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I am enstalling a second hardrive and it dos not show any new hardware and i cant make any changes on my bios i tyd the jumper every way on the new hardrive

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Check your bios support larger hard disk otherwise partition it and format it with the help of an nother PC then try to connect as a slave

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Cant get to desktop cause I cant remenber passwords, on Dell Vastro 1000


What I usually do is re-enstall the operating system. Set your BIOS to boot from the CD drive with the first re-boot set your BIOS to boot from the hard drive. If your BIOS allows it you can also boot from a flash drive. What I've been doing for the last decade or so is partition my main hard drive in several partitions, having the windows install (along with all my other software and drivers) on a different partition than the operating system. This way after you reformat your c: drive all your important files are protected and available on another partition and if there no operating system disk or flash drive, you can always install from DOS.

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Re: HP Pavilion m9150f - Need hardware solution for bios reset


just restart ur bias...by just reinsert the battery in motherboard...but it lead u to delete all ur datas in it...

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How to Bypass a BIOS Password.


Important (Please read befor you proceed)
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- The author of this document cannot be held responsible for any damages on property, data loss or injuries resulting from the methods provided in this document.
- The links to software provided are the intellectual property of the creator and have no ties at all to the author of this document. They are to be used at the user's risk.
- You use these methods stated below because you either forgot you password or bought a PC with the password installed. i.e. You own the PC with the BIOS password installed.
- This document should under no circumstance be used in the aiding of hacking or to remove a password on a stolen PC.
- You need to read the WARNING notice below the T&C before you proceed with the methods provided.

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WARNING!!! Make sure your computer is unplugged before removing the case. Ground yourself before handling any components inside a PC to reduce the risk of electrostatic discharge.
If you don't know how to configure your BIOS, don't mess with it. You can damage your PC!! Rather get a qualified technition to hep you.

Removing a BIOS password can be tedious as there are numerous ways and back-door reset passwords for each and every BIOS out there. That is why the following methods may or may not work on your particular board.

Whichever method you choose when flashing, the BIOS not only the password, but also all the other configuration data will be reset to the factory defaults. So when you are booting for the first time after you have flashed the BIOS, you should enter the CMOS configuration menu and fix up some things. When you boot Windows, it may happen that it finds some new device, because of the new configuration of the BIOS, in this case you'll probably need the Windows installation CD because Windows may ask you for some external files.

There are a few ways to reset the BIOS password as listed below.

?Using a manufacturers backdoor password to access the BIOS.
?Use password cracking software.
?Reset the CMOS using the jumpers or solder beads.
?Removing the CMOS battery for at least 10 minutes.
?Using a professional service.

Standard BIOS backdoor passwords
The first and easiest way to bypass a BIOS password is to try one of these standard manufacturer's backdoor passwords:

AWARD BIOS
AWARD SW, AWARD_SW, Award SW, AWARD PW, _award, awkward, J64, j256, j262, j332, j322, 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598, HLT, SER, SKY_FOX, aLLy, aLLY, Condo, CONCAT, TTPTHA, aPAf, KDD, ZBAAACA, ZAAADA, ZJAAADC, (eight blank spaces), ALFAROME, ALLY, ALLy, aLLY, aLLy, aPAf, award, AWARD?SW, AWKWARD, IOSTAR, CONDO, condo, d8on, djonet, J256, J262, j262, j322, j332, J64, LKWPETER, Lkwpeter, PINT, pint, SER, SKY_FOXSYXZ, SKY_FOX, syxz, SYXZ, TTPTHA, ZAAAADA, djonet, %øåñòü ïpîáåëîâ%, %äåâÿòü ïpîáåëîâ%

AMI BIOS
AMI, A.M.I., AMI SW, AMI_SW, BIOS, PASSWORD, HEWITT RAND, Oder, AAAMMMII, AMI?SW, CONDO, LKWPETER, MI, PASSWORD.

Other passwords you may try (for AMI/AWARD or other BIOSes)
LKWPETER, lkwpeter, BIOSTAR, biostar, BIOSSTAR, biosstar, ALFAROME, Syxz, Wodj

Note: Remember that passwords are Case Sensitive. The last two passwords in the AWARD BIOS list are in Russian.

Phoenix Backdoor BIOS Passwords
BIOS, CMOS, phoenix, PHOENIX
Other Manufcaturers Backdoor Passwords: (manufacturer name - password)
VOBIS and 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

Flashing BIOS via cracking software
If you have access to the computer when it's turned on, you could try one of those programs that remove the password from the BIOS, by invalidating its memory.

!BIOS software
!BIOS has the ability to "brute force" the password (known as "blasters"). However, this method is dangerous and can result in some unexpected and unwanted results. I highly recomment trying out all other methods before tying this one.

Download !BIOS software and save it to your desktop. Then open a DOS command windows by going to Start > Run and type: cmd
Once you see a black screen in front of you, you will need to type: cd desktop
You should now see something like: C:Documents and SettingsYourUserNameDesktop>
Now type the name of the file you just downloaded, if you haven't changed the name just type in: bios320.exe
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Use the down arrow and choose "Crackers" and then press the right arrow. Using the up and down arrows, select the BIOS that the motherboard is using and press Enter.
You should now see a menu asking what you want to crack, in most cases its the Supervisor or System Passwords you want to crack, so press the 1 key on your keyboard. It will then show you another menu asking how you want it to be cracked. Option 1 is pretty good so try that first by pressing the 1 key on your keyboard. You should now have your BIOS password.
Reboot the computer, enter the BIOS and try it out.

However, it might happen you don't have one of those programs when you have access to the computer. You can reset the BIOS to its default values using the MS-DOS tool DEBUG (type DEBUG at the command prompt. Do it in pure MS-DOS mode, not from a MS-DOS shell window in Windows). Once you are in the debug environment enter the following commands:

AMI/AWARD BIOS
O 70 17
O 71 17
Q

PHOENIX BIOS
O 70 FF
O 71 17
Q

GENERIC
Invalidates CMOS RAM.
Should work on all AT motherboards
(XT motherboards don't have CMOS)
O 70 2E
O 71 FF
Q

Note: The first letter is a "O" not the number "0". The numbers which follow are two bytes in hex format.

Resetting BIOS via hardware (CMOS jumpers and CMOS battery)
If you can't get into Windows and the standard backdoor passwords didn't work then you will need to flash the BIOS via the motherboard's hardware.

NOTE: Please read the important note at the begining of this section before to try any of these methods.

Using the jumpers to reset the BIOS password and settings
The best way to flash the BIOS via hardware is to plug, unplug, or switch a jumper on the motherboard, (if the jumper is normally on position 1-2, you have to put it on position 2-3, or viceversa). The 3-pin jumper should near the power supply on the motherboard, typically labeled "clear cmos" or "reset bios". To find the correct jumper you should read the motherboard's manual.
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Once you've located the correct jumper, switch it (or plug or unplug it, depending from what the manual says) while the computer is turned OFF. Wait a couple of seconds then put the jumper back to its original position.
If after flashing the BIOS, the computer won't boot when you turn it on, turn it off, and wait some seconds before to retry.

Removing the battery
If you can't find the jumper or if it doesn't exist, you can remove the battery that keeps the BIOS memory powered. It's a button-size battery somewhere on the motherboard.
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In some smaller motherboard the CMOS battery is in the upright position.
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The laptop CMOS battery is shown below.
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Disconnect it for 15-30 minutes or more, then reinsert it and the data in the BIOS memory should be reset. If at first it doesn't work, try to remove the battery overnight. Once the battery has been reinserted power up the PC and see if the reset was successful.

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Bios admin. lockout


Find the bios reset jumper on the motherboard and short the two pins for a few seconds with either a jumper or a small screwdriver. Do this with the main power cord disconnected. This will reset everything to the motherboard maker's default settings. Open the case and find the model number of the mo-bo. (or download and install CPU-Z, which will show all your hardware details) Then Google the model to get the manual that shows where the bios jumper is located.
An easier solution is to go back to where it was stolen from and ask the rightful owner what the password is.

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No PBR3 or PBR4


Hi,
The loading PBR descriptor error that you are getting could be because of two reasons. An invalid DOS partison on the harddrive and second a bad hardrive.
Use the following link to debug the harddrive ie. low level format of the hardrive. if the issue is still unresolved, it would require a replacement the harddrive.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/topic.aspx/la/shared/support/dsn/en/alt_dsn_07302457082c47eda1a8f9619885f51f?c=us&l=en&s=gen

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I would like diagram on hooking hard drive to hard drive.


If you are trying to put another hardrive into your existing pc I could explain but you if would like something more visual then there is a tutorial here

its simple really since the computer auto detects the new hardrive. the hardest part are the jumpers on the back of the hardrive. You see one hardrive has to be set to Master and the other has to be set to slave. the hardrives can connect to the IDE cable (the big flat cable inside your pc) in any order but they cannot be both set to master. The jumpers are easy to switch and the hardrive itself will have a diagram right next to the jumpers to show you how to move the jumpers to make the selection.

its a great idea to have two drives in your pc in case something happens to the first, but i always recommend a hard backup (cd/dvd).

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Reset cmos password for compaq nc6400


Assuming you can get to the CMOS button cell battery, remove all power, pull the button cell out for about a minute, then put it back. The next boot-up should load right to setup, or to an error screen telling that CMOS is corrupt and to run setup.

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Acer t180 bios set up


hmm you might need to flash the bios or reset the bios follow these instructions.

TO RESET BIOS
1.) unplug the computer system
2.) remove the side panel

now you have two option
OPTION 1
3.) locate the jumper jp1 or jcmos1 you can use your manual for a refrence its a 3 pin jumper located cloase to the battery
4.) the jumper is currently on 1 and 2 , set it to 2 and 3 wait a few seconds and set it back to 1 and 2
5.) THATS IT BIOS PASSWORD RESET
6.) boot system enter setup and load optamised defaults.
7. save and exit setup

OPTION 2
incase you cant find the jumper
3.)remove memory
4.)remove the battery
5.)press the power button 5 times to empty any charged capicators
6.)replace battery and memory
7.)boot ystem enter bios load optimised defaults , save and exit

THATS IT BIOS RESET

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Hi, To access or enter motherboard BIOS settings, on powerup either F2 or Del. If you just want to remove the password in your Dell Optiplex > The BIOS password may be cleared by removing the password jumper (PSWD) on the motherboard. This will also clear all CMOS settings: Open your casing, on your motherboard. find the CMOS password reset jumper (3-pin) on the motherboard; Remove the jumper from pins 1 and 2 and put it on pins 2 and 3 for about 5 seconds. Replace back the jumper on pins 1 and 2. Hope this be of help/idea. Good luck and kind regards.

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