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Re: "Crack" the CMOS System password??

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I guess you get the last word as always.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Turk" <73527.1356(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: "Crack" the CMOS System password??

> Les Rhinehart wrote:
> . > Note:  I said CMOS password.  Most new motherboards have a jumper just
> . > flash the password.  I have done it.
> The jumper that I believe that you are referring to is the jumper that is
> "Flash BIOS Recovery" operation or "Flash BIOS Normal" operation.  The
> "Flash" refers to a BIOS chip that is "flash" (software) upgradable, and
> not refer to "flashing" a password on the monitor.
> If you have changed the jumper from the "normal" operation to the
> operation and back to "normal" again without a problem, then I would say
> you were very fortunate.
> Instructions to access CMOS settings (sometimes referred to "system"
> settings) are displayed early in the boot operation and consists of keys
> must be pressed while the message is displayed.  The keys can be a
> combination, such as, <CTRL-ALT-ESQ>, or a function key.  This happens on
> of my computers, the newest of which is an AMD K6-300, and the oldest of
> which is a 1990 586/133 (formerly 486/33) model.
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona