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I am the only user, and my password is absolutely correct. If the CMOS battery is bad, is my password remains the same after replacing the battery? If not, how do I reset a new password?
The cmos battery holds your password and boot order settings on some motherboards removing the cmos battery will not remove password its held by a small chip which has back up power designed for this
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer Windows Advanced Options Menu Please select an option: Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice select safe mode with command prompt Click start run type cmd press Enter black screen should open DOS mode this will vary depending on your operating system type in net user username For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator It will prompt you to enter the new password. Enter the new password and the password is changed if this fails you will need to Select safe mode with networking to download you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password Windows Password Recovery Basic http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users. Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows. Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus. http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
To reset the new password you have to find and remove the battery that is a little watch type batery, to cut power to the storage of the password, for five or ten min. this will reset the password. good luck!
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: CMOS battery replacement
Your Pc should have an Intel E210882 motherboard in it.
A coin-cell battery (CR2032) powers the real-time clock and CMOS memory. When the computer
is not plugged into a wall socket, the battery has an estimated life of three years. When the
computer is plugged in, the standby current from the power supply extends the life of the battery.
The clock is accurate to ± 13 minutes/year at 25 ºC with 3.3 VSB applied.
When the voltage drops below a certain level, the BIOS Setup program settings stored in CMOS
RAM (for example, the date and time) might not be accurate. Replace the battery with an
equivalent one. Figure 14 shows the location of the battery.
These batteries are very common and can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Etc...
Here is a link to the motherboard manual with battery replacement procedures:
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
There is a wafer lithium battery that maintains the power onboard the motherboard to maintain settings. The batter is located on the top side about midboard. Open the side of the computer case so that you have access to the motherboard. Before you remove the battery, you may want to carefully vacuum out the dust in the case and then use a can of air (available from Radio Shack or comuter supply store) to blow out the remaining dust.
You will need a replacement CR2032 Lithium batteery.
To replace the battery:
1 Remove the side panel that has the thumbscrews. See page 99.
2 Gently lay the PC on its side.
3 Remove any cabling, if necessary, to reach the battery.
4 Remove any memory modules, if necessary, to reach the battery.
5 With a flat screwdriver, press the metal latch that holds the battery in its
socket away from the battery. The battery will pop out.
6 Install the new CR2032 battery in the socket, with the positive (+) side
This should take care of your lost date.
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Posted on Mar 22, 2010
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Lots of sites say to move the PSWD jumper (on the motherboard) from pins 1&2 to pins 3&4, or something like that. However on my Optiplex 360 I found that the PSWD jumper had only 2 pins. By trial and error I found that removing the jumper from these two pins while the system was off allowed me to boot the system with BIOS password disabled. I was then able to change BIOS settings (and install Linux - yeah!!).
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
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if you have access to another computer and the internet, you can download software called password reset/recovery. these come with instructions on how to use. just use one of these to recover/reset your password and you should be able to access your computer again. Hope this helps :)
Posted on Jan 18, 2011
Try installing the system board driver and chpset driver.
You can also try setting the BIOS to factory default settings.
If you have a volt meter check to see if there is votage at the battery connector, and the power supply connectors are plugged into the mother board, which I suppose you are, just an idea, if the above suggestions don't resolve your issue.
I hope this helped.
Good luck and have a fantastic day.
Posted on May 24, 2011
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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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