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I want to change my bios settings(p5vx-b), but can not remember my password.? Answered

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2010-01-01

That was careless. Jumper 13 is your CMOS memory clear, power off & bridge it.

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frollard (author)lemonie2010-01-01

Doesn't get any simpler than that - If you have any access to SEE the current settings (just not change them without password) then write down everything as its currently set - so that you can reset those settings; or you might have a not-very-functional computer after the flash..

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lemonie (author)frollard2010-01-01

There I go again, making assumptions that people know what things do... thanks for pointing those out. Factory defaults is what I'd expect(?)

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frollard (author)lemonie2010-01-01

Factory default is good for 95% of the time, but if you rely on a special raid card or something similar to boot up - its good to have those settings right.

**notably, people with advanced hardware know where to configure it in the bios

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lemonie (author)frollard2010-01-01

I tend to think of BIOS passwords a bit like locking-up your socks. You might be technically more secure in some way, but it's more likely to cause a problem (such as this) than solve anything.
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realkoolkat (author)2010-01-12


Thanks that worked perfect. Took only minutes and was easier then disconnecting the battery.

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superbursihido (author)2010-01-02

 Simple just take out your motherbroad cmos battery

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andreblue (author)2010-01-01

go to your motherboards makers site and look at the support for resetting the pasword most have a back door

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life-is-beautiful (author)2010-01-01

do you mean the whole BIOS to switch to a diffrent OS?

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nfarrow (author)2010-01-01

also you might need to take out your battery

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