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By alanfarr ·
I read there are passwords that enable setting of BIOS features not usually accessible. Does anyone know such passwords for Award BIOS set ups and how to use said passwords.

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by dmiles In reply to BIOS Password

Sort of a confusing question,what I am thinking is that you want to setup BIOS password to enter the CMOS control panel,to do this enter the CMOS control by hitting the button shown in lower left corner at startup usually (del,F5)depending on the operating system,then when you enter the CMOS screen you will get a box to aloow you to set a password,type password in box and write it down in a place in case you forget it,exit and save changes.
This will allow only the person with the password to enter the BIOS configuration panel.

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by alanfarr In reply to BIOS Password

Some BIOS settings are greyed out but may be accessible in some way. I read maybe a password available to access greyed out settings,

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by eniacone In reply to BIOS Password

very true on not lossing password! but if you do, check you MB for a jumper to reset bios password.

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by alanfarr In reply to BIOS Password

I knew of jumper settings but no password ever set. This was just to access greyed out settings

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by csmith In reply to BIOS Password

Yes there are.
The advantage of the flash BIOS of today is, that you can write anything you want into the BIOS.
The reason some settings are grayed out is because the version of the chipset installed on the mother board can not support the function.
Sometimes the manufacturer has found out that certain functions are "Unstable", and so they are also grayed out.
Before you get into the BIOS, you need to get the chipset literature from the manufacturer.
This must be done while the chipset is in production, because when the chipset goes out of production, the literature is also discontinued.
This means that, while you are learning to do this you will trash a BIOS on a new motherboard. Fortunately BIOSs are not expensive, or even better there is no problem if you have a friend with a ROM programmer because you can rewrite a flash ROM.(In the old days (386) you only got one write.)
This is a good learning experience.
Regards, Chris

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