bios password

  moonmanas 23:34 05 Feb 2006

Hi have an amd k7 1.1 with m810 mobo, any way big probs. I put the unit on ebay for sale and dedcided to wipe hdd and reistall 98se.

The bios was only set to boot from hdd and nowhere else.

I tried to get into the bios to get it to boot from floppy win98 startup disc. But it would not let me type my password to enter bios!

So i did F8 on boot>command promt. floppy and sort of have erased partitioned hdd.

Now it wont let me enter my password and the bios loads to boot record from hhd "0" and sticke there. Have I had it!!!!! or is there a way aroundit? Pease help the auction is up in a couple of days.



  Forum Editor 23:55 05 Feb 2006

and look near the CMOS battery (it's round,silver-coloured, and the size of a 5p piece) for a small jumper. It's put there so you can clear the CMOS (the onboard memory which stores any changes made to the default BIOS settings). Consult your motherboard manual for the correct location if you can't find it.

To clear the CMOS set the jumper to the closed position (with the jumper bridging both metal pins). Press the power button to turn the computer on. Your system will not power up, but the CMOS will be cleared. Then, open the jumper (put it back to the default position) and power on the computer normally. You will most likely be stopped in the POST screen and prompted to press F1 or another key to set BIOS defaults. Do that, and from the BIOS screen, simply save and exit to start your computer normally, minus the BIOS password.

If you can't find a jumper, remove the CMOS battery and leave it for around five minutes - then replace and start the computer normally.

  moonmanas 00:08 06 Feb 2006

Thanks will try the rmve battery thing first.


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