Question about EliteGroup ECS P4M800-M Socket 478/P4M800/FSB800/A&V&L/M-ATX Motherboard (MOTEC18)
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 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
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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