Can Somebody Help me Get Into my BIOS (Lost Password!)

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#1 SnPzFresh-
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Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. GA-78LMT-USB3 (Socket M2)

Whenever i go into my BIOS it says Password:

I don't know the Password. This is my Dad's Computer, so i asked him what is the password. He said: "I don't know Son it's been awhile." We are trying to Overclock the system, but we don't know the Password. Is there anyway i can reset the password? Please i really need help, I've been Overclocking with AMD Overdrive, but it seems a little unstable. Plus i want to go through a overclocking guide, VIA BIOS.

I'm not sure if he even made a Password, it could've been from the manufacturer.

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#2 MirkoS77
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I’ve never heard of a BIOS having a password.

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#3  Edited By npiet1
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Take the bios battery out.

@MirkoS77 said:

I’ve never heard of a BIOS having a password.

Really? Bioses(?) have had passwords since 95 that I know of probably even earlier.

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#4 SnPzFresh-
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@MirkoS77: @npiet1: Yes, it has a Password. How do i take out the Battery? Will it break my PC?

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#5 MirkoS77
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@npiet1: huh. Isn’t BIOS when you boot up and tap F12 to get into? Basic Input Output System? I thought that was pretty much as down to the metal as you can get. That you used it to get past all passwords.

@SnPzFresh: battery’s probably soldered on? I’d just buy a new MB.

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@MirkoS77: I took the battery out, but, unfortunately it still doesn't let me in.

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@MirkoS77: @MirkoS77: its a Gigabyte Board so i press DEL.

Award Software as well

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#8 SnPzFresh-
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@npiet1: I took the battery out, but it still didn't let me in. I need help please

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@MirkoS77: Yeah it is but still can be password protected .

@snpzfresh- said:

@npiet1: I took the battery out, but it still didn't let me in. I need help please

For how long? Take it out for at around 5 minutes. It should clear everything or

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@npiet1: I already did that, but unfortunately it still didn't work. It still said Enter Password: I believe the Password was set by the manufacturer, instead of us. Every time i reset the CMOS, it went back to the previous Password set by the Manufacturer, or at least that's my theory.

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Overclocking on that?

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@npiet1: I took out the battery like 2 times all ready, do i need to use the jumper method? The only thing is i don't have a jumper cap:( What should i do?

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@snpzfresh- said:

@npiet1: I took out the battery like 2 times all ready, do i need to use the jumper method? The only thing is i don't have a jumper cap:( What should i do?

Use a screwdriver

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#14  Edited By GeryGo  Moderator
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Sometimes it takes up to 30m-1h to reset it, I recommend doing so for about 2 hours just to be sure (ie before goint to bed or work)

You can try to clear cmos with the jumper as well.

@npiet1 said:

@MirkoS77: Yeah it is but still can be password protected .

@snpzfresh- said:

@npiet1: I took the battery out, but it still didn't let me in. I need help please

For how long? Take it out for at around 5 minutes. It should clear everything or

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@gerygo: i left it out for an hour, but for some reason it still remembers old settings. I'll try the jumper with the Screwdriver

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#16 SnPzFresh-
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@npiet1: i'll watch a tutorial about it

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@Random_Matt: Yes, i'm overclocking on this.

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#18 gamespot4life
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There are two ways you can do it

1. Remove the CMOS battery and turn it on, it may produce an error but it should clear out any password

2. if that doesn't work you have to find the jumpers to reset the BIOS, it should be labeled on your board and if im guessing right its on the bottom left of yours if you look at it same way as the picture you posted. connect the jumper and turn the computer on, that should wipe it

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@gamespot4life: Do i put the battery back in? After i take out the battery, and turn it on.

Also i don't have a jumper cap.

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#20 SnPzFresh-
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@gamespot4life: thank you so much i love you love you love you!!!!!!!!! Thank you it workssssss!!! Your awesomeeeee

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#21 gamespot4life
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@snpzfresh-: glad to help. Which method worked for you?

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#22 SnPzFresh-
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@gamespot4life: Battery method, your the best!!!