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[SOLVED] bios password

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  1. devil

    devil Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know how to retrieve a password for bios. I`ve tried the shop that sold the pc but to great amazement they don`t have any record of the password.
    The pc is about 4-5 years old and is running w2k.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    You can reset the password on most MB's by setting the clear jumper with power off for a few seconds. Look for a jumper near the battery, or do a search on the web on the model number of the PC or MB.
     
  3. ahhoe

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    or you can remove the backup battery for 10 mins. Then put it back.
    The password will be gone
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Actually, you frequently have to remove the battery overnight at least. There are capacitors on many MB's that will keep the voltage on the RAM, sometimes for hours. It's much easier to use the jumper.
     
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    Thanks folks for the help
     
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    Did it work?
     
  8. cubs567

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    I remember seeing somewhere that there is a default windows bios password. I think its either 123321 or 12321. Hope it works.
     
  9. JohnWill

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    There is no such thing as a "Windows BIOS" password. The BIOS is part of your computer system, and totally separate from the O/S you have loaded onto it. Also, while there used to be default passwords to some BIOS versions, the most common one I remember was "AMI". In addition, that password was history once you set your own, that was only the factory default.
     
  10. devil

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    Won`t be working on it again for a couple of days so as soon as i do i will post back and let ye know if it worked.
    Thanks again for all the help.
     
  11. devil

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    Tried the passwords but to no avail, but by taking out the battery and leaving it out for ten minutes or so it worked. Password erased when i replaced the battery.

    Thanks again folks.
     
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