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Just need to bypass the bios password.  It's a k8m8msr2 motherboard and I've tried to reset the cmos with jumper JBAT and by removing the battery.  It still want's a cmos/bios password.  

What's the trick?
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Here are some guide to "break in"
- http://www.wikihow.com/Break-a-BIOS-Password
- http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/mbsys/cmosClearCMOS-c.html

This looks like the site of the MoBo, maybe it has hints in the manual, I can't read the manual due to missing fonts....
- http://www.jetway.com.tw/jw/motherboard_view.asp?productid=94&proname=K8M8MSR2
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I found someone who cracked it, so I was able to get into bios.  It's strange that the bios reset does not remove the password.  Maybe it's a special bios where the password is part of the defaults.

A simple google search:

"barracuda default bios password"

found the possible ones.
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If you create your own boards, or use specific ones in bulk, you can allways order them with special setups.
In stead of an empty default password it can be anything...
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After burner:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd

Can be used to reset a cmos password.
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