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You can reset the bios and bios password manually by removing the cmos battery. You will have to open your computer up and find the battery. It will be connected to the motherboard and it will look like this - http://www.google.com/search?q=cmos+battery&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1920&bih=989
Memory in the bios is volatile, so when you remove the battery, it will be lost, completely resetting it. You will need to put the battery back to turn your computer on again an you will be all set.
Look at the manufacturer's logo screen to find what button you should press to enter the bios. It will likely be between F8 and F12. Hold it or press it repeatedly as your computer turns on to enter the bios.
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May 23, 2011 | Intel D945GCCR Motherboard
Almost all motherboards use a small coin sized CMOS battery to store
all BIOS settings along with the password. To reset the password, unplug
the PC, open the cabinet and remove the CMOS battery for approx. 15-30
minutes and then put it back. It'll reset all BIOS settings as well as
the password and you'll need to re-enter all settings.
If it fails, then try to remove the battery for at least one hour.
B. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:
Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.
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