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power-on & bios passwords

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#1 josh05


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Posted 29 January 2005 - 03:58 AM

there is this computer that its user quited her job and had put the power-on password and bios setup password and no one knows this passwords.I want to work on this computer so much but I cant go past power on password as well as in the bios.I have tried to trace her all in vain.Is there someone there who knows if one can be able to get access without this passwords ? Iam really disappointed by this.

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#2 phawgg


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Posted 29 January 2005 - 04:31 AM

I understand your disappointment, josh05, it happened to me.

Somehow I locked myself out at the same stage of boot initialization your friend did.

My motherboard is an MSI.
I googled to the site.

Confirmed that it was the one shown.

I found that the board has a built-in CMOS jumper.

By placing a bent paperclip into this two-hole pin connection
(after confirming it's existance & location)
Do this with power off.
Then power on.
Let it boot.

The admin passcode was reset to default.


I could then access my BIOS screens and once again monitor
the system health.
Access boot sequence data & make necessary changes, etc.

Edited by phawgg, 29 January 2005 - 04:34 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#3 georgia


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Posted 29 January 2005 - 07:32 AM

:thumbsup: Gee, after reading this post my son just got into my work notebook, and though it quite amusing since our office techie set this protection up!!!
Not to comforting now that he knows how to go about doing this.
I tried to advise him that the intent of the post was not to get into anothers computer.
Only if you have one in the household or work place that a person has left.
My advice to him was to forget this "trick" and ask the manufacturer and identify yourself and the environment that you are about to try to access and use this computer in.
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