troubleshooting Question

How can I get past an"enter password" request to enter the Bios?

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Somehow a PC with a Pheonix-Award bios requires a password to enter the bios all of a sudden.  The owner knows nothing about it   If I reinstall or repair windows xp pro, sp2, will that allow me into the bios?

The PC willnot get past the windows screen and keeps restarting and I thought if I got into the bios and reset things, it might work for me as that has in the past.  BUT I cannot get in without a password.  I guess my main question is how do i get past the password request?

Thank you,


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