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BIOS Good Morning, We are not sure who to ask for help. My hubby's pc is not very happy right now. He replaced the hard drive but it says he needs a BIOS password to get into setup. We have no idea what it is. We took the battery out but that did not seem to work. Any suggestions??? Thanks for your help.

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How long did you leave the battery out?
Maybe leave it out longer.
look for a jumper on the board to change to reset the bios.
Let me know how this works. Do not rate this yet.
thanks

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