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Acer 5334 - BIOS/SYSTEM Password Removal

Many people wonder how to removal Acer BIOS and System passwords. If the system is bootable to windows you can use the Acer eSettings Management software included with your computer to remove or set the passwords.

This guide will show you how remove a password using a hardware method that is faster than software as well as successful when you can't load software due a boot password.

First thing first, this procedure is done with the laptop battery still in the unit.

What you need to do this:

  • Phillips Screw Driver
  • Plastic pry stick
  • 1/4 inch wide metal shim or medium flathead screw driver
Procedure:
  1. Turn the unit upside down.
  2. Remove the screw that holds the middle panel that covers the memory and wireless adapter.
  3. Carefully use the plastic pry stick the tug the panel off of the system to expose the components.
  4. Remove all memory from the unit.
  5. Locate the white square box with the symbol "J1" next to it.
  6. Open the computer and have it rest on so that the screen is down and the rest is upward.
  7. Now take the metal shim or flathead screw driver. Scratch the 2 solider points just enough to remove the protective enamel.
  8. Place the metal object across the two solider points so you short them.
  9. Turn the computer on for 5 seconds then turn it off.
  10. Remove the short and place one memory stick in the computer.
  11. Boot up, hit F2 to enter BIOS and verify system passwords removed.
  12. Shut down and place additional stick of memory if included
  13. Replace the cover and screw.

At this point you should be good to go. Good Luck

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how to reset bios password of acer aspire fl50 5500


The program helps us to enter Acer BIOS setup inMicrosoft Windowsis "Acer eSettings Management" which comes with the CD when we buy Acer PC/Laptop. If you lost the CD then just come to Acer website to download the program.

Before you can install "Acer eSettings Management" you have to install program called: "Acer Empowering Technology" so you'd better to download both of them from Acer website and install & restart your computer to be ready for the job. Here is the link of Acer website, just come there and select right series/model of your computer to download these programs:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com
Another one program is also very important we will need called: "CmosPwd" - CmosPwd is a cmos/bios password recovery tool. CmosPwd is under GNU Public License. You can freely distribute it. It can be compiled under Dos, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD.
Download it here: http://www.cgsecurity.org/cmospwd-5.0.zip
Guide to install CmosPwd and remove password:

1. Download & extract to a folder. I put it in drive Dlike this: d:\ cmos
2. To work on cmos memory, ioperm need to be installed and running. ioperm gives direct port I/O access for specified ports to user-mode process (ring 3) using Ke386SetIoAccessMap and Ke386IoSetAccessProcess kernel functions.

Log on to Windows as Administrator priviledges and do as follow: (see picture):

a. Click Start-->Run: type CMD hit Enter on your keyboard.
b. now us the CD command of Dos to come to d:\cmos\windows. (here is: d: hit enter; cd cmos hit enter; cd windows hit enter).
c. when you are already in d:\cmos\windows in drive Dthen: type "ioperm.exe -i" hit enter.
d. to start ioperm service: type "net start ioperm" hit enter.
e. ok, type: "Cmospwd_win.exe /k" hit enter, we will see:

1 - Kill cmos
2 - Kill cmos (try to keep date and time)
0 - Abort
Choice :

Type 1 and hit Enter to clear cmos.

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f. run the Acer eSettings Management program: start-->program-->Acer Empower Technology-->Acer eSettings Management.

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g. now come to the: Bios Password to see: if you still see password enable, that means we fail but if we see they are Disable so we are done. Remember if we success remove password then we have to create a password for it and then remove it and click Apply to save to cmos memory. This is very important because sometimes we see it Disable but when reboot the computer they are Enable again cuz the password is still in the CMOS.

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That's all, good luck & don't forget to set an easy password later.

Jul 13, 2014 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-4421 Laptop

2 Answers

how to remove bios password


Hi JM,
On the motherboard, there are jumpers to reset the board, but you have to do it while the power is off. you can go HERE and put in your system info, which may help you find out how to do this or to reset the password without jumping the system. I found on another site the following:
"If the user can boot the Acer, he/she may be able to reset the BIOSpassword using Acer eSettings Management.
  • Click the Start button
  • Click the All Programs menu item
  • Click the Empowering Technologymenu item
  • Click the Acer eSettings Managementmenu item
  • Once inside Acer eSettings Management, click the Securitybutton.
Acer refuses to assist customers with BIOS password issues. The only option they discuss involves sending the laptop to them and paying a $100 fee."
I hope this is helpful to you
Joe

Sep 07, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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please i have a bios password on my acer extensa5220 and i forgot it. can you help me reset my password?


dont wory.. enter 3 time wrong password u will get a code send me that code... ill send u master password:)

Oct 14, 2010 | Acer Extensa Laptop

3 Answers

can't remember password


BIOS password remove alternatives:

1. Reset Password BIOS via Backdoor BIOS Password.
2. Reset Password BIOS via Software.
3. Reset Password BIOS via hardware.
4. Reset Password BIOS via default manufacturers.


OK, here is my guide to Remove Acer Bios password computer via Software. This has been done on testing machine Laptop Acer Aspire 3620/ Travel Mate 2420. Anyway, I'm not sure it will work on every Acer PC/Laptop so just consider to do at your own risk, I’m not responsible for any damages caused by this guide.

As we know most of Acer computer (Laptop & Desktop) allow us to setup BIOS in Microsoft Windows (9x/XP/Vista) environment. Great, this is the powerful that help us to remove the BIOS password cuz all we know if we enter Setup Utility at the boot time we have only three times of filling the password and if all wrong then the system will halt.
The program helps us to enter Acer BIOS setup in Microsoft Windows is “Acer eSettings Management” which comes with the CD when we buy Acer PC/Laptop. If you lost the CD then just come to Acer website to download the program.

Feb 02, 2010 | Acer Power 1000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

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Guide to remove BIOS password of Acer computer (Both Laptop & Desktop).

There are four ways to remove the BIOS password

1. Reset Password BIOS via Backdoor BIOS Password.
2. Reset Password BIOS via Software.
3. Reset Password BIOS via hardware.
4. Reset Password BIOS via default manufacturers.

You can contact acer support or search internet for Acer's default BIOS password and that would be real easy for you, But if you are comfortable enough to use Dos you can also try this method.

OK, here is my guide to Remove Acer Bios password computer via Software. This has been done on testing machine Laptop Acer Aspire 3620/ Travel Mate 2420. Anyway, I'm not sure it will work on every Acer PC/Laptop so just consider to do at your own risk, I’m not responsible for any damages caused by this guide.

As we know most of Acer computer (Laptop & Desktop) allow us to setup BIOS in Microsoft Windows (9x/XP/Vista) environment. Great, this is the powerful that help us to remove the BIOS password because all we know if we enter Setup Utility at the boot time we have only three times of filling the password and if all wrong then the system will halt. frown.gif

The program helps us to enter Acer BIOS setup in Microsoft Windows is “Acer eSettings Management” which comes with the CD when we buy Acer PC/Laptop. If you lost the CD then just come to Acer website to download the program.

Before you can install “Acer eSettings Management” you have to install program called: “Acer Empowering Technology” so you’d better to download both of them from Acer website and install & restart your computer to be ready for the job. Here is the link of Acer website, just come there and sellect right series/model of your computer to download these programs:

Code: ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com or

Code: ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com
Another one program is also very important we will need called: “CmosPwd” - CmosPwd is a cmos/bios password recovery tool. CmosPwd is under GNU Public License. You can freely distribute it. It can be compiled under Dos, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD.

Download it here:

Code: http://www.cgsecurity.org/cmospwd-5.0.zip Guide to install CmosPwd and remove password:

1. Download & extract to a folder. I put it in drive D like this: d:\ cmos
2. To work on cmos memory, ioperm need to be installed and running. ioperm gives direct port I/O access for specified ports to user-mode process (ring 3) using Ke386SetIoAccessMap and Ke386IoSetAccessProcess kernel functions.

Log on to Windows as Administrator priviledges and do as follow: (see picture):

a. Click Start-->Run: type CMD hit Enter on your keyboard.
b. now us the CD command of Dos to come to d:\cmos\windows. (here is: d: hit enter; cd cmos hit enter; cd windows hit enter).
c. when you are already in d:\cmos\windows in drive D then: type “ioperm.exe –i” hit enter.
d. to start ioperm service: type “net start ioperm” hit enter.
e. ok, type: “Cmospwd_win.exe /k” hit enter, we will see:

1 - Kill cmos
2 - Kill cmos (try to keep date and time)
0 - Abort
Choice :

Type 1 and hit Enter to clear cmos.

90238142zh6.jpg


f. run the Acer eSettings Management program: start-->program-->Acer Empower Technology-->Acer eSettings Management.

37400896td6.jpg

g. now come to the: Bios Password to see: if you still see password enable, that means we fail but if we see they are Disable so we are done. Remember if we success remove password then we have to create a password for it and then remove it and click Apply to save to cmos memory. This is very important because sometimes we see it Disable but when reboot the computer they are Enable again cuz the password is still in the CMOS.

56494304cb1.jpg


That’s all, good luck & don’t forget to set an easy password later.

Dec 27, 2008 | Acer TravelMate 2502LM Notebook

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