Optiplex 745 admin password unlock / reset

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by MisterRB, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. MisterRB

    MisterRB MDL Novice

    Jul 8, 2012
    I want to change the boot order of an Optiplex 745 that I just purchased from a local craigslist. It asks for the admin password for the "setup up lock". Contacted previous owner and none of the password info he sent is working.

    Need to unlock - it does not have a 3.5 floppy and it stops on boot up and you have to hit F1 to continue.

    I have been working on this for 3 days... no progress. Battery - jumper and other stuff tried. Tried to load a new bios and I need the password to do that also.

    HELP !??
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

    Feb 27, 2011
    #2 LatinMcG, Jul 8, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012
    supposed to pull jumper (remove PWD jumper) then power on to f2 type new admin password.. blank.. or disable it.
    then save and exit.
    pc off put jumper back.
    boot and press f2 and check it to be disabled.

    optionaly the lazzy way is to use cmodpwd reset tool http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd
    from usb dos.. unplug hdd and let it boot from usb
    cmospwd /k