The BIOS password is a security feature in the BIOS of the computer. Once enabled, the user cannot access the system without entering the BIOS password. This password secures the basic input-output of the system. The system boots only after receiving the password, so there is no way to enter without knowing it.
Once you forget the BIOS password, you are completely blocked out of your system. No password reminders or alternate questions. Thankfully, there is a very simple way to reset the BIOS password.
Hacking the BIOS
To reset the password, the BIOS has to be put into the configure mode. This is done by replacing a jumper on the board. (A jumper is nothing but a piece of metal that shorts two contacts.) For the Intel 845 gvsr motherboard, the jumper is near the motherboard battery. (See image). Refer to your motherboard manual to find the jumper.
Just replace the jumper into the configure mode, and switch ON the system. You will see something similar to the following screen.
Select ‘Clear ALL Passwords’ and both Supervisor password and System Password will be reset. You can install a new password in the Security tab. Press F10 to save and exit. Turn OFF the system, replace the jumper to the initial position and turn ON the system.
All demonstrations are based on the Intel 845 gvsr motherboard. Most motherboards will have a similar jumper. Refer to the motherboard manual.