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ROM Chip Password

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MatHuffman, Mar 26, 2002.

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  1. MatHuffman

    MatHuffman Thread Starter

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    I have a backup system, an old PB Platinum Pro 755. I pulled the HD to install Win98 on it, because the woman I got it from said it didn't work (read paid $50). When I boot it up, it checks memory, finds drives, then says checking ROM chip, then asks for Password 1, Password 2, Password 3. I cannot tell which ROM it would be. The rest of the system is fine; I cannot find any way around the passwords, as it locks up the system. Anyone with ideas or solutions would be greatly appreciated.

    It is a PB Platinum Pro 775, 2.5G HD, running at 200 mHz on PII chip, model number A960-TWR.

    Contact me at [email protected] with ideas and solutions other than throwing it out
     
  2. Foamer

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    Hi MatHuffman...

    Restart in safe mode and go into "Search for files or folders" And type into the search... "*.pwl".
    Any file that comes up... make the ".pwl" extention ".old"
    Then Restart...

    Good luck :)
     
  3. brianF

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    New one on me. Sounds like you can't get passed the bios passwords. If so, about the only thing to try is to remove the cmos battery for ten or fifteen minutes and hope the cmos resets to default. If so, you will have to enter cmos and re setup the drives.
     
  4. DMC2

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    Would the backdoor passwords work?

    Standard BIOS backdoor passwords

    The first, less invasive, attempt to bypass a BIOS password is to try on of these standard manufacturer's backdoor passwords:

    AWARD BIOS
    AWARD SW, AWARD_SW, Award SW, AWARD PW, _award, awkward, J64, j256, j262, j332, j322, 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598, HLT, SER, SKY_FOX, aLLy, aLLY, Condo, CONCAT, TTPTHA, aPAf, HLT, KDD, ZBAAACA, ZAAADA, ZJAAADC, djonet, %øåñòü ïpîáåëîâ%, %äåâÿòü ïpîáåëîâ%

    AMI BIOS
    AMI, A.M.I., AMI SW, AMI_SW, BIOS, PASSWORD, HEWITT RAND, Oder

    Other passwords you may try (for AMI/AWARD or other BIOSes)
    LKWPETER, lkwpeter, BIOSTAR, biostar, BIOSSTAR, biosstar, ALFAROME, Syxz, Wodj

    http://www.elfqrin.com/docs/biospw.html < here's were I got it from
     
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