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Password problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pentiums4, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. pentiums4

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    I am working on an emachine that will not read my bootable XP Pro disk during boot. I tried to go into setup to check a few things but setup is password protected. I have no idea how this PC got password protected. Is there anyway around this password protection so I can enter setup? All help appreciated.
     
  2. Bryan

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    There should be a jumper you can remove to clear the BIOS. Do you know what the make and model number of the PC is?

    The other option that I believe will work is to remove the battery from the motherboard for a minute and then reinstall it.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    If you can't find the jumper, you might also try taking out the CMOS battery for around 1/2 an hour.
     
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