Cannot enter password in bios Tags: Chipsets Dell Studio Xps Motherboards Last response: April 13, 2010 11:58 AM in Motherboards Share jp51901 April 13, 2010 11:42:39 AM a little knowledge is dangerous... dell xps 410, xp pro: I was getting BSOD and tried to recover, it asked for admin password--tried everything and could not get it to work, so I reset all passwords in system set up--mistake! I am now stuck in IDE configuration, asking for password. Each keystroke produces a "beep" from the pc, but no characters display. When I press "enter", it tells me password is not correct, and after 3 times, HALTS!, then nothing. I have tried removing the battery and swapping the jumper pin back and forth. Is there anything else, or is this a bad motherboard? Any help is appreciated! thanks, J More about : enter password bios jp51901 April 13, 2010 11:58:10 AM OK--I feel stupid! I thought I would see "****" when typing in password. Apparently that is not the case and I should stick to my pay grade. Sorry for the bother. J Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCannot delete BIOS password ForumCompaq Presario R3000 - Enter power-on password . Forumlaptops bios password ForumKeyboard stopped working cannot enter password ForumUser Password cannot be reset. Windows Vista ForumCannot enter bios setting on my LG laptop ForumCannot enter Bios on New Build ForumHow to go setup bios menu without enter password in aspire one d257 ForumHow to bypass bios password on lenovo ibm laptop ForumBIOS cannot detect SATA anymore ForumBIOS on Laptop... Forgot Password ForumHelp updating BIOS ForumGA-MA770-UD£ no bios sreen after new build ForumRom bios checksum error Forum6GB RAM Installed, Bios and Windows only sees 4 ForumFujitsu Siemens Resetting bios password Forum[Solved] GA-MA785G-UD3H what bios?? ForumCannot get ram to run at 1066mhz ForumPC won't reach BIOS ForumCannot solve BSOD issue More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !