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How do I remove the bios password?

By border3000
Mar 18, 2007
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  1. I Pretty Much Know What's Wrong With It I Just Need To Know How To Fix It!!!
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,408   +314

    I am sorry to laugh at your plight, but both the title and your comment leads
    to no insight whatsoever. I can fix it too -- it's called reinstall :blackeye:
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I agree with jobeard, you`ve not told us anything about your problem and your thread title sucks. ;)

    Please give as many details as you can.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. border3000

    border3000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ...

    The computer is passworded and it, like most school computers, wont allow me to keep anything on it. I need to know a way to erase everything off or it in order to reinstall without a password. There might be something on the motherboard to "change" to do this but i'm not computer savvy enough to find it.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Ok, we`re getting there, but we need to know what the computer is and when are you being asked for a password.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. border3000

    border3000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The computer is an Intergraph TD 225 with a Pentium II that I recieved from a school. When I turn the computer on it says to hit delete to run a setup. When I do it asks for a password.
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Disconnect the computer from the mains and open the case. Look on the mobo(motherboard) and you should see a cmos battery Take out the cmos battery and operate the power switch a couple of times. Wait about five minutes and replace the cmos battery. Reconnect the computer to the mains and fire it up. That should have cleared the bios password.

    If that fails, why not ask the School for the password.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. border3000

    border3000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    kk... did that now the moniter wont come on... it has power but its black
  9. crazy8

    crazy8 TS Rookie

    Some monitors you may need to reset. i have had to do this with two identical KDS monitors. Try unpluging the power from it and unpluging it from the pc. Also if you have a second video card in the pc try to plug it into that one. Just keep playing with it, it will kick back on. The removal of the cmos battery clears the BIOS memory and thus reseting everything in the BIOS. Which is why you no longer have a password for it. I suppose it is possible it may have changed a setting in there back to default. But just keep trying things with the monitor to get it on heck you could even try a different monitor if you have one.
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Check that the monitor is properly connected to the correct connector. If it is, then all I can think, is when you went inside the case to take out and replace the cmos battery, you may have inadvertently dislodged something. If that`s the case, open the case and make sure everything is firmly seated and connected.

    Regards Howard :)
  11. border3000

    border3000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok explain to me what the cmos battery is... I did something but it didn't really work... and by the power switch... what do you mean. I wan to make sure I'm doing the right thing
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I gave you a blue link you could click on in my post #7 in order to show you what some types of cmos batteries looks like.

    Normally they are a round shiny coin cell battery, a bit like a watch battery, only bigger.

    So what did you actually pull out?

    Any chance of a pic?

    Regards Howard :)
  13. border3000

    border3000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no i got the right battery... but it didnt work... crazy huh... any ideas?
  14. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,051

    Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor.
    the small battery that llives in the mobo. it provides power to mobo so as to maintain memory ie, time and date etc
  15. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Is your monitor now working?

    How long did you leave the battery out for? Maybe you didn`t leave it out long enough.

    Regards Howard :)
  16. crazy8

    crazy8 TS Rookie

    When you remove the battery its said to leave it out for 30-60 seconds to be sure memory is clear. Try that and see what happens.
  17. border3000

    border3000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    moniter working
    battery out
    feeble little mind smoking...
    ok ill leave it out longer
  18. crazy8

    crazy8 TS Rookie

    If you do leave it out for 30-60 seconds and still no luck then try my recomendations I had mentioned about what to do with the monitor to get it working again and see if anything happens.
  19. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Make sure the computer is disconnected from the mains and keep pressing the power switch on the computer a few times.

    Regards Howard :)
  20. border3000

    border3000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    which power switch
  21. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    The one you press to turn on the computer.

    Regards Howard :)
  22. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    ROFL This thread is too funny :D

    Edit: maybe I shouldn't have posted this totally unhelpful post.
  23. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    In what way is this thread funny?

    I doubt very much whether the thread starter finds it funny.

    Regards Howard :)
  24. border3000

    border3000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope, nothing... still erases everything... still asks for the password
  25. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    In that case, the only option I can think of is to ask your school for the password.

    Regards Howard :)
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