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    Default Emergency!!

    OK, so tonight I decided to "enable and activate" the security chip on my motherboard. It made me enter a password and confirm the password. I wrote the password down. So I have it.

    But when I use it now to enter the bios, almost everything is not accessible. I'm wondering if it's possible that I set a supervisor password previously, and the password I just entered and wrote down is only working as a user password?

    Either way, how the hell do I get around this? What am I missing here?? Thanks!

    (my signature has been added below)
    Last edited by Oogy; 04-30-2009 at 12:04 PM. Reason: Added Signature

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    Default Re: Emergency!!

    ...and this is an emergency? You gotta get out more!

    Sarcastic comments aside, I'm not going to be much help but I'm thinking that any one with helpful knowledge will need to at least know what motherboard and bios version you are using.
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    Default Re: Emergency!!

    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDawg View Post
    ...and this is an emergency? You gotta get out more!

    Sarcastic comments aside, I'm not going to be much help but I'm thinking that any one with helpful knowledge will need to at least know what motherboard and bios version you are using.
    LOL, it's a computer emergency. And this is a computer forum. So this forum is not really about life right? Sorry about not providing my specs. I thought I had added a signature. I will do that in the next few minutes. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Emergency!!

    OK, I added a signature but it isn't coming up. I guess I have two emergencies. :)
    Case: Lian LI
    Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
    CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 with Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro
    GPU: EVGA GTS 250
    Memory: 8GB G.Skill DDR2-1066
    PSU: Antec 850 Watt TruePower Quattro
    HD: Western Digital Cavier Black 640GB
    DVD: SAMSUNG Black SH-S223Q 22X
    Monitor: Acer H233Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1
    OS: Vista 64-bit
    Wireless Card: D-Link DWA-556

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    Default Re: Emergency!!

    Never mind. I guess adding a signature isn't retroactive for previous posts? That's weird.
    Case: Lian LI
    Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
    CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 with Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro
    GPU: EVGA GTS 250
    Memory: 8GB G.Skill DDR2-1066
    PSU: Antec 850 Watt TruePower Quattro
    HD: Western Digital Cavier Black 640GB
    DVD: SAMSUNG Black SH-S223Q 22X
    Monitor: Acer H233Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1
    OS: Vista 64-bit
    Wireless Card: D-Link DWA-556

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    Default Re: Emergency!!

    All you need to do is either re-flash your BIOS or clear your CMOS. Please read this guide for info on doing both >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    Are you talking about the TPM Chip? If you are, you need to have the USB Stick installed with the key on it to access things you have locked

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    Default Re: Emergency!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    All you need to do is either re-flash your BIOS or clear your CMOS. Please read this guide for info on doing both >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    Are you talking about the TPM Chip? If you are, you need to have the USB Stick installed with the key on it to access things you have locked
    Thanks for the reply. Flashing my bios worked. I had to redo all of the settings which sucked. But at least it worked. Thanks again!
    Case: Lian LI
    Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
    CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 with Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro
    GPU: EVGA GTS 250
    Memory: 8GB G.Skill DDR2-1066
    PSU: Antec 850 Watt TruePower Quattro
    HD: Western Digital Cavier Black 640GB
    DVD: SAMSUNG Black SH-S223Q 22X
    Monitor: Acer H233Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1
    OS: Vista 64-bit
    Wireless Card: D-Link DWA-556

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    Default Re: Emergency!!

    Nice to see you got it working!

    Post back anytime if you have anymore questions or issues and we will try to help!

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