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I flshed the bios and it killed my computer, how do i reset the jumper and which one do i reset? to get the bios back to factory settings? Cheers John

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That is a job for HP, there are no links like the desktop units have.
I would speak to HP technical.

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How to reset bios on a dell d035


When your computer first starts, press your bios access button(del, F10, F9, F1 are usual), and go to file/Reset bios to defaults. Save, and exit.
A couple of alternatives involve you opening your case, finding the bios reset jumper, and removing the jumper bridge from the 1-2 pin, and putting it on the 2-3 pin for a few seconds, to reset bios to factory defaults. Other method is to remove the motherboard battery for at least 5 minutes and then putting it back.
Hope that helps.

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How to reset or remove BIOS password


There are four common categories of solutions to remove or reset a BIOS password and here are the details on how to go about resetting your BIOS password.<br /> <br /><b>Manufacturer Backdoor BIOS Password</b><br /><br />Most of the BIOS makers have set a backdoor password on the older computer models. That is the master password for BIOS. To reset BIOS passwords first you need to check the manufacturer of your computer's BIOS. Most computers have BIOS include AMI, IBM, Award, and Phoenix. These are the most common BIOS. You can unlock your locked BIOS using this master password. It works, no matter what the user sets the password to. Many popular computer and laptop manufacturers such as HP and DELL lock the BIOS because they want to protect their machine's most sensitive areas (those areas which have warranty) from their customers. These passwords are usually used by computer technicians for testing and repairing. <br /><br /><b>Reset the jumper that holds the password<br /></b><br />Open the computer and locate on the motherboard the BIOS password jumper. The jumper is usually jumper 1 and often labeled as PSWD, PWD, CLRPWD, CLEAR, JCMOS1, CLR, CLEAR CMOS, PASSWD, or PASSWORD. Normally you would have 3 pins and to reset the password you just need to put the jumper on the 2 and 3 pins leaving pin 1 empty. After you move the jumper, turn the computer on to clear the password, then once password removed turn it off and put the jumper back to its original position.<br /><br /><b>Removing the CMOS Battery to reset the BIOS to default</b><br /><br />Switch off your computer, and open up the case. You'll see a circular metallic silver item on motherboard. This is called CMOS Battery. Remove it carefully, and leave it out for about 2 minutes. This act will remove the CMOS memory which contains BIOS password. Set the CMOS battery back and switch on the computer. Restore the CMOS configuration as default. Your BIOS password has been cleared now. <br /><br /><b>Using third party software utility to reset BIOS password</b><br /><br />To reset BIOS you can use third party software like Kill CMOS which wipes out CMOS, or CmosPwd which is a BIOS utility. Hiren's Boot CD has a few programs including the above two that will help you to reset the password. Here is a link to Hirens Boot CD website <a href="http://www.hirensbootcd.org/">http://www.hirensbootcd.org/</a>. To download the latest version, click on the Download link on the left side and go to the last page. You will need a CD writer to put the content on a blank CD.

on Dec 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Factory reset


Most PC's during boot up you can hold the Del key or F2 key to enter the bios. Each bios is different but most have settings that allow you to set the system to the optimum or default (factory default) setting.
However be very careful what you change in the bios.
Record the steps so if something goes wrong you can undo it should the system not run or error out.

Most motherboards have a Cmos (Reset).
This is a jumper with pins 1,2 and 3. The jumper is usually on pins 1 and 2. To reset the Cmos to factory defaults pin the jumper on pins 2 and 3 for 2-3 seconds. (Machine OFF power unplugged!! Before you do this! You have been warned) After 2-3 seconds put the jumper back on pins 1 and 2. Plug the PC power cord up and start the machine. Laptops do not have this. Also note: Cmos is NOT the Bios.
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Hope this helps good luck and be careful in the bios.

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Factory mouse and keyboard won't work on emachines desktop


I assume this is a wired keyboard and mouse, not USB. It is possible that the BIOS (controls the hardware) memory has gotten scrambled. On the motherboard is a 3-pin connector with a 2-pin block jumper, usually near the battery, that will reset the BIOS memory to the factory defaults. It should be marked "BIOS", "CLEAR", or "RESET".

Turn the COMPUTER OFF. Move the jumper on the 3 pin connector from the first 2 pins to the last 2 pins. After 5 seconds, move the jumper back to the original position. The BIOS should now be reset.

If you can't find the jumper, you can also remove the nickel-sized battery that powers the BIOS memory.

Jan 23, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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The computer is locked says the password is incorrect


If this is the windows password then you have to start your computer in safe mode 1st and add a new user so you can start it up.
If it is a hard drive/motherboard lock remove battery for about a week or so for it will reset by itself(hopefully) the next options could fry your computer, which includes using jumper wires to short it out to kill the memory of the bios for it resets back to the factory settings.

Dec 03, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Can you show me how to disable bios password on acer travelmate 2350


The BIOS password is a hefty security measure, and consequently, is difficult and in some cases impossible to disable if you do not already know the password that was set. Dell offers a recovery service if you can prove purchase. Acer does not provide any kind of easy solution, but most use a BIOS developed by Phoenix, and you might (and thats a big might) be able to recover the BIOS (a.k.a. wipe the original, which requires a password, and replace it with a 'fresh' one). If you are interested in this endeavor, I came across a handy tutorial if you want to try it out. http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/326954-case-you-kill-your-phoenix-bios-bios-recovery-methods.html

May 25, 2011 | Acer TravelMate 2300 Notebook

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Hello : my problem is i have laptop acer model 5230z : i cant access to the bios becuas is encrypted in passwoed and i try all way that found in web put is no result thank you i hope be help me


Hi,

There are four common categories of solutions to remove or reset a BIOS password and here are the details on how to go about resetting your BIOS password.

Manufacturer Backdoor BIOS Password

Most of the BIOS makers have set a backdoor password on the older computer models. That is the master password for BIOS. To reset BIOS passwords first you need to check the manufacturer of your computer's BIOS. Most computers have BIOS include AMI,
IBM, Award, and Phoenix. These are the most common BIOS. You can unlock your locked BIOS using this master password. It works, no matter what the user sets the password to. Many popular computer and laptop manufacturers such as HP and DELL lock the BIOS because they want to protect their machine's most sensitive areas (those areas which have warranty) from their customers. These passwords are usually used by computer technicians for testing and repairing.

Reset the jumper that holds the password

Open the computer and locate on the motherboard the BIOS password jumper. The jumper is usually jumper 1 and often labeled as PSWD, PWD, CLRPWD, CLEAR, JCMOS1, CLR, CLEAR CMOS, PASSWD, or PASSWORD. Normally you would have 3 pins and to reset the password you just need to put the jumper on the 2 and 3 pins leaving pin 1 empty. After you move the jumper, turn the computer on to clear the password, then once password removed turn it off and put the jumper back to its original position.

Removing the CMOS Battery to reset the BIOS to default

Switch off your computer, and open up the case. You'll see a circular metallic silver item on motherboard. This is called CMOS Battery. Remove it carefully, and leave it out for about 2 minutes. This act will remove the CMOS memory which contains BIOS password. Set the CMOS battery back and switch on the computer. Restore the CMOS configuration as default. Your BIOS password has been cleared now.

Using third party software utility to reset BIOS password

To reset BIOS you can use third party software like Kill CMOS which wipes out CMOS, or CmosPwd which is a BIOS utility. Hiren's Boot CD has a few programs including the above two that will help you to reset the password. Here is a link to Hirens Boot CD website http://www.hirensbootcd.org/. To download the latest version, click on the Download link on the left side and go to the last page. You will need a CD writer to put the content on a blank CD.

Please let me know whether this works or not.

Dec 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My brother has turned on his computer after several months to be asked for a password in the 'phoenix awardBIOS CMOS setup utility' screen - he can advance no further because he does not know the password...


Did he have a password before, and just forgot it, or did this just happen on it's own?

There is a small battery inside the laptop which provides the tiny amount of power required to store all of the BIOS/CMOS settings (including the password), even if your laptop is completely disconnected from power.

There's really no way to recover these passwords, so you have to reset the CMOS/BIOS:

1. Disconnect the laptop from all power and batteries.
2. Find and remove the CMOS battery (usually a small button battery) inside the laptop.
3. Leave it alone for a day.
4. Replace the CMOS battery with a new one.

This should reset the BIOS/CMOS back to the factory defaults, with no password. He made need to do a bit of configuring to reset the date, time, etc.

Apr 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How do i fixt it. it has crash and now asking for a pass word and i dont have it the screen is black


here are 2 password type first 1 is bios password if tell me about your bios password it prompt when u powerup follow procedure below

For that you need to reset factory defaults settings for bios.
For reset bios u have to open back side of your laptop then u find motherbord circuit there.
pull cmos cell on motherbord for 15 minute then it reset to defaults.
Also u can reset with jumper settigns read carefully on mother bord there is 1 jumper near cmos cell u read there " bios reset or clear"
It is on 1-2 position right now set it in 2-3 position then power up then all bios settings are reset.
then again set it in 1-2 its original position.
Then it not want password.

And if u tell about windows password
Then when you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode then wait until it prompt for user password

then enter in administrator then if u able to enter then reset your password.
But if u set and forgot default administrator password then u should need win xp recovery disk.

Jul 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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Reset to factory settings


Please view
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The indicated area contains a Jumper. If you set this jumper with the power on for 15 seconds it will reset the bios back to manufacturers default settings

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