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There is either a BIOS password, or hard drive password set. The only way to get in is by either using the correct password, OR, you must rest the BIOS.
Here is how to reset the BIOS. Turn the computer off. Open the case. Look on the mother board for a jumper marked JP1 on the board. It will have a black jumper that is either, on one of 2 pins, or on 2 of 3 pins. In any case, one pin will not be in the jumper.
If you have 2 pins, and the jumper is only on one of them, Put the jumper on both of a second, then put it back the way it was.
If you have 3 pins, and the jumper is on 2 of them. The 3 pins are in line. So take the jumper off and put it is on the pin that was not in the jumper, and the center pin for a second, then back the way it was.
The reset can also be a small dip switch which will also be marked JP1. If it is a dip switch, just switch it one way, then back the way it was.
This will reset the bios. **IMPORTANT** When you do this, it basically shorts the battery out causing the BIOS to loose its memory. That is how it resets. You must return it to the way it was before turning the computer back on or it will not boot.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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