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Motherboard password i have formatted the hard drive on a different pc. there was a password into windows and my son had forgot it. When I go into the bios on the acer it asks for a password so the password bios information is stored on the motherboard please tell me what the default motherboard password is. Then I can install windows. Please please help

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  • oliverchurch Sep 27, 2007

    I have tried various passwords into the bios. I cant get into the bios. However i will try again and think up a new password does it have to be numbers? Ta

  • oliverchurch Sep 27, 2007

    thanyou very much Im sure that will work. I had taken battery out so I was close. Your a star

  • oliverchurch Sep 27, 2007

    Thankyou very much. taking the battery out of the mother board and shorting the contacts solved the poblem. Windows is now installed. Sincere thanks god bless you.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    i do not know the motherboard and therefor i cannot find the bypass password



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This password is stored in the somewhere in the BIOS. It is backed up by a battery. If you can open the system cabinet, try this: Find a small coin shaped battery(button cell), remove from its socket carefully. Now short the socket leads with a srew driver or something metal-like. After a few minutes (5) put the battery back in position. Start the will see some error meaasge .... Something like "CMOS Checksum bad Press F1 to continue" Press the F1 key. It will load default values & cintinue automatically. The password is gone. If something goes wrong come back here.

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The password your sone has forgooton exists in a window set up only as long as it it operative. When a drive is formatted and the data expunged the password goes with it. Reinstalling windows and you need to create a new password if you feel that need at all. The Monther board has not password need via the Bios unless you choose to create one. It youignore the request for a pss word and it keeps coming back - think up a new one.

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  • john ash
    john ash Sep 27, 2007

    Blue Hammer is right something I did not think off
    removing the battery leave out a while replace will put the board back to default and you can start over.
    Moreover unless you have a security situation
    Passwords are not actually a requirement in the Bios or operating system
    Merely an option if a need is fealt.



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