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My bios is locked what ot do? it says "Bios setup is locked. Special supervisor is needed to unlock it." SO I mean to say that how to make it bios setup disabled and make it open the window. Please help me in this topic as much fast you can. What need to do without soldering only through softwares and others.

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Hi mayatimikata.

If you are referring to the BIOS password, then let me tell you the easiest trick to reset the BIOS password.

The BIOS password, Computer date and time and many more settings will always be saved in the CMOS Battery.

Hence, here is the trick.

You may just remove and re-insert the CMOS Battery.

This will reset all the information or settings in the CMOS Battery.

The BIOS password will also be erased by doing this.

You need not worry, this will not harm your Computer in any ways.

Please perform the steps which I have mentioned above.

This should reset the BIOS password.

Hope this helps.

Please feel free to ask further questions.

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