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Bios password my little niece was playing with my laptop and somehow put a bios password on it i need to know how to remove it i know about the jumper settings and all that but i don't know what motherboard i have in my laptop so i can download the schematics for that motherboard

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Try removing the CMOS battery? Otherwise, this site may help you: click here
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I would check the Gateway website or send them an email explaining your dilemma. If they can determine that you really own your system, they can probably tell you how to work around the password.

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Hello, My name is Vahe and I have got the following problem, I have forgot my BIOS password and I can't to turn on. Laptop model Toshiba satellite A200-13M. So I have got some solution to delete...


The most common way that most of us know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing the cmos battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard. Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased. Hope this helps

Jun 02, 2011 | Toshiba (K000002020) Motherboard

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Actually i set a bios password for security purpose but then i forget that password somehow..........so i need a masterpassword for this.........


There's no easy way to recover a lost Bios password.
There is, however, an easy way to reset one! You'll need a screwdriver, a flashlight, and a diagram of the motherboard in that computer.
The goal is to find the Clear CMOS jumper (CLCMS is sometimes printed on the board itself). It will have three pins and one 'jumper' which closes a two pin circuit. It will currently be in it's 'open' position. With the power off and unit unplugged, you will want to find this jumper, move it to a 'closed' position, count to five, then move it back to 'open'.
This will reset all of the Bios information, including the password. Keep in mind it will reset the entire Bios however and if there are specific settings for your computer you'll need to put those back in to resume normal function. Of course you can't get into the Bios without that password either, so give it a whirl. You'll be in no worse shape than you are right now.
Best of luck, William

Mar 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hello : my problem is i have laptop acer model 5230z : i cant access to the bios becuas is encrypted in passwoed and i try all way that found in web put is no result thank you i hope be help me


Hi,

There are four common categories of solutions to remove or reset a BIOS password and here are the details on how to go about resetting your BIOS password.

Manufacturer Backdoor BIOS Password

Most of the BIOS makers have set a backdoor password on the older computer models. That is the master password for BIOS. To reset BIOS passwords first you need to check the manufacturer of your computer's BIOS. Most computers have BIOS include AMI,
IBM, Award, and Phoenix. These are the most common BIOS. You can unlock your locked BIOS using this master password. It works, no matter what the user sets the password to. Many popular computer and laptop manufacturers such as HP and DELL lock the BIOS because they want to protect their machine's most sensitive areas (those areas which have warranty) from their customers. These passwords are usually used by computer technicians for testing and repairing.

Reset the jumper that holds the password

Open the computer and locate on the motherboard the BIOS password jumper. The jumper is usually jumper 1 and often labeled as PSWD, PWD, CLRPWD, CLEAR, JCMOS1, CLR, CLEAR CMOS, PASSWD, or PASSWORD. Normally you would have 3 pins and to reset the password you just need to put the jumper on the 2 and 3 pins leaving pin 1 empty. After you move the jumper, turn the computer on to clear the password, then once password removed turn it off and put the jumper back to its original position.

Removing the CMOS Battery to reset the BIOS to default

Switch off your computer, and open up the case. You'll see a circular metallic silver item on motherboard. This is called CMOS Battery. Remove it carefully, and leave it out for about 2 minutes. This act will remove the CMOS memory which contains BIOS password. Set the CMOS battery back and switch on the computer. Restore the CMOS configuration as default. Your BIOS password has been cleared now.

Using third party software utility to reset BIOS password

To reset BIOS you can use third party software like Kill CMOS which wipes out CMOS, or CmosPwd which is a BIOS utility. Hiren's Boot CD has a few programs including the above two that will help you to reset the password. Here is a link to Hirens Boot CD website http://www.hirensbootcd.org/. To download the latest version, click on the Download link on the left side and go to the last page. You will need a CD writer to put the content on a blank CD.

Please let me know whether this works or not.

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Unlock dell inspiron 1521 unknown bios pswd


Dell Laptop with bios or hard drive password set ? Unlock your dell laptop using the link below if it display a message that says "this computer system is protected by a password authentication system, you cannot access the data on this computer without the primary or administrator password, when you turn on the computer. This message is what you get if the BIOS is protected by a password. or you get system disabled

Go to: http://dell-inspiron-1521-bios-password.biospwd.com to get your dell bios password authentication and get full access to your dell computer, they can unlock almost all dell laptop such as dell inspiron, xps, latitude, precision, studio, vostro

Feb 12, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1521-JB Notebook

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How to removed a toshiba satellite a135-s2276 password from bios


YOu can reset bios password with 2 method.
(1) open back cover of laptop then find motherbord .Pull cmos cell from motherbord for 15 minutes then again put it in it's position .then it not ask for password.
(2)You can clear password with jumper settings find jumper on motherbord named clear cmos it has 3 pin .1-2-3
Put jumper in 2-3 position then again put it in 1-2 position then check .
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Dec 24, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

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How can remove BIOS password


YOu can reset bios password with 2 method.
(1) open back cover of laptop then find motherbord .Pull cmos cell from motherbord for 15 minutes then again put it in it's position .then it not ask for password.
(2)You can clear password with jumper settings find jumper on motherbord named clear cmos it has 3 pin .1-2-3
Put jumper in 2-3 position then again put it in 1-2 position then check .
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Nov 19, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S165 Notebook

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Power-On Password on Compaq Presario C300


YOu can reset bios password with 2 method.
(1) open back cover of laptop then find motherbord .Pull cmos cell from motherbord for 15 minutes then again put it in it's position .then it not ask for password.
(2)You can clear password with jumper settings find jumper on motherbord named clear cmos it has 3 pin .1-2-3
Put jumper in 2-3 position then again put it in 1-2 position then check .
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Nov 09, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Dont know bios password


YOu can reset bios password with 2 method.
(1) open back cover of laptop then find motherbord .Pull cmos cell from motherbord for 15 minutes then again put it in it's position .then it not ask for password.
(2)You can clear password with jumper settings find jumper on motherbord named clear cmos it has 3 pin .1-2-3
Put jumper in 2-3 position then again put it in 1-2 position then check .
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Nov 06, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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How can i reset my bios password for an acer aspire laptop?


IF YOU KNOW THE BIOS PASSWORD YOU CAN GO TO BIOS AND CLICK ON CHANGE PASSWORD AND IF YOU FORGOT THE BIOS PASSWORD YOU NEED TO OPEN THE SYS. AND ON MOTHERBOARD THEIR IS A SMALL JUMPER THAT SAYS BIOS JUMPER ON IT YOU NEED TO REMOVE IT AND PUT IT IN PRONK 2 &3 AND RESTART THE SYS. AND THEN AGIN TURN OFF THE SYS. AND PUT THE JUMPER BACK TO PRONK 1 & 2 AS IT WAS EARLIER. AND IT WILL REMOVE THE BIOS PASSWORD.

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