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Anytime i power my computer. it ask me for password. I forgotten the password. When i try guessing the password, it goes off on the 3rd guess.

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Hi,

you can solve the problem easily,

first unplug the power supply to the cabinet (CPU). you need to open the case of the CPU (the cabinet) , for that unscrew the screws at the left side of your cabinet, now you can see the motherboard, in it there is a small button sized battery called the CMOS battery which powers the PROM, in which the password is stored. you need to take out the battery from the motherboard and put it back after 2 minutes. cover the cabinet. start the system, it should work fine.(no need for any password)

by removing and re-inserting the CMOS battery you actually erases any user customization in the BIOS, and loads it with the defaults

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

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