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How can I enter the BIOS when my password fails?


ok this was pretty stupid. i caught a friend playing in my bios. i added a password so that it wouldnt happen again. ok here is the problem, i typed my password in to change my settings an it says invalid password. i wrote the password down so i know it is the right one. i went to abit to see if i could fix it bu tthey dont really have any tech support. they have a fix for my mother board which i find out has a password problem. i flashed the bios added the fix but still nothing. please help i have an intel celeron333 o/c to 550mhz m/b abit bm6


This question was answered on September 10, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If possible, check the documentation that came with your system Some motherboards have a jumper for the password that, when changed, empties the last stored password

You can try removing the CMOS battery for several minutes if it's not soldered to the motherboard Reboot without the battery Then shutdown the system and reinstall the battery This will erase all of the CMOS settings, not just your password So, be sure to backup the settings or write them down, then you can restore them again after replacing the battery.

Further information can be found by searching with Google using "CMOS password" (include the quotation marks) in the search box.

Good Luck

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Posted by Lois of Mesa Community College on September 10, 2002