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Question: I have a file server that originally ran Linux Lilo and I'd like to reuse the hardware in a Windows application. Windows seems to run on it OK but the BIOS is password protected by the manufacturer and Mirra says they don't know the password. I tried all the backdoor passwords listed for AWARD and Phoenix and also tried pulling the battery overnight and flashing the Clear-CMOS by shifting the jumper. No luck. Any ideas?
At this point I'm thinking about pulling the BIOS chip off some other motherboard and trying it in there and then flashing it.
Couple of things you have to do...first, flash the bios with EPIA0207.BIN (using awdflash.exe). Likely you're going to have to pull that drive and reformat it, there's a great in-depth tutorial here (includes where to get the files): http://eurowonka.blogspot.com/2009/03/reclaiming-my-mirra.html
I noticed that after flashing the BIOS I had to pull the CMOS battery, move the jumper on J10 to 2-3(check the corresponding manual for your board), let that sit for about 5-10 seconds, move the jumper back to 1-2 on J10, and replace the CMOS battery. As soon as all of that was done...I was in, no password required.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
Download "Hirens Boot CD" it has program on it to cancel BIOS passwords etc. one of them may do the job
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
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