bios password lost.

By eightwpm
Jan 28, 2006
  1. I received an old pc with win.98 installed.All is good, Im trying to install a new hdd,80gb.I need to change the bios settings,and i have no clue what the password is , nor does the previous owner. Is there anyway to get around this? please help. :confused:
    mobo info:Award bios V4.51pg
    440BX chipset
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    If you remove the cmos battery for a few minutes, and then replace it. It will reset the bios, and should also reset the password.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. eightwpm

    eightwpm TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 20

    password issues

    well howard ,did just as u recommended,shazaam. restarted pc,and no password required. thanks for the info. I love this site,very useful for pc begginer's like myself.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Glad you problem is solved.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Regards Howard :)
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