Did you buy an "open box", as in possible used, board? Should never be a password.
Unplug the PSU, Pull the battery and press power button a few times before putting batt back and and plugging in to make sure CMOS actually clears.
It was actually purchased new from Newegg. I will try pulling the battery as you suggested and let you know how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion!
tom's cannot help with password recovery, we never know if that computer can be stolen.
contact the vendor.
lol...can't tell if this guy is trolling?