Solved need to reset or bypass password for MS D686

October 23, 2011 at 18:04:57
Specs: Windows XP
i need to reset passwoed on pheonix bios d686

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October 23, 2011 at 18:14:37
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Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.

The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.

If it's a Dell computer...
Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":

Tell us what it is.

If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....
Go here:
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.

If it's a Lenovo computer

Find your specific Product number and tell us what it is:

Finding my product number

The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.

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October 23, 2011 at 19:09:03
Is the computer a laptop?

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October 23, 2011 at 19:17:18
Never mind, my genius son just came and removed the battery from the hard drive for a few minutes and put it back and started the computer back up and that reset the password. thanks anyways.

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October 23, 2011 at 20:26:08
I asked you to provide the make and model because bios versions are overall versions - software frameworks that are modified to suit a specific combination of chips on the mboard. D686 sounds like an overall bios version - the software framework. - knowing that doesn't tell us whether you have a desktop computer, or a laptop or netbook computer or how old your mboard is - an overall bios versions is often used for several years or longer.

Hard drives don't have batteries.

The case most of your desktop computer components are in is s NOT hard drive, and is NOT a CPU.

Apparently you have a desktop computer.

In most cases you can remove a password set in the bios setup on a desktop computer by either removing the battery on the mboard, waiting a bit, installing it again, or by moving a jumper to clear the CMOS , waiting a bit, and moving it back again, or some mboards have a separate jumper you can move, move back, to clear just the passwords. .

The CMOS is the part of the bios chip where user set settings are stored. A battery must be connected to the cmos part of the bios chip in order to retain those settings, which include the current time and date.

If you had a laptop, passwords set in the bios on modern laptops are NOT stored in the CMOS - they're stored on a separate chip on the mboard that cannot have user set settings removed from it by removing the power to that chip. .

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