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I tried to remove the password that appears when I boot up my computer. I went into the bios to do this and when I restarted the computer it still asked for a password but my previous one no longer worked. I don't know how to get the password

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If you forgot the system password it is hard to retrieve it. The best thing you can do is to clear the cmos and reset it to factory default.
There is a clear cmos jumper pins on your motherboard (usually located beside the battery). In older versions of motherboards, these are 3 pins but in newer versions there are only 2 pins. In the older versions of motherboards, the 2 pins have a jumper cap during normal operation, pins 1 and 2 are shorted (number 2 pin being in the center). In order for you to clear the cmos, all you have to do is short pin 2 and 3 for a few seconds using the same jumper cap or by using a screwdriver. After shorting the 2 pins, return the jumper cap to its original position.
In new motherboards, all you have to do is short the 2 pins for a few seconds. In normal operation, these 2 pins are open.
Please turn off your computer and unplug the power cord before clearing the cmos values.

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