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Pull battery out the the big one but the little guy you normal find it with the memory or your wifi card pull it out turn on turn off it resets bios i have done this many times.

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Messing with locked bio's can be hard, Easiest solution for best results would be to attempt to return the laptop, To either the suppler or the maker. Being nice while dealing with customer service in my opinion is the key to getting the best out come. Best of luck!

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How can recover my deleted/flashed bios


Remove the side panel of the computer case, using the screwdriver to unfasten the screws normally located in the back.


Remove the jumper from its normal position on the motherboard and place it in the recovery position.


Usually, the jumper will need to be moved over one space to cover a previously exposed prong.


If the motherboard does not have a jumper, removing the battery for 30 seconds and then replacing it may have the same effect.


Insert the BIOS flash disk and power on the computer.

If you used a flash tool or utility and did not create a BIOS flash disk before flashing the BIOS, then you will need to do so using a functioning computer.


Since there will be no video, listen for the internal PC speaker to beep.

This means it is performing the BIOS upgrade.


Power down the computer once the BIOS upgrade has been completed.

This process may take some time to complete, so be sure to not turn the computer off before the BIOS upgrade is finished.


Without video, the only way to be sure is to listen to the PC speaker.

When the upgrade is done, the PC speaker will beep again, and the floppy disk drive will turn off.


Replace the jumper back in its normal position and put the side panel of the computer back on.

Power the computer on.

If the computer turns on as normal, the recovery was a success.


hope this helps




Sep 25, 2012 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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How to reset or remove BIOS password


There are four common categories of solutions to remove or reset a BIOS password and here are the details on how to go about resetting your BIOS password.<br /> <br /><b>Manufacturer Backdoor BIOS Password</b><br /><br />Most of the BIOS makers have set a backdoor password on the older computer models. That is the master password for BIOS. To reset BIOS passwords first you need to check the manufacturer of your computer's BIOS. Most computers have BIOS include AMI, IBM, Award, and Phoenix. These are the most common BIOS. You can unlock your locked BIOS using this master password. It works, no matter what the user sets the password to. Many popular computer and laptop manufacturers such as HP and DELL lock the BIOS because they want to protect their machine's most sensitive areas (those areas which have warranty) from their customers. These passwords are usually used by computer technicians for testing and repairing. <br /><br /><b>Reset the jumper that holds the password<br /></b><br />Open the computer and locate on the motherboard the BIOS password jumper. The jumper is usually jumper 1 and often labeled as PSWD, PWD, CLRPWD, CLEAR, JCMOS1, CLR, CLEAR CMOS, PASSWD, or PASSWORD. Normally you would have 3 pins and to reset the password you just need to put the jumper on the 2 and 3 pins leaving pin 1 empty. After you move the jumper, turn the computer on to clear the password, then once password removed turn it off and put the jumper back to its original position.<br /><br /><b>Removing the CMOS Battery to reset the BIOS to default</b><br /><br />Switch off your computer, and open up the case. You'll see a circular metallic silver item on motherboard. This is called CMOS Battery. Remove it carefully, and leave it out for about 2 minutes. This act will remove the CMOS memory which contains BIOS password. Set the CMOS battery back and switch on the computer. Restore the CMOS configuration as default. Your BIOS password has been cleared now. <br /><br /><b>Using third party software utility to reset BIOS password</b><br /><br />To reset BIOS you can use third party software like Kill CMOS which wipes out CMOS, or CmosPwd which is a BIOS utility. Hiren's Boot CD has a few programs including the above two that will help you to reset the password. Here is a link to Hirens Boot CD website <a href="http://www.hirensbootcd.org/">http://www.hirensbootcd.org/</a>. To download the latest version, click on the Download link on the left side and go to the last page. You will need a CD writer to put the content on a blank CD.

on Dec 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Using home computer how do i keep my number lock on if i want to turn off then turn on my computer the next day?


While the computer is booting you should get a prompt to press a key to enter system setup or bios. Once you are in the bios setup, look for a setting called boot up num lock. This should be set to on. Then every time you boot your machine it will have the num lock on.

Jul 21, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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My internal wireless card is failing. I purchased a new one. A tech told me if I replace the old wireless card with a new one the system won't load, something about HP locking the bios. Does anyone know...


The wireless card wont be locked to the bios. Swap it out and install the drivers once it is loaded. It will just see it as a new piece of hardware.If it doesnt work, take the new one out and put the old one back in, it wont destroy your computer.

Jan 26, 2011 | HP Pavilion zd8000 Notebook

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I want to install a new windows


Hi
Turn your computer / laptop off then turn on again while tapping the F2 key to get into the bios screen.
Once in the bios you need to goto the boot section by using the arrow keys on your keyboard, once in thew boot section select boot from cd first, once you have done this then press F10 to save and exit.

From here it is pretty straight forward, Turn your machine back on and insert your Windows disk ( do this as fast as you can ) or you will have to restart the machine again.
Your computer will now start to install windows, just follow the on screen prompts.

Hope this helps

Jan 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hello : my problem is i have laptop acer model 5230z : i cant access to the bios becuas is encrypted in passwoed and i try all way that found in web put is no result thank you i hope be help me


Hi,

There are four common categories of solutions to remove or reset a BIOS password and here are the details on how to go about resetting your BIOS password.

Manufacturer Backdoor BIOS Password

Most of the BIOS makers have set a backdoor password on the older computer models. That is the master password for BIOS. To reset BIOS passwords first you need to check the manufacturer of your computer's BIOS. Most computers have BIOS include AMI,
IBM, Award, and Phoenix. These are the most common BIOS. You can unlock your locked BIOS using this master password. It works, no matter what the user sets the password to. Many popular computer and laptop manufacturers such as HP and DELL lock the BIOS because they want to protect their machine's most sensitive areas (those areas which have warranty) from their customers. These passwords are usually used by computer technicians for testing and repairing.

Reset the jumper that holds the password

Open the computer and locate on the motherboard the BIOS password jumper. The jumper is usually jumper 1 and often labeled as PSWD, PWD, CLRPWD, CLEAR, JCMOS1, CLR, CLEAR CMOS, PASSWD, or PASSWORD. Normally you would have 3 pins and to reset the password you just need to put the jumper on the 2 and 3 pins leaving pin 1 empty. After you move the jumper, turn the computer on to clear the password, then once password removed turn it off and put the jumper back to its original position.

Removing the CMOS Battery to reset the BIOS to default

Switch off your computer, and open up the case. You'll see a circular metallic silver item on motherboard. This is called CMOS Battery. Remove it carefully, and leave it out for about 2 minutes. This act will remove the CMOS memory which contains BIOS password. Set the CMOS battery back and switch on the computer. Restore the CMOS configuration as default. Your BIOS password has been cleared now.

Using third party software utility to reset BIOS password

To reset BIOS you can use third party software like Kill CMOS which wipes out CMOS, or CmosPwd which is a BIOS utility. Hiren's Boot CD has a few programs including the above two that will help you to reset the password. Here is a link to Hirens Boot CD website http://www.hirensbootcd.org/. To download the latest version, click on the Download link on the left side and go to the last page. You will need a CD writer to put the content on a blank CD.

Please let me know whether this works or not.

Dec 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot my bios password please help benny


There are a number of reasons why we might set a password to protect our BIOS from changes. The problem is that we only need to go in there once in a blue moon, making the password easy to forget, locking everyone out. I had a situation many years ago where a colleague suggested the purchase of a new motherboard because they couldn’t remember the password. I got that little bit more frustrated with my job that day.
There are various options you can use to get back into your BIOS. All of them reset the BIOS back to default values, so make sure you’ve tried all of your regular passwords before attempting these methods. I have tried to keep it brief…
Newer Computers: Most newer motherboards have a jumper on them, which you can change the position of to reset the BIOS. Find your motherboard manual or search for the motherboards model number in Google. You want to find a diagram showing what and where various components and jumpers are on the motherboard. The manual should tell you which jumper needs to be changed.
Once you have changed the jumper, return the jumper back to its original position while the machine is off. You don’t want it to keep resetting itself. Turn on the machine and go into the BIOS. All options will be open to you.
Older Computers: The quickest way to get into the BIOS of an older computer that has been password protected is to remove the battery. The battery keeps the system clock going. Once you remove it, you can put it back in and start the computer.
When you start your computer, you will find your BIOS has been reset to its default values. You are now able to change any settings you want.
General: Some motherboard manufacturers have a secret password that will work, overwriting the password already locking the computer. These are readily available online with a bit of a search. I think this is becoming less common with time.
For more information on the methods above, tech-faq has a great article which goes more in depth.

Oct 26, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 6593-6656 Notebook

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I have a dell latitude laptop and I can't change the boot order as it is locked with an admin password. I looked for the bios battery in the manual to remove and put back but there doesn't deem to be one....


Locate the BIOS clear / password jumper or dipswitch and change its position. Once this jumper has been changed, turn on the computer and the password should be cleared. Once cleared, turn the computer off and return the jumper or dipswitch to its original position.

If you are working on a laptop computer the location of the dipswitch (almost never a jumper) can be under the keyboard or on the bottom of the laptop in a compartment such as the memory compartment.

Another way to try is use the BIOS mfg "backdoor" password to see if you can get in. It's a little more risky as if you're wrong three times, it may lock you out.
Here's a list of backdoor passwords for many of the BIOS manufacturers... scroll down page 1/2 way to see start of listing...
http://xtreview.com/review113.htm

Sep 19, 2009 | Dell Latitude 100L Notebook

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I have a dell optiplex 270 and my computer does


If the drive is seen in BIOS but not in Windows, then this should resolve:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

If the drive is not seen in BIOS, Reseat the power and data cables, and reboot and see if the drive is seen. If not, then boot to BIOS, turn on Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and NUMLOCK, then press ALT+E (system should Beep once), Then Alt+F (Beep) then ALT+B to reboot Then gp back to BIOS and see if the drive is seen.

If drive still not detected, replace the drive

May 03, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

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