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How do I remove administrator password on the BIOS of Optiplex 390


The CMOS contains the current BIOS settings
  1. Turn off the computer and disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet.
  2. Remove the computer cover.
  3. Locate the 2-pin password connector (PSWD) on the system board.
  4. Remove the 2-pin jumper plug.
  5. Locate the 2-pin CMOS jumper (RTCRST) on the system board.
  6. Move the 2-pin jumper plug from the password jumper to pins into the CMOS jumper.
  7. Plug in AC power to the system and wait ten seconds for the CMOS to clear.
  8. Move the 2-pin jumper plug back to the password jumper.
  9. Replace the computer cover.
  10. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
Location of the RTCRST Jumper will vary by platform and form factor. For more information about the jumper locations refer to the system service manuals located at www.dell.com/support/manuals

Aug 15, 2016 | Dell OptiPlex 390 DT Desktop Computer...

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How do I reset my BIOS/CMOS to defaults?


Let's get to it!
There are two ways to reset your BIOS/CMOS, the first way is to locate the three pins that relate to the BIOS/CMOS clear header. If the jumper is over pins 1 and 2 it represents normal operation. Therefore to clear the BIOS/CMOS one would place the jumper over pins 2 and 3 for about 15 seconds.

Now remember that the BIOS chip is a EEPROM, this means that it will store information so long as it has suffiecient power, from a power source. In this case it is a silver button cell located on the mainboard, usually of size CR2032 3Volts. Once the jumper is placed over pins 2 and 3 for about 15 seconds, quickly place the jumper back to the normal position, which is over pins 1 and 2.

The second way to clear the BIOS/CMOS is to simply remove the BIOS/CMOS silver button cell, for about a minute and then reinstall it in the correct orientation.

Well thats it, now you will be able to boot your system on the defalts settings. Remember to enter the BIOS/CMOS by hitting the approprite key during Power On Self Test. There are many different keys, depends on your computer system. Common ones are Delete another is F12.
Enter the BIOS/CMOS to correct the date and time and to set the boot priority.

Shown below, on the left, the silver button cell of size CR2032, centre, a yellow jumper on the clear BIOS/CMOS header, on the right, the BIOS/CMOS.
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All the best!
damnor01

on Dec 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Clearing cmos password or cmos clear jumpoer location.... where can i find?


This information is intended for experienced users. It is not intended for basic users, hackers, or computer thieves. Please do not try any of following procedures if you are not familiar with computer hardware. I'll not be responsible for the use or misuse of this information, including personal injury, loss of data or hardware damage. So use it at your own risk.

A. By Using Software:
I have found that using Dogber1's Dell Password generator is a great solution to this problem. It is free and takes approximately 10 seconds to download from his site.

B. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:
In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.
Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.
When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.
Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.

Good luck

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Mar 29, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook

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Hi im trying 2 reset my bios but carnt get in there i need 2 know what on and off pins on the board i can take off and where r they located


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
after you make any changes in BIOS press Esc then press the F10 button save to cmos to restart
cmos is located in BIOS

Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don

Mar 25, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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How to reset bios password


There are 3 ways to do this, first the easiest, changing it directly from the bios, of course if you could do that you probably would not need to. second, you will have a button / switch / jumper that will be on the bottom side of the motherboard, usually accessible through the memory or wireless card compartment. third is the actual small 3 volt battery that is hooked to the motherboard usually directly next to the button / switch / jumper.

Oct 29, 2009 | Lenovo ThinkPadĀ® Z60t (2511FDU) PC...

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Can anyone help me on how to reset the Bios password to default on an HP Compaq 6710b Laptop? I have an HP Compaq 6710b Laptop. It is booting but it cant go beyond bios boot and i cant enter setup as it is...


A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:
In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.
Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.
When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.
Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.

B. By Using Software:

I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool Service: http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/

Oct 16, 2009 | HP Smart Buy Notebook

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Compaq 8150p bios password need to be reset. Is the cmos battery soldered on or unplugable.


The BIOS battery could be a button type battery or it could be a battery with a plug-in lead.

Oct 08, 2009 | HP Compaq 8510p Notebook

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Forgot BIOS password


Question: How to clear an unknown BIOS password.
Answer: If you have mistakenly forgot or lost your BIOS password or you receive a password at boot that you do not know, you will need to clear the BIOS password by one of the below methods.
Precaution: When inside the computer please be sure of the potential of ESD.
  • Try using generic BIOS passwords. A complete listing of these passwords can be found on document CH000451.
  • There are utilities designed to help bypass BIOS passwords. An example of a great utility to decrypt / bypass BIOS passwords is the PC BIOS Security and Maintenance toolkit, which is available by clicking here.
  • On the computer motherboard locate the BIOS clear / password jumper or dipswitch and change its position. Once this jumper has been changed, turn on the computer and the password should be cleared. Once cleared, turn the computer off and return the jumper or dipswitch to its original position.
The location of the jumpers or dipswitches may vary; however, here are general locations where these jumpers / dipswitch may be located.
  1. On the edge of the motherboard - Most jumpers are located on the side of the motherboard for easy accessibility, verify by looking at all visible edges of the motherboard.
  2. By the CMOS battery - Some manufactures will place the jumper to clear the CMOS / BIOS password by the actual CMOS battery.
  3. By the processor - Some manufactures will place the jumpers by the processor of the computer. However, note that in some cases these jumpers will be to change the processor and not the password.
  4. Under the keyboard or bottom of laptop - If you are working on a laptop computer the location of the dipswitch (almost never a jumper) can be under the keyboard or on the bottom of the laptop in a compartment such as the memory compartment.
  5. Other visible location - While it is possible that the jumpers / dipswitches may not be in a visible location, most manufactures try to make things easier by placing the jumpers / dipswitches in another visible location.
Additionally, when looking for the jumper / dipswitch the label of that switch can be anything; however, in most cases will be labeled CLEAR - CLEAR CMOS - JCMOS1 - CLR - CLRPWD - PASSWD - PASSWORD - PWD.
  • On the computer motherboard locate and remove the CMOS battery for at least 10 minutes allowing the computer to lose its information. Note: this will not work on all computers.
  • If your manufacturer has a bypass password this can be entered and allow you access to the BIOS and/or computer. Because of the security risk of a bypass password, generally only older computers will have this option. In addition, it is likely that this information will only be able to be obtained from the computer, motherboard or BIOS manufacturer.
  • On the computer motherboard locate the CMOS solder beads and jump the solder beads to clear the password. The identification and location of these solder beads can vary and if not available in computer documentation is generally only obtainable through the computer manufacturer.
If one of the above solutions do not clear the password or you are unable to locate the jumpers or solder beads, it is recommended you contact the computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer for the steps on clearing the computer password.

Sep 19, 2009 | HP Compaq 6710b Notebook

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How to remove cmos/bios password ?


A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:
In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.
Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.
When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.
Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.

B. By Using Software:

I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool Service: http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/

Aug 23, 2009 | HP (350030-001) for Compaq dc7100...

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Clear cmos Dell dimension 3000. It don't have pin or jumper


Open the case and locate the CMOS battery. Just nest to it should be a button or jumper. Press the button or remove the jumper, then start the machine.

If it's a jumper, turn the machine off once more and replace the jumper before continuing.

Apr 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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