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Help... I just came back from my aunt's house cause we had a sleepover. Now that i've returned, I've discovered that my BIOS has a password! ***!? I am very surprised because I didn't set any passwords. Never ever. Maybe my parents have something to do with it, cause they were using my PC before we left last night.

Now, I want to go back to stock clocks, but I can't cause my BIOS has a password. When I turn on my computer and press the 'del' key it asks me for a password before I can even go to the BIOS. I think I have an AMI BIOS.

Is there anyway to remove this password?
How bout CMOS clear? But would that have any effect on the things I have on my HDD?



BTW, I found this link
http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.html

would this be helpful too?
    
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Remove the battery, little circle disk on the motherboard. This will wipe out all of your bios information probably.

If this doe snot work for some reason, consult your motherboard manual.
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Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
Remove the battery, little circle disk on the motherboard. This will wipe out all of your bios information probably.

If this doe snot work for some reason, consult your motherboard manual.
But after I remove it, don't I need to wait for at least an hour or longer?
    
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You probably need to pull the battery and move the jumper to clear the password.


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But after I remove it, don't I need to wait for at least an hour or longer?
No. Whoever says you need to wait an hour for the electrical charge to dissipate is an idiot. 30 seconds is more than enough.
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post #5 of 10
The manual won't tell you how to get over the password But the battery remove should work. Unplug from the mains, set the jumper to clear CMOS and then remove the battery for aminute, put everything back, and you should be fine If not- Aks your dad for the pass
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post #6 of 10
Take the battery on your motherboard out, that will reset the BIOS to default and (hopefully) remove the password set.

It wont affect anything on your HDD don't worry.

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no need to wait for an hour, a minute should do it
 
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks everyone. Will get back to you all in 5 minutes
    
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post #9 of 10
The battery method works better than simply clearing the CMOS due to the fact some boards have a dual BIOS configuration that sometimes carries over the same information from one to backup on the other.
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Thanks guy! I removed the battery for a minute then put it back on. Voila! Bios password gone.

Thanks xD
    
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