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Seph18
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Locked Out Of Bios Pass Word Problem

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: Pavilion p6610f
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I have removed the battery and cmso jumper was cleared...held down the start button for ten seconds to clear all charges and it didnt wipe the pass word but it did make the bios go to default....I have put in a new Hard Drive - Power Supply and Video Card in the past..reason I wanted to look in the bios was my monitor was going to sleep on me after I woke it up...I had to turn the monitor on and off 4 times to correct and get it to stay on...Computer was bought back in 2010...its still going strong...

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

There are two sets of jumpers.  One to clear the CMOS, and one to clear the password.

 

Please refer to the motherboard specs page>Jumper Settings>Clearing the BIOS Password section...

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02560084

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thank you for your reply I will give it a shot...

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Paul_Tikkanen
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You're very welcome.

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not being a slow poke but being cautious the instructions say nothing about taking the battery out ? So am getting a grounding wrist strap before I proceed...

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Yes, and press the power button with the PC unplugged to drain any residual power from the motherboard.

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