Jumper to get rid of password

I have a Digital DECpc 433dxLP that I'm having a problem with. Everytime I try to change something it wants a password. I know somewhere there must be a jumper to reset cmos but without the manual I can't find it. Can someone help?
KevinGenAsked:
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PasciCommented:
If you are using an AMI BIOS try "AMI"
or for Award BIOS try "BIOSTAR" or " AWARD_SW" if no new passwords were entered those could work you never know.

Try opening the case and see if there is a jumper marked "clear password" again, you never know, or you could force a configuration change by removing a SIMM, when you power up might get an error with a press F1 which would let you in CMOS where you could disable the password.

More drastic is removing the CMOS battery for a while but then you will need to restore the setup.

Wait for more comments someone might know which jumper it is.

Good luck!!

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PasciCommented:
If you are using an AMI BIOS try "AMI"
or for Award BIOS try "BIOSTAR" or " AWARD_SW" if no new passwords were entered those could work you never know.

Try opening the case and see if there is a jumper marked "clear password" again, you never know, or you could force a configuration change by removing a SIMM, when you power up might get an error with a press F1 which would let you in CMOS where you could disable the password.

More drastic is removing the CMOS battery for a while but then you will need to restore the setup.

Wait for more comments someone might know which jumper it is.

Good luck!!

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PasciCommented:
Sorry didn't mean to post twice
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KevinGenAuthor Commented:
Sorry I may not have been clear with the first post.The password doesn't keep me out of cmos, it come up on the screen when the computer is booting up and asks me for the password.I can get into cmos but when I click on password it tells me to change it through dos, not cmos. When I'm in cmos it says the way to change it is to type  "oldpassword/newpassword"
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compmaniaCommented:
Does it happen before or after it says "starting ms-dos"?
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rayt333Commented:
Is it the Windoze password??  the one where you can hit cancel and bypass it??  If this is the one you mean then let us know and we can give you the proper way to remove it and get rid of the password request.
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KevinGenAuthor Commented:
Here is what happens. I turn the computer on- checks base memory - checks extended memory - press F1 to enter setup - bios and video roms shadowed - 486 primary and 120kb secondary cache enabled, Then on the next line it says to "Enter password:". Exactly like I typed it.
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rayt333Commented:
Can you bypass the password by hitting cancel?? Or do you have to put the password in?
You may try going into Control Panel, open the password, click "chenge password" and first type in your old one, then leave the new one blank, just hit enter, This should set a blank password and the screen should quit comming up.

If that won't work then the next option is to do a "find" of files with the extension *.pwl, this would be your windows password file, just delete it and reboot, it will prompt you to add a password, leave it blank and hit enter and this should get rid of that window.
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KevinGenAuthor Commented:
It is notleting me get to the A prompt. I tried putting in a boot disk and then a dos disk with the hopes that I can get that far. I even tried swapping hard drives but the same password screen comes up. There is no cancel. The password is written in text exactly like this "enter password:" It says password with a colon after it. If I type it in twice and it's wrong I have to reboot.
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rayt333Commented:
Do you have the password??
Are you looking for a way around it??
This sounds like the password that is set in CMOS setup, maybe you can get into the CMOS setup but can you change anything??
If this is the case then we first must remove the password function. Do you know the password?? I need to know that answer before procedding?
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hewittgCommented:
Kevin,
When you first boot the computer alot of information is on the screen.  I know this is a long process but can you write everything down to include all the numbers you will see in the upper left and lower left hand corners.  This will help identify which motherboard it is.  When we identify the motherboard, we can track which jumper it is that needs to be rest.
When you provide that we will be off to the races I hope.

Glenn
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compmaniaCommented:
Sounds like you need to clear the CMOS, if you can find the jumper, clear it (check your manual on how to do this).

Tell us what happens
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sorgieCommented:
Jumper on most boards can be found next to the Bios chip and Battery
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KevinGenAuthor Commented:
I looked for 2 days for the clear cmos. It was hidden way up behind the power wires and the battery. I had to disconnect everything to reach it, but there it was.
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compmaniaCommented:
Why did you give sorgie the points?
I said to check your manual to clear it!!!!!!!
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KevinGenAuthor Commented:
Probably because in the first posting I TOLD YOU I didn't have a manual. If you feel you still deserve the points though write again and I will give them to you
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sorgieCommented:
I enjoy trying to answer peoples questions and hopefully help.
I basically pointed to where to find the jumper he was looking for but compmania if the points are that important to you by all means take them I wouldn't want you to lose sleep over it unless someone forgot to tell me we get paid for these points!
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KevinGenAuthor Commented:
I hope it's not this much hassle everytime I ask a question. I thought I did what was right. I will think twice before I post another question
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compmaniaCommented:
Thats ok, I just didn't know he couldn't find the manual.
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