Question about Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop
I have forgotten my Power on Password. How can I reset it?
Okay, listen up. im assuming this is a password set on the bios, not windows etc.i dont have this pc, but it should work depending on your motherboard it may differ BUT FOLLOW VERY CAREFULLY, IF YOU ARE UNSURE, DONT HESITATE TO REPOST AND ASK, READ AND UNDERSTAND BEFORE YOU START ^^!! . now, open the case and you should look for a little battery, its a "CR2032" (my one anyway ^^), this is the clock battery. next to or close to it there are some little jumpers, mine a are green, there are 3 pins, 2 of which are covered by the jumper. okay, these are the CMOS jumpers and you need to reset them. what you do it move the jumper to the other 2 pins, for example, if it was covering xx- (x represents what the jumper is covering) then move it to -xx. then press the power button for 10 secs then release. the computer should not start. if it does then turn it off after 10 secs (pull lead for e.g) after the pc is off, make sure there is no electricity in the pc, (pull lead) and then put the jumper to the same setting it was before, in the example previous, xx-. then turn the pc on and the password should be reset. if their are any queries, post again! and ill double check, the other thing you may do is contact the supplier or compaq and ask them how to reset it. make sure you back up your hard-drive first!
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hope this helps
Posted on Dec 08, 2007
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