Question about HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have an hp pavilion a1726x rc655-69002 motherboard and setup is password protected i need to clear the password so i can boot up my machine

Posted by on

  • rjwayne2009 May 07, 2010

    am i going to lose my bios settings (back to default) ?

  • rjwayne2009 May 07, 2010

    I did exactly as you said and I am still prompted for a password hitting enter i get invalid username or password when i get prompted to reset the password a wizard prompts me to inset password reset disk which i do not have thanks for your help in this I do appreciate it



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 11,896 Answers

Remove bios battery, then press and hold power button for 5 full seconds, then release, wait about 5 more minutes and replace battery, then reassemble and hook power back up and try it again. Sometimes pressing enter without entering any words or numbers will help access

Posted on May 07, 2010

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield May 07, 2010

    There are two ways to approach forcing the Bios/CMOS to be reset to its
    default values: Option #1: Mechanically, by removing all power to the
    thereby forcing it to reset itself to its stored defaults, which include
    password or the default password employed by the Bios manufacturer, and
    #2: Using a program to either locate and identify the password and
    reveal it to
    you or erasing the password entirely. These are referred to as password
    utilities or cracks. Let's look at Option #1 first, and then move on to
    #2 if necessary.
    Most motherboards manufactured over the last decade or more use a
    battery to
    sustain the dynamic Bios/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip.
    dynamic settings are those manually set by either the computers
    manufacturer or
    you, the user. There are two ways to erase these dynamic settings, by
    resetting a jumper on the motherboard itself (referred to as a "clear
    jumper), or by physically remove the power from the computer
    (disconnecting the
    power plug) and then removing a battery (used to maintain power to the
    PROM chip
    that contains the Bios/CMOS information) from the motherboard.

    Some, but not all, motherboard manufacturers provide a set of three
    on their motherboards that provide you with the ability to clear the
    settings, thereby allowing them to be reset. For the most part this is
    used when
    the Bios/CMOS data becomes scrambled and you need to clear the Bios/CMOS
    order to return the computer to a functional state. This same procedure,
    however, can be used to clear passwords from the Bios/CMOS setup.
    Typically a
    jumper will be found across pins #1 and #2 as the default position, and
    by shutting the
    computer down, unplugging the power cord and then moving the jumper so
    that it
    is across pins #2 and #3 will clear the Bios/CMOS settings.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a hp pavilion G4. I forgot my BIOS administrator password and after three unsuccessfull attempts

Not the boot up procedure is locked up. You may have to go on line to HP and seek technical assistance to unlock the Bios Password. Just do not use one in the future. It is not necessary unless you are a company protecting several business systems and theft of property.

Feb 20, 2014 | AMD New Original HP Pavilion G4 G5 G6 G7...

1 Answer

What is the best video card for gaming for hp a1726x pc desktop

Depends on the game and the minium requirements. You computer does have a PCI express x16 slot open, so you will want a video card for that slot. The other issue will be a power supply. Like most brands HP puts in the cheapest power supply they can. An extended graphics card will draw more power and therefor wear out your power supply. I would look for something in the range of a 750Watt power supply at minimum. If you post more information about the game you want to play (or games), we can assist you further.

Hope this helps.

Feb 14, 2012 | HP Hewlett Packard Pavilion a1726x PC...

1 Answer

Replaced motherboard. how do I setup bios on hp a6700y

To get into BIOS setup, you hit the <del> or <F10> key on start up.
If you want to reset password protection on CMOS, you have to

Follow the jumper instructions here:

Sep 20, 2011 | HP Pavilion a6700y PC Desktop

2 Answers

I have a HP DV7-1175NR and I can't get access due to a problem with the password in the bios. For some reason It doesn't recognize my password. I need to know if you have any idea how to reset the bios.

HP/Compaq/Acer InsydeH20 Bios Password Service
with 8 digit HashCode
Support model: Compaq CQ40, Compaq CQ45, HP DV3, HP DV4,DV5....

We can help you remove this password.
You just entering 03 times wrong password, then your screen will show 8 digit code number (view below image):


Let's me know your 8 digit code and Model Name (

GO TO >> Master password - Bios Password

Apr 11, 2011 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Pavilion dv7-1175nr PC...

1 Answer

How to remove power on password? model# HP dv3-1075us thanks

do u mean to remove the power to reset the password because u don't know the password, if this is the case, you need to remove the internal cmos battery inside on the motherboard then put it back in, this should reset the password, if you want the box that comes up asking you for a password, then you need to go into the bios, and look for password, and disable it, to go into bios, when your laptop is booting up look for press F2, F12, F5, to enter setup, each laptop is different, might be F8, F9.

Sep 24, 2009 | HP Pavilion Dv3-1075us Notebook

3 Answers

The hp pavilion dv2000 not booting

You might be still covered under extended warranty, check here

Jul 27, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv2000 Series Laptop Full...

1 Answer

I neeed clear bios cmos and cmos run to my hp ze4315us

Restart system holding down f11 key till it beeps. Dont forget to backup your documents.

May 26, 2009 | HP Pavilion ze4315us Notebook

1 Answer

I have a hp pavilion dv2000 machine currently it is loaded with windows 6.0 OS now i want to install ubuntu but i am not able to enter into bios mode to change the boot drive.

To enter setup, you usually have to press a specific key as the computer boot, on the initial POST screen. Common keys are Del, F2, F10, F12.

May 02, 2009 | HP 417035-001 - HP Pavilion dv2000 Series...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

18 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18394 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides