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Tecra M5 - how to remove Bios Password?

Q: Tecra M5 - how to remove Bios Password?

Hey guys,

my Tecra M5 got a BIOS Passwort from one day to the other, I have never told him to do so.

All my passwords won't work, so how can I reset the password?

Please help me :)

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A: Tecra M5 - how to remove Bios Password?

I never heard that BIOS password can be enabled alone so I?m really wondering how it can happen on your Tecra M5.

You must understand that BIOS password is very important security protection and we cannot discuss in public forum about this.
BIOS removal procedure is not always the same and Tecra, as business notebook model, has pretty complicated BIOS removal procedure and it can be done by Toshiba service provider only.


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I have a Tecra A3x which died before Christmas. I purchased a replacement motherboard from eBay. I have fitted the mother board and the unit powers up fine but stop at a password screen that is plain black. I have tried to look for a way to wipe the BIOS and have taken the CMOS battery off for about 10 mins. I have read that most laptops have a jumper built in too fix this. I have looked under the usual places - memory modules etc. I can?t find this anywhere.

Any help would be very welcomed.


A:Tecra A3X - how to remove BIOS Password?

Hello John

As you probably know BIOS password is very important security feature and BIOS password removal cannot be described on manufacturer?s public forum. It is a kind of ?top secret? information.
It is not logic to do this, right?

Every stolen Tecra A3X with BIOS password could be ?unlocked?.
In my opinion you should contact person who sold you this mainboard and ask for password. If he cannot help, send it back. Was this info in product description on his ebay offer?

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Hello. Dear Tech Support, can you help me remove the BIOS password on Toshiba Tecra A8 ?

Challenge Code = GH1PF-YLL2C-CKQVT-K2U75-JJF0K

A:Need to remove BIOS password on Toshiba Tecra A8

You need to send it in to a Toshiba Service Center for password removal. There is no other way.

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I just got an M5 from ebay that has a bios password. I know the password but I would like to get rid of it, so the laptop is unprotected.

I have installed the password utility, but all of the options are greyed out ( I'm logged on as admin in windows xp)

Tried changing password in bios but just get "Deletion Denied" ( I'm only seeing half of the bios options displayed)

Any ideas ?


A:Tecra M5 - how to remove password?

> I know the password but I would like to get rid of it, so the laptop is unprotected.
The BIOS password can be removed within the BIOS settings.
I don?t understand that this is not possible in your case.

First of all you have to insert the current password.
Then you have to insert the new password. If you want to delete the current password, press ENTER button (leave the new password option blank). Then confirm again by pressing ENTER button.

Save the changes pressing F10 button and exit the BIOS.
Usually this should work.

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hello again

i bought a tecra a11-153 from ebay which has a bios password
the shop i bought it from sales ex business laptops etc
i have proof of purchase but is there anyway of removing the password?
ive tried removing cmos battery etc
the laptop its self works but its frustrating not being able to enter bios!

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Hi all, just joined this forum today in the hope of solving my problem, any help would be appreciated.
I recently bought a group of laptops for my business and amongst them is a Tecra A9, on booting there is just the word
"password" in the top left of the screen. As of yet there is no OS. I presume it requires a bios password, so my question is
does anyone know the best course of action to get this fixed?

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Hi all,

I searched where I could, but found no hint at all, so I ask here.

I own a Tecra A9 that needs a re-install which I like to be done for me.
I have a very good password on the HDD which I do not wish to give away. So I want to either change it or completely remove it.

Please someone, how must I do that? In the BIOS I only see that it has been set, but whatever I try, I cannot change it or get rid of it.

I should perhaps add that since original setup of the PC it's years ago and I do not know the ' Administrator ' password any more.

Anything else is under control. I know the 'supervisor' password and have already successfully removed the BIOS password. TPM chip is disabled.

BUT what to do about the hard disk drive password?
Any help much appreciated!!


A:How to change or remove the HDD password on my Tecra A9


I found several interesting documents about HDD password. Please read it and if you have more questions you are welcome:
What is A HDD Password?
Is it possible to remove a forgotten HDD password?
After removing the BIOS password a HDD password will be asked

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I have a problem, when i acquire the computer put a user password in bios, and i dont remember her. I do autentication by pass the finger in scan. Now i want upgrade the OS to win7 and do a fresh instalation, not a upgrade.
The authentication via scan will be maintained or will be lost, when do the upgrade of OS?



A:Tecra S5 - Question about BIOS Password

Hi Carlos

When you make clean OS installation, everything will be deleted so my opinion is that you should delete all passwords before you start clean OS installation.
?unlock? your notebook, install and configure OS and when job is done ?lock? the notebook using passwords.

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It was recently purchased two secondhand laptops Toshiba ?Tecra A8?with serial numbers Y6091612H and Y6091296H. Both were passworded (there is no opportunity even to go into the BIOS). On the Internet I found the information that it may reset the password using the response code.

Is it possible to get the response code?

A:Re: Removing BIOS password on Tecra A8

This code can get authorized service provider only. You as private person will not be able to get it somehow.
Contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country and explain the situation. They can help you and remove BIOS password.

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I have had a laptop handed to me from a staff member, after they left I realised that they had put a BIOS password on so that it will not even boot without the password. They have now left the company and on there last day could not remember what the password was.

As far as I am aware there is no way for me to reset it and that it is a Toshiba task. Could someone confirm if this is correct and if so what number etc I would call to do this.

Unfortunately I have been told by the powers that be not to spend much time or money on this due to the laptops age, but I feel I can't just dump this otherwise fully working laptop.

Many Thanks,


A:Tecra A9 BIOS Password question

Hello Tim

If there is no way to contact this people and ask for password you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can remove BIOS password.

Check please http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/
There you can find addresses and phone numbers.

Good luck.

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My laptop Toshiba Tecra A9 have a problem with the BIOS password and I was wondering if you could provide me the password since I can not access anything without it

A:BIOS password issue on Tecra A9

BIOS password is very important security feature and such issues cannot be clarified on public forum.
All problems with BIOS password must be clarified with Toshiba service provider.
If your notebook is blocked by password and you cannot access it please contact nearest Toshiba service and they can remove it for you.

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I have a Toshiba Tecra M11-11M which has been password locked. I have stripped the notebook and removed the BIOS battery for 10 min but the password still remains ie on the screen it still reads PASSWORD- ****.

There is no way to enter the BIOS via any key combination.
There are no markings or letters on the motherboard whatsoever ie: C35-C36 or J12-J13 to short out which would in most cases remove the password and allow access to the BIOS.

Any techies out there with any ideas would be much appreciated.
Some people asking for help with a bios password are not thieves but just forgetful fools.

A:BIOS password removal on Tecra M11-11M

As far as I know Toshiba uses several methods for BIOS password removal. On business machines like Tecra or Portege the method is not the same as on Satellite models.
BIOS battery removal maybe works on desktops but not on mobile machines.

Mobile machines must have better protection due to fact that can be pretty easy stolen and it is very important to prevent fraudulent use.
> Some people asking for help with a bios password are not thieves but just forgetful fools.
That?s correct but you cannot expect that BIOS password removal method will be described on public forum. Contact nearest Toshiba service provider and they will do this for you. All you must do is to show valid bill and prove that you are real owner of this Tecra machine.

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I have following Toshiba Tecra model :
Toshiba Tecra M11-15W
Part/Model No. : PTME0E-03J02SEP

Problem is that i did not use this notebook for some time and forgot Bios password i set. Now i need to re-install windows (its corrupted) but i cannot make my notebook to boot from USB or from DVD. To access that menu i need my Bios password.
Is there any way i can flash it or reset or something like that ? I tried everything already, i even wanted to get inside my laptop to find that Bios battery and remove it, but i am affraid that i will break something...
i can remove the HDD and install windows on another PC and continue install on the notebook , but still i need that password reset...
Thanks in advance !!

A:Tecra M11 - BIOS Password recovery

Few days ago one guy asked the same question on this forum. Asyou probably know BIOS passeord is very important security feature and it can be recovered or canceled by authorized personal only. With other words nearest Toshiba service provider can do it for you.

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Hi there,

Last week i bought a new Tecra Z50-A-16D and i set a supervisor password. Now i can't access the bios, because i can't unlock it.
What is the key to unlock or to remove the supervisor password? I've read in the user guide and google it, but didn't find anything. In Password utility i can set only a user password, but not supervisor.

Thanks in advance!

A:Tecra Z50-A-16D unlock/remove supervisor password

Originally Posted by theater

Hi there,

Last week i bought a new Tecra Z50-A-16D and i set a supervisor password. Now i can't access the bios, because i can't unlock it.
What is the key to unlock or to remove the supervisor password? I've read in the user guide and google it, but didn't find anything. In Password utility i can set only a user password, but not supervisor.

Thanks in advance!

I too have e same issue, I know what I has set it to I just do not know how to remove/disable supervisor? I am using the Satellite Pro R50-B-12P and I have 10 of them with Supervisor set using the same password.

Kind Regards

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Hello, I hope I'm posting my thread in the correct part of Your forum...

My question is - is there anything I could do if I forgot my BIOS password for the Toshiba Tecra t9100 LapTop?
Model no: pt910e-0049g-dk

Thanks in advance for Your swift reply

A:Tecra 9100 -I forgot my BIOS password - what can I do?


Unfortunately you cannot do anything and you need help from Toshiba service provider. They can delete old password.

Check please - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB4600PR000JR01.htm

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i want to disable the fingerprint reader and bios password upon computer startup.
i have already uninstalled upek protector suite ql, but upon startup i am still prompted to swipe my finger.
i have seen and followed the instructions in "toshiba Passwords: setting and removing (for BIOS, Supervisor, and Windows passwords)", but still have to enter my password to fire up the computer.
what else do i need to do?

A:Tecra M9 - fingerprint reader and BIOS password

tried to edit this post but got message that i could not and had to contact an administrator but not how to contact the administrator.
so, i should have added, "XP operating system, laptop purchased in 2008".

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I have a problem. I get a Toshiba Tecra M7 with fingerprint system. But it does not read my fingerprint anymore. I dont set an Password, but my notebook ask me at a password.

I tried Masterkeys, but they dont work. I read that I can make a DB25 dongle. but I have no Port.

I know, that on Dell Notebooks it works, if the EEPROM chip is short pin 6 or 7 with ground.

Do this work on my notebook too. HAVE I an eeprom chip?

Please help me. I dont know what todo.


A:Toshiba TECRA BIOS Password resetting deleting

Nobody who can HELP me???

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Hello, I wonder if anyone can help ?

We have just started to put a supervisor password onto our Tecra A11 laptops so our pupils cannot set passwords on the hard drive etc.

To get into the BIOS and set a BIOS password, we press F2 as the machine starts.
We then go into the security option, then supervisor password.
Having entered the password we want to use twice, we press F10 to save etc.

The machine starts ok and goes in to windows without a hitch.

The problem we have now is that we cannot get back into the bios at all.
As the machine starts we press the F2 key as before but unlike previously the screen just remains blank and the 'Toshiba leading Innovation >>>' screen no longer appears.

If we keep our finger on the F" key or keep pressing it the laptop just restarts without ever getting to the BIOS screen where I assume we will get asked for the supervisor password we set earlier?

Is there another key we should be pressing as the laptop starts ?

I should add we have added a supervisor password for the BIOS security screen on three of our laptops and all three have the same issue.



A:Tecra A11-1EG - cannot access BIOS after setting supervisor password

I think this should be useful for you:

In some cases you need to press the "INS" key while Toshiba logo appears.

Then a prompt for the Supervisor Password would appear and if the password is certified then the BIOS could be entered by pressing the "F2" key.

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I have a HP 17-f020us 17.3-Inch Touchscreen Laptop with window 8. I dont what to have to remove the battery to do this. Way to much for me to try to do. I would like to know how to do it through the Bios.
Thank you,

A:How do i remove/disable my Bios Password "i know my user password

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I have old Tecra R10-10W

Aftert long time in the cabinet, it say CMOS battery error and after charging can I not startup on the old system (bios) password.

How to reset the bios password and is also required replacement cmos battery and I can do it myself?


A:Tecra R10-10W - CMOS battery error and next bios password error

you can change cmos battery your self np,for bios pasword use google,i havet a hp mini with same problem and foundet a program that have reset with the help off error code when inserted wrong password 3 times in the row,then i used error code in the program and got password,restarted hp and inserted password now is working bp.Do i have also a old tecra and have difrend problem with it,evrithing sims to be in order but laptop wont start in first tray,after several restarsts shovs startup screen,then runing bp,if restarted again same story,needs several restarts and then is runing again,trayed with outside monitor same thing,any ideas?
here is the link for your problem and sulution: http://dogber1.blogspot.com/2009/05/table-of-reverse-engineered-bios.html

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How to remove BIOS password on Toshiba Satellite Pro M30

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A:How to remove BIOS password bios on Satellite Pro M30

I'm afraid to tell you, but for this, you have to contact local ASP.
Because it is not that easy or possible the way you would do this on deskopt PCs.

This is why you have to take your machine to ASP. The guys there can remove the password.

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I have the Bios password for my computer but how do I remove it? It's fairly annoying entering it in every time.

A:How to remove Bios password when you have the password...?

Hi -Click Start > Help and Support > In the top box type Change Password -Depending on exactly which password you wish to change / reset, there is a list shown, plus directions -I do not think BIOS password is listed, but you may mean Logon password, or Windows password -Thank You -

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Hello, I have a big problem, several months ago my father put a password on the bios for safety, what happens is q nose now remember the password then you can not get into the pc, I've been reading online that you falicitais a code to remove the password,

giving to: Ctrl, Tab, Ctrl, Enter

PC Serial No. = 56811136g
Response Code =

and the response code am I supposed to reintroduce the whole team, urges me please is the PC at work and we are badly!

than, my email is: [email protected]


A:How to remove BIOS password?


Please read here:


As you see, only the Asp can remove it

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I Pretty Much Know What's Wrong With It I Just Need To Know How To Fix It!!!

A:How do I remove the bios password?

I am sorry to laugh at your plight, but both the title and your comment leads
to no insight whatsoever. I can fix it too -- it's called reinstall :blackeye:

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pls help me to remove bios password code generating after entering 3 time 54860105

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A:Bios password remove

Hi: Enter this unlock passcode... 41748121

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I need to install windows but I can't access to boot menu. And laptop has bios password whitch I don't know. There is way to remove password?

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im having problem to install drivers on my elitepad because of the bios password and F10 is not working. Please Help me to fix my Elitepad. i just install new windows 8.1 and drivers are gone and when i am trying to install the drivers the bios password is needed. please help.

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Hi! I no longer want to introduce this password when I start the PC.  How can I remove it?  Have a nice day! Carlos

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I have a used Hp Pavilian Dv 1000 notebook. The problem is that its BIOS has a password, due to which I can't run windows Xp setp on it. Even the BIOS can not be updated. I don't know what to do. Guys please help me. I am in great trouble.

A:How to remove BIOS password ???

You'll have to reset everything in the BIOS configuration.
Open the computer's case
Find the battery on the motherboard
Remove the battery
Wait a minute or so (to make sure that the m-board's xompnents have powered down)
Reinstall battery
Close case
Start the computer
Go into the BIOS settings program
Set up the BIOS
Some motherboards have a jumper on the board - a jumper which, when shorted (or lengthened ), will erase the BIOS settings. For details, RT your motherboard's FM.

Yes, that means that anyone who can crack open the case can override YOUR BIOS password.

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Why Windows 7 don't let to remove BIOS password via CMD.exe? 

Thank you.

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Hello there,

It is a quite easy question for desktops but not for laptops when it comes to toshiba. I would like to remove the password from it. But cannot find a solution. Dear respected membes would someone help me. the laptop is toshiba satelite L20-217.

A:how to remove bios password

on this forum,
asking for help to remove / alter passwords,
is not a subject anyone can help you with,
please see the forum rules,

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hi i am not removing my laptop adminitration paas word.... my password ---9027

A:remove bios password

Hi, If you know the current password, you can remove it as follows. Shut down the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to access the Start-up menu and then select f10 to enter the Bios menu.  Use the arrow keys to highlight the Security tab and hit enter.  Use the arrow keys again to highlight power on password and hit enter.  Enter the current password and then for the new password, just leave this blank and hit enter - do the same for the confirmation field.  Press f10, select to save the new settings and hit enter. If you don't know the current password ( or it's not working ) then 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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hi i am not removing my laptop adminitration paas word.... my password ---9027

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Started asking for a bios password. I saw DavidPK can give reset codes My system disabled code is 85009296  Thanks

View Solution.

A:Remove bios password

Hi, Enter  30961818 Regards, DP-K

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So I need to install windows but I can't access to boot menu. And laptop has bios password whitch I don't know. There is way to remove password? Tried to remove CMOS battery for some hours but it's not working.

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If i want to put a bios pass on a vista, or remove such, how do i do? And i dont mean bypass.

A:Add/remove bios password

all you do is to enter bios at startup, so its either f1 key or del key depending on your computer and it should be self explanatory , and don't forget to write down your password just in case you lose it. hope this helps

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Sir i have problem with bios password i dont know the password i want to install windows 10 on this pc but i cant go to the bios please help me

A:how to remove bios password

Hi,On the motherboard there will be a small jumper pins to clear the Bios password. Usually there are three or six pins. One pair for normal startup which will be covered with small plastic jumper switch, one pair to clear password (CLEAR_PWD or CLR CMOS on motherboard) , one pair to reset Bios to factory settings. You have to move the jumper to the clear password pins (or reset Bios) and boot the computer. Press F1 to enter Bios and clear or change password. Turn off PC. Next remove the jumper and place it on normal startup again. Let me know if you need further help,David   

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I have a Dell pc (studio 1558 ).....few days back i put a password on its BIOS settings....when it was done then i restarted but it dint asked me for the password... so i dint noted that password.......and now its password protected and I dont remember that ......
i have searched a lot and tried so many things but the password.is not getting removed......only it's settings changed to default.............
Already Tried  removing battery.... 

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I am using HP laptop NX 7000, I want to reinstall the O.S but I face the problem that BIOS and administrator is protected by password and I dont what the password is. can anyone suggest how to remove the password?


A:remove BIOS password

this page maybe will give more details


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I sell used laptops which I mostly purchase from the US, and there is this Elitebook 8560w which has a BIOS password. Please I would like to know what I can do to remove it.

A:How do I remove an unknown BIOS password

  Dear Customer, Welcome to HP Support Forum and we are glad to assist you. This is to inform you that all 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 thecode is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. Please have a look at this link. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility Replace the BIOS chiphttp://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Elitebook-8470p-8470w-8570p-8570w-8770w-Programmed-Bios-Chip-No-Password-... 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.  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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Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Sorry to hear of your problem.  From what you have described I'm not sure if the hard drive password or a BIOS Power On password was enabled on your system.  Unfortunately with either password, discussions are limited by Forum Rules.  This is due to the ease in which laptops are stolen.  If you didn't activate the passwording on your laptop then I would suggest checking with anyone who may have had access to it.  Only they can assist you in removing that password.  The alternative is to contact Lenovo Support for replacement of hardware that is locked by the password. 

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I have not used my hp mini laptop in a couple of years now it asking me for currant password how do I I avoid it

A:Remove password bios from my hp mini 110

 Hi Enter 3 times a wrong password, the 10-digit code displayed on screen enter it in the following link and generates the password to unlock: https://bios-pw.org/

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Company in which i am working, one of their PC protected with password on its BIOS setting, how to get rid of it. can anyone explain it ?

A:How to Remove Password From BIOS Settings?

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Unfortunatly, we cannot assist in removing or bypassing passwords, as we cannot verify who's computer this is.


So, I'll have to close this thread.



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i have a hp 23 all in one pc and my pc crashed i am trying to run recovery at boot up but it keeps asking for a password and i don't remember setting one but i guess i did. i tried removing the battery same issue. tried jumping the pins on board same issue? I don't want to replace the motherboard for a bios password I hope some one can help its a 23-g011

A:remove bios password on a hp 23 all in one pc can't recovery...

@mustangmike3302 When asked for the password, just hit enter 3 times. Post any code you receive. REO

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Just bought an EliteBook 8530w on eBay, but it has a BIOS password which the seller doesn't remember. Tried a few password removal tools with no luck. Does anyone know an effective method or utility to remove it with?

A:Remove EliteBook BIOS password

Remove the CMOS battery, the laptop battery and unplug the adapter. Let it sit for 30 minutes, install both batteries and adapter. On boot you will be prompted to enter BIOS defaults, use your up and down and enter keys to do so and that should do it..  Give the page time too load and then navigate to "Real Time Clock Battery" in the left column.  http://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=3781677&MEID=2CBE663F-AAF8-45F5-8D30-284B182F9CCB   (you may have to sign again)Make sure that you are statically discharged before opening up the cover.    

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Firstly, let me make this clear, I live in a third world country, so this is all I can get currently... Anyway, I've bought an HP desktop PC, apparently imported from germany, and the bios is locked. I've been trying to remove it ever since by various "tricks" to reset the bios, or most used password and stuff but nothing worked so far. I am able to install an operating system because thankfully USB drives are a priority when booting, but I can't quite install new parts to it because there's just nothing I can do... So, is there any way to reset it? or to at least contact some employee from HP and get instructions? or should I just throw the mobo through their window?

A:Is there a way to remove/find out the bios password?

@Aichtogree HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC ??? HP Compaq dc7800 Small Form Factor PC ??? HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC ??? REO

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