I have a serious problem,
My young bro somehow inserted an bios password and forgot it, my manual do not say anything beyond press f2 to enter on bios setup.
The password is requested before the press f2 to setup appears and when i hit f2 i dont go to bios setup.
My manual do not say anything about another way to do something.
I'm sorry about my english errors, I'm from Brazil and I need my computer to work.
A friend told me something about take off the something on motherboard to reset the bios. I don't know for sure, I'm afraid to brake something.
Can you explains how do I change the jumper of the bios to config mode?
Thank you a lot!
Assuming that you have an Intel Desktop Board:
Here are steps how to change the Bios Jumper to Configuration Mode:
BIOS Configuration Jumper
The three-pin BIOS jumper block enables all board configurations to be done in the BIOS Setup program.
The following table shows the jumper settings for the BIOS Setup program modes.
Then boot up your system, if jumper configured properly, it should go directly into the bios without pressing F2.
You will have a screen similar to this:
Select Clear Bios Password
Save and Exit.
All the best,
- On the edge of the motherboard - Most jumpers are located on the side of the motherboard for easy accessibility, verify by looking at all visible edges of the motherboard.
- By the CMOS battery - Some manufactures will place the jumper to clear the CMOS or BIOS password by the actual CMOS battery.
- By the processor - Some manufactures will place the jumpers by the processor of the computer.
- Under the keyboard or bottom of laptop - If you are working on a laptop computer the location of the dip switch (almost never a jumper) can be under the keyboard or on the bottom of the laptop in a compartment such as the memory compartment.
- Other visible location - While it is possible that the jumpers or dip switches may not be in a visible location, most manufactures try to make things easier by placing the jumpers or dip switches in another visible location.