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    BIOS Startup Password

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    This has nothing to do with my other post, but how does one recover from a BIOS Startup password.

    I am helping a non-profit organization, and they got some PCs donated. Several of these PCs have BIOS startup passwords.

    So how does one by-pass these kind of passwords?

    Thanks for any help.

    Wassim
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    Re: BIOS Startup Password

    Wassim, it's going to vary based on the motherboard. Some have jumper pins that you can short, and I've even had a (thanks Asus) board that had nothing but two solder contacts on the board that required precise placement of a screwdriver.

    Each motherboard should have the model number stamped on it. Collect the model numbers, search on them, and you should find your answer(s).

    Alternately, you can remove the CMOS battery and let the machine sit idle for a few days until it forgets. Since there's no set time and no promise there, you could find that you've replaced the battery only to juice up the CMOS into another few days' wait.

    Good luck!
    -Mark

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    Re: BIOS Startup Password

    I think you'll find what you are looking for at http://www.labmice.net/articles/BIOS_hack.htm.

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    Re: BIOS Startup Password

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Dean

    This seems like a good site to print and take to the school.

    Wassim
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