password on system setup boot

By ishbu22 ·
i have a asus mother board a few years old I haven't messed with it in a wile i want to wipe it clean. When i go to access the system setup to select cd-rom to boot first it asks me for a password i have no idea what it would be also i have a raid on the hard drives how do i delete it. the reason for wiping it clean im putting a new OS on it

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by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to password on system setup ...

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Well if this is your M'Board

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to password on system setup ...

You should start looking at where you write your Passwords down, that way you'll be able to get into the BIOS.

I however don't understand how you wipe any M'Board Clean and the only thing with anything relating to code on it is the CMOS Chip and deleting the files on that will render the M'Board unusable.

If you want to clean off the Silk Screen Printing on the M'Board to clean it that will also have a adverse effect on the workings of the thing.

Also no M'Board on the face of the planet can possibly contain a RAID Array. RAID = Redundant Array of Independent Disks so to have a RAID it has to have Hard Disc Drives.

So what exactly are you asking here? You have asked about a M'Board and then started adding things to it which is not related tot he original question.

You could however Read the Manual that comes with the ASUS M'Board or if you have lost that you can download it from here but you'll need to know the Model of it which is Silk Screened onto the M'Board on all ASUS M'Boards.

As for wiping the RAID you'll need to hit the HDD with a Wiping Utility like Boot & Nuke

Or Kill Disc

When you read the Manual pay particular attention to the section covering the BIOS Settings and look at the Jumper Settings also to fix the rest.


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Asus motherboard

by statykserver In reply to password on system setup ...

I remember a long time ago this command that would clear the cmos settings:

Get DOS prompt and type:
DEBUG hit enter
-o 70 2e hit enter
-o 71 ff hit enter
-q hit enter
exit hit enter

However I had to pull that from some old notes and don't know if that will work on newer systems so use at your own risk.

You might just have to buy another motherboard if you can't remember it.

I have an Asus P6t that also has some raid options on it but I just didn't have a chance to play around with it at the time. I might try it again sometime.

Good Luck

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Perhaps the "password" is the return key?

by dldorrance In reply to password on system setup ...

Works for me as I do not set a password for the BIOS.

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