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Reset CMOS by removing CMOS battery, or jumpers to clear custom settings. It still may ask for a default password.
Posted on Nov 09, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: BIOS PASSWORD
Taking out the battery does not work anymore. The bios password is now held in an electric erasable read only memory chip AKA (EEPROM). Its a little labor intensive process to erase this chip and I am not going to go into it here. But if you rate this fixya and post an E-mail address where I can send you contact info I will send you the info you are seeking and teach you.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
On some motherboards (mostly desktop PC, not laptops) there are jumpers to reset BIOS password. Try to remove BIOS battery or flash newer version of BIOS, but on some laptops (Lenovo for sure) the only method to remove BIOS password is to replace the motherboard.
The second password is probably for the hard drive - try to put the drive as external. At least you should be able to retrieve the data.
In both cases search for utilities to rest the passwords.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
the only way is to open the laptop up and there will be a small watch type battery, quite big but flat. it will be on the motherboard. take the battery off the otherboard for at least 10 seconds and then put it back in. this should reset the bios to factory default.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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During the boot up process you will see on the screen press a certain key to enter set up
Press either delete or f2 during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there
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