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There isnt a defayuly one usually set up.  every time i have ever ran into a password on a bios it has been set by a user.  there is a work around though.  download a user manual for your motherboard and look through it for a password jumper.  most motherboards have a jumper then when removed will reset the password to nthing and allow you access to thebios without loosing everything in the bios.  short of that a password usually cant be passed without actually knowing it and that is why it is there in the first place.

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