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I forgot the startup / CMOS password for my Sony VGN-TX17GP laptop, at start up it prompts to "enter password", I tried all my passwords with no luck, can anyone help here please?

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If for some reason it went back to the default you should try one of these:

  • AMI
  • Award
  • bios
  • setup
  • cmos
  • concat
  • AMI_SW (case sensitive)
  • AMI!SW/
  • AMI?SW/
  • j262
If that doesn't work you can reset your BIOS by removing all power to it (you would need to open your laptop and locate the battery that powers the BIOS), or applying some jumpers or ultimately solding them
If you have access to your laptop you can run a tool to reset it. PC BIOS Security and Maintenance Toolkit used to do the trick but not sure you can still find it online.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

  • bolitzk Mar 17, 2011

    Another 2 options, just found this:

    Sony PCG series can be unlocked by last 7 digit from Sony VGN-A series after 3 tries it generate random xxxx - 4-hex code Sony VGN other series after 3 wrong tries it generate
    random 5x4 code, do not turn off laptop until get master password

    and you can always call SONY support and ask them for a Master Password.

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