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Windows 7: MSI B85M-P33 Mobo Bios Password Problem

06 Jan 2016   #1
WinS3v3n64Bit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
MSI B85M-P33 Mobo Bios Password Problem

I have tried clearing CMOS by removing battery for 10 mins.
I have since deleted whole windows 7 partition and I'm currently using 14.04 Ubuntu.

Anyways, can someone help me clear my Bios Password somehow? Maybe by using some free bios program?
My Bios has the latest firmware update V4.9 also.

I can click Del upon booting and get into my Bios -but I do not know the bios password.
It's a simple password, just forgot what it is. In the mean time, this bios keeps...

Thanks


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06 Jan 2016   #2
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Ground the CMOS via the jumper on the main board.



This is from the manual.


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06 Jan 2016   #3
WinS3v3n64Bit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Ground the CMOS via the jumper on the main board.



This is from the manual.
On JBAT1 I have only 2 pins for it and they are bare. No sleeve on it to remove and reset.
So how can i do this? Thank you.
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06 Jan 2016   #4
WinS3v3n64Bit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Ground the CMOS via the jumper on the main board.



This is from the manual.
I just used my JUSB_PW2 sleeve to cover it.
I had to remove it before booting of course.
Upon rebooting: "All values have been reset to default values."
I chose F1 to enter setup and it's still requiring password.

Also, I tried doing it again and plus resetting cmos battery.
And still wanting password.
Any other ideas?

Anyone's help on this matter is much appreciated.
It's been kind of hectic thus far.

Out for tonight. I will check back in the morning for any other suggestions.

Thanks.
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07 Jan 2016   #5
WinS3v3n64Bit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

ok I unplugged everything(including cmos battery out and left jbat1 covered) over night.
Same results. Bios still wanting password when trying to enter into bios setup.
If anyone has a proposed solution for this I will me much obliged. Thanks.
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07 Jan 2016   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If i had this problem i would contact MSI support and ask them why a BIOS reset does not clear the PW on this desktop motherboard.
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07 Jan 2016   #7
WinS3v3n64Bit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
If i had this problem i would contact MSI support and ask them why a BIOS reset does not clear the PW on this desktop motherboard.
I have and they said the normal things we already know of. Remove battery and reset, etc.
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07 Jan 2016   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If the MB is still under warranty would they replace it ?
Did they suggest possibly updating BIOS, if that's possible without knowing the PW ?
I'm not suggesting you do it, just asking if MSI thinks it might fix the problem.
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08 Jan 2016   #9
WinS3v3n64Bit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
If the MB is still under warranty would they replace it ?
Did they suggest possibly updating BIOS, if that's possible without knowing the PW ?
I'm not suggesting you do it, just asking if MSI thinks it might fix the problem.
Thanks for reply.
Yes MSI said ship mobo in to them and they would fix the bios problem. Also if need be,
they would replace my motherboard for free. Bios Password is required to Flash it.
But I told them no cause my mobo is fine. Had it a year and half or so with no troubles out of it.
It's just the Bios Password problem.
In the mean time, I'm going to try and guess my password from the normal one's I've used before.
I will mark this as solved if I make the right guess.

Furthermore, I just ordered Win7(then I will upgrade to Win10) new disk also and will then be able to find some bios program hopefully
to solve this problem.

Anyone with more suggestions on fixing my bios password problem feel free to help and thanks in advance.

Update: I tried unplugging everything and left it this way for over an hour. Thus, and tried even a new battery(computer works) but still asking for password when entering bios. This Bios Password can't be cleared to save me life hehe.
I will try programs like this when my new win7 disc arrives:
How to Recover BIOS / CMOS Password Using Free CMOSPwd Utility
Have a great day and thanks again.
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12 Jan 2016   #10
WinS3v3n64Bit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Got my new Win7 Disk in mail today -all is working fine now.
I'm about to install Windows 10 now.
I'm marking this as Solved.
Thanks to all whom gave advise.
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