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Hp 5000 pavilion reset bios password

I have a old pentiun four pavilion 5000 , and have problems with my hard disk
I want to know , if there is a software to reset the bios password and install a newone harddisk


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Not exactly, the old pentiums need to have bios reinstalled from dos command screen, or from a disk. not autoinstall like the newer pentiums and above.

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Find your rtc and remove battery(looks like a large digital watch battery)leave it out for a couple of minutes then replace it , bios will then then be then be reset to factory.you can then enter a password(new) or leave it blank(no password)the battery is housed some where on the motherboard,sometimes on top sometimes underneath.on a evo I looked at the other day the battery was next to the ram slots so very easy to get to.without checking service manual cant tell you exactly where yours might be located.

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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    If you want to reinstall windows you dont need to reset password or bios ....just enable cd as first boot in boot options in bios save and restart.make sure os disk in cd ,restart press any key when message says any key to boot from cd.select install windows system finds existing os saying install or repair select install ...next options delete partition,create new partition,format and install

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