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    Unhappy BIOS Password Protection

    Hi,

    I've just inherited a DELL 260 desktop. I want to format the hard drive and load a different os for a project that I'm doing. However, the BIOS is password protected and the CD and floppy drives have been disabled.

    Is there any way to remove this password please?

    Thanks

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    Try removing the battery inside for 5 mins or so and see if it resets to defaults.

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    • this_is_gav's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI DK X58-T3eH6
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair 1333MHz C9
      • Storage:
      • 2xRaptor 150GB (RAID0 300GB), 2.5TB permanent storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic X-series
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li A70B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
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    ... while the mains power is switched off.

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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for your suggestions. Tried the battery out for 15 mins - no joy so left it out overnight - same result.

    Anything else I can try?

    Thanks. GH

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    Did you make sure to unplug the mains or turn the PSU off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acksaw View Post
    Did you make sure to unplug the mains or turn the PSU off?
    Yep, removed all power and peripherials

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    There should be a jumper that you can use, for a GX260 it's jumper 21 which is between the floppy connector and the main power connector - see here: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...rd.htm#1111216

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    Quote Originally Posted by killie99 View Post
    There should be a jumper that you can use, for a GX260 it's jumper 21 which is between the floppy connector and the main power connector - see here: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...rd.htm#1111216
    Cheers killie - worked a treat! Good luck, GH

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