How do I bypass CMOS Password?

August 10, 2010 at 07:47:05
Specs: Windows 95/98
How do I bypass the CMOS password(s) using a key combonation?

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#1
August 10, 2010 at 10:59:09
You cant. But you can disable it. How you do that and even if it is possible depends on the computer you are using.

Stuart


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#2
August 10, 2010 at 11:07:56
windows 95 or 98...i realy dont know...how do i do it?

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#3
August 10, 2010 at 11:21:42
CMOS password has nothing to do with Windows. It's set in the BIOS.

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#4
August 10, 2010 at 11:22:01
The operating system is irrelevant. It is the computer that matters.

Stuart


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#5
August 10, 2010 at 11:26:59
ok. ok is there any key combonation that i can use to bypass it that ya'll know of?

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#6
August 10, 2010 at 11:33:35
There is no key combination.

If it is a desktop you can reset the password by moving a jumper or removing the CMOS battery.

If it is a laptop there may or may not be anything you can do about it.

Stuart


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#7
August 10, 2010 at 12:02:29
k thanx ya it is a desktop. do you know about the old packard computers?

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#8
August 10, 2010 at 12:20:43
If your computer is that old (Windows 95/98) , it may be feasible to use a backdoor password. You need to know who manufactured the BIOS.

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#9
August 10, 2010 at 12:30:18
so what does that mean? where do i go 2 do that?

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#10
August 10, 2010 at 12:38:44
Enough!

Just pull the lid off the case and flip the "CMOS" jumper on the motherboard. It is extremely simple.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#11
August 10, 2010 at 12:50:17
Problem is i cannot do that!!! i am 100% capable of doing that...im not stupid i just wanted to no if there was another way to do it because i have strict instructions about how to do it. im not spose to mess with all the internal hardrives!!!!!
i know it is just a jumper...i just needed some oppinion.

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#12
August 10, 2010 at 12:59:50
It has nothing to do with the hard drive, it's a jumper on the mother board, geez.

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#13
August 10, 2010 at 13:04:39
Grrrrr! I KNOW! I JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE WAS A KEY COMBONATION. Thank all Ya'll that helped...sorry i am just a little frustrated!

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#14
August 10, 2010 at 13:11:27
Alright...what about a list of CMOS BIOS passwords? will that work?

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#15
August 10, 2010 at 13:18:08
There is no list of password. It would be a list of every word ever written in every language plus a few numbers as well.

CMOS passwords are set by the user and can be almost anything.

Flipping the jumper on the motherboard is the only was to remove a CMOS password.

Stuart


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#16
August 10, 2010 at 13:25:37
The BIOS is contained on a chip on the motherboard, it has nothing to do with the hard drives or anything else. There is a small coin-type battery that maintains a charge on the chip so that the BIOS settings are retained in memory when the system is powered off or unplugged. All you need to do is unplug the power cord, open the case, remove the battery, wait a few seconds, then put everything back the way it was. The BIOS password will be cleared & the BIOS settings will revert to the defaults. You will then have to enter the BIOS & correct all the BIOS settings again, so hopefully you know what you're doing.

Another method is to run a program called KILLCMOS. It will have the exact same effect as the above but without having to open the case. The program has to be run from DOS though, not from within Windows. Do you have a floppy drive?

http://majorgeeks.com/KillCMOS_d296...



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#17
August 10, 2010 at 14:00:01
To find out who manufactured your BIOS , go to start-->run-->type in dxdiag-->press enter. The screen that comes up should tell you. (Look for words like AMI , Award , Phoenix)

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#18
August 10, 2010 at 14:05:37
For what he's asking, it makes absolutely no difference who made the BIOS.

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#19
August 10, 2010 at 14:10:44
Yes i have a floppy... what do i do?


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#20
August 10, 2010 at 14:19:01
What do you mean when you say ". . .i have strict instructions about how to do it. im not spose to mess with all the internal hardrives!!!!!"

Is this some kind of contest or class project?

Oh, and by opening the case and moving the jumper you wouldn't be messing with the hard drive.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation


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#21
August 10, 2010 at 14:34:05
"Yes i have a floppy... what do i do?"

1st of all, you need to download KillCMOS from the link at the bottom of response #16, then unzip it. You *may* get a warning that KillCMOS is a virus...it is NOT! Just ignore the warning. Inside the unzipped folder will be 2 files...the one you need is killcmos.com, the other can be deleted.

2nd, you need to create a boot floppy. I don't know which OS you're running but I prefer the WinME boot floppy. You can download the file which will create one for you from here:

direct download - winme boot floppy creator

Just download it, insert a blank floppy & double click on bootme.exe to create the floppy.

Once you've created the boot floppy, copy the KiLLCMOS.com file onto it. Then all you have to do is boot off the floppy & select "minimal boot". When it stops at the A:\> prompt, type killcmos & press ENTER.

That'll do it. Remove the floppy & reboot. Immediately enter the BIOS & correct the settings.


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#22
August 10, 2010 at 16:23:46
"For what he's asking, it makes absolutely no difference who made the BIOS."

I brought up the possibility of testing known backdoor passwords. Then , he asked me to elaborate , so I began to elaborate. On a sidenote , if he has Windows 95 or Windows 98 (which he did say he has) , he is most likely using an older computer , and backdoor passwords have a higher success rate on older computers.


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#23
August 10, 2010 at 19:56:55
This sounds like some sort of a class assignment.

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#24
August 11, 2010 at 09:30:21
Ok Ok thank you for ya'll's input i did remove the jumper...the strict instructions thing...it was my mother she said that i couldnt do it cuz im not "verry computer smart." i am. but any whay, i risked it (getting in trouble) and seeing if it would work. anyway thanx again, and sorry about realy pissing everyone off yesterday!

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#25
August 11, 2010 at 19:39:05
That's OK. Trial and error is often the best way to learn. Well, as long as you don't wreck anything expensive along the way.

Killcmos and the possibility of backdoor passwords (often talked about but I've never found anyone who said it actually worked) are the best ways to do it without opening the case. I agree with the others above about there not being a key sequence that'd do it.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation


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#26
August 12, 2010 at 07:35:49
THANX TO ALL!!!! :)

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