I forgot the password on bios. how can i clear the password? i tried to detached batt and leave it for 2 days, (48 hours) when i try again after 2 days, the password is still there. i cant find any cmos reset jumper on the board. thanks in advance
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When you remove the battery from the motherboard wait after few seconds (30), reboot your computer without the battery and press the BIOS key (F1 or F10 or DELL key) will not ask you any password. Turn it off and Then put back the battery.
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You will need to contact Dell Support at 1-866-203-6875 in order to reset a bios password on your laptop. They will verify ownership of the system and once verified they will provide you with a generated bios password. Removing the battery will not clear the bios password or trying to restore the system will not work either. It will ask for a bios password to continue.
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trying to do reset the BIOS,
1. Remove the BIOS battery, leave it for 24 hours. Try installing again.
2. Reset the BIOS with the jumper, http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=clear+bios+toshiba+A25-S279
Replace the hard drive. It is very difficult to fix the hdd password. You can try to detach the hdd, and leave it for 1 day. Also detach the ac adapter and the main battery. The next day, install hdd and restart the laptop.
You may be able to remove the BIOS password using a parallel plug. This WEB site describes the procedure for such a plug and how to bypass this BIOS password. http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006/02/10/remove-clear-toshiba-laptop-bios/
There's no jumpers to set on a laptop as there is on a desktop motherboard to reset a BIOS password. Your best bet is to remove the main battery, open up the laptop and look for the backup (or BIOS) battery - they usually look like a few small button cell batteries together in a shrink wrap casing. Unplug that battery from the motherboard, and leave the laptop unpowered for 24-48 hours. Once you reconnect everything and boot the laptop, the BIOS should be totally cleared back to defaults, thus erasing the password.
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The above solution does not work on an E6400. Any fix regarding removal of battery, shorting pins together, etc does not work. However, what does work is to use the Dell Asset/Service Tag BIOS Reset Tool that is available on Torrent Sites. Boot the CD image and when you are asked if you want to delete/change the service tag select "Y". When asked for the new service tag number re-enter your current service tag. Then the tools erases the BIOS and inputs the new service tag. A by-product of this process is that the BIOS master password is removed from the BIOS.
Hi when you say hdd password.. do you mean the boot password? if this is the case, then you could try unpluggin the pc, pres and hold the power button for about 10 secs, removing the bois battery, then putting everything back together. This will wipe the bios, and the password.