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    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    reset how? what do you need specifically


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If you are referring to doing a reset on the motherboard of a desktop computer, you need to move the CMOS jumper inside and on the motherboard itself pretty near the Lithium battery. If you could post back the brand & model of your PC or at least the motherboard, a more precise description as to where it is located could be forwarded.

If you are referring to the Operating System itself, it could be done in 2 ways:
1. Do a System Restore to the earliest date available; or
2. Use your recovery CDs and do a clean fresh install. Alternately, you can boot from the OS installer CD and repartition and reformat your hard drive. This of course would erase all personal settings and any and all of your documents, files, pictures and other applications and programs previously installed.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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unplug the computer from the wall, open up the case and pull the small circular watch battery out of the motherboard, wait for about 15-20 minutes and put the watch battery back, plug the computer back in and restart

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I am not sure if this is what you are looking for but this will tell you how to reset the password. If you want to know other information please ask a more detail question.

How to reset you bios password.

Step 1: Power off you computer and unplug power cable.

Step 2: Open the computer case so that you can see the motherboard.

Step 3: Find the 3 pin jumper on your motherboard and put it on the other pin. Ex: If it is on 2 and 3 you will want to put it on 1 and 2.

Step 4: Plug your power cable back into you computer and turn it on. (Note: Your computer will not load you operating system.)

Step 5: Shutdown your computer and unplug it again.

Step 6: Put the jumper back into it original position.

Step 7: Plug your power cable back in and turn your computer on.

Now you bios password should be reset.

To enter the bios press the the F2 or Del key when your computer is turning on. (Note: This varies for different manufacturers.)

I hope that this helps you!

Please rate this and/or leave a comment. Thank you

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