How to remove BIOS password?

David Murn davey at
Sat Sep 22 00:58:17 EST 2001

On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, PsyeX wrote:

> If you can boot the machine to DOS, you can run microsoft's 'debug'
> where I'm pretty sure you can search for and find the CMOS data, and
> fill it with 00's, which will invalidate it and hopefully the BIOS will
> display a message such as 'Invalid CMOS Data'

Better than this, if you can get to Linux, you've got a program called
cmostool.  This gives you access to the cmos ram and i think can even
decode password for you.  Not sure though.

If nothing else, it also comes with good cmos documentation.


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