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Erasing HDD password via admin/bios password

Q: Erasing HDD password via admin/bios password

Hi there,I have a machine that was protected with a HDD password and, as any IT manager's nightmare, right after setting it the following first trial have failed to let us use the hard drive.We also set the bios admin password (the one which is required to make changes in bios) and this one is working accordingly.On the HDD password bios page you can read that you can use the admin/master password to remove the HDD password (supposedly without losing data), but I wasn't able to find how could that be done, can someone tell me how?
Best outcome: Use the admin password to disable HDD password.Unacceptable but still possible solution: Erase the whole hard disk altogether with the password.The system is a Dell Inspiron 7560 (S/Tag
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) and we have about 60 more machines to set BIOS/HDD passwords, any help is much appreciated.

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How remove password BIOS(Admin password & canfigure setup),
 

A:Admin password & canfigure setup password in BIOS remouver

Turn off computer. Find the battery on the motherboard. Take it out for a couple minutes. Put it back in and restart computer. This should reset cmos and solve your problem.
 

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Right before this problem happened, I had suddenly experienced a weird screen glitch and knew to restart my computer. Now, it asks for a BIOS admin or power on password which I did not set. What the heck is going on, and what could I do to fix this??  --WHAT-I-HAVE-TRIED--I have tried "12345"I have tried a blank fieldI have tried "biosPower"-------------------------- --COMPUTER-INFO--Product: HP Stream Notebook 11 (no touchscreen)Product version: 8.1 (x64 architecture)---------------------- If I need to put any more info, just ask.











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A:BIOS "Admin Password or Power On Password" needed for startu...

@GlitchMasta47? At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a halt code - enter this on the site below. https://bios-pw.org/ Regards, DP-K

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Call me a dunce....but I have a problem. I locked myself out of my administrator account and I can't go into safe mode because I also forgot my BIOS password. I really don't want to have to open up my computer and remove the BIOS, is there any other solutions that don't involve turning off my computer?

Im running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3

A:Forgot Admin Password, as well as BIOS boot up password

Hi and welcome to TSF

I am sorry but forum rules prohibits us from helping with forgotten passwords.

A link to our rules can be found at the top of every page.

This post is closed.

BG

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Hi,  I am having the similiran problem, my Pavilion 15 asks for Administrator or Power On password. After 3 times wrong error code is :  60214593 S/N: 5CD612B4T9 Thanks

A:Bios Admin Password or Power on Password

Hi: Restart the PC, and enter this unlock passcode... 75172515

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I have a Dell Latitude D630. It has an admin password for the bios. Nothing is locked except for the settings. I can't change any of the settings in the bios. It lets me boot to windows just fine though. My question is, since I don't know that admin password for the bios, if I upgrade the bios firmware, will the admin password be deleted? Since I'm flashing the bios, I would think that all the settings will be lost. Is that the case?
 

A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?

What?

Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try ) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612-109.html#post747024

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
 

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Hi there -- As best i can remember, there was no restriction on BIOS access to my Yoga 710 until i created a BIOS user password for security. After a short while i decided to remove the user password, but found that i could not remove it without supplying an administrator password, which i never heard of before, did not set myself, and didn't need when setting the user password. (I have tried a factory reset by pressing the pinhole button, and this did not help.) Q: Why would an admin password not be needed to create a user password, but only needed to remove it? Does that sound like a bug? [Probabaly unimportant: the dialog box denying removal of user password and stating need for admin password did not ask for one; i guess it would be entered at boot instead of the user password?] [[Maybe-skippable details: I bought the unit returned-and resold-as-new from a large retail brick and mortor store. It's possible the previous owner set a BIOS admin password, and that the store and i didn't notice the restrictions on the BIOS -- but the situation cannot be that simple: I have replaced Windows on the unit with linux, and i believe i remember having full bios access to try different settings of secure boot etc when trying different versions of linux. It's possible i'm confusing this with another laptop, but again, this cannot be the explanation, because...]] Most important: Back before i set the user password, when i installed the linux i'm using on the uni... Read more

A:BIOS is locked with admin password not set by me, BIOS settings have changed

No laptops are supplied with ANY administrative passwords.  You need to enter the password twice for verification when you set it..  Why don't you try to enter the same password you set for the user password as the administrative password.  BTW, you can set an administrative/supervisor password on the BIOS which has nothing to do with an administrative password on the disk.

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Hello,i need some help here i got code system disable 37748747whats that mean ?Thx be4

A:Bios Admin Password

@Red_One? Please enter:    28620389 Regards.

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i forgot my bios password please help ..i have hp 6560b .i can boot the system normaly but the problem is the bios admin password . ater 3 time fault there is a keybord opened and after that it system locked restar the system ;\

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hey I am having trouble loging into the bios the error code is 54635512. please help me!!!

A:bios admin password

@tylerrivera334? Enter   41793534

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i am unable to chnge password of bios which i want to because all bios settings are greyed out and when ever i want to enter bios admin mode it asks for password.i have every proof and bill that i am rightfull owner of this product....

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I can't remember the bios administrator password I used on my laptop. After three wrong attempts this code was given: 84836352

A:bios admin. password

@jda4614? Enter   31794994

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I have a HP laptop that a friend set a bios admin/power on password that he no longer can remember. After 3 failed attempts I receive a system disabled 93381416 code. Can you please advise me as to how I can remove this password as my laptop is now worthless.

A:bios admin password

Hi, Enter   22089438 Regards, DP-K

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Hi, I want to upgrade BIOS HP ELITEBOOK 840 G1 and I dont know the BIOS ADMIN PASSWORD. SOLUTION PLEASE

A:BIOS ADMIN PASSWORD

@JH2OZEF For that model you will need to contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.htm??l When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. REO

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Hi, I have a problem with a Elitebook 840 bios password  Can I have some help with a default bios password please 

A:admin bios password

@Someoldgit For that model you will need to contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.

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Hi,  I just bought this laptop but can not get to the BIOS to change the boot options due to an admin password. Can someone help please.The code I get after three invalid tries is System Disable  69403154  Thank you for your help.

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I have forgotten Admin password in bios ,pls tell me how can I reset my bios admin password.My laptop is dell n5110 15r.

A:Admin password in bios

You need to call Dell support.  Have your ownership details handy along with a credit card -- the call won't be free of charge.

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Hi, Could someone send me the BIOS unlock code?  My system disabled code is: 51588639. Thank you!













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A:Need BIOS admin password

Hi, Enter  44480219 Regards, DP-K

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Hi,  I have a second hand HP EliteBook 8470p . i have installed Windows 10 64 bits Enterprise. I need the Bios Admin password to enable virtual machine to be configured such a s vmwares workstation . Please help me

A:Bios Admin password

@KonanNestor? For that model you will need to contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. REO

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Hi, I need the admin password to change the boot options in the bios please. The code I get is 50809828 when it locks me out. HP folio Thanks in advance

A:Bios Admin Password

Hi: Restart the PC, and enter this unlock passcode... 45761208

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What is password to get into BIOS on a 430 Probook? The reason I need to access BIOS is because when windows is shutdown, the laptop goes through complete shutdown turn off process but then a couple of seconds later it turns on and restarts again. My understanding is that there is a setting in the BIOS that causes this but is there another way to stop this if I can't access the BIOS? Niote that if computer is turned off by holding down the power switch, it does not restart and just stays off as it should.

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Good morning, A user at work has gi ven me their personal laptop (HP EliteBook 8540p) as they have forgotten their BIOS password. I have tried various options including HBPR software but so far the password remains. Is there a default password or any other software to try to remove the password? Thank you.

A:BIOS Admin password

Hi,          Try the below thread to resolve this issue. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Reset-BIOS-Password-Elitebook-85...

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Product Name: HP Probook 450 G1
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro (64-bit)
Productcode: E9Y55EA
Serialnumber: [Personal Information Removed]
 
I forgot/lost my Administrator BIOS password
Can i get some help please to replace or reset a new/correct  Admin. BIOS password?
Thank you for your time.

A:Admin. BIOS Password

Hello @beco55, We are sorry as there is no master password or generator for EliteBooks or ProBooks. HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. Or download these files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zu4kdgxm052l87d/AAAMi-kfX4AVH8oTCbsOM4X9a?dl=0 Insert clean USB flash drive. Then run USB Image tool. Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE. After restore remove flash drive. Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ?If HDD is installed remove before booting.? At C:\OUTPUT   type CD.. ?Then hit enter? Type HPBR   ?Then hit enter? First thing is to save your settings. Select #3 re-program. Press ?S? to save system information. Type HPBR and hit enter. Since your model is not listed select ?SHOTGUN.? After reboot repeat ?SHOTGUN? a second time. If you cannot boot from USB flash drive use the Image tool t... Read more

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System Disabled 76998828











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A:bios admin password

HI Try : 69690208

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i can't get into my BIOS mbecause i need a admin password and i don't have one i tried t3 times and i got the error code 80670314 please help i need to reset y pc cause the system got corrupted











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A:BIOS admin password help

When prompted for password try 35758930

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I need the bios password (THAT SHOULDN'T EVEN BE SET!) system disabled after 3 attempts, 51499148. Absolute disgrace that HP have resorted to these tactics to get people to register their product and bump page hit statistics!

A:bios admin password

@annoyedasfu? Enter   44591188

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I need the bios password for lockout error 59495365.I enter the password incorrect three times and it disables the system .All help is greatly appreciated thanks!

A:Need bios admin password

@Cohencohengone? Enter    46593961 Regards, DP-K

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HI,I can't remember current BIOS Admin password.Used BIOS Configuration Utility to change it- didn't help.How can I reset it? 

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I have a new puter in has an admin password as it was a corp. castoff.
I have entered the password and get OK.

And then I am in bios, Hp nx6110, f10 to get to enter password.

I have the win 7 installation disc in the dvd drive, and now for the big question. Now that I'm in how to I tell this beast to install?

This was an ebay buy, I hope I have not been burned...
Thanks for your assist.

A:Bios admin password I have, OS not.

If you are able to get past the BIOS password you should be able to boot from the DVD and begin the install process. In the BIOS you may need to set the boot order to boot from CD/DVD first.

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Hi, forgot the BIOS password of my CQ58. Halt number is 64134360. Does someone know how to get into the BIOS? THX in advanceSponsje











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A:Admin BIOS password

Hi, Enter  71892966 Regards, DP-K

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Bonjour je n'arrive pas à pénétrer le BIOS de ma machine car bloqué par un mot de passe Admin. pourrais je voir le mot de Passe Admin svp

A:password admin BIOS

Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
 

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I've recently puchased this machine 2nd-hand, however, the BIOS admin password didn't come with it. As a result, I'm unable to bring the BIOS up-to-date. Would you please advise how HP can assist me reset the BIOS admin password. Thank you. Kind regards. rayB

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 help me pleaseI forgot password for entering BIOS for my laptop HP 8570w.SKU nummber: C3Z47EC#AB1Serial nummber: 5CB327119ZUUID : 957844FC7BEBE21183234E66B9008050i need smc.bin please.. my email... [email protected] you for reply.  

A:admin bios password

Hello @nanggun,  We are sorry as there is no master password or generator for EliteBooks or ProBooks.  HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case.  Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.                                    When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Hello, can you please help me, i don't know what Bios Password i have. When i try to enter a password than i get this Code: 84773176. (System Disabled) Thanks in advance   











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A:Bios admin password

Hi, Enter  31651178 Regards, DP-K

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Theres an issue with the software so im trying to reboot from usb but i dont have the bios admin password. The code coming up is 55188841. Any help would be great

A:Bios admin password

Hi buddy,Please enter the same password and press enter.It would take you to the next step.Regards

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Hi,i setup password for my bios in the past and now im trying to access bios setting,but im forget my bios admin password!!!! Im owner!but just forget!i just want to unlock this password when i go to bios setting...  please help me...

A:bios admin password

Hello @Matinfar,  We are sorry as there is no master password or generator for EliteBooks or ProBooks. HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case.  Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.                                    When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Hi! I forgot the administration password for bios on my Probook 6560b Can you help me?

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hello,i have a laptop hp 15-f039wm,i need install windows seven,but the pc ask me a bios password admin,how i can have my bios password? thanks for your help

A:bios password admin hp 15-f039wm

@kenjebo When asked for the password just hit enter3 times. Post any code you receive. REO

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In the process of installing windows 7 Professional I discovered that I could not get into the BIOS or setup because it was password protected. I?ve tried a number of things including installing HP ProtectTools Security stuff and it seems that all that has done is to create more login passwords. I can now get into setup but as a user but not as an administrator and so I cannot change password. There is also another screen that shows up where I must enter a password and I?m not sure if that?s happening because of the HP Protect Tools that I installed and then removed or because of something in the BIOS. I?ve uninstalled HP Protect Tools and reinstall windows 7 and I still see both password screens. I attempted to update the BIOS using a file downloaded from the HP support website but cannot because I don?t know the admin password for access the BIOS.

A:BIOS/CMOS admin password

@brublag? Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. Or download these files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zu4kdgxm052l87d/AAAMi-kfX4AVH8oTCbsOM4X9a?dl=0 Insert clean USB flash drive. Then run USB Image tool. Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE. After restore remove flash drive. Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ?If HDD is installed remove before booting.? At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..  ?Then hit enter? Type HPBR   ?Then hit enter? First thing is to save your settings. Select #3 re-program. Press ?S? to save system information. Type HPBR and hit enter. Select   ?FIRST RUN? Then select model. After reboot repeat same as above but this time SELECT ?SECOND RUN? Some instructions here. ?If you cannot boot from USB there are instructions to make a bootable HDD.? http://mazzifsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/01/hp-bios??-unlock-for-dos.html More here. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-??Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to... Read more

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I am trying to reset my BIOS settings. But I have to type in an administration password. I entered it wrong three times and it gave me a code of 84707873. What do I do?

A:Reset BIOS Admin Password

@Dan851 Please reboot and enter      31665275 Regards.

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Hello, please help, i forgot the bios admin password. and it just saying " Authentication Failed press power button to restart "there is no error code. how can i reset or remove the Bios admin password? thank you,Elixir

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Hello All, I would like to know how can i remove my BIOS Administrator password, as far as i know i have never saved a password for BIOS ADMIN, but whenever i try to go to bios admin it asks for password that i do not know now. I need to make some changes, so how do i access bios setup now. when i enter 3 wrong passwords, it gives error system disabled and a number written below 66276313(somthing like that) Can anyone please guide me? have tried ho bios flash as well. Thanks in advance experts. Regards,Yousaf











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A:BIOS Admin password recovery.

Hi Try : 79640917

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hi,I am trying to reset my BIOS settings. But I have to type in an administration password. I entered it wrong three times and it gave me a code of 63863595. (i 63863595)What do I do?Thank you in advanceWalter

A:Reset BIOS Admin Password

Hi, Unfortunately the hashing routine for any codes that start with a 'i' have changed, so at the moment your options are down to Contacting HP support. or You can still remove a power on password by removing the rtc cell, then holding down the power button for 60 seconds before re-inserting the rtc - the procedure for removing the rtc can be found on Page 54 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Regards, DP-K

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When I pressed F2 to enter BIOS setup, it need a password. I did "clearing forgotten passwords" and " clearing CMOS passwords" according to the manual. But nothing worked. Any advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

A:Need help for XPS 8500 BIOS Admin password!

Remove the power cord and the CMOS battery for about 30-60 minutes.  If that doesn't clear the password, something is wrong with the mainboard.

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I need admin password to enter Bios setup. I need set a admin password. I did "clearing CMOS passwords" and " clearing forgotten passwords", but nothing worked. Any advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

A:xps 8500 bios admin password

Call Dell Tech Support and be ready to prove ownership.

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disabled code 50966740 













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A:Bios admin Password reset

Hi, Enter  45644386 Regards, DP-K

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