cearve 12:32 04 Jun 2003

I have a secondhand QDI motherboard which is password protected stopping me from entering the bios settings. How can i overide or delete this password? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  Tog 12:37 04 Jun 2003

Usually, there is a jumper to move to delete the password/reset the settings to default. Failing that, you may have to remove the battery for a couple of hours.

firstly record on paper all the settings, the mobo may have a jumper to clear the cmos or taking the battery out will have the same effect. how long you need to leave it out varies from a few minutes to a few hours.

  emmandelo1 12:40 04 Jun 2003

Being a complete novice at this bear in mind I don't really know what I'm talking about. However I do recall seeing somewhere on this forum about removing the battery and then reinserting it will clear all settings. I'm sure someone with more knowledge will either confirm or refute this...

  cearve 12:40 04 Jun 2003

thanks Tog, i will have a look, cheers

  emmandelo1 12:42 04 Jun 2003

blimey...! maybe i'm not so dumb after all..

emmandalo you're certainly not dumb but its reassuring to know i'm not the slowest typist out here.

  cearve 22:03 04 Jun 2003

removal of battery cleared the cmos. thanks for help.

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