Bios Password

Just over a year ago I bought a PC From PCS Direct with a 5 year support from Target. Both companies have gone tits up and I`m having problems with my Comm ports. Control panel can see them but MSD cannot. Whenever I plug anything into either 1 or 2 the computer doesn't see it. I have reset all my IRQ's and addresses for them but no use. I cannot access the BIOS as it is password protected. Help please.
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paaskyCommented:
Hello malq,

BIOS password can be (usually) removed using following ways:

a) remove cmos battery and wait 10 minutes and put it back (you also lose current BIOS settings)
b) there might be a jumper in the motherboard for that purpose.

I hope you have manual or can find instructions from manufacturer's support site how's this done with your computer.

Regards,
Paasky
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1cellCommented:
here's a link for some password crackers for BIOS as well as some killcmose programs

http://packetstorm.securify.com/Crackers/bios/
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eimCommented:
There will be a CMOS jumper on your motherboard, simply move it across, turn the machine on for a few secs, turn it off, move the jumper back to its original position and again turn the machine on.  Now when it boots up you'll probably get a message like "CMOS Battery Low" or similar and it will tell you to press F1 to enter setup (or similar) Do that and bang, your into the bios.

Hope this helps.

~eim
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1cellCommented:
eim, first of all, don't post answers unless you know that they will solve the problem, posting an answer locks the question and many experts wont look at it, further delaying the questioners solution.  Further more your advice definately would not work and could very well cause damage to the system.  Other than that, did you happen to notice the post above which talks about the proper way to use the jumper?  

malq, please reject the current answer so we can keep this open for other experts to post.
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
Yeah, it took me 5 hours to find this bloody question, and i definitely go with 1cell comment, 'cos the other way is ok, but is a pain to open the case, if non of the codes work, then try the first ones...
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dovedoveCommented:
I have quoted the following reference because as you will read, the answer was not mine originally, therefore I do not wish to take credit for someone else's knowledge. I needed to override a BIOS/CMOS password recently on a 586 computer, did a search and found a successful answer at Q.10206869. If you search Experts Exchange with the following, <password protected bios>, it will take you directly there. The answer is available for 10 points. The successful answer was from william_jwd. However, I would add the following to the instructions: type o 70 11 and o 71 11  Where the o is a lower case (small) letter and the 0 in 70 is the numeral (number) 0.
I found this out by trial and error. Good luck, this may work as william_jwd stated, if you are able to boot into DOS
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dovedoveCommented:
I have quoted the following reference because as you will read, the answer was not mine originally, therefore I do not wish to take credit for someone else's knowledge. I needed to override a BIOS/CMOS password recently on a 586 computer, did a search and found a successful answer at Q.10206869. If you search Experts Exchange with the following, <password protected bios>, it will take you directly there. The answer is available for 10 points. The successful answer was from william_jwd. However, I would add the following to the instructions: type o 70 11 and o 71 11  Where the o is a lower case (small) letter and the 0 in 70 is the numeral (number) 0.
I found this out by trial and error. Good luck, this may work as william_jwd stated, if you are able to boot into DOS
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malqAuthor Commented:
I`m sorry but the comment from dovedove worked and it mean't I didn't have to mess about with the cover etc. If dovedove would let me know how, I will give them the 100 points.
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1cellCommented:
just click on "accept comment as answer"

glad it's been solved
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dovedoveCommented:
malq, thanks for the feedback. Glad to be of help. Regards dovedove
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