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Locked out of new build

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April 22, 2013 9:52:20 PM

I am using my laptop to write this because I locked myself out of my computer. I have the rampage 4 extreme and I had originally setup an admin password, however by doing this it required the admin password during bootup and again when login into windows. SO I removed the password, by doing what the instructions told me in the bios. Type in the password and then when prompted for a new one just hit enter. Which I did. But now when I try to post it is asking me for a password again, I tried the old password and just hitting enter but it just says invalid password. So I can't login. Should I try the reset button on my motherboard or what are my options. I have work that needs to be done tonight and this is not helping.

Please Help Me !!!

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April 22, 2013 9:55:53 PM

Oh that is generally a bad idea. If you're going to set logon parameters always do them through your operating system, NEVER do it through the BIOS. You're going to have to open your computer and pull the BIOS battery from the motherboard to wipe out the memory and reset it.
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April 22, 2013 9:59:29 PM

really??? What if I hit the reset button or unplug it. I don't even know where the battery is. I was doing this to try and speed up the loading process. I only want to put a password in once.
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April 22, 2013 10:21:45 PM

MrJameZtown said:
really??? What if I hit the reset button or unplug it. I don't even know where the battery is. I was doing this to try and speed up the loading process. I only want to put a password in once.


The CMOS battery looks like this:



That won't speed up or slow down the loading process at all. That's one of those things that pretty much is what it is. If you're using an SSD the loading times are nothing.
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April 22, 2013 10:31:10 PM

I agree. Avoid BIOS passwords.
Hitting the reset button may fix it and is worth a try.
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April 22, 2013 10:33:36 PM

Actually it was super easy to fix. I wrote in the asus forums as well. All I had to do was hti a clear cmos button on the back of my computer and restart. I am glad I got this board now this thing really does have everything.... Thanks for everyone help with this.
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