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Forgot Bios password...anyway to get around??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SPC J.W., Aug 31, 2003.

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  1. SPC J.W.

    SPC J.W. Thread Starter

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    Thought I was slick, and bought a P4 2.6...Installed it and got a message saying I needed to change cmos settings...Got a prompt for a password and spent about an hour typing in the wrong password....I'm an idiot... any ideas?
     
  2. Linkmaster

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    Hi SPC J.W,
    Check to see if the Motherboard has a jumper to clear the CMOS. Also you can remove the cMOS battery for a few minutes and sometimes that resets it. You can also sometimes take a screwdriver and short the posts on the CMOS battery carridge, but I dont recommend that. Check with your Motherboard manufacturer for a manual.
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  3. Annorax

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    I remember on my old computer, you could use a jumper that would disable the BIOS password. Do you have the guide to your motherboard?
     
  4. SPC J.W.

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    Thanks,

    I pulled the CMOS battery, and that worked just fine. No more password. I am very glad I didn't have to pull out the mobo book, because it is in Korean...When I booted up the default language is Korean...but I remembered where the language option was, unlike my password...
    Thanks for helpin out!
     
  5. Linkmaster

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    Your Welcome !!
     
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