[Wolves] hardware talk
kevanf1 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 12:45:18 GMT 2006
On 17/02/06, Peter Cannon <peter at cannon-linux.co.uk> wrote:
> On Friday 17 February 2006 09:13, Andrew Lewis wrote:
> > Thanks folks, but I should have explained a bit better I think. It's a
> > bios security password, not a password to get into the bios. I'd be
> > through in under a minute if it was an ordinary bios password. With a
> > bios security password you don't get the opportunity to boot ANYTHING or
> > even POST the machine until you enter the correct password.
> I still favour removing the CMOS otherwise your stuffed :(
Surely there must be a jumper somewhere on teh board that will allow
you to reset the BIOS totally. Which should have the effect of
clearing this password? I will admit, though, I haven't seen this
sort of password before. I have come across the normal BIOS security
password that in effect sets up a BIOS admin.
Something has to boot up, albeit at a very low level, in order for the
security password to be enabled in the first place.
What make is the BIOS?
I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
Xmas may be over but, PLEASE DON'T drink and drive you'll make it to
the next one that way.
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