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Bert184

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    Password protected Bios
    « on: April 03, 2011, 09:12:34 AM »
    Hello there.

    I just manage to score a nice desktop computer, with Windows XP SP3 in it, it's working fine, but I have my own Genuine Windows XP SP2 set up disk.

    However when I tried to go into the Bios, I was stopped by Password. This does not occur when I normally boot up windows, only on the Bios. Which I find annoying. Like to do things myself.

    Any help in this regards.

    Much appreciated.


    gvstn



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      Re: Password protected Bios
      « Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 09:34:16 AM »
      On a desktop you can usually remove a BIOS password by unplugging the computer and removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes.  Then put battery back and plug in and start up--you should be prompted to set the date and time in BIOS.  (CMOS battery is a quarter coin sized, watch-type battery which should be easy to find on the motherboard.)

      Salmon Trout



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      Re: Password protected Bios
      « Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 11:05:09 AM »
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      I just manage to score a nice desktop computer
      How did you "score" this computer? If you bought it from the legal owner, they should be able to supply you with the BIOS password.