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Forgot bios password/cmos reset no help

Q: Forgot bios password/cmos reset no help

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A: Forgot bios password/cmos reset no help

@Redundancy1425 Enter e9lofxu7t3 Use that code to go into the BIOS.Disable all passwords that are enabled.If asked for the CURRENT password use that code.If asked for NEW password just hit enter.If asked to VERIFY password just hit enter.Save and exit. REO

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The bios of my notebook (Pavilion dv7 6163cl) blocked by password, and I never put password. Could help me solve?

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HelloHow 2 reset "cmos bios"  password on HP Omni 120-1106er Desktop PC  (all in one) Info i tried this  "jumper located close to the memory modules" not fore the bios,  I suppose. jumper  next to the cmos batarey dont have # on pins. " " My MB pic1 pic2

A:HP Omni 120-1106er cmos bios Password Reset

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c02993109 Resetting BIOS passwordUse the following procedure to reset the BIOS password:Power off the computer.Note the location and orientation of the CMOS/Password jumper, as it will be placed back into the same position.Figure 4: Leon motherboard CMOS/Password jumpersRemove the CMOS/Password jumper from the motherboard.Power on the computer.Power off the computer.Return CMOS/Password jumper to its original position.Power on the computer, and immediately press F10. The BIOS password has been cleared Not helpful !

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Forgot the CMOS password. After 3 tries it says system disabled [02947]. 











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A:Forgot CMOS password

Hi: Try either of these unlock passcodes... ngqteln or: oib

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FOrgot my cmos password code is 58862171













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A:forgot my dv7 cmos password

@rch1231 Please enter        47740177 Regards.

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Well, I own a D-Link DIR-615 Router, And I forgot my router log-in, AND Wi-Fi Passwords. I went on a trip somewhere, and my computer was reset when I left with it. (Still have PC connected though.) And I just CANNOT reset the thing. I tried default etc etc. But I need to find a way... =\ I still have one Vista computer working with it, But the password comes out to: ***** or dots. (its hidden) Is there a way to show them?

Also, Is there a way to change your MAC adress?
 

A:Forgot Router log-in password/Wifi password, Cannot be Reset (As in; not going to)

As I think that you already know, the solution is to reset the router to factory defaults. When you reconfigure it tape the pertinent account/password/encryption key information to the bottom of the router.

Some ISPs track the MAC Address of the device connected to the modem. It is perfectly fine and easily done to clone the registered MAC address to the router's WAN to avoid having to call the ISP. There is no other need that I know of to change a MAC Address.

Other than the above advice your thread is subject to our password rule:

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

I will leave the thread open for now in case you have trouble with the reset or finding the user guide.
 

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Hi Guys,

I need to go to CMOS BIOS there and they prompt me password

I can't remember the password anymore and i try to disable it but didn't manage
to get it reset.. anyone know how can i reset the passwrord ?

I open the casing and take out the battery, small point for cmos aslo cannot..
any way to get it bypass ?

PLs Help !!
 

A:CMOS Password Reset !!

Leave the battery out for a while or sometimes there is a jumper to reset the cmos. Read your computer or motherboard manual to find the jumper.

You can't just pull the battery out and put it back in right away. Leave it out for a bit.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I have a Dell Latitude CPI-A series laptop. I am locked out the screen says. This computer system (number) is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this machine without the password, then the system shuts off.

I tried to reload, the O.S, and tried to boot from a prompt, can get to that.
Can you help?

Thanks,

Computertech07
 

A:CMOS Password reset

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic60815.html
 

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My rp5700 needs to have the bios upgraded to upgrade the 5700. The instructions in the manual on page 2 say:remove the power cord from the unit, move the reset jumper from pins 1 and 2 to pins 2 and 3. Leave for approx. 3 to 5 seconds. then replace jumper back on pins 1 and 2. apply power an hit F10. ,,,,,,,,,,   The machine still has a password on CMOS The factory procedure does not work. Is there a backdoor password to gain access? or what?   

A:CMOS Password Reset

3-5 seconds? Not enough. Try popping out the CMOS battery (little CR2032 cell) while jumping the pins and leave it be for 10 minutes or longer. Then pop the battery back in, replace the jumper, and it should work.




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Cannot get past login window.  Need to reset laptop but can't get anywhere.  Thank you. I am on the Windows 7 Professional page.

A:Forgot windows password. Cannot get in to reset password. ...

Dear Customer, Welcome to HP Support Forum and we are glad to assist you. It looks like you're not sure of the Windows Login Password for your Notebook.We will surely assist you with this. Please find the explanation as shown below for this scenario:If you've forgotten your Windows password and you're on a domain, you should contact your system administrator to reset your password. If you're not on a domain, you can reset your password by using a password reset disk or by using an administrator account. If you forget the administrator password and don't have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't be able to reset the password. If there are no other user accounts on the computer, you won't be able to log on to Windows and will need to re-install Windows. Note: Please reply to this post and let us know if you have setup any Security Questions during the Product Registration  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,K N R K

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I just got the notebook, I didn't know prior to set up the password I needed to create a password reset disk.  Now I can't remember what my password is and I am stuck, cannot use my new laptop.  I tried the number listed on your answer to the above people, it didn't work for me. please help!sunflower5 

A:I forgot password but didn't know to set up a password reset...

Hi, One option, if all your personal data etc is backed-up or you have nothing you need to save, would be to reset the notebook to its 'Factory Condition' and then set it up from the beginning ? if you don?t have your Recovery Media, the notebook will have shipped with a Recovery Partition which can be accessed at boot - ie shutdown the notebook, then start tapping away at f11 as soon as you power on. A full guide on this can be found on the following link. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961 Regards, DP-K

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Forgot My Administrator Password, for my HP 2000 Notebook PC.

A:Forgot Administrator Password need to reset password. HP 200...

Hi, If you're running Windows 8 or 8.1, see the Microsoft page on the following link. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/forgot-windows-password Note:  If you have a Local Account, try the free application Here. If you're running Windows 7, Vista etc, try the following. Using another PC, download the application on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. PC Login Now When the download has completed, open your Downloads folder and double-click the installer - this will result in another file appearing which is the disc image ( .ISO ) that you need to burn to a blank CD. You will now need to use an application such as ImgBurn to burn this ISO correctly to a blank CD - a guide on using ImgBurn to write an ISO to a disc is Here. When the disc has been created, shutdown the PC you can't log-in on, tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to access the Start-up Menu, insert the CD, select Boot Options ( usually f9 ), use the arrow keys to select the CD/DVD drive and hit enter - you may also have to 'Press any key' to boot from the CD if asked. Follow the instructions on the guide Here to remove the current password. Regards, DP-K

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Hi i have a gateway mx6447 running windows vista home and i forgot the password to logg in my admin account what do i do to reset it or get it back?

A:forgot password reset! help!

hi DayDaysTech,
we can not help with password problems. forum rules

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I have forgotten my password for my HP Notebook, can HP help me reset it?
 
Thanks
bill

A:I forgot my password can HP help me reset it

Reset the Microsoft connected account password HP recommends using a Microsoft connected account (MSA) to log in to Windows. With a Microsoft connected account you log into Windows using your email address and the password can be reset using a different device at any time. You do not need a Microsoft or Hotmail email address to set up a connected account. Any email address will work. To reset your password for an MSA account follow these steps:Open an Internet browser and navigate to the Microsoft Reset your password Web page: https://account.live.com/password/reset.Select I forgot my password, and then click Reset your password.Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your password.When the password is reset, you will be able to use your Microsoft account with the new password to sign in to Windows 10 and Windows 8. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet before you attempt to sign in.For more information about recovering your Microsoft account password see: How to Recover Your Forgotten Password (Windows 10)How to Recover Your Forgotten Password (Windows 8) Reset a local user account password in Windows (all versions) If you are using a local user account HP cannot recover or reset your password if it is lost or forgotten.HP strongly recommends creating a password reset disk to enable you to reset your password in case it is forgotten. If you do not have a password reset disk and can?t remember your password, you will be directed by... Read more

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I have forgotten my password for my HP Desktop PC, can HP help me reset it?
 
Thanks
bill

A:I forgot my password can HP help me reset it

Reset the Microsoft connected account password HP recommends using a Microsoft connected account (MSA) to log in to Windows. With a Microsoft connected account you log into Windows using your email address and the password can be reset using a different device at any time. You do not need a Microsoft or Hotmail email address to set up a connected account. Any email address will work. To reset your password for an MSA account follow these steps:Open an Internet browser and navigate to the Microsoft Reset your password Web page: https://account.live.com/password/reset.Select I forgot my password, and then click Reset your password.Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your password.When the password is reset, you will be able to use your Microsoft account with the new password to sign in to Windows 10 and Windows 8. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet before you attempt to sign in.For more information about recovering your Microsoft account password see: How to Recover Your Forgotten Password (Windows 10)How to Recover Your Forgotten Password (Windows 8) Reset a local user account password in Windows (all versions) If you are using a local user account HP cannot recover or reset your password if it is lost or forgotten.HP strongly recommends creating a password reset disk to enable you to reset your password in case it is forgotten. If you do not have a password reset disk and can?t remember your password, you will be directed by... Read more

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My monitor won't display an image except for Self-Monitor test telling me the monitor is fine. I'm almost positive I have to reset the BIOS but problem is the more I read on how to reset it the more confused I get. So I resorted to taking pictures.

The 3-pin Jumpers -http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/sones/HPIM0302.jpg

Where they go (I'm guessing) -
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/sones/HPIM0304.jpg

Do they maybe go here? -
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/sones/HPIM0305.jpg

I'm totally lost.
 

A:Reset BIOS/CMOS

Those are not jumpers If you want to reset BIOS settings, you could just unplug power(cord off the PSU), discharge power by pressing the power button for 10 secs, then take the CMOS battery off, and wait for half an hour or so. Put those wires back their place. Refer to motherboard manual...
 

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Hey guys, I need to reset my cmos password. My halt code is 53858391

A:Need to reset CMOS Admin password.

Hi: Restart the PC and enter this unlock passcode... 42730917  

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I purchased a used HP ProBook 6440b that had a password set for access the bios or cmos.  I would like to clear or reset this password.  I installed .NET Framework and then some of the HP ProtectTools and all that accomplished to change the password for the Owner/User access not the Admin password to setup and it seems to  have set a password for starting up Windows 7 64 bit Professional even after a reinstall of the OS.  There are no error messages - after attempting to enter 3 times, i think, a messages says to hit the power button.

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Hii have a lenovo y510p and i have programmed its bios pass long time ago so i have forgotten it now so how i do reset to bios ?

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I forgot my password is there any way I can bypass or reset my laptop? 

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Old email address dont have any information to it any more so unable to get in

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I forgot my password and was told by a HP tech to reset my computer. After the reset all the preloaded software did not come back. I asked HP for help but all they told me was that my lap-top is out of warranty.I did not receive any recover disk or product key activation codes. What can I do?

A:I forgot my password and had to reset laptop

Michael510 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about problems resetting your laptop and wanted to help -- but need more information. If you can, please follow the directions in this link to find the detailed product number of your PC: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03754824?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001If that is not possible, then look for a sticker on the PC that includes the product number and post that here.  If the battery is removable, the sticker is likely to be in the battery compartment. I see you're running Win10.  Did the PC come preinstalled with Win10? Or, did you upgrade it from a prior OS to Win10?  If you did the upgrade, how long ago was that, and what was the prior OS? If there was a prior OS, were you trying to reset it to the prior OS, or were you trying to reset it to Win10? We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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I haven't used my*My Hp laptop*for 2 years and today when I open it, it pops up a "password login" interface, I can't remember the password and I also don't have a reset disk, any help? Can I recover my or reset my password? It's windows 7, 64bit.

A:Forgot my Windows 7 password, how to reset?

Due to Forum rules, we cannot assist or circumvent Passwords.
Did you try leaving it blank? If that doesn't work, you will have to reinstall.

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I just bought my mini but wasn't inform of the password so how do I bypass it to reset it and be able to access it

A:How do I reset my HP mini password that someone forgot to gi...

Hi, If you're referring to a power on password, at the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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hello, i disabled integred graphics card for egpu. i mean i change switchable graphics to uma. i tried with external graphics card its not giving display.  i tried vga and hdmi not working. also i disassembled bios battery, but still working old settings. not reset bios. how can i reset bios? or how can i active integred graphics? i tried blind reset bios not working. fan hdd dvd are working but not giving display.

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Can someone help me, I need to reset a bios setup password
 

A:reset cmos password for Dell D510

Good luck, Dell laptops incorporate a special seperate security chip to prevent people from bypassing bios set up passowrd. the chip is not affected by the cmos being reset or cmos clearing programs. your best bet is to contact dell.
 

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I changed my laptop admin password one night in a hurry and forgot to write it down. I don't have a reset disk either. Can anyone help me get back into my laptop? I really need to get in there. Thanks in advance.

A:FORGOT ADMIN PASSWORD-NO RESET DISK

Hello @FORGETFUL1 Is this related to Windows passwordor BIOS start-up password ?Please, clarify.  By Reset disk you mean a one for Windows to reset your PC to factory default condition ?    * If related to Windows account password,please check this forum thread >> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/I-forgot-my-password-can-HP-help...   * If related to BIOS/startup password before Windows loads In this case, please enter some password (wrong password) 3 times, press ENTER and you should receive a new window stating system disabled and a code similar to this one (For HP Mini, should be 10 characters) :  Please, take note of the system disabled/halted code (write it down).  Visit this web site >> https://bios-pw.org/and enter the system disabled codeClick on "Get password" button there and you will receive your unlock code. Take note of the HP computers password and enter it in the system disabled screen , press ENTER. This will unlock your BIOS/reset security settings and PC should be able to start Windows (if WIndows can load).   Let me know how it goes. Provide your feedback/update.

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Hi have dug out my sons old laptop aspire 5315 niether of us can remember the password so we want to return to factory settings but because we cant remember the password we cant do anything  and the hard drive is almost full..

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Hi, very stupidly I have forgotten the admin password for a laptop and don't have it written down anywhere. 
 
However there is no data on the laptop that I need to retrieve as I had only recently wiped it. 
 
I have these discs :
 
Four of these :
 

 
And one of these :
 

 
 
I also have the OS product Key... 
 
So I'm just wondering what the general method is for this as I've never done it before? 
 
Thanks

A:Forgot Admin password - how to reset laptop

If You mean the Windows Password, Given that You  indicate no data to be saved. Just boot off of the Disk 1 of the 1 of 4 and follow the onscreen instructions. Those disks will restore it back to the condition it was in when You bought it.
 
Good Luck
Roger

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I forgot my windows 7 Password... How can I get in? I have not password reset disk. Also, I keep seeing these messages at start up and It takes awhile before I get to the login screen! Please help

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Just got an Inspiron 15 3000 series made a local computer account DID NOT PUT IN A MICROSOFT ACCOUNT PASSWORD and then logged out. But then when I tried to log back in with correct password it wouldn't,t let me. HELP!

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I Forgot My Windows 7 User Login Password. Guest is disabled. What is the best way to reset my user account? PS: I didn't have a reset disk.

A:Forgot windows 7 login password, how to reset?

Deukriely You need to Google for Trinity Rescue Kit, download the ISO file, and make a CD or USB stick from that.  When you boot from that, it will give you the option to blank your password. Once you have done that, you can then login to Windows and reset it.Good Luck

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Just got an Inspiron 15 3000 series made a local computer account DID NOT PUT IN A MICROSOFT ACCOUNT PASSWORD and then logged out. But then when I tried to log back in with correct password it wouldn't,t let me. HELP!

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Hardware:

CPU: i7 960 @ 3.2 ghz
Motherboard: Big Bang-XPower (MS-7666)
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6950
RAM: 2x DDR3 1600mhz 4GB (AE34G1609U1S)
PSU: Bitfenix Fury 650G
SDD: PNY 240 GB (ssd2sc240g1sa754d117-820)
HDD1: WDC WD20EARS-22MVWBO
HDD2: Hitachi HDS721075KLA330
Monitor: LG IPS 27EA63V

Backstory:

I read a post on reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/8fb7am/check_your_ram_settings_for_free_fps_benchmarks/about getting extra FPS by making sure your ram runs at it's max speed. I checked using CPU-Z and my RAM timimgs were 6-6-6-18 and 534.6MHz x2 it was running at instead of the advertised 9-9-9-28 and 800 MHz x2.

The post said to go into the BIOS and change the setting to "XMP" or "DOCP". I didn't find these and so I attempted to manually change the settings, by setting the frequencies to 9-9-9-28.

After my computer was stuck in a boot loop. I could not get past the windows logo screen, and if I waited I would be prompted with an option to repair my system, which if selected would show a loading bar for a while before giving me a blue screen. After many attempts to get out of the boot loops by reverting the changes to my BIOS, and trying the "fail-safe" recommended settings to no avail, I reset the CMOS.

After starting up, I am prompted with F1 to fix my BIOS settings or F2 to load defaults and continue.
F2 leads to a boot loop, and F1, with any changes (even just setting the date and time, or saving while making NO changes) t... Read more

A:Strange PC issues after BIOS changes / CMOS reset

The Intel Core i7-960 3.20 GHz quad core processor in your computer supports a maximum DDR3 speed of 1066 MHz.
That's why the CPU-Z app shows a DDR3 speed of 534 MHz X 2 instead of 800 MHz X 2.
You cannot force RAM modules to run at a speed faster than what the processor supports.

Someone else here will need to address your BIOS/CMOS issue.

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Hi all i have problem with my computer its 2 months old and now i reseted CMOS from the jumper.
All lights and fans start up but BIOS is not posting and no picture is coming to screen

Specs:
AMD FX-4350
Gigabyte 760gtx OC 4gb
8gb Kingston 1600 MHz
Asus m5a97 2.0
600w LC power psu

I have tried with 1 ram stick and yesterday I ran memtest86 about 16h with no errors so its not ram.
I tried GPU on different slot.
Removed all devices from PC.
Checked that all connections are firmly attached.

Is there possibility that CPU would be dead because I ran prime95
and almost in 1 min I got bsod and I have getting these bsods for almost month (Bsod 0x8000000000000002 on idle)

A:No bios posting and no screen after cmos reset

How to update BIOS for ASUS M5A97 R2.0:

Installed BIOS Version (1903)
Current BIOS Version (2201)

Link: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/M5A97_R2.0/M5A97-R20-ASUS-2201.zip

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Hi everybody '

First I 'd like to let you known that I'm not really good in English so please forgive if I have any mistakes.

I really need anybody's help, I have a Dell Inspiron 1000, I was tried to reinstall the windows, but I need to log on in Bios first to change the setting, but the laptop have a password, after I tried many times laptop was locked and It had one more password.How can I reset Bios password ang specially is the other password after I passed bios. SO anybody know how to do it, please help me, I'm really appriciate for all your help.
 

A:Need Cmos Password reset for Dell Inspiron 1000

I have moved this to the Mobile Computing forum. Hopefully you get a little more visibility here, and get better answers.

You might try reading the link at the top of this forum Dell BIOS Password Removal

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forgot password on notebook, how do you reset at login screen

A:forgot password on notebook, how do you reset at login scree...

Investigate NTPassword to make a boot CD or flash drive and fix that.

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Went into system restore. I need to choose a "restore point" but not sure which one to safely choose. The options are:

Install: Windows Update

System: Schedule checkpoint

The dates are very recent. Which do I choose??

A:Forgot password that I reset few days ago. Went into system restore

Choose the most current, if it goes past the point that you had a problem. If you did not make any changes, the only effect of update will be that you have to install the upadates, again. No personal stuff should be touched.

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 So I forgot my local admin password, and I need that password to be able to do literally anyting on here (I'm now regretting that decision) I bought the laptop on craigslist previously and it was practically brand new so I dont have the windows 8.1 factory recovery disc, and its way to expensive for me to just go and buy since they are close to if not over $100.00! I have literally tried everything! And I'm starting online school this monday and I have to download Microsoft Office but I cant do that because I dont have my local admin password. Can someone please help me!!!!

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so the system has been nagging me to install the critical bios update of v1.31.1.13 but i'm afraid that it will stop in the middle of update and ask for the BIOS password. I wouldn't be able to provide a correct password and will have to reboot to exit. most probable case afterwards; the laptop will not boot into windows as it thinks the update has not finished. Can lenovo support help me out on this? will I just not install any bios update anymore on this laptop?

A:I have a critical bios update but i forgot my BIOS password on my t460s

Hi CapsLock_,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
If you set BIOS password in your system then it?s mandatory to enter correct password while BIOS updating process.
 
I hope the above information helps.                   
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped.
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
 
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I have a Qosmio F50-10Z and as prompted by toshiba I downloaded the Bios update and began to install.
My screensaver came on and the whole thing crashed.

Would not turn off (even after holding down power button for 15 secs).
Took battery out and then put it back in. Computer powers on but screen is blank and won't boot up.

Tried to take it apart to flash the bios by taking out rtc/cmos battery (whatever it's called) but can't find the battery and got to the point where I wasn't willing to take it apart any further (has no-one else ever taken one apart?

Couldn't find information or diagram or photo of where the battery was on net...manual for laptop really unhelpful)

Have found comments about crisis disks but I don't know what this means.

So, how to I reset bios?

Please help - you are my only hope.

A:Qosmio F50-10Z Bios update crashed - how do I reset cmos?

So, now I've located the rtc/cmos battery (turns out it's rechargeable so explains why not easily located) removed it, soldiered it back on in a more accessible place - still did not reset BIOS.

Or else, that wasn't the problem in the first place.

Any ideas? Perhaps if anyone knows where the CMOS jumper is located that might help?

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BEFORE I start, I will mention that boot mode is set at LEGACY, so I should have usb boot function.
The laptop is an Inspiron 3521.
Hello... I'm at my wits end trying to reset the BIOS and or CMOS on my girlfriends laptop, so that I can resolve a virus problem by running dban drive wiper.  My girlfriend let her kid use this laptop to play some games, and she tried to install a mod of some sort, and the mod highjacked and created partitions, reassigned boot drives, created false windows files, and maybe altered the BIOS CMOS.  
No bootable rescue drive of any kind has been able to get past startup EXCEPT a Windows 10 install thumb drive.  Repair didn't work, re-install didn't work, but I could get to to a command line to attack with DISKPART.  Nothing I could do would alter the new partitions supremacy so I wiped it.  Now I can't even get to that command line, windows 10 thinks it's stuck in the middle of a new install, and it recognized two versions of 10 on the drive.
I want to reset the BIOS and CMOS so I can get usb boot function, and wipe the drive.  Any ideas would help.  As this is the third time I've had to nuke and boot this laptop due to virus from "game mods", my frustration is cranked up to 12.  Kids...
Thanks for any help!

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If there is an Event Viewer category that records each time I reset my CMOS settings in my BIOS setup as I log in, I don't know what to call it. Perhaps it makes no sense to look for it as a Windows event since it happens before the operating system is loaded.

I'm troubleshooting and I'd like to know the system clock time for a reset I may have done on 5/21/14. I have a digital photo of a reset screen with a BIOS time reading of 16:35:18. I'd like to know if I ran one more reset in the previous 5 minutes. Is there a system record of this somewhere?

thanks,

baumgrenze

A:Event Viewer Category For CMOS/BIOS Reset

  
Quote: Originally Posted by baumgrenze


... Perhaps it makes no sense to look for it as a Windows event since it happens before the operating system is loaded....


You are correct... there will not be a BIOS reset entry in the OS logs.

Look around in the BIOS interface for BIOS logs.

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I was given a not working 390. The previous owner's 'friend' tried to fix it and might have moved some jumpers. Reading the manual and searching dell site I cant determine were the jumpers should be. I want to know that they are in the proper positions. Is this info available? I found this (www.dell.com/.../SLN284985), but section two totally confuses me. It sounds like the jumper is being moved from the PSWD connector to the RTCRST connector, without saying which of the 3 pins to connect. However, the picture below shows both connectors having jumpers. Note that I already reset the bios by removing the battery. So, that is not what Im trying to do here.
tks,
paul

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Hello, I disabled the On-Board PCI on the BIOS and since than my screen is black but it seems like it start normaly I dont know how to reset the bios, is there a CMOS battery on the Motherboard or is there a other way to solution? Thank you! ( sorry for my bad english)

A:Z500 CMOS / Bios reset - Blank screen

I don't have a solution. But I would like to inquire how you disable the pci in bios. Thanks.

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