A customer brings in a computer that is asking for a password as soon as it powers on, even before the operating system boots. Which type of password is enabled?
A BIOS password is configured by entering the BIOS Setup program. If unknown, it can be removed by placing a jumper over two motherboard pins. Some motherboards support BIOS password removal by removing the CMOS battery, but if this is done, all BIOS settings will be reset to the default values.