cant remember my bios password for dell comp

Dell computer corp / Mms
December 22, 2010 at 11:28:16
Specs: Windows xp
I have fogotten my bios password for my dell dimensions conputer. I need help

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December 22, 2010 at 12:45:24
Is this a laptop or desktop. This makes a world of difference.

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December 23, 2010 at 06:28:14
Not much of a difference really. all passwords for your BIOS are stored under your CMOS battery. to reset your password for your BIOS all you have to do is take out that battery and put it back in. and the password is reset. here is a link to what a CMOS looks like

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December 23, 2010 at 08:26:26
On a desktop removing the battery or moving the jumper (on some models) will work. You can also use a boot disk with a debug routine do reset the bios....providing the computer will boot to A: or cdrom.

On a laptop the bios are in an eprom, a small chip. The information in it will be stored for years without power.

If a laptop ,either contact Dell. ......the previous owner.... short the eprom....or use the hash.. 5 letters displayed after 3 wrong passwords to generate the master password or you can compare the make and model number and the service tag # to generate dells back door.

The above paragraph is in a gray area here so i will leave it at that.

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