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Help, Help, Help Forgot BIOS password after I changed it

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  • BIOS
  • Laptops
Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
February 3, 2009 10:34:18 PM

Hi, I have a fairly new Gateway ML6732 laptop that I forgot the password and don't know how to take it apart to get to the BIOS battery. I am told this is how I reset the password. I am a newbie at this but can use the help if you know how to do this and will share your knowledge. I unscrewed some of the covers in the back of the puter but didn't see any jumpers or BIOS Battery. I was told I need to take off the front as it is under the key board. But I don't know how to do that.
Please help if you can.

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October 16, 2009 8:02:38 AM

A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:

In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.

Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.

When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.

Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.



B. By Using Software:


I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds

BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool Service: http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/