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Hp d530c mainboard

I bought a pc made by hewlwee-packard and compaq and need the manual for the mainboard as the bios is with password and i want to clear cmos and change a new cpu. solutions to, please.

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Across from the PCI slots, lower right corner, there is a GREEN jumper. Power off, remove this jumper, power on. The system will not request a power on passowrd. Power off the system, replace the jumper, power on, the system will not request a power on password.

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Re: hp d530c mainboard

Here is your manual:

It looks like pulling the battery will clear CMOS for you.

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I have a HP mod d530-c When I first got it it booted right up to the desktop. I messed with the cmos and went to the factory defaults . Now when I boot before it gets to the desktop it asks for F1 to complete the boot . Help how can I get it to boot up without it stopping and asking for F1.
Still runnung WinXP

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Re: hp d530c mainboard

Open the case, on the motherboard close to the bottm of the case you will see a little blue cap and a yellow button with your computer powered off bu still plugged in, remove the little blue thing , and then press the yellow button.  This will erase the Password for the BIOS as well as Clear out all opf the CNOS Memory when You start up the computer.  

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