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Does anyone know a way to recover the password for an award medallion bios v6.0?
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by:nfroio
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Check out this URL, goto the FAQ section, and look for the question:

"17.How can you hack the password protection ?"

http://www.ping.be/bios/index.html?

They have alot of generic passwords used by the Award company, and other workarounds, jumper removal, CMOS battery removal, etc.

One of them should get you going.

nfroio
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yes, i've seen this site... none of the generic passwords work. I was just wondering if someone has built a cracker or something for v6.0, i've tried the ones for older versions but they dont work....
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OK, oh well....

If I come across anything, I'll be back.

good luck.
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yes, i've seen this site... none of the generic passwords work. I was just wondering if someone has built a cracker or something for v6.0, i've tried the ones for older versions but they dont work....
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you can try this site, it has cracks for different bios:

http://neworder.box.sk/box.php3?gfx=neworder&prj=neworder&key=cmosgrp&txt=CMOS%20tools
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I remove the battery and let the computer sit off for a period of time from a couple of hours to overnight and then start it up with no battery.  The password is then cleared.
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Also, as I suggested in my earlier comment, there may be a on your MB that will clear the BIOS password. If you have your MB part number or FCC number, then I am sure someone here can find which jumper or method will work best.
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>>there may be a on your MB that will clear the BIOS

errr, that should be: there may be a 'jumper' on your....
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it wont be a problem to clear the bios password, i was just hoping that i could find a password recovery utility that would work on award bios v6.0
Like i've said i've found programs for earlier versions such as 4.5x but nothing for 6... one probably hasnt been written yet.. or its not easy to find...
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Q: How can I clear all of the BIOS settings back to their defaults with the DOS DEBUG command ?

A: For AMI and Award BIOS:
Boot the machine to "Command Prompt Only" Type:
C:\DEBUG
-O 70 17
-O 71 17
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Turn the machine off then back on and allow to boot normally.
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Oh, I see, you really ONLY want the password, not just to clear it. Understandable, as stated earlier, if I come across anything, I will let you know, or maybe someone in one of the programming areas can help you?

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thanks, i'll give it a try sometime... i'm on the lookout for a recovery prog first though...
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by:sidou
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Well, I´ve been using the following command:

Debug
-o 70 e2
-o 71 ff
-q

that should work.
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This is about the best you're gonna get - http://www.sakhalin.ru/business/nomiro/AWDhack/awdhack.htm
But, as explained by the author USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Guru
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by:Fixingit
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You have to physically remove the battery from the motherboard I believe.
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