Someone I know is given an old PC, based on a 946 chipset board and having a problem; there is no sound output. I'm known as the tech savvy guy in my circles, so they requested I have a look. Apparently, board is old, so there is no driver support for Win7, the machine is running currently. I want to downgrade to WinXP, and solve this problem. Thing is, a corporate feature, known as Platform Administration Technology is enabled and there is a password, denying me to access to BIOS.
Long story short, how can I disable PAT so I can access to BIOS/Boot settings on a D946GZIS desktop motherboard?
Any help is really appreciated, I really don't want to dissappoint this guy. : )
Please bear in mind that this product has reached its End of Interactive Support so Intel no longer provides interactive support for this product via telephone, chat or e-mail.
I recommend you to review the information available on the following sites:
That last URL has information on how to clear the CMOS on the system and how to boot into Maintenance mode in the system.