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fevola25

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and i enter setup so I can change it to read the rom to re-install windows, but when i enter 'set up' by hitting delete, it askes me to 'enter password', Ahhh, its never asked me that before, any idears how i can get around this ??
 
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If a desktop, remove the CMOS battery for 15 minutes while the PC is unpowered. Then replace and restart.

If a laptop, take it to the service agents.

Or, use the password. Why do you not know it?
 

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kiwiguy said:
If a desktop, remove the CMOS battery for 15 minutes while the PC is unpowered. Then replace and restart.

If a laptop, take it to the service agents.

Or, use the password. Why do you not know it?


good question, its never asked me for it before, and i dont ever remember adding one, ive tried all the passwords i use, and nothing works,


this cmos battery, is it hard to find ???

Im no expert on this.
 
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The CMOS battery is on the main motherboard inside the computer.

It is a silver disc, coin shaped and about 20mm in diameter (3/4")

It is held under a clip. Be careful that you do not break the clip.

Ther may be a jumper you could use to reset the BIOS to defaults but you need to have the motherboard manual to figure out which it is, there are lots.
 

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Oh wow, thanks mate, thankyou for your time, really appreciated,



Cheers, Ryan. (y)
 

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Yep, fixed my problem mate, thankyou so much :)

thats just saved me money at the repair shop.
 
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