unable to enter setup

Posted on 2003-03-16
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have had my system for sometime , it was second hand so no info, when i hit <del> button it asks for a password ??? and as I do not know this password I can not get into setup. I need to know if their is a way to enter setup by bypassing this password request or a way to reset system to get rid of this password request. I am running windows ME and motherboard is Daewoo
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Someplace on your motherboard is a jumper,
covering two-out-of-three pins, labelled 'CLEAR CMOS'.

With the computer turned off,
and unplugged from the AC power,
move the jumper to connect the center-pin
to the currently-uncovered pin.

Count "one-two-three", and put the jumper back
to its original position.

Reconnect the AC power, reboot the computer,
and you'll be able to enter BIOS-setup mode.
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sorry ... new to this ?? let me know if i can change it
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> let me know if i can change it

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but it's not worth their time.  

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