Posted on 2006-06-01
A couple of my students in my school district decided that before school ended that they would set the setup password in BIOS so that no one can use the computer. Now that they are gone for the year, I don't have any way of finding out what that password is (believe me, I've put setting the BIOS password on my list of new tasks before the beginning of next year). Anyway, how do I undo what they did? I don't know what the "OLD" password is so I can't reset it to the new one. I removed the CMOS battery, no good. I'm not sure what jumper to manipulate? Any suggestions? The computers are HPDC5000's brand new. I do have an ERD Commander disk that I haven't tried but I don't think it applies to this situation and I really don't want to reimage them through ghost.