my dell destdop computer i lost bios passwor

March 14, 2012 at 17:29:27
Specs: Windows XP
desttop,for got bios password

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March 14, 2012 at 17:41:51
sorry, no password help here. We have no way of knowing who is the rightful owner, etc. Also buying password software won't work either...they never do.

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March 14, 2012 at 19:52:00
"desttop,for got bios password"

We aren't allowed to provide you with help regarding laptop or netbook passwords on this site because most of the people who want to know have a stolen computer, but desktop computers are another matter - they're not as likely to be stolen.

Why is it you don't know the password ?

Is it a password to access the bios Setup, or a system access password - you must provide it to use the computer at all ?

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March 14, 2012 at 20:34:15
Removing a BIOS pwd on a desktop motherboard is as simple as setting the CLR CMOS jumper to the CLR position ( with mains power disconnected) Press the start button. Then restore the jumper to RUN position. Connect power and boot up into BIOS. You may need to adjust some bios settings as clearing CMOS sets things to default values which may not be best for optimal performance and will at a minimum reset the date/time to default "original" settings.

If you cannot locate the CLR CMOS jumper then the same result can be obtained by temporary removal of the CMOS battery. Replace it after 1/2 minute and proceed with reconnection of mains and bootup.

This process does not apply to laptops which use different method to protect the BIOS password.

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March 14, 2012 at 21:10:37
O well, since Richard59 posted that, I might as well post the rest of what I originally had in response 3 before I removed it.

It's understandable that a legitimate user may forget a password to access the bios Setup if they rarely have used it. but it's extremely unlikely he or she would forget a system access password that had to be entered every time they used the computer. .

Most desktop computers can easily have any passwords removed (when the AC power has been removed to the computer),
- by removing the mboard (Cmos) battery for a short time then installing it again so the + on the top of the battery shows when it's been installed
- or - by moving the Clear Cmos jumper on the mboard to it's "clear" position, then moving it back to the "normal" or run" position

In both cases, when you boot the computer after that you will see a line "Cmos Checksum Error" or similar while booting - you must go into the bios Setup and change at least the date and time from their bios defaults to the current ones., Save bios settings.
You may also have to change other default settings if the operating system doesn't load with default bios settings.

- or a few mboards have a Clear Passwords jumper - moving that to it's "clear" position, then moving it back to the "normal" position, will remove the passwords without setting other bios Setup settings to defaults.

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