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Passwords You answered a question about someone not having the password to enter bios or boot machine, saying that a person would have to reformat if they dont have the password. But, how do you reformat if you cant boot the machine. reset cmos password

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What does your screen say when booting?

if it is a grey screen and at the bottom gives you a number like

XXXXXXXX - 595B

you will need an unlock service.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

  • Evan Mayo
    Evan Mayo Sep 03, 2008

    Also try this - IN THIS ORDER

    Unplug AC

    Remove Main Battery

    Disconnect CMOS battery



    Let set for 1 hour



    Plug AC power supply in while holding power button -



    Check the screen/watch bars & Dell logo -



    Shut down - Remove AC, Plug in CMOS Battery, Install main battery, plug in AC.



    Turn on - password should be clear.

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Power on
BIOS execution can be controlled by a Power On Password. This password is set in the BIOS Configuration screen, accessed by pressing the F1 key after pressing the power on switch to turn on the PC. If the person at the keyboard does not know the Power On Password, then BIOS execution halts.

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Each of the two user passwords can be controlled by a Master or administrative password. If the administrative password is not set, then anyone who knows the user password can change it in the BIOS configuration screen. If the administration password is set, then it is impossible to reset the user password unless you know the administrative password. The Supervisor Password is the administrative password for the Power On Password. The Master Hard Drive Password controls the Hard Drive Password.

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A user may also put a BIOS password preventing you to even enter the system but if you wish to access the system do not worry we you can still do it. However, I only recommend this trick for your own personal use.
What is BIOS?
Bios stands for Basic Input Output System and is a firmware code run by a PC when first powered on, which is a type of boot loader. The primary function of the BIOS is to identify and initialize system component hardware (such as the video display card, hard disk, and floppy).
How to Break a BIOS Password?
The following steps work absolutely fine for a Desktop and are the easiest of all.
Steps:
• Shut down the computer and take out all the plugs connected to electricity.
• Open up the CPU cabinet and locate the CMOS battery on the motherboard (it will be a silver circular battery just like a button cell).

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Remove the battery and keep it out for some 2-3 minutes as this will flush out the CMOS memory which stores the BIOS password and all other configurations.
• Now place the battery back and start the computer normally.
Steps for Laptop:
• Open up the BIOS at the time of booting.
• There are some backdoor passwords which the manufacturing company had set that will be accepted by the BIOS. You will just need to know the make of your BIOS. Try out the passwords from these lists.
List of Award BIOS backdoor passwords:
BIOSTAR, AWARD_SW, AWARD SW, AWARD PW, CONDO, LKWPETER, J262, 01322222
List of AMI BIOS backdoor passwords:
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List of PHOENIX BIOS backdoor passwords:
phoenix, PHOENIX, CMOS, BIOS

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