Question about Computers & Internet
I have a zx5060us HP laptop. Recently it started to ask me for a "bios password" after the Windows screen comes up.
I never placed a password on the computer...
I have tried those "generic" passwords from other sites and none of them work.
I contacted the manufacture and they claim I have to send it in for $300...
Is there a program I can load onto the computer to by-pass this?
Note: The computer only goes from -- Turning on / to the Window Screen / to the password screen..
There is software out there for free download that will remove all passwords on boot. Download and burn to cd then load on boot. Follow instructions.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
I believe that hp will remove BIOS passwords from hp notebooks, so long as you can prove you are the owner (or was it "you are the original owner"). I believe they charge a fee for this, but i believe it is well under $100USD to do it.
If its just a power-on-password, dont send it to hp, search for the manual as advised above and clear the BIOS. If its a BIOS password, send it to HP (get a quote first to be sure).
If, after clearing the power-on-password, you find you have a hard disk password as well, I would replace the drive.
There are very few companies that remove ata hard disk passwords. The price is excessive - unless you really need the data.
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
If the system boots to a windows screen, then asks for a password, it's definitely NOT a bios password, but a windows operating system password. Either way, if we had it here at the shop, I could have it done in a few minutes; to bad you're not in Tulsa.
What makes you think it's a bios password?
Posted on Nov 30, 2007
I just went to www.laptoprebirth.com and the helped me with my pavilion DV2000 so i thinik they can help you with your laptop.
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
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