How to remove BIOS password?

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at
Sat Sep 22 21:40:15 EST 2001

How about removing the battery and shorting out the contacts of the
battery holder for a few seconds to discharge any remnant charge in the
capacitors feeding the CMOS RAM device?

This may not work on some more modern motherboards that actually use
Flash ROM instead of RAM for storing BIOS parameters. In this case, the
battery is only there to power the "Real Time" (or hardware) clock.
Resetting the Flash ROM is somewhat harder than pulling a battery out.


Bob Edwards.

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