BIOS Password?

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I have inherited a Compaq machine whose BIOS is password protected!
How can I get past the password?  Or better yet how can I reset the
BIOS to not require it?

Of course I am asking because I have no idea what the password might

Thank you

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Well, so far, only you know the model number.  Why not go to the
manufacturer's web site to see if they have a manual for download.  In
it might be the instructions that tell you how to reset the BIOS.  Often
it involves jumpering a 2-pin header on the motherboard but other
methods have been used.  Compaq got acquired by HP in 2002 but a
separate site is still maintained.  To find support, like
documentation, you'll have to specify the model number.

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Most PCs forget the BIOS/bootup password if you remove
the CMOS battery for 60 seconds.

Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)

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