Question about Motherboards
I've just been given an IBM Aptiva 2194; Model # 23B Desktop PC.
It has a password at the boot record stage, unfortunately, the owner doesn't remember what it is.
Is there a way to deactivate the password; I know the usual way is to access the BIOS from within the configuration utility, however, this isn't possible, so I was hoping that there is another way to deactivate the BIOS password.
Your help will be appreciated, thankyou,
Check the specifications on the manufacturer site to determine if there is a jumper on the motherboard to reset the BIOS. If not, simply unplug the BIOS battery on the motherboard and wait for 10 minutes before plugging the battery back in and the BIOS should be reset.
Note that you will need to reconfigure the settings in the BIOS prior to booting the system.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
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At command prompt type debug
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Basic BIOS password crack - works 9.9 times out of ten
the below passwords.
Russian Award Passwords:
IBM APTIVA BIOS
Press both mouse buttons repeatedly during the boot
SOME COMPUTERS WITH TOSHIBA BIOS
Hold down the Shift key as the computer is booting.
hope this helps
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most common way that we know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to
physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug
and then removing the Cmos battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard. Another
way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2
methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the
BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the
battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased. Hope this helps
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