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Old 06-08-2005, 08:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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there's a password jumper on the mobo. remove it
I look for a cmos clearer. I didn't see it. there is a jumper with 2 pins there though. is this what you talking about removing?
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yea if u read ur dell manual, it says reset bios through cmos and that would clear passwords...
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I look for a cmos clearer. I didn't see it. there is a jumper with 2 pins there though. is this what you talking about removing?
look for "pswd" by the jumper
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ok. this isn't my computer. this is a friend. I am going over to see if that's it
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yea if u read ur dell manual, it says reset bios through cmos and that would clear passwords...
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I'm not sure if you can use that with a floppy, never used it. Also, I tried Powermax floppy, I didnt see any different using it than using Windows 98 bootdisk. The jumper will be close to the cmos battery.
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I got a dell diminsion 8100 that I'm working on with the same problems and taking the jumper off completely did the trick.

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Well you can try to pull the CMOS battery on the motherboard, but if you do not want to open the case and possibly void the warranty, than try this:
pull it for five minutes and it will reset the password
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so I can put it back on now? I was just going to leave it off
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