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Password reset for gateway 2000 (bios and all)


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firedawgs86

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i have a gateway 2000 and there is a password on it that i set a couple years back unfortuanatly i dont remember it as soon as it is done with booting a black screen with password box comes up and i cannot surpass it so far with all the attempts of what i have done and i tried going into setup/bios and it has the same screen popup

please help me out

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There is a jumper that can be moved from one setting to another and back, but for most people it's easier to take the little battery, about the size of a nickel, out for a few minutes and put it back in. You may need to go into BIOS and set defaults, or make some other changes, but it should get rid of the password.
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my knowledge of computers is quite low would you be able to tell me the where abouts that this battery may be located? i cant get into bios either it has a password as well
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my knowledge of computers is quite low would you be able to tell me the where abouts that this battery may be located? i cant get into bios either it has a password as well

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I can't tell you where it is located but it is the only thing on the motherboard that is shiny stainless steel and about the size of a nickel. You can't mistake it for anything else. The only thing is to put it back in the way it came out, don't reverse the polarity.
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k thnx i will try this out and then post how it went i hope that this will work and then i wont have to replace it ... i have an alternate one that reads non-system disk error ill probably have to replace so if i can get this to work that would be grand

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