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MikeStandly
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Bios password for compaq elite 8300 ultra slim

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hp compaq elite 8300 Ultra-Slim desktop
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I don't know the password for my bios, ive reset it, as other boards have said, but the password still remains.Is there any way to reset it and put a new one, or is there a default one thats placed when resetting?

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Hi

 

How did you reset it?

 

Have you tried 3 guesses and gotten an error code?

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Hi, @MikeStandly

 

See the service manual below, chapter 12, page 306 for how to clear the BIOS password on your PC...

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03612798

 

If that doesn't clear the password, then the cautionary note right below the title at the top of page 306 applies, and you will have to replace the motherboard with one without a BIOS P/W.

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i reset it by taking out the cmos battery and pressing the button, neither worked, i even did the 3 guesses thing for a while and nothing happened, it never locked me out

 

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Did you read what I posted?

 

You have to find and remove the green password jumper.

 

Removing the cmos battery and pressing the yellow clear cmos button does nothing to clear the BIOS P/W as you found out.

 

Follow the instructions in chapter 12 on page 306

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im sorry, i did not see your response, thank you

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You're very welcome.

 

If stringent security was not set, then removing the green clear password jumper will resolve the issue.

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