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hello hello =]

I have an Intel Pentium 4 2.8C Socket 478 cpu and an Intel D865GLC motherboard.

I needed to update the BIOS and so downloaded the latest BIOS for this motherboard from the Intel site [url="http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&Inst=Yes&ProductID=950&DwnldID=10130&strOSs=38&OSFullName=OS%20Independent&lang=eng"]here[/url]. After running the setup utility in windows, it restarted my computer and did 8 beeps, updating the BIOS i presume, and then restarted the computer again. Upon restarting it keeps asking me to "Enter CURRENT password"...

Before the update, i didnt have a BIOS password, and i've tried entering blank passwords and obvious ones but to no avail.
I've tried taking out the CMOS battery for 20mins, and that reset the clock but it still wanted a password when i turned it back on...><
I've tried to look for the reset jumpers on my motherboard, but it appears there are none.

Some help would be greatly appreciated, as at the moment my computer is pretty much useless since i cant get to windows><

Thanx in advance :):)

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Did you try the Recovery BIOS Update or re-flashing via Iflash BIOS Update which is DOS based (both require a floppy drive)?

Take a look at the motherbord doc (http://download.intel.com/design/motherbd/lc/C3263401.pdf), take a read on page 84 section 2.9.2 Edited by primortal

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I cant use the Recovery BIOS Update or the IFlash BIOS update because i can't get into the BIOS to change the boot order at all, since the first thing that happens when i turn my computer on is it asks for a password.

I checked out the motherboard doc, but on my motherboard the jumpers arent there, instead of having the pins and jumper things their just flat dots on the motherboard.

Is there a default Intel motherboard password or something?

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There should be a jumper on the motherboard for the bio password just remove the jumper and reboot the machine... and the password prompt is gone.

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Remeber to also disconnect the powercable to your PC when taking out the battery.

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Yup i took out the power cable and then the CMOS battery and left it for 20mins...then i put the battery back in and tried again. The clock got reset but i can't even go into the BIOS to set it again because it asks for a password still :(

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[quote name='evol' post='588645280' date='Jun 22 2007, 14:17']Yup i took out the power cable and then the CMOS battery and left it for 20mins...then i put the battery back in and tried again. The clock got reset but i can't even go into the BIOS to set it again because it asks for a password still :([/quote]

There should be a jumper to remove, as well. Not just the battery.

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Did you try the 'shorting out trick'? This is where you take the battery out and leave the power unplugged, but take a screwdriver and connect the contacts on the battery socket together to kind of 'short' it out. This will drain all of the capacitors quickly which may work. However, you may have to find the jumper if it gets saved to EEPROM.

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I can't find any jumpers on my motherboard...where there should be jumpers there are just flat dots instead of pins sticking out =/

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as weird as this will sound, but i have seen this issue before on some computers. Try just hitting enter leaving a blank password or do a spacebar then enter. i know it sounds dumb but i have seen it work because of stupid bios glitches after flashing.

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tried blank password, spacebar, etc.

what a painful screen lol:

Enter CURRENT Password : X
Enter CURRENT Password : *X
Enter CURRENT Password : X

"Password check failed
Fatal Error...System Halted"

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[quote name='evol' post='588645260' date='Jun 22 2007, 09:10']I cant use the Recovery BIOS Update or the IFlash BIOS update because i can't get into the BIOS to change the boot order at all, since the first thing that happens when i turn my computer on is it asks for a password.[/quote]

A shot in the dark, but can you disconnect your HD's and CD/DVD Rom and then boot to floppy?

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[quote name='primortal' post='588645308' date='Jun 22 2007, 21:30']A shot in the dark, but can you disconnect your HD's and CD/DVD Rom and then boot to floppy?[/quote]

Tried disconnecting them but it still wont boot anything, it wants its stupid password before it wants to do anything lol :(

I was thinking is there a master password for BIOS's or something?

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... the manual is here: [url="http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d865glc/sb/cs-008973.htm"]http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...b/cs-008973.htm[/url]



read page 84 Edited by norky

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@norky read my first post above :)

evol, being the jumper pins are missing your pretty much hosed. Try calling intel support to see if they can help you.

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[quote name='norky' post='588645320' date='Jun 22 2007, 21:35']... the manual is here: [url="http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d865glc/sb/cs-008973.htm"]http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...b/cs-008973.htm[/url]
read page 84[/quote]


Yea i read that page already. Like i said, where there should b jumpers on my motherboard there are just flat dots on the board instead of the pins and jumper things coming out of it. =/

I would take a picture to show you what i mean, but i cant upload it because my camera software is on the computer thats locked ><

[quote name='primortal' post='588645329' date='Jun 22 2007, 21:37']@norky read my first post above :)

evol, being the jumper pins are missing your pretty much hosed. Try calling intel support to see if they can help you.[/quote]


Lol damn. Stupid intel support in my area is in...the phillipines =.=" i think i'll probably end up sending it to the computer shop to see if they can do anything...never going to update a BIOS again lol.

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Table 42. BIOS Setup Configuration Jumper Settings
Function/Mode Jumper Setting Configuration
Normal
1-2 1 3
The BIOS uses current configuration information and
passwords for booting.
Configure
2-3 1 3
After the POST runs, Setup runs automatically. The
maintenance menu is displayed.
Recovery
None 1 3
The BIOS attempts to recover the BIOS configuration. A
recovery diskette is required.


[url="http://download.intel.com/design/motherbd/lc/C3263401.pdf"]http://download.intel.com/design/motherbd/lc/C3263401.pdf[/url]

bios reset from intel site

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man no one is reading :no: , [b]the pins are missing for that jumber block and the docs have been posted twice already[/b] Edited by primortal

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No, read page 55

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Here is the picture of my motherboard according to the intel site [img]http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/lc/d865GLC_lg.jpg[/img]

In the bottom left corner where those blue things are are where the CMOS jumpers are supposed to be. On my motherboard, all ther is there is 3 flat dots instead of jumpers. There are [b]NO[/b] jumper pins there =/ Edited by evol

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I doubt the pins are missing, you must be looking in the wrong spot

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You can sold them in yourself, but you'll void waranty with this. But if you've never done any soldering (especially on such small things) before, better leave it.

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[quote name='benplace' post='588645350' date='Jun 22 2007, 09:46']I doubt the pins are missing, you must be looking in the wrong spot[/quote]
The way quiality control and mass production are done today, i don't doubt it that the pins are missing.

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Lol yup, i've even got SCSI pins missing (good thing i dont need them though)..but out of all things...why my BIOS pins :'( lol

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[quote]I checked out the motherboard doc, but on my motherboard the jumpers arent there, instead of having the pins and jumper things their just flat dots on the motherboard.[/quote]

My ASUS board is the same way, I use a pair of Hemostats to connect the *dots*. It's the same as putting a jumper on the pins. Just remember to unplug the power and remove the battery then connect the dots. Wait a few then replace battery, power cable and you should be good to go. It's worked for me on several occasions. Edited by CrashGordon

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