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Hi rmhaynes2004,Luckily, for most laptops, there is Metal-Oxide Semiconductor battery which can charge the power on password to memory on the computer. So, battery also can help us disable power on password to login PC at ease.
A. Power off computer;
B. Removed the battery and disconnected every cable;
C. Short-circuit the two password pads (two small square holes);
D. Under the short-circuit condition, power on the computer and wait until the POST (Power On Self Test) ends. After the POST ends, the password prompt does not appear. The power on password reset is finished.
Make sure you remove the jumper with the power OFF (not connected)
Disabling a Forgotten Password
NOTICE: This process erases both the system and setup passwords.
1 Open the computer cover.
2 Remove the jumper plug from the PSWD jumper to disable the
See "Jumper Settings" to locate the password jumper (labeled
"PSWD") on the system board.
3 Close the computer cover.
4 Reconnect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and then
turn them on.
This erases the existing password(s).
5 Enter system setup and verify that the password is disabled.
Bios passwords can be reset by draining power completely. remove all power sources, open it up, pull out the CMOS battery, and hold the power button (10 seconds) to drain any residual charge. Turn it on and the password should be disabled
I'm assuming you mean the bios password. Turn off the computer. Remove the power supply. Remove the battery. Remove the CMOS battery. Hold the power button for 10 sec to drain residual charge. Plug the computer in and boot. The password should be disabled.
The power on password is configured from the BIOS and removing the BIOS battery will not reset the BIOS and remove the password as it is stored on an EEPROM chip.
This password is to protect unauthorized access to data on the laptop and the hard drive. There are no backdoor passwords available.
Ask the person who set the password, then you will be able to remove it by going into the BIOS setup.
If the password is on power on this would have been setup through the bios setup.
Would need to go into setup and then I believe boot somewher in there will be user password you can disable this and hit F10 to save and exit.Or may be supervisor password which you can try and disable again hitting F10 to save and exit.
If it's the windows password you can log on in safe mode and sign in as administartor then go to user accounts and remove user.
A thing known as BIOS or Basic Input Output System or system BIOS has been configured for security. When after the system starts, you are unable to boot up or go past the password due to a password. Try this:
To delete or disable the Power On password:
Shut down (Power down) the system and disconnect the power cord from the outlet or the system unit.
Remove the chassis cover.
On the system board, remove the jumper on pins 1 and 2 of header E49 and place only on pin 2.
Replace the chassis cover and reconnect the power cord.
- OR -
Remove the E49 jumper (green) next to the battery. Make note of whaere jumper was (pin 1-2 or 2-3).
Power on the computer, enter bios (Setup), F10 or F2 (I don't recall if they changed the key)
Disable 'Power On Password'
Switch off PC and replace the jumper.