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Bios password dear all, when i switch on my computer, its prompt me to enter a correct password. but i have never set up any passoword on it. i have alread removed the cmos batery for some seconds and it did not solve the problem... that´s why i need your help in this issue kind regards, ?ngelo

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If you have never set a password and you brought it from new then the password would be blank. try just pressing enter when it asks for the password.

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You'll have to contact HP Tech support, they'll tell you that you're going to need to either send the laptop in or find a local authorised service provider who can remove the password.

Here's their contact info:

http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/contact_us.html

Best of luck!


Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    RescueTechLA Feb 25, 2009

    That's a really good suggestion revskank, I always forget to mention that one.

    Keep up the good work!


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I have older Toshiba laptop A15-S1292 running XP SP3. Problem is every time it start, before anything can be seen, it ask for password. I know the password, but I do not know how to romove the...


ESC Key BIOS Password removing procedure
1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key. The computer will display the "Password = " prompt.
2. Enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The computer will display "Valid password entered, system is now starting up. Check system. Then press (F1) key"
3. Press the F1 key. The BIOS setup program will appear.
4. Using the arrow keys or the tab key, move to the password field, and highlight REGISTERED.
5. Press the spacebar, enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The Password field will change to NOT REGISTERED.
F2 Key BIOS Password removing procedure
1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the F2 key. The unit will display the "Password = " prompt.
2. Enter the correct password, press the Enter key. (You may need to press the F2 key after you hit the enter key.)
3. The BIOS setup program will appear.
4. Using the arrow keys, move to the Security tab, and to Set User Password.
5. Press the F5 or the F6 key to navigate to the Password section. Enter the current password at the Old Password prompt, and press Enter. At the New Password prompt, press Enter (without typing anything into the password field). At the Confirm Password prompt, press Enter again (without typing anything into the password field). The password should now be removed.
6. Press F10 to save and exit from the BIOS Setup program.

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Jun 01, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A15-S127 Notebook

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Toshiba Laptop BIOS Password Removal


<span><b>ESC Key BIOS Password removing procedure</b><br />1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key. The computer will display the "Password = " prompt.<br />2. Enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The computer will display "Valid password entered, system is now starting up. Check system. Then press (F1) key"<br />3. Press the F1 key. The BIOS setup program will appear.<br />4. Using the arrow keys or the tab key, move to the password field, and highlight REGISTERED.<br />5. Press the spacebar, enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The Password field will change to NOT REGISTERED.<br /><b><br />F2 Key BIOS Password removing procedure</b><br />1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the F2 key. The unit will display the "Password = " prompt.<br />2. Enter the correct password, press the Enter key. (You may need to press the F2 key after you hit the enter key.)<br />3. The BIOS setup program will appear.<br />4. Using the arrow keys, move to the Security tab, and to Set User Password.<br />5. Press the F5 or the F6 key to navigate to the Password section. Enter the current password at the Old Password prompt, and press Enter. At the New Password prompt, press Enter (without typing anything into the password field). At the Confirm Password prompt, press Enter again (without typing anything into the password field). The password should now be removed.<br />6. Press F10 to save and exit from the BIOS Setup program.<br /><br />In case of a problem or clarification or my solution was insufficient, don't hesitate to post me a reply.<br /><br />If you are satisfied, rate my solution with the "thumbs" or (even better) add a testimonial.</span>

on Jun 09, 2011 | PC Laptops

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TRICKS AND TIPS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE BIOS/CMOS WHENEVER YOU FORGOT THE PASSWORD


BIOS PASSWORD ARE USED TO SECURE YOUR COMPUTER BY PREVENTING OTHER USERS TO ACCESS YOUR COMPUTER'S BIOS SETTING OR MAKING IT UNBOOTABLE REQUIRING PASSWORD.


But in some cases, some people forgot the password.

HERE ARE THE TRICKS AND TIPS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE BIOS/CMOS SETTING WHENEVER YOU FORGOT THE PASSWORD.

SOLUTION1. RESET THE BIOS PASSWORD USING DOS COMMAND PROMPT.

1. Go to start menu and choose RUN. For other operating system like Windows 7 and Vista, just use the search bar and type the command prompt. Right click mouse and run as administrator.
2. type the word "debug" and press enter
3. type the code "-o 70 2e" and press enter
4. type the code "-o 71 ff" and press enter
5. type the letter "q" and press enter
6. type the word "exit" and press enter
7. try to restart your computer and it will remove the bios password.

SOLUTION 2. TRICK THE COMPUTER TO GENERATE BIOS PASSWORD.

Some computer can generate bios password when you enter 3 different incorrect bios password. Below message will appear:

Password check failed
Fatal error...System halted.
CNU9117K31

Use the last line as password. CNU9117K31

SOLUTION 3. USE BACKDOOR PASSWORDS


AWARD BIOS
AWARD SW, AWARD_SW, Award SW, AWARD PW, _award, awkward, J64, j256, j262, j332, j322, 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598, HLT, SER, SKY_FOX, aLLy, aLLY, Condo, CONCAT, TTPTHA, aPAf, HLT, KDD, ZBAAACA, ZAAADA, ZJAAADC, djonet


AMI BIOS
AMI, A.M.I., AMI SW, AMI_SW, BIOS, PASSWORD, HEWITT RAND, Oder


OTHER PASSWORDS:
VOBIS & IBM - merlin
Dell - Dell
Biostar - Biostar
Compaq - Compaq
Enox - xo11ne
Epox - central
Freetech - Posterie
IWill - iwill
Jetway - spooml
Packard Bell - bell9
QDI - QDI
Siemens - SKY_FOX
TMC - BIGO
Toshiba - Toshiba


In TOSHIBA BIOS, just hold left shift key during booting process.

For IBM APTIVA BIOS, press both mouse repeatedly during the boot.

SOLUTION 4. CLEARING THE CMOS JUMPER OR DIPSWITCH SETTING.

Go to your motherboard and look for jumper should be located near bios chips or near the battery. THere is usullay 3 pin switch two of them covered with this jumper.

Procedures :

1. Turn off your computer.
2. Unplug the power cable from the power supply unit.
3. Wait for 30 mins to be safe that your motherboard is fully discharged.
4. Locate the jumper.
5. If there is 3 pin switches, the jumper shows would be in 1-2 position. Just place it in 2-3 position with a few seconds and then return it back to normal position 1-2 position.
6. If there is only 2 pin switch, just remove the jumper with a few seconds and then place it back to normal.
7. Connect all the connection and restart your computer. It it will reset the bios setting.

SOLUTION 5. REMOVING THE CMOS BATTERY

If the jumper switch solution doesn't work, try this solution by removing the cmos battery.

Procedures:

1. Turn off your computer.
2. Remove power source cable.
3. Go to your motherboard and remove cmos battery.
4. Wait for 30 mins or more before returning it back.
5. Place the battery back correctly
6. Plug your power cable and start your computer and it is done.

GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE THIS WILL BE HELPFUL FOR OTHERS.

on Dec 19, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Its Asking Me For A Password I Never Set. i been looking for a passoword on internet i think its called a Bio Password


my guess is that you got this computer from someone. its a bios password they are asking for... try removing the cmos battery and see if it resets. if not try flashing te bios with the utility from the manufacterer

Jan 06, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite M115-S1061 Notebook

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My 9 year old computer is lock how do i unlock it if i forget his pass word


If you have another account on your laptop that has administrator rights, log in into that account and change the password for your account (click on switch account to log in). If you have an administrator account (even if you don't try putting in Administrator and leave password field blank) try using that account to reset the password, otherwise try one of the following:
- see this for XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305
- or this for Vista/Win7 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/What-to-do-if-you-forget-your-Windows-password
- or if anything else didn't work you can use thrid party software from Hiren's Boot CD http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/Hirens.BootCD.12.0.zip

Dec 01, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Reset Bios Password


At command prompt type debug
you will get a - prompt where you can type the fallowing (<enter> means hit enter, not type enter*)
A <ENTER>
MOV AX,0 <ENTER>
MOV AX,CX <ENTER>
OUT 70,AL <ENTER>
MOV AX,0 <ENTER>
OUT 71,AL <ENTER>
INC CX <ENTER>
CMP CX,100 <ENTER>
JB 103 <ENTER>
INT 20 <ENTER>
<ENTER> just hit enter on this line
G <ENTER>
Q <ENTER>

Basic BIOS password crack - works 9.9 times out of ten

This is a password hack but it clears the BIOS such that the next time you start the PC, the CMOS does not ask for any password. Now if you are able to bring the DOS prompt up, then you will be able to change the BIOS setting to the default. To clear the CMOS do the following:
Get DOS prompt and type:
DEBUG hit enter
-o 70 2e hit enter
-o 71 ff hit enter
-q hit enter
exit hit enter
Restart the computer. It works on most versions of the AWARD BIOS.
Flashing BIOS via software
If you have access to the computer when it's turned on, you could try one of those programs that remove the password from the BIOS, by invalidating its memory.
However, it might happen you don't have one of those programs when you have access to the computer, so you'd better learn how to do manually what they do. You can reset the BIOS to its default values using the MS-DOS tool DEBUG (type DEBUG at the command prompt. You'd better do it in pure MS-DOS mode, not from a MS-DOS shell window in Windows). Once you are in the debug environment enter the following commands:
AMI/AWARD BIOS
O 70 17
O 71 17
Q
PHOENIX BIOS
O 70 FF
O 71 17
Q
GENERIC
Invalidates CMOS RAM.
Should work on all AT motherboards
(XT motherboards don't have CMOS)
O 70 2E
O 71 FF
Q
Note that the first letter is a "O" not the number "0". The numbers which follow are two bytes in hex format.
Using the jumpers

The canonical way to flash the BIOS via hardware is to plug, unplug, or switch a jumper on the motherboard (for "switching a jumper" I mean that you find a jumper that joins the central pin and a side pin of a group of three pins, you should then unplug the jumper and then plug it to the central pin and to the pin on the opposite side, so if the jumper is normally on position 1-2, you have to put it on position 2-3, or vice versa). This jumper is not always located near to the BIOS, but could be anywhere on the motherboard.

To find the correct jumper you should read the motherboard's manual.
Once you've located the correct jumper, switch it (or plug or unplug it, depending from what the manual says) while the computer is turned OFF. Wait a couple of seconds then put the jumper back to its original position. In some motherboards it may happen that the computer will automatically turn itself on, after flashing the BIOS. In this case, turn it off, and put the jumper back to its original position, then turn it on again. Other motherboards require you turn the computer on for a few seconds to flash the BIOS.

If you don't have the motherboard's manual, you'll have to "brute force" it... trying out all the jumpers. In this case, try first the isolated ones (not in a group), the ones near to the BIOS, and the ones you can switch (as I explained before). If all them fail, try all the others. However, you must modify the status of only one jumper per attempt, otherwise you could damage the motherboard (since you don't know what the jumper you modified is actually meant for). If the password request screen still appear, try another one.

If after flashing the BIOS, the computer won't boot when you turn it on, turn it off, and wait some seconds before to retry.

Jul 07, 2010 | Gateway NV5215u Notebook

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Enter bios password


If you want to add the BIOS password:
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. At the SONY screen, press the F2 key.
  3. In the Setup Utility window, press the RIGHT ARROW to select Security .
  4. On the Security menu, press the DOWN ARROW key to select Set Machine Password .
  5. Press the ENTER key.
  6. At the prompt, in the Enter New Password field, enter the desired password.
  7. Press the ENTER key.
  8. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the same password.
  9. Press the ENTER key.
  10. At the Setup Notice prompt, press the ENTER key. NOTE: To set a user password, repeat steps 4-10, selecting the Set User Password option.
  11. Press the F10 key.
  12. In the Setup Configuration window, press the ENTER key.
  13. Press the RIGHT ARROW to select Exit .
  14. Press the DOWN ARROW key to select Exit Setup .
  15. At the Exit Setup prompt, press the ENTER key.
If you want to remove the forgotten BIOS password:
Please call 888-476-6972 and speak directly to a Sony® support representative for further assistance. A resolution for this issue is available, but for security purposes, this resolution can only be provided by a support representative.

Jun 12, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-N385E/W Notebook

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Toshiba l300 1bv bios password forgotten


Download and flash your BIOS to the newest version for your make and model. You have four to choose from. There are known issues with Toshiba BIOS's, this is one of them.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp#

Hope this helps.
Edit: some notebooks use "Toshiba" or "toshiba" for their password.

Or try this: From Toshiba website http://tinyurl.com/dkoudz

ESC key BIOS Password setting procedure

1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key, until the message "Check system Then press (F1) key" appears on the screen.

2. Press the F1 key. The BIOS setup program will appear.

3. Using the arrow keys or the tab key, move to the Password field, and highlight NOT REGISTERED.

4. Press the spacebar, and then enter a new password at the "Password = " prompt. Press the Enter key.

5. Enter the password again when the Setup program prompts for it, and press Enter. The Password field will change to REGISTERED.

6. Press the End key and then the Y key to save changes and exit the BIOS Setup program.

F2 key BIOS Password setting procedure

1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the F2 key.

2. The BIOS setup program should appear. If Windows starts, shut down the computer and try step 1 again.

3. Use the arrow keys to move to the Security tab.

4. Use the arrow keys to select "Set User Password". (This 'User Password' is equivalent to what is otherwise called, in this document, a 'BIOS Password'.)

(It may be necessary to set a supervisor password before setting a user password. A Supervisor Password may be thought of as a backup mechanism -- if a User Password is forgotten, the Supervisor Password will allow access to the computer. The next section describes how to set a Supervisor Password.)

5. Press the F5 or the F6 key to navigate to the Password section. Type in a new password at the "Password = " prompt, and then press the Enter key.

6. Enter the password again when the Setup program prompts for it, and press Enter. The password field will now change to indicate that a password has been entered.

7. Optionally, set the Password on Boot feature to 'Enable'. Otherwise the computer may not prompt for the password at startup.
8. Press the F10 key to save changes and exit the BIOS Setup program.

this might be what you are after
http://www.pwcrack.com/bios.shtml
Also have you read through this site?
http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.shtml

Dec 16, 2009 | Toshiba PC Laptops

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Locked out of bios on my Toshiba u205.


Synopsis: When a Supervisor password is set, access to the BIOS is restricted by default unless the Supervisor Password is entered at the "Password=" prompt when starting the notebook. However, should the User/Power-on Password NOT be set then no such prompt will appear, and access to the BIOS will not be possible.

Solution: To access the BIOS set-up routine in the above scenario it is necessary to start the notebook from cold (not from standby or hibernation) whilst holding down the "INS" key. This will force the "Password=" prompt to appear. After entering the Supervisor Password a small menu will be displayed, and one option on this menu is to access the BIOS set-up ro

Aug 12, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite U205 Notebook

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Hdd password


my laptop has been in storage for 14months now i switch it on it asked me for a hdd password it never did b4

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