to ground yourself after unplugging and removing the case by touching the power supply to be safe against Eloctro-static Discharge (ESD), don't want to zap your mainboard, then remove the CMOS button battery for 5 minutes. Replace the battery and try again.

    Some computers have a optional Bios reset jumper and procedure, consult the usders manual for your computer. But removing the battery always works. Just don't zap the inside of your computer, hold your feet still and ground yourself each time after moving your feet.
  3. mark5019


    Nov 15, 2001
    styx i agree but what we do in our shop is to remove the cosmos jumper turn puter on for and off replace jumper reset settings and your off .
    never have waited 5 mins this way :)
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