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    win 98 bios password help??

    hello i need to get into the bios on a win 98 machine but has a password on it. i have already tried removing the battery from the motherboard and taking out jumpers from the motherboard as well and still no joy. any other ideas please??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    There seems to be some confusion here. Windows 98 doesn't have a BIOS.
    Aww come on - give the guy a chance. We all know what he means.

    How long did you leave the battery out for?

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    what is it then cmos?? trying to get into it so can change boot up sequence so boots from cd rom first. battery was out all night

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    cmos = bios for PC maintenance purposes. When you took the battery out did you also disconnect the mains power?

    If you did you probably need to look for a reset jumper on the motherboard (a manual will help with this!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeymike View Post
    i have already tried removing the battery from the motherboard and taking out jumpers from the motherboard
    Just random jumpers, or as documented in the motherboard's manual? I know some older boards require you to short out a couple of soldered pins with a paperclip rather than connect/remove jumpers. If you've done as the manual says then I'd be surprised it's not working. Is there a particular time that you had to short out something with a jumper for, maybe?

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    A lot of boards will have a reset jumper you just need to switch it over to the reset setting.

    If that doesn't work disconnect from mains remove battery and use a mettalic object across the terminals on the motherboard battery holder to discharge it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona View Post
    cmos = bios for PC maintenance purposes. When you took the battery out did you also disconnect the mains power?

    If you did you probably need to look for a reset jumper on the motherboard (a manual will help with this!)

    Jona
    yes was unplugged and have also taken out every jumper on the board one by one

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeymike View Post
    taken out every jumper on the board one by one
    Well usually you need to move the jumper to another position rather than remove it all together to reset the bios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona View Post
    Well usually you need to move the jumper to another position rather than remove it all together to reset the bios.
    o rite ok didnt know that will give that a go thnx

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    It's also worth noting that most boards say on them what the jumpers do... get a torch out and do some hunting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeymike View Post
    o rite ok didnt know that will give that a go thnx
    Typing the motherboard model number into Google generally gets you the manual, often in PDF format, and even for quite old motherboards. It's probably worth doing a PDF-only search on Google for your motherboard's model number.

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