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Resetting CMOS password on Dell

  1. Apr 22, 2007 #1


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    My friend was just given a computer from someone at work who got an upgrade. It has a BIOS password that no one knows.

    I start up the computer, press F2 and it starts into setup. But then says Type password and press Ctrl-Enter to disable security or press Enter to keep security.

    How can I clear the password?

    It's a Dell desktop of this type running XP. I can't tell you anything more about it since I can't get in.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2007
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  3. Apr 22, 2007 #2
    You may have jumpers on the motherboard which allow you to reset everythingbut if not try removing the battery on the motherboard .

    Leave it out overnight , 24 hrs if possible BUT make sure you make note of all your cmos settings first.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2007
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  5. May 23, 2007 #4


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    Thanks I will.
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