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locked BIOS - not password problem

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by david3483, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. david3483

    david3483 Member

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    Hey, the other day i was disabling fan control in the BIOS as I was having overheating problems. While I was there I thought i'd set a BIOS password.

    Anyway, if i go into the BIOS now it accepts my password (I also tested incorrect ones and it rejects them) BUT I can't change anything in there other than Boot priorities!!!

    WTF!?

    I have a pheonix BIOS, not 100% sure of the version but I can find out next time i reboot

    Thinking about it I may have tried to set a supervisor password also and mistaken where it asked for the current one for the space to type the new one. So that could've locked it. How do I get it back if that is the case???
    Many thanks!
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    clear the bios by using the cmos jumper or removing the battery for a couple of minutes with the power cord disconnected.
     
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    nice trick, thanks!
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    no problem, teach & learn
     

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