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I bought a refurbished IBM from newegg and I can't get into the BIOS... I think there is a Password set for BIOS. The biggest problem I have is I ...
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- 04-01-2009 #1
help with hardware!
I bought a refurbished IBM from newegg and I can't get into the BIOS... I think there is a Password set for BIOS. The biggest problem I have is I think there is a POV chip on the motherboard. The documentation I found said that if there is no way for me to change the Password if there is a POV ship.
I want to get into BIOS to check the settings, My plan was to set up a file server with 2 drives for Raid.
- 04-01-2009 #2
The adventure of a life time.
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- 04-01-2009 #3
I tried loging into BIOS by following the screen pronts... then I downloaded documentation from IBM and followed instruction:
press enter then when next screen comes up press F1 but the next screen does not come...
documentation said that the 2nd screen is not presented when there is a password set, so I fallowed the instruction on resetting the password and that did nothing. Then it talked about POV chip and showed where it is (but not a very good picture!) I do have something in that location and so I am thinking I have a POV chip
- 04-01-2009 #4
I'm not sure exactly what a POV chip is. But have you tried all possible hotkeys to get into the BIOS? If so, try resetting them BIOS by removing the CMOS battery for about 2 minutes.