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    Default BIOS asking for a unexistant password?

    I've always accessed my bios doing delete on startup screen, it was a while since I tryed to access my bios, I just tryed and for the first time ever it asked me for a password which I obviously didn't set nor is it anyone in my household. I need to access it to start up my hyperthreading and it won't let me because I don't have the password required.

    Is there any way I can access it without it involving risking to lose my current data. Maybe a way to reset it or remove it.

    ========INFO=========
    [ BIOS ]
    Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
    Name: Default System BIOS
    Release Date: 20040922000000.000000+000
    Version: A M I - 9000422
    [ Motherboard ]
    Manufacturer PCCHIPS
    Model
    Name Carte de base
    Part Number
    Product M955G
    Serial Number 00000000
    Version 3.0
    [ MISC ]
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
    512 MB Ram
    ==================================

    Thanks for all the helps you can provide me, if I have to do technical stuff to my computer, please walk me thru the steps, I'm not too dumb

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    Default Re: BIOS asking for a unexistant password?

    Try removing the CMOS battery on the motherboard for a min then replace it.

    If you can get into the BIOS then, it'll have to be re-configured again.

    Is XP installed, or are you enabling HT before or after XP has been installed?

    If u use 2000 or XP?

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    Default Re: BIOS asking for a unexistant password?

    Have a look see here it might be what your after
    I believe no problem is so large or so difficult that it can't be blamed on someone else.

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    Default Re: BIOS asking for a unexistant password?

    enabling HT after XP has been installed

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    Default Re: BIOS asking for a unexistant password?

    Ah ok. Yer it's better to enable HT before u install XP.

    HT doesnt always work AFTER XP has been installed.

    Since XP has to install the right HAL file, to match the system/CPU beforehand.

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    Default Re: BIOS asking for a unexistant password?

    I suppose you tried just hitting Enter without entering anything?
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    Default Re: BIOS asking for a unexistant password?

    sounds dodgy, I wonder if a virus could put a password on for you?
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: BIOS asking for a unexistant password?

    Check your motherboard manual. There is normally a jumper that can be used to reset the BIOS.
    You may have trouble if HT was not active when the OS was installed for reasons already metioned.
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