Resetting CMOS password on Dell

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DaveC426913
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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 http://www.mohacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/refurbdell.jpg" running XP. I can't tell you anything more about it since I can't get in.
 
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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.
 
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Try This

http://www.tech-faq.com/dell-bios-password.shtml [Broken]
 
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DaveC426913
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Thanks I will.
 

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