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Unknown bios pass code

One day there was a bios code and it's been down ever since. I here there are ways to back door clear this problem. I have the 350.00 extended warrante but the unit was opened. what do i do. where can i buy two double e proms part number IZ721.

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  • phoenix anderson
    phoenix anderson May 11, 2010

    The board is a TekRam P5T30-B4E. While I have removed the battery and unplugged the power cord to the power supply from the outlet (which I know will clear this on most boards) this one password or passcode) seems to be unusually stubborn to clear. I know on most older DELL machines there was a seperate jumper for the password and am wondering if this is the case here?
    Also, does anyone know where I can get a manual for this board?

    Thanks,
    Phoenix
    (Darth Venom)


  • Eric Smale
    Eric Smale May 11, 2010

    Who is the manufacturer of your motherboard and which BIOS does it use? I should be able to find a backdoor for the BIOS.

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Some motherboard passwords can be cleared by unplugging it from all power supply connections and taking out the motherboard battery, the one that looks like an oversized watch battery, if it has one. Another way is to throughly check the board for jumpers that may be labeled "passwd" "bios config" or similar. Remember when playing with jumpers to not change anything you don't understand and to put everything back when you are done.

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Beep codes


AMI BIOS beep codes Below are the AMI BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.
Beep Code Descriptions 1 short DRAM refresh failure 2 short Parity circuit failure 3 short Base 64K RAM failure 4 short System timer failure 5 short Process failure 6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error 7 short Virtual mode exception error 8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure 9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure 10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error 11 short Cache Memory error 1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure 1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed Award BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary. Beep Code Description 1 long, 2 short Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information Any other beep(s) RAM problem. If any other correctable hardware issues is found the BIOS displays a message. No Power, Loose Card, or Short.1 Short BeepNormal POST, computer is ok.2 Short BeepPOST error, review screen for error code.Continuous BeepNo Power, Loose Card, or Short.Repeating Short BeepNo Power, Loose Card, or Short.One Long and one Short BeepMotherboard issue.One Long and Two Short BeepsVideo (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue.One Long and Three Short Beeps.Video (EGA) Display Circuitry.Three Long BeepsKeyboard or Keyboard card error.One Beep, Blank or Incorrect DisplayVideo Display Circuitry. Phoenix BIOS Q3.07 OR 4.X Beep Code Description and what to check 1-1-1-3 Verify Real Mode. 1-1-2-1 Get CPU Type. 1-1-2-3 Initialize system hardware. 1-1-3-1 Initialize chipset registers with initial POST values. 1-1-3-2 Set in POST flag. 1-1-3-3 Initialize CPU registers. 1-1-4-1 Initialize cache to initial POST values. 1-1-4-3 Initialize I/O. 1-2-1-1 Initialize Power Management. 1-2-1-2 Load alternate registers with initial POST values. 1-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch0. 1-2-2-1 Initialize keyboard controller. 1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum. 1-2-3-1 8254 timer initialization. 1-2-3-3 8237 DMA controller initialization. 1-2-4-1 Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller. 1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh. 1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller. 1-3-2-1 Set ES segment to register to 4 GB. 1-3-3-1 28 Autosize DRAM. 1-3-3-3 Clear 512K base RAM. 1-3-4-1 Test 512 base address lines. 1-3-4-3 Test 512K base memory. 1-4-1-3 Test CPU bus-clock frequency. 1-4-2-4 Reinitialize the chipset. 1-4-3-1 Shadow system BIOS ROM. 1-4-3-2 Reinitialize the cache. 1-4-3-3 Autosize cache. 1-4-4-1 Configure advanced chipset registers. 1-4-4-2 Load alternate registers with CMOS values. 2-1-1-1 Set Initial CPU speed. 2-1-1-3 Initialize interrupt vectors. 2-1-2-1 Initialize BIOS interrupts. 2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice. 2-1-2-4 Initialize manager for PCI Options ROMs. 2-1-3-1 Check video configuration against CMOS. 2-1-3-2 Initialize PCI bus and devices. 2-1-3-3 Initialize all video adapters in system. 2-1-4-1 Shadow video BIOS ROM. 2-1-4-3 Display copyright notice. 2-2-1-1 Display CPU Type and speed. 2-2-1-3 Test keyboard. 2-2-2-1 Set key click if enabled. 2-2-2-3 56 Enable keyboard. 2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts. 2-2-3-3 Display prompt Press F2 to enter SETUP. 2-2-4-1 Test RAM between 512 and 640k. 2-3-1-1 Test expanded memory. 2-3-1-3 Test extended memory address lines. 2-3-2-1 Jump to UserPatch1. 2-3-2-3 Configure advanced cache registers. 2-3-3-1 Enable external and CPU caches. 2-3-3-3 Display external cache size. 2-3-4-1 Display shadow message. 2-3-4-3 Display non-disposable segments. 2-4-1-1 Display error messages. 2-4-1-3 Check for configuration errors. 2-4-2-1 Test real-time clock. 2-4-2-3 Check for keyboard errors 2-4-4-1 Set up hardware interrupts vectors. 2-4-4-3 Test coprocessor if present. 3-1-1-1 Disable onboard I/O ports. 3-1-1-3 Detect and install external RS232 ports. 3-1-2-1 Detect and install external parallel ports. 3-1-2-3 Re-initialize onboard I/O ports. 3-1-3-1 Initialize BIOS Data Area. 3-1-3-3 Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area. 3-1-4-1 Initialize floppy controller. 3-2-1-1 Initialize hard disk controller. 3-2-1-2 Initialize local bus hard disk controller. 3-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch2. 3-2-2-1 Disable A20 address line. 3-2-2-3 Clear huge ES segment register. 3-2-3-1 Search for option ROMs. 3-2-3-3 Shadow option ROMs. 3-2-4-1 Set up Power Management. 3-2-4-3 Enable hardware interrupts. 3-3-1-1 Set time of day. 3-3-1-3 Check key lock. 3-3-3-1 Erase F2 prompt. 3-3-3-3 Scan for F2 key stroke. 3-3-4-1 Enter SETUP. 3-3-4-3 Clear in POST flag. 3-4-1-1 Check for errors 3-4-1-3 POST done - prepare to boot operating system. 3-4-2-1 One beep. 3-4-2-3 Check password (optional). 3-4-3-1 Clear global descriptor table. 3-4-4-1 Clear parity checkers. 3-4-4-3 Clear screen (optional). 3-4-4-4 Check virus and backup reminders. 4-1-1-1 Try to boot with INT 19. 4-2-1-1 Interrupt handler error. 4-2-1-3 Unknown interrupt error. 4-2-2-1 Pending interrupt error. 4-2-2-3 Initialize option ROM error. 4-2-3-1 Shutdown error. 4-2-3-3 Extended Block Move. 4-2-4-1 Shutdown 10 error. 4-3-1-3 Initialize the chipset. 4-3-1-4 Initialize refresh counter. 4-3-2-1 Check for Forced Flash. 4-3-2-2 Check HW status of ROM. 4-3-2-3 BIOS ROM is OK. 4-3-2-4 Do a complete RAM test. 4-3-3-1 Do OEM initialization. 4-3-3-2 Initialize interrupt controller. 4-3-3-3 Read in bootstrap code. 4-3-3-4 Initialize all vectors. 4-3-4-1 Boot the Flash program. 4-3-4-2 Initialize the boot device. 4-3-4-3 Boot code was read OK.


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How to Clear BIOS Password


Method 1 of 3: Using the Password Breaker

  • 1. Using another computer, load up your Internet browser. Go to this website, and write down the code shown on the locked computer.

  • 2. Pay the Small fee, and then enter the code you have written down. A few codes will be provided, so try them all until you find the one that works.
This also works for locked HDD drives, so make sure you take a look.
  • 3. You're computer is now unlocked! Keep the backup password handy, this will be invaluable if you locked out of you're pc again.
Method 2 of 3: Reset Jumpers to Clear a CMOS Password
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  • 1. Unplug the computer and remove all peripheral connections like monitors and printers.
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  • 2. Reduce electrostatic discharge (ESD). Wear a wrist strap to eliminate ESD, or make sure 1 hand is holding a metal piece while you are working inside the computer. Wear rubber soled shoes, and stand on an ESD mat if possible.
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  • 3. Open the computer. Locate the CMOS jumper. The jumper will usually consist of 3 pins, though on the rare occasion, 2 pins (requiring you to supply the jumper itself). This often is labeled with "clear," "cmos," "password" or some abbreviation that indicates it is the password jumper. It is usually located near the CMOS battery, or processor. In laptops, it is often a dipswitch at the bottom of the laptop. Consult your motherboard documentation to find the location if you are unsure of where it is located.
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  • 4. Make note of which pins the jumper covers. Remove the jumper. Reinstall it so that it covers the pin that is currently not covered. For example, if it covers pins 2 and 3, change it so that it covers pins 1 and 2.
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  • 5. Reassemble the computer, and re-connect the power. Turn on the computer. Check to see that the password is cleared.
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  • 6. Turn off the computer. Disconnect the power cord, and open it. Change the jumper settings back to the original position.
Method 3 of 3: Other Methods to Clear a BIOS Password
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  • 1. Search online for generic CMOS passwords. Older computers sometimes have a generic password set by the manufacturer. To find one, search for the name of your manufacturer. Keep in mind that the computer password may have changed or no longer is in use.
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  • 2. Download a utility to bypass the computer password. These can be found online and loaded with a CD or floppy disk.
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  • 3. Take out the CMOS battery. Leave it out for longer than 5 minutes, and then reseat it. This will clear all BIOS settings, including the password. Keep in mind that you will have to reset the BIOS date, time and other settings.
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  • 4. Contact the manufacturer. Find information about the motherboard, and call either the motherboard or computer manufacturer. They can tell you whether there is a CMOS default password or solder beads that must be jumped.




How to Clear BIOS Password

on Jan 15, 2015 | MSI Motherboards

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When I start my machine the message "enter password to unlock system" comes on


Just Enter your Password Unless You Forgot Your Password In Wich Case
You Need To Reset It And Here Is How:

If Password set In BIOS Then Completeley Shut Down PC And Clear
All BIOS Settings By Moving The Jumper On The Mainboard That Clears The Bios Settings And Back Again Then Turn System Back On
Go Into The Bios To Re Configure The Settings And Reset Your Password Along The Way!

If Set In The Os Then You Have No Choice But To Start Over Completeley
And I Mean Re Partition And Format Your Harddrive And Re Install
Your OS From Scratch And Reset Your Password Along The Way!

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How to reset bios in gigabyte ga-8simlh


1) Unplug from power.
Press the Power On button in, and hold it in for a count of 10 seconds.
Let go.
Do this same procedure two more times.

Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.
This is supposed to clear CMOS Error Codes, and reset BIOS Setup back to the factory default settings.

No?
Have to 'slap it around a little bit'.

Power unplugged, Anti-Static Precautions -> FOLLOWED, remove the CMOS battery.
Do the press the Power On button thing, above.
Reinstall CMOS battery.
(Remember; the Positive ( + ) side ALWAYS goes UP)

Plug back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Still no?
Arrrgh!

Turn the computer on, enter BIOS Setup.
AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the DELete key.

You may hear beeps. These are Stuck Key Error Code beeps, and it is you that are creating them. Ignore the beeps.

The first menu you will see when you enter BIOS Setup, is the Main menu.
On the right side you will see - Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use the Down Arrow key until Load fail-Safe Defaults is highlighted.
Press the Enter key.
(You MAY have to use the Right Arrow key, then the Down Arrow key)

Press F10 to Save.
Then use the Right or Left Arrow key, and highlight Y, or Yes.
Press the Enter key.

Your computer should restart, and Fail-Safe Defaults will be loaded.
Your computer should be back to Day 1.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=1838#ov

Click on the - Support & Downloads - tab.
(Overview / Specification / Support & Downloads / etc)

Click on the blue Down Arrow to the right of the blue subheading -
Download type:
In the drop down list click on - Manual

To the right of - English 3201 pdf 5.13MB, click on the country NAME nearest yours.

NOTE*
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the country NAME it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

Hover your mouse cursor at the Bottom/Middle.
Go all the way to the right, and click on the Adobe PDF icon.
When you hover your mouse cursor over it, "Show Adobe Reader toolbar" will briefly appear.

Now,.........isn't that better?

Pages 35 through 37.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[You can also use the Clear CMOS jumper. Page 22 - Number 21.
CLR_PWD (Clear Password)
More info on Page 33.
I,.........however, do not advise it. One mistake, and you'll have an expensive paperweight. Hence why I gave no guidance in using it ]

Jan 14, 2013 | Gigabyte GA-8SIMLH Motherboard

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I don't know my security code


When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator as user to log in if you cant log in

during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there

also

The most common way that we know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing the Cmos battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard. Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased.

hope this helps you

Aug 26, 2011 | Motherboards

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Unlock code


if you are referring to a computers password:

When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator as user to log in if you cant log in

during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there

:also:

The most common way that we know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing the Cmos battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard. Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased. Hope this helps

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My asus a8v deluxe does not boot at all. a while back i flashed the bios with a newer bios version from the asus website which i installed on a floppy disk.during the flash installation it had an error on...


delet the old bios and start fresh, check the battery in mother board ,check the fuse, make sure your metal tower is clamed all the way down on black chip on mother board.if not it will over heat very quickly and shot down and no but not least check your coolent fan and also make sure thats clamped all the way down.

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Changed cpu multiplier from 17 to 19 now have blank screen on foxconn a88gmx, cant reset as cannot access bios


Try clearing the CMOS --- the down side is your lose all your setting --- the up side is you should be
able to access your BIOS

Clear CMOS Jumper: CLR_CMOS1 ( Located near CMOS battery )
The motherboard uses CMOS RAM to store the basic hardware information (such as BIOS data,
date, time information, hardware password...etc.). Clear CMOS data is the fast way to go back to
factory default when the BIOS settings were mistakenly modified.
The steps to clear CMOS data are :
1. Turn off the computer, unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
2. Remove jumper cap from pins 2-3, put it onto pins 1-2 to short them.
This will clear CMOS data.
3. Return the setting to its original with pins 2-3 closed.
4. Plug in the power cord to your computer and turn it on.
5. Go to BIOS Setup to configure new system as described in next chapter.
Clear Jumper on pins 1 & 2
1 ----
2 ----
3
Normal
(Default)
1
2 ----
3 ----
CLR_CMOS1
  • Disconnect the power cable before adjusting the jumper settings.
  • Do not clear the CMOS while the system is turned on.
WARNING!
Jumper Diagram Definition Description
1-2 Set Pin 1 and Pin 2 closed
2-3 Set Pin 2 and Pin 3 closed

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Failure in boot up after updating p4xp-x


Hi rouzbeh_be20, you can try clearing the bios jumper & removing the cmos battery. (Do not forget to re-set the bios jumper back to normal).
Check the battery for 3 volts DC. If the battery is less than 3 volts DC replace the battery. You can call Asus & ask for a replacement bios chip. Your board was made back in 2003 but Asus can flash a bios for you. The last time I ordered a bios from Asus it cost me $5.00 US not including shipping. You can call Asus California M-F 8:00AM. to 5:00PM. PST. At ( 510-739-3777 ). Only the CA site can order a bios for you.
Tech support live chat; http://livesupport.asus.com/
Write down the SN# found on the pink parallel port (In side the case). Asus will want that information.
Having the bios chip replaced is the cheapest way around this issue.

Good luck rouzbeh_be20!
Thank you for using fixya.
Mike

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Reset bios password


Using a Backdoor BIOS Password Some BIOS manufacturers implement a backdoor password. The backdoor password is a BIOS password that works, no matter what the user sets the BIOS password to. These passwords are typically used for testing and maintenance. Manufacturers typically change the backdoor BIOS passwords from time to time.
AMI Backdoor BIOS Passwords Reported AMI backdoor BIOS passwords include A.M.I., AAAMMMIII, AMI?SW , AMI_SW, BIOS, CONDO, HEWITT RAND, LKWPETER, MI, and PASSWORD.
Award Backdoor BIOS Passwords One reported Award backdoor BIOS password is eight spaces. Other reported Award backdoor BIOS passwords include 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598 , ALFAROME, ALLY, ALLy, aLLY, aLLy, aPAf, award, AWARD PW, AWARD SW, AWARD?SW, AWARD_PW, AWARD_SW, AWKWARD, awkward, BIOSTAR, CONCAT, CONDO, Condo, condo, d8on, djonet, HLT, J256, J262, j262, j322, j332, J64, KDD, LKWPETER, Lkwpeter, PINT, pint, SER, SKY_FOX, SYXZ, syxz, TTPTHA, ZAAAADA, ZAAADA, ZBAAACA, and ZJAAADC.
Phoenix Backdoor BIOS Passwords Reported Phoenix BIOS backdoor passwords include BIOS, CMOS, phoenix, and PHOENIX.
Backdoor BIOS Passwords from Other Manufacturers Reported BIOS backdoor passwords for other manufacturers include:
Manufacturer BIOS Password VOBIS & IBM merlin Dell Dell Biostar Biostar Compaq Compaq Enox xo11nE Epox central Freetech Posterie IWill iwill Jetway spooml Packard Bell bell9 QDI QDI Siemens SKY_FOX SOYO SY_MB TMC BIGO Toshiba Toshiba Remember that what you see listed may not be the actual backdoor BIOS password, this BIOS password may simply have the same checksum as the real backdoor BIOS password. For Award BIOS, this checksum is stored at F000:EC60.
Her is a list of back door bios password resettes

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