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Safely shut it down and then pull the power cord. Making sure you are grounded (touch metal on the computer case and don't shuffle your feet on carpet), look on the motherboard for a little plastic piece (jumper) the kinda looks like a skinny chair and usually says "PSWD" next to it. Pull that, then safely plug the computer back in to power and turn it on. You should see a screen that tells you the password has cleared. You can do what you need to do in BIOS or you can replace the jumper and do what you need to do. Either way, the password will not be set unless you set it again in BIOS while the jumper is on the motherboard.Will not accept my bios password - 7e1a8302-ab25-44c4-8aea-83dbe920c40a.jpg

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