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donr53

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Hi I'm going to thank you for your help right from the start. I aquired a computer with xp pro on it. Who ever had it has the bios password protected. I would just like to eliminate the unknown password all together.
Thanks donr53
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Ok, I'm banking on you having some prior experience with the internal workings of a computer. What you need to do is shutdown the pc and unplug it from your power source. Open the case and remove the battery from the motherboard. Once this is done, hold the power button on the front of the case in for about 15-20 seconds. Put the battery back in its place, close the case, plug the machine back in and boot it up. This should clear all settings in the BIOS and set it back to its defaults.
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don't forget to ground yourself by touching the metal case before touching the motherboard
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Thanks for the information. I was hoping for a way that I wouldn't disturb the settings. I'm new at this, and want to explore some before trying anything. I've been in the registry exploring, and I do know not to change anything, without percise instructions. Thanks Donr53
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