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I believe I need to jump the computer because I got a used machine that is locked by a password. I do not have the original discs. The computer I have is a ECS running Windoes Professional, the motherboard is a ECS 761GX-M754 V:1.1

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  • brad583 Feb 04, 2009

    Yes it is asking before windows loads,I have tryed taking the battery out with no luck

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    Is it asking you for a password before Windows loads? If so a simple CMOS reset will do the trick.

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Check the motherboard's manuals to see if there is a jumper to reset the CMOS.

If not, unplug the power cord to your computer, open the side, pop out that same battery and keep it out for over 24 hours. After 24 hours (or more) have elapsed, plug the power cord back in to your computer's PSU. At this time we will not be inserting the battery. Start the computer and see if it still asks for that password.

If so, when does it ask for the password? Does it ask after the system POSTs and is about to boot from the Hard-Drive? If so there's a possibility the previous owner of the computer downloaded some form of application that activates when windows begins to load which asks for an authentication code, in this case the password. In such a case you will have to reformat the hard-drive and reinstall windows.

If not it's possible that the CMOS reset is not working (for some odd reason).

I hope you get this resolved, sad to buy something then not get to use it.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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I have a IDE HDD from my old Medion computer, which I want to install as Master in a newer HP dx5150MT computer. Having installed it; and, having tried and exhaused ALL options within BIOS & CMOS


You have to change the boot information in the MBR (master boot record) on the hard discs. To do this, you need either the install or update CD/DVD for your version of Windows (make sure that the SP matches). Note: if the drive from your original Medion computer has the drivers (motherboard and other hardware) from that computer, you need to reinstall the OS on to that drive. Then fix the boot record as you install the OS. Usually uninstalling the motherboard drivers is recommended before moving a hard drive to a new system.

You need to boot from the optical drive. Either set the BIOS to check the optical drive first or press F12 repeatedly as the computer starts up. (I usually have to restart and try again to access the change boot order menu.) Once you are in the Windows, you need to access the recovery console and the command prompt. You need to have the recovery program identify all the Windows OS options on the discs. If you have XP, first use the map command to identify the discs. Then use the command fixboot (devicename) and fixmbr (devicename) to put a new boot partition on the appropriate drive and then fix the MBR.

With Vista or Win7, the commands are slightly different. Use the Bootrec command. First use Bootrec /ScanOS to identify the versions of Windows on the drives. Next use the /RebuildBCD switch to list the available OS versions. Next use the /fixboot (if you want the Vista or Win7 OS to boot first) and /fixMBR switches.

Any hard drive repair utility CD for Windows will likely have a program to repair the MBR. These may be easier to use with some combinations of OS versions.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(who has fixed the MBR on several machines after mving discs around and grumbled at the issue.)

Jun 13, 2012 | Motherboards

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How to Clear BIOS Password


Method 1 of 3: Using the Password Breaker

  • 1. Using another computer, load up your Internet browser. Go to this website, and write down the code shown on the locked computer.

  • 2. Pay the Small fee, and then enter the code you have written down. A few codes will be provided, so try them all until you find the one that works.
This also works for locked HDD drives, so make sure you take a look.
  • 3. You're computer is now unlocked! Keep the backup password handy, this will be invaluable if you locked out of you're pc again.
Method 2 of 3: Reset Jumpers to Clear a CMOS Password
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  • 1. Unplug the computer and remove all peripheral connections like monitors and printers.
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  • 2. Reduce electrostatic discharge (ESD). Wear a wrist strap to eliminate ESD, or make sure 1 hand is holding a metal piece while you are working inside the computer. Wear rubber soled shoes, and stand on an ESD mat if possible.
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  • 3. Open the computer. Locate the CMOS jumper. The jumper will usually consist of 3 pins, though on the rare occasion, 2 pins (requiring you to supply the jumper itself). This often is labeled with "clear," "cmos," "password" or some abbreviation that indicates it is the password jumper. It is usually located near the CMOS battery, or processor. In laptops, it is often a dipswitch at the bottom of the laptop. Consult your motherboard documentation to find the location if you are unsure of where it is located.
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  • 4. Make note of which pins the jumper covers. Remove the jumper. Reinstall it so that it covers the pin that is currently not covered. For example, if it covers pins 2 and 3, change it so that it covers pins 1 and 2.
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  • 5. Reassemble the computer, and re-connect the power. Turn on the computer. Check to see that the password is cleared.
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  • 6. Turn off the computer. Disconnect the power cord, and open it. Change the jumper settings back to the original position.
Method 3 of 3: Other Methods to Clear a BIOS Password
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  • 1. Search online for generic CMOS passwords. Older computers sometimes have a generic password set by the manufacturer. To find one, search for the name of your manufacturer. Keep in mind that the computer password may have changed or no longer is in use.
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  • 2. Download a utility to bypass the computer password. These can be found online and loaded with a CD or floppy disk.
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  • 3. Take out the CMOS battery. Leave it out for longer than 5 minutes, and then reseat it. This will clear all BIOS settings, including the password. Keep in mind that you will have to reset the BIOS date, time and other settings.
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  • 4. Contact the manufacturer. Find information about the motherboard, and call either the motherboard or computer manufacturer. They can tell you whether there is a CMOS default password or solder beads that must be jumped.




How to Clear BIOS Password

on Jan 15, 2015 | MSI Motherboards

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I have an acer 5810t notebook and the bios is currently protected its mine i just forgot what it was too many drink whiles setting it up, i know you can jump the 3rd and 6th pin to wipe my problem is, is...


i have used this software and no that it works although you might have to get a computer with an internet connection to download and burn it to a disc

http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5710
UBCD4Win is a bootable CD which contains software that allows you to repair, restore, or diagnose almost any computer problem also has a bios reset tool which can remove your password and bios password
you will have to burn it to a disk as an ISO then you will have to boot from the disc During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart (note after you have removed your password you will have change first boot back to your hard drive) Hope this helps

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Net bios password work around


Hello,
There will be a back door password , password can reset for some model in dell platform.A BIOS password is a protection measure that can be used to stop someone powering up a computer system or making changes in some of the computers most sensitive areas. Many big name computer manufacturers such as Dell and HP lock the customers out of this area because they don't want the customer changing anything and potentially damaging the machine (which the manufacturer may have to warranty). However, when someone like a computer technician or hardware enthusiast needs to make some hardware changes to the computer, they will need to access the BIOS. Here are some methods to bypass or remove a BIOS password.

http://www.technibble.com/how-to-bypass-or-remove-a-bios-password/

http://repair4laptop.org/laptop_and_notebook_bios_password_reset.html

From here you can see few some lock code
http://www.technibble.com/how-to-bypass-or-remove-a-bios-password/

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Removing bios password of toshiba portege 4010


HOPE THIS HELPS...BE SURE AND READ ALL BEFORE STARTING...GOOD LUCK

WARNING: Some BIOS configurations will lock you out of the system completely if you type in an incorrect password more than 3 times. Read your manufacturers documentation for the BIOS setting before you begin typing in passwords.
Award BIOS backdoor passwords:ALFAROME BIOSTAR KDD ZAAADA
ALLy CONCAT Lkwpeter ZBAAACA
aLLy CONDO LKWPETER ZJAAADC
aLLY Condo PINT 01322222
ALLY d8on pint 589589
aPAf djonet SER 589721
_award HLT SKY_FOX 595595
AWARD_SW J64 SYXZ 598598
AWARD?SW J256 syxz
AWARD SW J262 shift + syxz
AWARD PW j332 TTPTHA
AWKWARD j322
awkward

AMI BIOS Backdoor Passwords:AMI BIOS PASSWORD HEWITT RAND
AMI?SW AMI_SW LKWPETER CONDO

Phoenix BIOS Backdoor Passwords:phoenix PHOENIX CMOS BIOS

Misc. Common PasswordsALFAROME BIOSTAR biostar biosstar
CMOS cmos LKWPETER lkwpeter
setup SETUP Syxz Wodj

Other BIOS Passwords by ManufacturerManufacturer Password

VOBIS & IBM merlin
Dell Dell
Biostar Biostar
Compaq Compaq
Enox xo11nE
Epox central
Freetech Posterie
IWill iwill
Jetway spooml
Packard Bell bell9
QDI QDI
Siemens SKY_FOX
TMC BIGO
Toshiba Toshiba

Toshiba BIOS

Most Toshiba laptops and some desktop systems will bypass the BIOS password if the left shift key is held down during boot
IBM Aptiva BIOS

Press both mouse buttons repeatedly during the boot
Using the Motherboard "Clear CMOS" Jumper or Dipswitch settings

Many motherboards feature a set of jumpers or dipswitches that will clear the CMOS and wipe all of the custom settings including BIOS passwords. The locations of these jumpers / dipswitches will vary depending on the motherboard manufacturer and ideally you should always refer to the motherboard or computer manufacturers documentation. If the documentation is unavailable, the jumpers/dipswitches can sometimes be found along the edge of the motherboard, next to the CMOS battery, or near the processor. Some manufacturers may label the jumper / dipswitch CLEAR - CLEAR CMOS - CLR - CLRPWD - PASSWD - PASSWORD - PWD. On laptop computers, the dipswitches are usually found under the keyboard or within a compartment at the bottom of the laptop.

Please remember to unplug your PC and use a grounding strip before reaching into your PC and touching the motherboard. Once you locate and rest the jumper switches, turn the computer on and check if the password has been cleared. If it has, turn the computer off and return the jumpers or dipswitches to its original position.
Removing the CMOS Battery

The CMOS settings on most systems are buffered by a small battery that is attached to the motherboard. (It looks like a small watch battery). If you unplug the PC and remove the battery for 10-15 minutes, the CMOS may reset itself and the password should be blank. (Along with any other machine specific settings, so be sure you are familiar with manually reconfiguring the BIOS settings before you do this.) Some manufacturers backup the power to the CMOS chipset by using a capacitor, so if your first attempt fails, leave the battery out (with the system unplugged) for at least 24 hours. Some batteries are actually soldered onto the motherboard making this task more difficult. Unsoldering the battery incorrectly may damage your motherboard and other components, so please don't attempt this if you are inexperienced. Another option may be to remove the CMOS chip from the motherboard for a period of time.

Note: Removing the battery to reset the CMOS will not work for all PC's, and almost all of the newer laptops store their BIOS passwords in a manner which does not require continuous power, so removing the CMOS battery may not work at all. IBM Thinkpad laptops lock the hard drive as well as the BIOS when the supervisor password is set. If you reset the BIOS password, but cannot reset the hard drive password, you may not be able to access the drive and it will remain locked, even if you place it in a new laptop. IBM Thinkpads have special jumper switches on the motherboard, and these should be used to reset the system.

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Reset bios password


please give me lenovo sl400 bios reset password thanks

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How to open the evo 500 compact black box


Hi maybi,

The evo's have two senarios that you may be facing.

First is Smark Cover locking. If you enable the Smart Cover Lock and cannot enter your password to disable the lock, you will need a Smart Cover FailSafe Key to open the computer cover.
You will need the key in any of the following circumstances:
Power outage
Startup failure
PC component (for example, processor or power supply) failure
Forgotten password,

If you don't have the Key, To obtain a FailSafe Key:
Contact an HP reseller or service provider.
Refer to the HP's Web site (www.HP.com) for ordering
information.
Call the appropriate number listed in the warranty.
To open the computer cover:
1. Turn off the computer and any external devices.
2. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet, and disconnect
any external devices.
3. Using the Smart Cover FailSafe Key, remove the two
tamper-proof screws that secure the Smart Cover Lock to the
chassis.
4. Remove the Smart Cover Lock.
To reattach the Smart Cover Lock, secure the lock in place with the
tamper-proof screws


Or the non- Smart Cover Case:

1. åWARNING: Before removing the computer cover, ensure that the
computer is turned off and that the power cord is disconnected from the
electrical outlet.
2. Turn off the computer and any external devices.
3. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet, and disconnect
any external devices.
4. Press in the button on each side of the front bezel to release the
quick release cover latches.
5. As you slide the computer cover forward, release the buttons and
allow them to return to the original position, then lift the cover up
and off the unit.
✎ To replace the cover, reverse this procedure.
f7b910a.jpg Good Luck,

Mark

Oct 16, 2009 | Compaq EVO 500 DT/MT S478 P4 Motherboard...

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C840 need to locate bios chip


If you are just looking to get past the power on password, there are two easy ways and do not require you to mess with the BIOS chip itself.

1. Unplug power cord from computer, then hit the power button to discharge stored electricity (safety). Open up your computer case and look for your battery. It is just a thin lithium battery. After you have found it, remove it. Leave it out for a few seconds (I always leave it out around 30 seconds) and put it back in. Then plug the computer back in and it should now be password free.

2. Locate (if equipped) the CMOS jumper. It usually is just like a hard drive jumper and covers 2 pins out of 3 that are in a row. Make it jump the pin that was not jumped before. Then move it back to original setting and boot up your computer...no more password.

Hope this helps.

Sep 20, 2009 | Dell Motherboards

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Need help


try leave the battery for 24 hrs if that does not work, google and search for sams system password remover, you will be directed on how to download and set up a bootable cd that will help u do that. thanks

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