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paulmckendry
07-03-2003, 02:59 PM
help please,
I am trying to reformat a win 98 and wish to make the first boot device the cd rom. i can't as some turkey has put a password on the bios and i can no get in..
any advice really appreciated.
thanks
Paul

CYaBro
07-03-2003, 03:08 PM
What make of BIOS is it? Award, AMI etc

Do a search in google for BIOS passwords or CMOS passwords and the make of BIOS you have. You should find a few sites that list all the backdoor passwords. Most of the time they don't work but it's worth a try.

Only other way is to open the PC and on the mainboard should be a jumper to reset the CMOS settings.

JohnD
08-03-2003, 04:43 PM
If you reset the BIOS password with the jumper and you have an ATX case amke sure that you have the power turned off at the wall not just on the system unit.