Gateway bios password reset
You'll have to open your case to do it.
1) Shut computer down.
2) Unplug computer power cord - IMPORTANT!
3) Wait a minute or so for all power to be dissipated. (Capacitors hold charge for a while even after shutdown.) This is for your safety, and to keep anything from happening to your computer.
4) Open case. The side is usually held on by 2 or 3 screws. Usually Phillips, could be knurled finger type. Open side by sliding back an inch or so. Then pull side away from case.
5) Look for a small plastic piece, about 1/8" x 1/4" looking from top. It should be on 2 of a set of 3 pins on the motherboard. There should be a label on the motherboard saying "reset" or "PW Reset" or "Password" or "bios reset", depending on which version of motherboard you have.
6) Lift the plastic piece up, noting which 2 of the 3 pins it is on first.
7) Put it on the other end of the set of 3 pins, using the middle pin over. (You are changing from one outer pin to the other outer pin.)
8) Put the power cord back in the power supply. Push the start button. Just a second will be plenty long.
9) Remove the power cord, waiting again for all power to dissipate.
10) Put the plastic piece back on the original 2 pins. Put case back together. Put power cord back, and turn on. The bios password will be removed.
May 25, 2014 |
Gateway E-4100 PC Desktop