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    Angry hp xw4600 Workstations

    We have been given some hp xw4600 workstations. Some have a BIOS password so I cannot get them to start up on CD/DVD.

    Does anyone know how to reset the bios? The most promising sites are blocked here.

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    Yank out the CMOS battery and that should do the trick

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    Thanks, that's done the job

    EDIT: May have spoken too soon... leaving it out while I shoot off for an appointment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Thanks, that's done the job

    EDIT: May have spoken too soon... leaving it out while I shoot off for an appointment.
    You need to faff with the password jumper as well - HP manual is @ http://h50146.www5.hp.com/lib/doc/ma...001_screen.pdf if you can get to it, and page 149 has the specific procedure you need.

    PM if you can't get to the PDF and I'll e-mail it to you, 6.7mb big so might need to be a GMail jobbie

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    Yeah, the HPs tend to store the password even when the BIOS has been run down. Good thing really.

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    Okay... I'm back... not sure if it was the battery being left out or the holding down the CMOS button but I'm in.

    Thanks for the advice.

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