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Password motherboard hard drive has been foramatted. Trying to install windows bios is locked with a password tryed passwords, cant get in.

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Open side panel of tower and locate the CR2032 cmos battery and remove for a few minutes then replace, try to access again. If no luck then look for a JBAT1 CLRCLK,CLRCMOS terminal and short the terminals to clear the password

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