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RE: [vox-tech] Best way to clear a BIOS password
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RE: [vox-tech] Best way to clear a BIOS password




| -----Original Message-----
| From: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org [mailto:vox-tech-
| admin@lists.lugod.org] On Behalf Of Dave Margolis
| Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 3:53 PM
| To: LUGOD Tech
| Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Best way to clear a BIOS password
|
| Speaking of Mark's jumper suggestion (and maybe he's talking about the
| same thing), won't reading the mo-bo docs and finding the _bios reset_
| jumper do the trick?  Usually it's a three pin jumper, even on
| _jumper-less_ motherboards, and you turn the power off AND upplug the
| power.  Then you put the jumper on the other two pins for a few
seconds,
| the put it back, and turn the power on.  I've done this to fix a lot
of
| things, but I've never used a bios password, so for all I know, the
bios
| password is smarter than that...
|
| Dave

It's not smarter; using the bios jumper (at least on my system) resets
everything, including the password.

|
| On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Mark K. Kim wrote:
|
| > The simpler thing to do would be to get a BIOS password cracker for
your
| > BIOS manufacturer.  If you have access to DOS (where most BIOS
password
| > crackers run), it's the quicker way to find the BIOS password.
| >
| > If that's not an option, look for the battery on the motherboard.
The
| > ones I've seen these days are button-type battery cells on the
| > motherboard.  Usually removed with a small phillips screw.  Other
types
| > I've seen use enclosed battery mounted on the inner wall of the
| computer,
| > with a connection leading to the motherboard (old 386) and lithium
cells
| > that look like a dwarf version of the AA battery on-board (old
Macs.)
| >
| > Once you remove the battery, the modern systems require you to keep
the
| > system turned off for several hours.  I'd leave it off for about 6
hours
| > to be safe... if you ever turn it back on, and the capacitor hasn't
been
| > fully discharged, you might have to start waiting all over again
with a
| > fully recharged capacitor.  (Some motherboards have a capacitor
| discharge
| > pins, but you gotta find it and set a jumper across it... it's a lot
of
| > hassle, but you might wanna look for 'em if it's time-pressing
enough.)
| >
| > -Mark
| >
| >
| > On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Bill Kendrick wrote:
| >
| > >
| > > I'm assuming the best way to clear a BIOS's unknown password (and
| probably
| > > any other settings; d'oh!) is to remove the batter for a while.
| > >
| > > Here's a dumb question... how do I remove the battery? :^)  I
didn't
| see an
| > > obvious way.  Do I need a particular tool?
| > >
| > > Sorry for the dumb question.  Again, it may surprise some of you,
but
| I am
| > > so /seriously/ ignorant when it comes to PCs. ;)
| > >
| > > --
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| > >
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| >
| > --
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