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infielder6
03-27-2002, 02:33 PM
I'm not sure if i'm putting this in the right section but i'll ask here since it is about the bios. Where i work someone put a password on the bios of one of the computers and no one knows how to fix it. how would i go about getting it off with out actually having the password. I know how to disable the password but know one knows what the password is so i can't even get to the bios to fix it. what can i do besides trying to brute force it... any suggestions, tips, tricks would help.. thanks.

Mr.Tweak
03-27-2002, 02:51 PM
I'm not 100% sure if resetting the BIOS with a jumper on the motherboard will remove the password, I think it will. Otherwise you could download the latest BIOS from your mobo manafacturers homepage and flash it with the latest BIOS - This will remove the password.

Birdkiller
03-27-2002, 07:14 PM
if it is an award bios use the password AWARD_SW in caps
but the jumper on the MB will work but it will also erase yer settings in the bios

infielder6
03-27-2002, 09:15 PM
thanks.. i'll try that award password.. i'm not sure about the mobo though. oh and what was meant by flash the new bios to the mobo.

DigitalDD
03-27-2002, 10:36 PM
Wims BIOS page has lots of stuff that might help you get into that BIOS.

http://www.wimsbios.com/

infielder6
03-28-2002, 02:05 PM
I just openned up the computer today. but i'm not allowed to take anything out. and it was pretty hard to make out any identification of the mobo.. i managaged to read part of one of the chips it is an intel (agp set fw82443bx) can someone help me identify the mobo and tell me how i can get rid of the password. it seems that someone was just messing around with it and messed it up.... argh

Mr.Tweak
03-28-2002, 07:56 PM
It would be a BX440 mobo, no idea on which brand it would be. Does it use an Award BIOS? Did you try that password? Start with the simple stuff first.

infielder6
03-28-2002, 10:26 PM
yes... i tried that password but it didn't do anything...

Mr.Tweak
03-29-2002, 08:53 AM
Try and get a hold of a manual for the board and see if you can reset the BIOS. The jumper to reset the BIOS will be a different color to all the other jumpers most likely.

Birdkiller
03-29-2002, 09:50 AM
its often placed near the battery too

Mr.Tweak
03-29-2002, 11:42 AM
That too...

infielder6
03-31-2002, 01:06 AM
I fixed it... just took the battery out for five minutes

Birdkiller
03-31-2002, 08:54 AM
yay :clap:

Shepps
03-31-2002, 09:07 PM
I did that to my old super socket 7 mobo and it died :( well it was die'n ne way, everytime u knocked it the dam thing wud reset - its wasn't a power issue either. lol.