I have a computer and I need to take it down from the system that is on it now. The system that it originally had was Vista Basic now it has Vista Premium. In order to fix this I know I need to get to the BIOS screen but I can not for the life of me remember the passcode. Do you have any ideas on how to fix this?
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.
Re: Forgot BIOS Passcode for computer
Easiest way to remove bios password is to unplug power to actual computer case open it and on circuit board (motherboard) remove batterie (about the size of a 10 cent piece) carefully from board, wait a minute then put back in, this will reset the bios and remove password.......take care to not try to touch anything else except the battery
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Unfortunately, the only easy and reliable way to reset the passcode on an iPod touch or other iOS device is to perform a complete restore of the device, which will wipe everything on it. Connecting your iPod touch to your original iTunes library will reset any disabled passcode counter, allowing you to make additional passcode attempts, but it will not bypass the passcode.
The good news, however, is that as long as you have a backup of your iPod touch in iTunes or iCloud, you can restore that backup onto your device after you've erased it, thereby allowing you to basically pick up where you left off. Restoring from backup will recover all of your data and settings except for the device passcode, which you will be prompted to re-enter. You may also need to re-enter some passwords for things like e-mail accounts or Wi-Fi networks as these are secured by the device passcode, and thereby lost if you can't remember your original passcode.
Note that even if you haven't already made a recent backup of your device, you can still make one even with the device locked provided you still have your primary iTunes library available-usually the iTunes library and computer that you originally setup your iPod touch with. To do this, simply plug in your iPod touch, right-click on it in the Devices listing in iTunes, and choose the Back Up option from the context menu that appears.
Locked Password where? Bios Password? Hard Drive Password? Windows User Account (userid) Password? And which operating system?
If it's the Bios Password, then you will need to remove the CMOS Battery and let the computer sit for a couple of hours. Then put the battery back in and try rebooting. You'll have to go back into the BIOS or Setup to put the correct date and time in but the password should be gone from memory.
If it's the Hard Drive Password, you're kinda out of luck. Hard drives are locked 99% of the time when the computer is stolen. The original owner either locked it while he had possession of it or he could have locked it remotely when it was stolen to keep thieves from getting to sensitive data. The only way around it is to have the original put the password in, or Purchase a new hard drive to put in the computer, reload the operating system, reload the drivers and reload application programs.
If it's the Windows Password for User Account turn off the computer, then turn it on and immediately start hitting the F8 key until you see the SAFE MODE Option. Take the Safe Mode option to boot the computer. When it comes to the login screen it will show you the Administrator account and the Account for which you forgot or don't know the password. Log into the Administrator account (hopefully you didn't password protect it and forgot it). When windows desktop comes up click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts. When the User Accounts window opens up click on the User Account for which you forgot the password then select Remove Password. Reboot the machine
The solution to your problem is to first connect your iPod to your computer. Let iTunes load (or open it) and navigate to your iPod's icon. You will need to hit the "Restore" option after backing up your music and data.
it may tell you how much time until you can try again. if it does, after that amount of time you will be able to try the passcode again. if, however you truly cant remember your passcode you will need to reset your iPod.
to do this you, unfortunately, will need to erase all the data on the iPod.
plug the iPod into the computer using the included USB cable. open iTunes. Hold down the home and power buttons at the same time until it shuts down and reboots. (if it doesn't open automatically) in the column on the left side of the window there is an icon showing your iPod's name. click on it then click on the button that says "restore iPod"
WARNING: this will erase all the content on the iPod (you can put it back on later)
it will ask you to confirm. hit "OK" and keep your iPod plugged in as it restores it to it original state. pick the language you prefer and then load your music back on the device.
The password exists to protect you, should a thief be in possession of your computer. Find the original sales-receipt, to prove that you are the original owner, and contact the manufacturer's "technical support" department.
If you repeatedly enter the wrong passcode, iPhone or iPod touch
will be disabled for longer intervals, before you can try again. After
too many unsuccessful attempts, you won't be able to try again until
you connect to the computer you normally sync with. Note that starting
with iPhone 2.1 software, there is a setting to cause the device to
erase itself after 10 consecutive incorrect password attempts. This
setting is off by default. It can be turned on by tapping Settings > General > Passcode Lock after you enter a correct passcode.
If you cannot remember the passcode, you will need to restore your
device on the computer that was used to originally sync the iPhone or
iPod touch so that you can reset your passcode and resync the data from
the device (or restore from a backup). If you restore on a different
computer that was never synced to the iPhone or iPod touch, you will be
able to unlock the device for use and remove the passcode but your data
will not be present.
It depends on the severity and the settings you have given the iPod... Here's the full explanation. I would recommend reading the second paragraph first, but the solution if you really forgot your password is in the first paragraph.
If you cannot remember the passcode, you will need to restore your device on the computer that was used to originally sync the iPhone or iPod touch so that you can reset your passcode and resync the data from the device (or restore from a backup). If you restore on a different computer that was never synced to the iPhone or iPod touch, you will be able to unlock the device for use and remove the passcode but your data will not be present. Refer to "Updating and restoring iPhone and iPod touch software."
"If you enter the wrong passcode too many times, you'll see a message that says "iPhone is disabled" and to try again later. If you repeatedly enter the wrong passcode, iPhone or iPod touch will be disabled for longer intervals, before you can try again. After too many unsuccessful attempts, you won't be able to try again until you connect to the computer you normally sync with. Note that starting with iPhone 2.1 software, there is a setting to cause the device to erase itself after 10 consecutive incorrect password attempts. This setting is off by default. It can be turned on by tapping Settings > General > Passcode Lock after you enter a correct passcode."
The full article can be found here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1212