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Old 01-02-02, 09:41 AM
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How to clear a power up password?

I have an old computer that I set up for my kids but I forgot the power up password. So I changed the jumper on the mother board to clear the cmos. It did nothing. I still get the prompt. Is there something else that I could do?
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Re: How to clear a power up password?

Originally posted by SUDDENSTORM
I have an old computer that I set up for my kids but I forgot the power up password. So I changed the jumper on the mother board to clear the cmos. It did nothing. I still get the prompt. Is there something else that I could do?

Do you know or can you find the model information for the board? If so, then there may be additional information that can be found on clearing the password.

BTW, when you moved the jumper, were you following steps in a manual to do so?
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How about unplugging the PC and removing the battery on the motherboard for about 30 seconds or so. That should clear it, but you will have to reset your time and date also.

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