How to remove BIOS password?

Simon Haddon simon at
Sat Sep 22 21:25:01 EST 2001

I would say the easiest thing to do would be to remove the battery.  This 
will set everything back to standard.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 21/09/01, 10:26:11 PM, "PsyeX" <psyex at> wrote regarding RE: How 
to remove BIOS password?:

> 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'

> Hope this helps,

> Nathan.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-admin at [mailto:linux-admin at]
> On Behalf Of Eyal Lebedinsky
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 10:17 PM
> To: list, CLUG
> Subject: How to remove BIOS password?

> I have here a 486 machine, just got it for a fw. It has a BIOS password
> so I cannot remove the HD definition and it will not boot without manual
> intervention.

> I want to clear the password. Tried to remove the battery for a few
> hours,
> no go.

> No manual available. Checked the silkscreen carefully and could not see
> an obvious jumper.

> The mobo is a VL/I-486SV2G-GX4. I can swear it is an ASUS but it does
> not say so.

> --
> Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at <>

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