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bigyin43

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hi.

attempting to reinstall a windows 98 se op system , i found that i cannot change the boot up sequence, because it is password protected ?????

the system was made up by a shop in 1999 and the shop has since closed. so cannot get help from there.

is there a way to remove the password at this level please ?
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Try here

http://www.password-...-password.shtml


Please remember to unplug your PC and use a grounding strip before reaching into your PC and touching the motherboard.

Removing the CMOS Battery

The CMOS settings on most systems are buffered by a small battery that is attached to the motherboard. (It looks like a small watch battery). If you unplug the PC and remove the battery for 10-15 minutes, the CMOS may reset itself and the password should be blank. (Along with any other machine specific settings, so be sure you are familiar with manually reconfiguring the BIOS settings before you do this.) Some manufacturers backup the power to the CMOS chipset by using a capacitor, so if your first attempt fails, leave the battery out (with the system unplugged) for at least 24 hours. Some batteries are actually soldered onto the motherboard making this task more difficult. Unsoldering the battery incorrectly may damage your motherboard and other components, so please don't attempt this if you are inexperienced. Another option may be to remove the CMOS chip from the motherboard for a period of time.

Note: Removing the battery to reset the CMOS will not work for all PC's, and almost all of the newer laptops store their BIOS passwords in a manner which does not require continuous power, so removing the CMOS battery may not work at all. IBM Thinkpad laptops lock the hard drive as well as the BIOS when the supervisor password is set. If you reset the BIOS password, but cannot reset the hard drive password, you may not be able to access the drive and it will remain locked, even if you place it in a new laptop. IBM Thinkpads have special jumper switches on the motherboard, and these should be used to reset the system.
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peterm

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do you know the make of the bios It should come up when you boot the computer and it does the POST
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thanks for replys, i will be getting rto work on it next week , so hope i can find bios name and try the backdoors , if not will try the reset pins ... i'll keep you poste d
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