How can I reset or bypass my BIOS setup password?

Michael Jenkins May 12, 2012
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I’ve spent months trying to figure out my BIOS setup password but can’t. I’ve talked to HP Support, they want to charge me money to ship it and get it fixed. I can’t afford that right now. I’ve tried every backdoor or default password there is but NOTHING! Will someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Help me!!! :C

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  1. Aaron
    November 3, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Sorry if this is too late;
    i myself had this problem too
    after scouting the internet for hours i came across a software that actually works
    Not joking or pulling your leg

    Heres a youtube i made with proof that it works;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGr7-Z9avJI

  2. jagadish
    October 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

    How can i reset bios password in my computer

  3. jane Hendricks
    October 15, 2012 at 6:34 am

    My dell laditude laptop wont let me in.is there anyway I can use my android to fix it

  4. Eric Adjei
    August 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    There is a password on my HP Mini 700 which prevented me from booting, i have tried every means to get access but could not. Does any one have idea of which he can help me remove the password from the CMOS BIOS setup and continue. Thank you.

  5. Isaac
    August 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    My hp laptop displays the message "power on password is blocked" and I tried removing the cmos battery for a week and it didn't work how can i resolve that problem pls?

  6. Michael
    May 14, 2012 at 7:43 am

    It's a Hp Compaq 8510p Windows 7

  7. Dustin Thompson
    May 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Also, remove the CMOS battery and boot up without it in. That may do it.....maybe

  8. Dustin Thompson
    May 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Normally, if you can get the laptop apart enough to read all the writing, you'll see something like "PWD" or "Password".

    If jumpers are already on those pins, then remove it.

    If no jumpers currently there, then place one across the correct pins.

    Boot up and it'll tell you something on the moterboard has changed, "press F* to continue"
    just press whatever function button and your home free!

    What is make/model of laptop?

    I'll try to get some more details for you.

  9. Michael
    May 13, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Can someone show/tell me where the jumpers are located on my laptop? HP Compaq 8510p CNU8273ICL

    • Kannon Y
      May 14, 2012 at 4:51 am

      I don't know where the jumpers are, but the CMOS is located in step 15 (and on) of these directions:

      http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-hp-compaq-8510p-8510w-notebook-pc/

      From what I can tell, the CMOS battery (coin sized yellow disk, with two wires coming out of it) is readily removable once you get the keyboard bezel off. That shouldn't be too difficult. It probably won't require breaking apart the whole thing, either. When you pull the battery be careful about things like static electricity. Two quick tips: Don't use magnetic tools. Don't touch the circuit board unless grounded (touch metal to discharge).

      However (and this is a big "however"), if this is a "supervisor password" (or some kind of chip-based security layer) this technique won't work. SP means there's a separate chip that controls the BIOS settings and password.

  10. Michael
    May 13, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Ive tried hirens as well. Nothing! :( its a hp compaq 8510p CNU82731CL windows 7
    ultimate

  11. Anthony Murphy
    May 13, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Hi, I had the same problem on my acer whilst I was experimenting and forgot the password. I tool the BIOS battery out completely and left it a while ... This reset the password and the daft things like date and time. I hope this helps!

  12. Daleks
    May 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I didn't ask the question, but I think these are better answers than what I had. I was going to suggest buying a chip extractor tool and replacing the CMOS chip.

  13. marsbars06
    May 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I asked the same question and it was never answered. I think it's impossible :/

    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/find-bios-password-hp-laptop/

  14. Kshitij Verma
    May 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    A common solution to this problem is reset the BIOS password using a jumper.
    For more info, go to http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000235.htm

    However, HP BIOS versions may vary from laptops to laptops. If you can specify the model series and no you are using I might be able to help.

  15. FIDELIS
    May 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Hello, most times the easiest way is to remove CMOS battery or resetting the pin.

    • James Bruce
      May 13, 2012 at 6:37 am

      <-- This is the best answer

  16. Susendeep Dutta
    May 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    HP doesn't wants to give user to tinker with their BIOS.If your BIOS is of UEFI one( i.e. you can use the BIOS with the mouse and has good graphical interface),laptop manufacturers makes bypass of BIOS password hard to go in such systems.

    You can try some methods to solve your issue -

    The site -

    http://www.technibble.com/how-to-bypass-or-remove-a-bios-password/

    has suggested !BIOS tool.Visit the link above and follow the instructions mentioned under the heading - How to Bypass or Remove a BIOS Password using Software:

    Click on the link below and try the method mentioned under section “By Using MS DOS Command” -

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-reset-remove-bypass-a-bios-or-cmos-password/

    BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool ($24.95) -

    http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/

    CmosPwd tool -
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html

    Use Hiren’s Boot CD -

    http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

    You need to burn it in CD or you can create a bootable USB of this tool.

    The video shows how to use it -

    How to remove a Bios Password using the Hiren’s BootCD 15.1-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uY0wZMqNzmw

    • marsbars06
      May 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      !BIOS can't be used because HP isn't under the manufacturers.
      I don't have a disc drive, don't know about Michael, so I can't use Hirens. Can not boot from USB as I need BIOS access to use that.

    • James Bruce
      May 13, 2012 at 6:36 am

      UEFI is not a type of BIOS, it is a complete replacement. Just so you know.

      So much effort to crack the password. Just resetting the board would work fine; jumper or removing CMOS battery.

      • Susendeep Dutta
        May 13, 2012 at 6:50 am

        Thanks for correcting this.I actually committed a grammatical mistake in forming the second sentence.

        I suggested so many methods as if one method doesn't works he can use other one.Some also,do not like to open their laptop internals so I suggested so many software solutions.

  17. Laga Mahesa
    May 12, 2012 at 8:41 am

    In most cases, unplugging EVERYTHING, removing the battery on the motherboard and replacing it after 5 minutes will reset the BIOS. Many boards provide a short-circuit jumper to do this also. Alternatively there are software tools and (as you've found) backdoor codes.

    http://www.technibble.com/how-to-bypass-or-remove-a-bios-password/

    http://www.dewassoc.com/support/bios/bios_password.htm

    HTH

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