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StumpChunkman
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BIOS password reset.

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EliteDesk 800 G3 Mini

Hello All,

 

I picked up this little EliteDesk at a flea market. No OS On the hard disk but won't boot from USB stick or USB optical drive. BIOS has a password on it so I don't see how to change the boot options/order.

 

I tried holding down the CMOS reset button for 10 seconds with or without the power cord plugged in, and with or without the CMOS battery installed and I tried what I think is the default bios password of admin but that isn't it.

 

I tried tapping F11 when booting for recovery but nothing happens.

 

How can I reset this little PC so I can try to put an OS on it?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Here is the link to the service manual for the model series.

 

Please refer to chapter 8 starting on page 104 for how to clear the BIOS P/W.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05381695

 

Since this manual covers the MT, SFF and Mini G3's I don't know if your model has this feature.

 

If not, you will have to contact HP technical support for further assistance.

 

 

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Thanks I will read through this and report back!

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You're very welcome.

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Well I still cannot access the BIOS because it is still asking for a password I do not know but I tried a different USB stick that has a bootable installer for Linux Mint and booted with that inserted - and I am installing Linux now, so thanks much!

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Anytime.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

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