Bios password problem

  Barson 15:34 23 Jan 2003
  Barson 15:34 23 Jan 2003

I have a Packard Bell Platinum about four years old and have never been able to get the DVD drive to auto-play. I have carried out the normal process of enabling without success. I assume that it is something to do with the bios settings, however the bios is password.
Is there another way of enabling other than through device manager etc. or is there a simple way of removing the password. A guide on what to do if I ever access the bios would also be very helpful.
Thank You

  BigMoFoT 15:38 23 Jan 2003

To setup your autoplay can be done through Windows and not in your BIOS - OK, post back with your operating system version and we'll sort your autoplay out.

For the bios password what you will have to do is remove a jumper from the motherboard in order to clear the password. This jumper is usually located near the CMOS battery (looks like a big watch battery)and is usually labelled JBAT 1 and is usually green in colour. remove this fro about 20 mins, then replace it and that should allow access to your BIOS

  Rowey 16:17 23 Jan 2003

Another way of clearing the BIOS password is to simply remove the battery for a few mins.....and make sure the power supply is out.

  AndySD 16:27 23 Jan 2003

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