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Solved: BIOS Password and Boot Options

Q: Solved: BIOS Password and Boot Options

Hello,

I have two questions here for two different PCs.

1. Is there a way to bypass/change/remeove a BIOS password on a computer without knoowing the current one? We have an older computer that has a BIOS otected password. I need to get into the BIOS and make changes, but I can't becasue it asks for a password.

2. We have another older machine that was setup in a way I am not familiar. When I power it on, I get 3 options
- WindowsXP Professional
- Boot Mirror C: - secondary plex
- Boot Mirror C: - secondary plex

What are those 2 other options and can I remove them and set the computer up so it just automatically boots to the OS. I reformattd the hard drive and it didn't change anything,

Thank you in advance for all your help.

A: Solved: BIOS Password and Boot Options

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I used to have a W7 system in IDE, MBR and since I had to reinstall everything from sratch, I decided to set my drives to AHCI, UEFI/GPT. After install, I checked the BIOS settings and saw that in my Boot Options I had the "Windows Boot Manager" set as #1, my SSD set as #2 and DVD drive as #3.
 
When I change the boot priority and set my SSD as #1, my computer won't boot and asks for a bootable device although the system is install on my SSD. I don't have a multiboot system, there's only W7 present so why do I have a "Windows Boot Manager" in my BIOS? I thought it was only for multi boot systems so I don't get why it's showing up here.
 
When I go to msconfig, startup, there's only one system displayed (W7).
 
Since I'm new to AHCI/GPT, I don't know what's normal and what's not. If it's not normal, how come I got this Windows Boot Manager in my BIOS? Maybe the old MBR wasn't erased even though I ran a secure Erase on my SSD?

A:Single OS and Windows boot manager showing up in BIOS Boot options?

Windows Boot Manager is standard on a UEFI/GPT disk. 
 
See this post for an explanation.
 
A more detailed explanation is here under the UEFI boot manager

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So i was playing Doom 3 and the game crashed so badly that i had to restart my computer (im running Vista 64bit by the way) and upon restarting it, it gets to the BIOS screen but after that it just goes black and nothing happens, i have tried the F8 thing but all that brings me to is this boot menu, but not advanced boot options, i have also tried pressing F8 or F5 after i selected hard disk from that boot menu, still nothing happens. So i cant access "restore to last good system configuration" because F8 doesnt take me to the right menu to do so. Also i dont have a vista install disk so am i SOL and have to just get another disk or upgrade to windows 7? or is there some other way to do this? Any help is appreciated!

A:Cant boot past BIOS screen, no Advanced boot options menu

Let's first see if this is a hardware problem. Try these free, bootable diagnostics:

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H/W Diagnostics:
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http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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Have you ever seen a BIOS that has absolutely no boot options other than the internal disk.

I bought this little 11.6" Asus X205TA 1.0 laptop which is actually a handy little device. It obviously has no optical drive but 2 USB ports. But the temporary and permanent boot order does only allow booting from the internal disk. I am really stuck if I want to e.g. recover from a Macrium image.

I guess I will have to make my own refresh images. And even those I can only use as long as the machine functions. Any other ideas.

A:BIOS with no boot options

That's a new one on me, Wolfgang. Seems your only option is something like Paragon Migrate and a spare SSD to swap in case of catastrophe.

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Hello,

I have problems with entering the BIOS and boot. My device requests a password, what can you do? Toshiba service centers in our city is not present. All I could do - press control, tab, control, enter, and the machine gave me PC Serial

Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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Dear Bleepers,
 
this is our strange situation:
My friend has a samsung laptop Ativ Book 2 (np270e4e) with windows 8.
After few problems when updating to 8.1 (it deleted the o.s and gived only a bsod saying that there is not any os installed), she decided to buy and install windows 7 so she disabled the uefi, setted the legacy mode and the boot priority first to the usb hdd (we have a bootable iso).
Parphaps every time we restat doesn't boot from the disk but showed the windows 8 bsod. Naturally the f4 for restore gives anoter bsod for not founding any partitions!
We discovered that it's not possible to boot from the disk, so we made a bootable usb driver with the official iso.
After that we picked up the hard disk and delete all partition from another pc and disabled all the boot driver but the usb hdd. After that it booted from the pen drive with official w7 iso.
The installation was completed in about 30 minutes. We started to install the drivers, chipset, intel storage but:
the next reboot it showed this message: all boot options are tried. press f4 key to recover with factory image using recovery or any other keys for next boot loop iteration and it was a continue loop and can't access the bios.
Strangely when the usb driver with the official w7 iso was inserted it said: "press any button for starting with usb driver"  and if we don't press anything windows started normally.
So we tried to install another time thinking it was a driver conflict but the second ti... Read more

A:All boot options are tried, no (uefi) Bios

Seems to be a common problem with Samsungs. See this thread and the post by François.  Can you access the boot menu by tapping F2 instead of holding it down? See if you can access the computer with Fatdog64. You will need to burn the iso file or use Rufus to create a bootable USB. If the USB does not boot then use GPT as a partition scheme in Rufus. 
 
According to here F2 is the boot menu for a Ativ Book 2, 8, 9 but F10 is the UEFI access key. Try tapping F10 at boot.

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Hi, I'm am trying to solve an issue that may be caused by secure boot, but the BIOS in my z420 does not have secure boot options as described here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03653226 I've seen that this was sometimes turned off. I've also looked for BIOS updates mentioning secured boot but haven't found any. Any advice appreciated.

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Hi

I recently purchased an Asus N56VJ with Windows 8 pre-installed. At first I was trying to downgrade to Windows 7, but could not get past the windows splash screen trying to do a clean install . Anyway, while I was trying to figure out how to install windows 7, I was messing around in the bios. I decided to just stick with the Windows 8, but my bios is screwed up. I do not have any boot configuration options anymore. I tried to flash my bios, but the bios was still the same. I did a full reset on my machine, and still no change in the bios. Is there any way to get my bios options back to the factory settings with all the options? Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided.

A:Bios Boot Configuration Options Gone

Here are pictures of my Bios now...

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System disabled with code A [A0F9B5A2]

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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 have the same problem as mentioned in some other threads on the forum:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Can-t-change-BIOS-settings-after... or http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Can-t-change-BIOS-settings-after... I need to setup a PC to Win7, that has a trial Version of Windows 10 installed. My Bios Version is HP M60 2.14 and unfortunately, some bios options like legacy boot are greyed out.This means that I cannot use my Win7 USB Stick nor the DVD.I have setup an administrator password and also an MEBx password, but am not able to enable these options. In contrast to these other threads, where the solution was to login as guest user and then enter the admin password, i do not get an login option before or in bios. I can startup directly into the Bios Options, but cant find an option to switch user. Thank you for your help!   

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I press f2 at startup and get put into a black screen with white letters. I can either boot windows normally or run diagnostics. I need to change the boot order. I am running windows 7 off mac OS X if that would make a difference but I do not believe it would knowing I can still enter the boot menu. Windows still works like a regular windows computer but I can't seem to find the windows boot order. Can anyone help me with this? I have used Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to format the USB correctly and install the ISO files. I am not sure where to go once in the windows boot menu so that is what I am asking for. Direction to the boot order so I can change it. Thanks!

A:Why can I not enter my boot options when in my bios menu?

Hello jeplonski Welcome to the Seven Forums! The place to look would be in the user manual for either the system if premade or the board if a custom build to find out exactly which F key you need to press at post time that's right when first turning on the power or following a system restart when either the factory logo screen appears or doesn't if disabled in the bios setup program for the main board itself.

Often it will be the F4 if not F8 or F11, F12 keys that are used for bringing up the one time boot device menu. The Del key or another of the F keys will be assigned for entering the setup program right after the drives and other devices are detected at post. Once in the advanced section of the bios you will find the boot order for assigning which will be first as well as if only one, two, or three drives or devices will be set in order.

For installation from dvd in past years the dvd drive would be set as first often if there wasn't any boot device menu you could bring to select cd rom drive and see Windows installed. You had to go back in following first system restart once all the setup files had been copied from disk to hard drive to set the OS drive as the first in the boot order. Now we generally either boot from the dvd or a USB Installation Key made up using the one time boot option.

The boot device menu is not found in Windows at post time but an optional boot menu you bring up at post time. Typically you should be seeing the F key indicated right as the sys... Read more

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My laptop is Acer aspire V5-571P-6815 with EFI/GPT system windows 8 -64 bit.
I had windows 8, ubuntu, lubuntu and mint. Boot options in both bios and also while getting boot options pressing F12 i got same and working as per selection.
I installed OSX distro iATKOS and that spoiled the whole things. Finally I managed to get the things right by putting image of EFI partition(sda2) using clonezilla back in that EFI partition. Then I deleted all linuxes and installed only ubuntu. and using rEFInd boot manager.
Now the problem remains that changing boot order in bios has no effect on boot. It always boots to rEFInd boot manager. But before OSX attempt, I could change boot order including rEFInd, windows8 and linuxes and it worked ok. Now BIOS boot menu shows non existant boot options of old removed linuxes also. What to do to clean it and make it work as before?

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Hi All, I have added new SSD into my laptop and also migrated OS from current HDD to this SSD. I have verified and tested that from F9 I am able to cleanly boot into this new SSD disk with amazing speed and no issues. Now I wanted to set this SSD as default in boot options where currently it is showing both HDD and SSd. But this OS Boot Manager sub menu does not allow me to change the sequence. It is showing both and by default it is booting to HDD OS, unless I manually interrupt using Esc and F9. As of now both HDD and SSD are available in my laptop with OS. Could anyone please suggest how can I make this SSD as default boot? ThanksVamshi 

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In Windows 8.0 , Single User name is created with Name : XXXXX, Password : YYYY 
 
To goto BIOS setup I pressed "Esc" button, F10
 
Then 
Log in as a guest user ?Yes/NO, I selected "Yes"
Main            security                Advanced
Advanced --> Boot OptionsSecureBoot
 
All the BOOT Options are visible for the user to select " Legacy Boot" etc.
 
When I select
Log in as a guest user ?Yes/NO, I selected "NO"
 
Then It asks for Windows 8 LOGIN PASSWORD/Finger Print. Name : XXXX, Password : YYYY
After login password is entered.
 
Main       security          Advanced
Advanced --> Boot Options
All Boot options are disabled.
I unable to enable/disable " Secure Boot" option so that
Legacy Boot option can be enabled.
 
Why the BIOS is not allowing me to select desired boot option even though I logged in to Bios with password.
How to enable Legacy Boot option after using Login user Password of Windows 8.
 
Regards
 
 
P.S. This thread has been moved from Business PCs - Compaq, Elite, Pro to Notebook - HP ProBook, EliteBook, Compaq, Slate/Tablet PC, Armada, LTE. - Hp Forum Moderator
 
 
 

A:HP Probook 440 G1 BIOS Boot options (Windows 8)

I'm having the same problem with Elitebook 840 G1 (model E3W26UT), I'm trying to enable legacy boot mode and find approximately 80% of the Bios options are disabled even when logging in as the Win8 user. There is no update since November, were you able to get this resolved?

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Need to get into BIOS boot options got system disabled error 59025057 also want to disable the bios password for the future











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A:Need to get into BIOS boot options got system disabled error...

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Hello! I am unable to get into bios or the boot options menu on an older machine. (Emachines T3304 desktop, phoenix award bios NAA21EM, FIC K8MC51G MB).

When attempting to enter the boot options menu (F10) or the bios (F2) all I get is a blank screen, no display. Will flashing the bios fix this issue? If so, how do I get the machine to boot from usb or from cd to complete the update with no access to the boot options?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:Cannot enter bios or boot options on older system

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I am trying to boot from the recovery cd and cannot. When I look at the Bios setup utility.Bios device priority there are no choices under the boot device priority to select from. When I attempt to load the setup defaults these are still missing. I am trying to figure out to to solve the NTLDR is missing error and am trouble shooting. Can anyone offer suggestions?

A:Bios Setup Boot Device Priority options Missing

What bios do you have? Try pressing F12, F10, or delete when it boots and one of those will take you to a menu to let you choose which device to boot from.

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As the mini boots up there is a bios password prompt "Enter CURRENT Password" after I key in the password I remember, after 3 attempts it says;Password check failedFatal Error... System halted.CNU0092RNM

A:hdd boot/bios password

Please try - e9l11o7b94  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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i have being finding it dfficult to boot my system from HDD. each time i want to enter the BIOS set up, it will request me to type in BIOS password. After Disassembling all the parts of the system, i was able to get a password reset of '12345678' after getting access into the BIOS setup. the boot order was not showing i.e. Internal CD/DVD ROM, Notebook HDD ets was not showing on the BIOS BOOT Order option.    I really need your help to solve that problem.

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I have a client's machine on which one of his darling little brats has created or reset the BIOS password and now denies all knowledge of the thing. I seem to recall there is either a means of generating the default password from the Service Tag or, failing that, shorting out one of the motherboard chips. That I have done before but would prefer to know which chip it is.
The system is a Dell Dimension 3100.
Anyone able to help before I condemn the thing to perdition and a drop kick into the neighbours wheelie bin?
 

A:Missing Dell BIOS (boot) password

Difficult task.
What you describe will not happen. But you can check with Dell support to see if the computer is registered to that owner. Then Dell will send someone out as an authorized service rep with a little disk that runs the fix... and has a cost.
I would first see if the hard drive can be accessed while installed in an external USB enclosure.
If it can, then even if passworded, you can put in a replacement drive. And Dell XP install disk will work.
Then you can buy a Dell motherboard on eBay. Many Optiplex boards are cheaper, and work better than the Dimension boards... for a cheaper price... around $70 to $85.... or refurbished Dell government computers are for sale at PCSurplusonline for $120 to $180 with shipping... just move the board into the 3100. And the dell OS will work.
 

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Hi everyone, I need help to change my password recovery option. Now it's crazy, even when I have the cookies gmail doesn't let into my account. It sends a code to my mobile phone . I have to turn it on, get a code and enter it. Then I am let in. I don't like it. I thought it would do it only when I didn't have cookies. But I do now!! And it still keeps blocking the access. It has became too inconvenient.

My question is - How can I change the option to make gmail sending info to the alternative e-mail, listed on my profile, instead of to my mobile phone?? I can not find a place in my account how to wipe out my mobile phone option and switch to e-mail.

Can you help me please?

By the way, I contacted gmal tech. support by e-mail taken off their website and it returned saying "rejected by server". What a wonderful service... I guess they discourage people to contact them via e-mail.

Thanks, guys!!!
 

A:Solved: change gmail password recovery options

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Hello,

l can't use my laptop anymore, Toshiba P50-A-12Z, Intel Core i7 Haswell, 2013, since 6months, in the beginning of august.

At that time, l created a Blos password to prevent people from accessing my Computer. On boot, after type my pwd and hit "return" the display become blank and unresponsive and the computer is turned off after one minute.

I called Toshiba support which advised me to press and hold 20 sec. a button on the motherboard, turned the Computer on when it's plugged, but Blosis not reinitialized. Password still asked, still not booting.

l was used to resetting 90s desktop pcs with their Jumpers and round batteries but l can't find something similar here. The round battery is un accessible, it is protected inside a little black bag. Some Forums on the Internet talk about resetting Toshiba Satellites but their solutions date back to the 2000s. There is Nothing for a 2013 P50.

Their advice is somehow difficult:short circuit a pin or jumper while turning on. JP8 Or JRST 2001, 2002 or 2501. undert he RAM or eIsewhere. But l don't know how to short-circuit a place on the motherboard.

I can Find those JRST on the accessible side of my motherboard, but there is no visible corresponding pin or Jumper, please See My attached photos.

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A:Satellite P50-A-12z doesn't boot after Bios password enforced

Motherboard photo:

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Greetings! I'm a sysadmin that had a former user turn in his W550s when he left your company. There's a power on password set & a BIOS password set that I do not have.  I've taken out the external battery, disconnected the internal battery, and unplugged the CMOS BIOS coin battery. Will the eventual discharge of the caps allow the factory reset to occur without further action? Or is there a jumper hiding someplace that I'll need to bridge and boot briefly to clear? Thanks  

A:W550s BIOS and boot password bypass - battery drai...

The BIOS password cannot be bypassed.  There is no backdoor password.  The "fix" is to replace the motherboard

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Hi,

yesterday i set the bios/supervisor password.

When i now turn on the notebook, i can see the Toshiba - Leading innovations screen and then it goes dark and won't boot any further.

The harddisk / fan / graphics card etc is working - but i don't see anything nor do i get some kind of prompt or shell or whatsoever.

I tried all those "Press, ESC, Press F2, Press F1, Press INS" stuff, nothing worked out.
I removed the battery for several mins while pressing the power button, nothing.

Maybe somebody has some kind of clue whats wrong with this maschine....

A:Portege R830-1EE: Supervisor / Bios password - No Boot or login prompt

Hi

Did you use some high ASCII character like ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? etc in your BIOS / Supervisor password?

In the past the usage of such characters prevented the notebook from booting up.
In such case you had to contact the service partner in order to solve this problem.

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I recently reformatted and repartitioned hard drive and reinstalled XP. I messed something up because now when I boot comp, I'm given three different Windows XP options to boot even though I have only one instance of XP installed. What do I have to do to get rid of the two unwanted boot options?
 

A:Solved: More boot options than I'd like

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Ok, I will make an attempt at explaining my situation...

So it happens that I had three harddisks. One decent one, two crappers.

Before I made the switch from XP to Vista, I had installed various versions of it on all three disks.

Satisfied with it, I finally installed it on my main disk. I noticed, however, that even having formatted the two other disks, the option, during the boot session, to open the other vista operating systems were still present. Thinking this was "leftovers", I figured that once I removed the disks physically from my puter that these options would become just "decoration". However, once I removed the extra disks, my computer could not complete the boot process as it still searched for the other disks. And so, to boot at all, I have to have the two other disks present in my pc, at all times, draining power and creating heat for nothing. I hope this made any sense, and hope someone can help me get rid of these superfluous disks!!! If you need any additional info, PLEASE do not hesitate to ask for it!

Thanks in advance!

Nick
 

A:Solved: too many boot options!

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Hi guys and gals ,
I unfortunatly having a bad habit of doing the odd thing i dont really understand ,
this time being that i used my Xp disk to partition my slave hd in my desktop
(this is because it wouldnt let me format it through windows os )
Anyway since i have done this i get an option when i boot of two windows xp to start .
The first has something to do with me mucking around with the slave drive
and the second is my actual sytem os
It automatically tries to boot from the first and faulters saying there is system files missing .
I can boot from the second option fine but i dont want to allways have to be changing
options everytime i reboot .
I would like to know if there is a way through my bios (or xp itself )
that i can delete this option on booting .

I have a Gateway desktop running win xp pro

Thanks
Mr No One
 

A:Solved: Two Xp options on boot ..

Start/Run, type MSCONFIG, click OK.

open the BOOT.INI tab, click 'Check All Boot Paths', MSConfig will now quickly verify each line mentioned in the Boot.ini to check if they are valid. If orphaned entries are detected, you'll be prompted with a dialog. Choose Yes when the dialog box appears. This will remove the incorrect entry from Boot.ini file.

alternatively you can modify boot.ini manually. if you're not fond of editing boot.ini yourself, feel free to post a copy here.
 

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will password retrieval software work on bios password? Can not remember it to save my life.
 

A:Solved: bios password

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Does anyone know how to retrieve a password for bios. I`ve tried the shop that sold the pc but to great amazement they don`t have any record of the password.
The pc is about 4-5 years old and is running w2k.
 

A:[SOLVED] bios password

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I have just bought an old used p120 for a project. Once I got the computer home I tried to go inot the bios setup to change a few needed items. Unfortunately it has a password that is needed to access the bios. the shop where I bought the computer from has no idea what it might be. I tried looking for a battery to take out from the m/b, but could find none.

I was thinking I could re-flash the bios to remove the password. Would this work, or is there anything else I could try?

Its a Gigabyte GA586VX Motherboard..........
 

A:[SOLVED] Bios Password

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I set up a security password in BIOS and now can't get rid of it. I thought maybe creating the supervisor password as well would make it possible to remove the password option. Ive been reading a bit about BIOS and it looks like i might have to do something in CMOS but i dont know anything about this.
 

A:[SOLVED] BIOS password

Most systems have a motherboard jumper to clear the BIOS configuration, including the password. Of course, you'll have to make sure the other parameters are to your liking after the reset... If you haven't forgotten the passwords, I think just blanking them will clear them.
 

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Hi, not sure if this is the right place for my type of question, but here goes. I am trying to set up a password within bios to stop the kids using the pc. I have set up passwords for both the supervisor and user. They are both showing as 'set' in the bios, but when booting, the pc starts up without requesting the password. I am asked for the password when I go into the bios, but not when booting the pc. Any help please?

The pc is a HP pavillion A1128.uk, AMD 64 3000+. Running XP home, 2nd edition. Bios version is Phenix Award Revision 3.20 07/08/2005.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Bios password

If you set up a password for the BIOS, you'll only get asked for it when you try access the the BIOS.

If you have just a single user account in windows xp, you can have that password protected, which would prevent your kids from getting any further than the login screen. (provided they don't know your password, that is. )
To do that once you've logged in you'd go to Control Panel > User Accounts > Click on your account > Create a Password
 

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I purchased my dimension 4700 about 9-10 years ago... I guess i set up a admin pw at the time. I have been trying to recover it so i may restore factory settings as my pc is lagging bad. I tried a few backdoor passwords to no avail. Also tried pulling the cmos which reset the clock and gave me a diskette drive 0 seek failure error. which makes me use f1 or f2 to boot. I do not even have a floppy disk drive. Today i tried to reset via the jumper method which again only reset the clock. PLease help!
 

A:Solved: Bios Password

unfortunately, we cannot assist with passwords. May want to check out the rules page at techguy.org/rules.html.

Going to have to close this, thanks for understanding.

v
 

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Hello all, new here, my pc config is intel quad 6600, 4gb ram, 2 320gb hd, OS is XP Pro with SP2. Okay I heard people speek highly of Vista and no so highly so I decided to give it a shot and make my own decision.
XP was installed a few weeks ago and is on disk 1 50gig partition, created another 75 for E:Vista Ultimate and have 175 unallocated for now. My other drive is just for games.
At first I used the remaining 250 for Vista the first time. Everything loaded fine was online with Vista was updating drivers and then I rebooted to finish the install for some drivers and the boot options never came up it booted right to XP.
I looked at the partitions and it shows Vista there so I looked in XP boot.ini and it shows:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
I checked around and people said to add Vista to it so I did and added this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate" /fastdetect

It gave the options to now choose one but when I choose Vista the screen goes blank
no cursor or anything, display is 1280x960 someone had suggested that already... Read more

A:Solved: Dual boot XP installed then tried Vista but no boot dual boot options

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i am dual booting xp mce and vista.. and im wondering if its possible to change the displayed names because xp shows up as "earlier windows version" or something like that and i'd rather it just say xp
 

A:Solved: change name of boot options?

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I'm working on a friends Dell Inspiron 5100 running XP Home. Upon bootup, he has 3 boot options; XP Home, 2000 Pro and XP Setup. The XP Home seems to work fine. I haven't tried the 2000 Pro and the XP Setup obviously hangs.

Is there a way to eliminate the 2000 Pro and XP Setup boot options? I've rooted around including the registry but am coming up empty.
Sig
 

A:Solved: How to remove boot options

Start => Run and type in msconfig
Under the BOOT.INI tab click 'Check all boot paths'. You will be able to remove invalid ones.

The Boot.ini file is a hidden system file in the root of the C: drive. It can be edited in Notepad, but you can render the computer unbootable if you screw it up.
Why not post the boot.ini file here and tell us what you want to do.
 

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Hey all,

Right now when I boot my screen I have like 4 different options for what OS I want. There Windows XP (which I usually click), a Skeleton Boot (some boot screen program I was screwing with), another Windows XP (haven't used it, maybe a previous installation?), and some other windows option that my computer first came with.

Anyways, I know that I only use the first one so is there a way to eliminate the other 3 from the menu? Ideally I would like to not even see the menu when I boot the computer, I'd like it to just go through to windows. I thought I remembered seeing a control panel or some settings for that area somewhere but I can't remember where.

Can anyone help me?
 

A:Solved: How to remove other boot options for XP

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For some reason my PC, when booting up, always ask's me if i want to boot in "Windows XP Media Centre edition", "Windows XP Media Centre edition (Boot Screen)" or "Recovery console".

This is really annoying as It adds time to boot up, I only ever want the Boot screen one (if I wanted to use a different one i will press F8 on startup). is there a way to make automaticly pick the one I want.

OS: XP SP2

Thanks

PS need a any more info say, im not sure what else is needed.

A:[SOLVED] Always Shows Boot Options

Welcome to TSF....

Somewhere along the line windows had a crash and thinks it has to go thru the recovery console.

Do you have the windows MCE recovery disk set for thsi computer?

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Hi all. I have a friend who's mother handed him down and old PC. I want to try setting it up with Ubuntu to see how it works. I have formatted the HD. Downloaded the ISO file for the Linux OS. Burned the image to disk, and yes it does work, I tried it on my PC and it is a bootable CD. The problem is that whoever built the PC for his mom created a password to get into the bios.

Is there anything I can do here? I highly doubt that I can get the password. Can I reflash the BIOS maybe? Is there a way I can get the software to boot using a windows startup disk and changing it over to the CD drive and entering some command?

Thanks,
Mike
 

A:Solved: Getting past BIOS password

You can clear the CMOS through Jumper Settings on the MB.This will set it back to the manufactureres original settings.

You may need the MB Manual or get it from the Internet.Usually JBAT 1 Jumpers.

Also you may try to Power Down your PC,Take out the Power Cable and Remove the MB battery.

Leave for about 15 to 20 Mins and Replace.

Power up.
 

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Strange issue I have here with an Acer Aspire 5720

It originally had a bios password which I tried to clear, I put in the original password then it asked twice to enter the new password within the bios.

so I just hit the ENTER key and left the fields blank.

when the laptop booted up again it is asking

Enter CURRENT password ?

I tried to old password, does not work, tried just hitting the ENTER key and does not work either.

anyone have any methods to solve this issue please?

I have also tried to short the battery but this does not seem to clr the cmos.

TIA
 

A:Solved: Bios Password Issue

zorgan said:


Strange issue I have here with an Acer Aspire 5720

It originally had a bios password which I tried to clear, I put in the original password then it asked twice to enter the new password within the bios.

so I just hit the ENTER key and left the fields blank.

when the laptop booted up again it is asking

Enter CURRENT password ?

I tried to old password, does not work, tried just hitting the ENTER key and does not work either.

anyone have any methods to solve this issue please?

I have also tried to short the battery but this does not seem to clr the cmos.

TIAClick to expand...

Beyond what you've already tried (and I assume that when you tried just "Enter" you were sure to clear the field of any characters first) we cannot assist with password issues as per the following passage in the site rules:
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Therefore I'm closing this thread.
 

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I have a Gateway G6-400c celeron.

There is a password set, so that when you first turn on your computer the first thing it does is ask you for a password before it even goes through the boot up, and I of course do not remember the password. I have had this computer sitting in storage for several years and I forgot I even set a password.

Is there a way around this password? so I can access the computer?

I can not access the BIOS to reset the boot order or do anything at all for that matter.
 

A:Solved: bios password I am locked out help!

Hi bpsman,

There must be a jumper to remove from the motherboard. You will have to retrieve the motherboard map to know what jumper may be removed and replugged (it will delete the password).
 

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My next door neighbor brought over his gateway 2000 and wants me to fix it. Figured out right away it was a bad monitor. Next I found out that even though the post screen detect the keyboard and mouse they don't work. I tried to get into bois but it is password protected. Is there a way to remove or reset the password?
 

A:[SOLVED] Clearing bios password?

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I have forgot my BIOS pasword tried 3 times..the code 60778623 apears...what to do?

A:bios password for hp pavilion G4 1303AU bios password

Please try this Password = 75650205RegardsKNRKI work on behalf of HP

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anyone have one of the Ebay 89 buck Netbooks?
ostensibly runs Windows CE from ROM. Can they be booted with SD card or memory stick?
 

A:Solved: 7" Netbook boot options?

There are usually forums that specifically discuss a particular brand of computer or modding or something similar. You'll get far more responses and more information at a more specific forum.
 

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I had installed combofix to check for any malware's in my pc..so i installed the microsoft recovery console as per the instructions....So a selection comes at startup stating whether to use the microsoft recovery console or proceed directly to Windows XP...Now as the problem is solved i no longer need this bootup selection as it is wasting my time...Now how do i get rid of this and start Windows XP automatically

Any suggestions are gratefully appreciated...Thanking all u guys in advance...Please do help to solve my problem soon...Toodles!!
 

A:Solved: remove combofix generated multiple boot options

Right click My Computer, Click Properties
Click the Advanced tab
Click the Settings button under Startup and Recovery
Make sure the Default operating system: box does NOT show the Recovery Console.
Now you can either set the time to something more reasonable, or remove the entry entirely.
Set the Time to display list of operating systems: to 2-5 seconds instead of the default of 30.
To remove it, click the Edit button, then remove ONLY the line for the Recovery Console from the [Operating system] section. The Default= line should show your XP install, not the Recovery Console.
Then delete the C:\cmdcons folder

 

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I went to msconfig > boot > advanced options
I changed number of processors to 2.
I change memory to 8192.
I have an i3 dual core processor, and 8gb of ram.
The cpu count saves. But when I reboot and go back into msconfig the memory is back at 0 instead of 8gb.
Any help?
EDIT:
I tried using a smaller number. I used 4000 instead of 8192.
I applied and reboot. Then I looked at msconfig again.
It didnt save the 4000, but instead replaced it with 904.

A:[SOLVED] Windows 8 wont let me save advanced options for boot?

Boot into Setup (Bios) to make changes. If your video card uses shared memory, you will not be able to assign the full 8GB. If you're going to use a smaller number, make it less the 4GB (eg) 3.99 GB

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Greetings all,

I'm trying to determine the best way to recover my OS. Here is my scenario (*full sys cfg below*) :

I had the boot sector on one drive and the /windows, etc., on another.
I lost the boot sector (broken RAID array).

So, I still have everything, except the boot.ini, etc., that was on that disk, in current form on other hard disks. I have an (recent enough) Acronis True Image back-up of the boot.ini, etc., and /windows as well.

What I would like to do is create a new (or recover old) boot sector and boot back into my previous, most-recent (non-back-up) WinXP install. It sounds simple enough but I am having all kinds of difficulties, which is why I thought it best to poll the forum before proceeding (no luck on searches for this exact scenario).

Since I've broken the previous RAID array I have new drive mappings. I'm unsure how much of a factor this will be nor how to remedy.

What I've tried (unsuccessfully) thus far is:
WinXP install to recover
New WinXP install (on different disk than previous) and edit of boot.ini
bootcfg /add (doesn't find old install)

I must be missing something because it's gotta be easier than this!

TIA for any & all recommendations. I'd really appreciate it. It's been so long since I've had to dig into this stuff... hearkening back to my NT Internals (Winternals) utils days and just hoping I'm being an idiot, lol! The thought of having to reinstall all my apps, etc., etc., jus... Read more

A:Solved: Recovery options? Lost boot HD - /windows intact

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how to solved bios administrator password error code 51764946 for hp pavilion g6











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A:how to solved bios administrator password error code is 5176...

Thank u soooo much sir REO51ST

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In the process of performing a clean, 'unattended' install of Windows XP on a Dell Dimension E520, I decided to enter the BIOS and clear the existing "System" password as the computer requires several boots during the installation procedure. Upon saving the changes and exiting the BIOS, the computer rebooted and requested (you guessed it) a password. What? I thought I had removed the BIOS password! I turned the computer off, unplugged it, pulled the two-pinned jumper switch for 30 seconds and started the computer once again. Yep, it still wanted the now, *non-existent* password. As this Dell uses a Phoenix BIOS, I inputted several known backdoor passwords; none of which worked. I then shut down, removed the CMOS battery, and left it off for more than three hours. I started this Dell up again, and it *still* wants a password. BTW, this Dell has been turned off, minus the CMOS battery for more than 12 hours. I'm going to leave it off for a total of 24 hours to see if the "capacitor drain" solution will finally clear the BIOS settings, etc. God, how I hate Dells! If someone knows of a more 'radical' solution, please feel free to chime in. At this point, I'm willing to try anything! Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Dell Dimension E520 BIOS Password Problem

Just an idea, have you tried using the old password or leaving the password blank?
 

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I have a Dell inspiron 4010 laptop with Windows 7. I am unable to log on. The safe mode options screen keeps looping, and i am unable to boot. none of the safe mode options work, though the screen shows the loading windows files before restarting the safe mode options screen again. when i press f8 to get the advanced boot options, the system repair option is no longer there (it was there yesterday, but the system restore or system repairs didn't work), nor do any of the advanced boot options work.when i choose to disable automatic restart on system failure it appears that windows is startingbut then goes to a blue screen that says STOP: C0000135 The program can't start because %hs is missing. try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

I believe this is happening as a result of an automatic Windows update.

I am at a loss about what to do, it has been two days. i really don't want to lose my documents, pictures etc. Is there anything I can do? thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: windows 7-unable to boot, safe mode options looping

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Trying to reset the password on and old C400, it is asking for primary or administrator password. I have no idea what to put in there, and can't see if  the computer will function at all!  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks! 

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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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Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including  the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.

A:Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Hi WILSPEAK,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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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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I'm having a problem with a Toshiba Satellite L300D. After I reinstalled the HDD it would beep. To solve this I went into BIOS to look and see if the board had some sort of intrusion setting. When I exited the BIOS and restarted I know get the Enter Current Password (with a blue background on a black screen) with continuos beeps. The thing is it seems to auto enter in 10 characters (*) and then stop. There are no other options.

I have searched unsuccessfully for any info about this and I cant even find where the CMOS is located which I think is soldered onto the board.

Has anybody had any similar experience like this?
I would really appreciate any help its driving me crazy.
 

A:Bios Password 'Enter Current Password' on Toshiba Satellite

Your thread is closed. We do not help with password problems. This is clearly stated in the rules section.
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...

Please read and follow the rules when posting.
 

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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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Hello all,

I hope I can get some help / guidance from some one with more experience with the M400 if possible?!

I reinstalled the OS and setup the biometric security for me, which has worked flawlessly! However I stupidly also set up the boot up security (BIOS Password). So when the tablet gets turned on I can scan my finger and get in without any issues, however I now want to turn the boot up security off. So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!

Does anyone know if I can disable the BIOS security while in the OS using the biomentric security rather than entering a password? I have tried just changing the admin password within the win OS but that doesn't work....any ideas?

Any help with be greatly appreciated!

Cheers

A:Portege M400 - Change BIOS Password within OS without knowing password?

> So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!

You are speaking about BIOS password which you set up in the BIOS?
As far as I know you cannot remove the BIOS password if you don?t know the old BIOS password.
In such case just the Toshiba ASP could help you? just the Toshiba ASP technician could remove the unknown BIOS password

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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,
Rhonda
 

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

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Even after restoring EFI partition to original after upgrading to 8.1, I have two boot options to boot into into windows.
1)Windows boot manager
2)OS from hard drive.
Both boot into windows.
Why this happened.
Any help, Please?

A:new boot options-boot options info

new boot options-boot options info



What new options, can you list.

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?
 

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My compaq mini is asking for bios password:Password Check Failedfatal Error ... Sysytem HaltedCNU9417XGY pls help

A:My compaq mini is asking for bios password: Password Check ...

@Lya_And Enter     e9lov3x4hi     ( Note that in both cases, the 3rd character is a lower case L )                           or                e9lov3xrhi Regards, DP-K

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Hi  Can anyone help me sort a problem out. I cannot for the life of me remember the power on password and now all that shows is system disabled and a code 69468164 Is there a way to clear the old password??? Any help appreicated











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A:Power On Password lost - Adminsitrator Password - BIOS

@26kenley? Enter     76540160 Regards, DP-K

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I updated the bios after I had notified from Toshiba about the Bios v3.50. The process was done by the Toshiba Utility software, and after the reboot there is "Password =" on a blank screen and it not recognise my BIOS password, writing "Not certified".

I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.

What can I do now?

A:Satellite Z30-A-12R BIOS password not recognised after BIOS upgrade

Hi

Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.

But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.

Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.

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Hello, guys...
Is there such program which decodes or reset the bios password of a Laptop
My laptop in an old Acer Aspire 4715z

I've tried removing the CMOS
But found no jumper. I was suprised that after resetting the CMOS only the Date and Time reset.

I'll be waiting for your replies..
Thanks.

A:BIOS Decoder or BIOS password reset tool

I am sorry, but we cannot help youPer forum rulesNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

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Hi everyone,
I'm having an issue with Personalization options.
On the desktop, when i right-click and select 'Personalize' from the menu, a window briefly pops up for fraction of a second and then disappears. I simply can't get to the Personalization options.
Working around this, i tried to access it through Control Panel > Personalization and Appearance and selecting it from there.

In the menu, I find that the Personalization icon has been replaced with a generic folder icon and it's renamed to 'Personalization CPL Provider'.
I also cannot select 'Change desktop background' or 'Customize colors' as it pops up and error window with the following respectively:
Windows cannot find
'shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9971-BEB064C98683}\1\::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4b...\pageWallpaper'.



and



Windows cannot find

'shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\1\::{ED834ED6-4B5A-...\pageColorization'.



Is there any way to fix this at all? I've looked around but the only solutions are to "upgrade" my Windows installation to fix the missing files.

I've already run "sfc /scannow" twice and there were still errors it couldn't fix.



I would appreciate any help at all, thanks.

 






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how do i turn off bios /cmos options like caching and shadowing?
this msg comes on the blue screen during the finalizing phase in xp setup

how to get these options off?
 

A:Bios options

Here's a link on how to access BIOS: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
 

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I have a gateway pc running XP Pro. Put in a new tv tuner card and after drivers loaded , rebooted, Gateway sceen pops up then goes to black screen ask for current password. after 3 attempts halts program. Can't boot from cd or floppy, took out card same problem. Can anyone help? Also downloaded a password recovery tool ,burn the iso th cd , didn't do anything. Also donot know how the get to boot sequence setup screen hit every f-button.

A:[SOLVED] xp pro would not boot ask for password

It sounds like there is a BIOS password that has been set. To get into your BIOS

Quote:




Turn on the computer and immediately press either the F1 key or the F2 key at one-second intervals to enter the BIOS setup utility




You should be able to disable the BIOS password from in there.

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I can no longer boot my PC after changing the ribbon cables and jumper settings several times. I did this because I could not get an external hard drive to work and thought that the internal drive's selection (slave) might affect it. But no matter how I set up the internal drive or CD drive, neither will boo - I;ve abandoned the external drive and now just want to get the PC running. Only yesterday I boot from the CD drive and reformatted the hard drive, all worked well.

The only screen shown is the Packard Bell startup screen, which gives the option of Esc, F2 or F8, none of which works.

The keyboard lights flicker when the PC is powered up and I can hear and feel the drives spinning, but no BIOS screen appears. I've tried numerous combinations of ribbon cables, jumper settings and having only CD or hard drive, but the result is always the same.

I know a lot about software but for hardware I've only changed hard drives and memory, and though I've used the BIOS to change settings, I don't really know anthing about it (ie: if/how it could go wrong or if/how it can be repaired).

So can anything be done to get this PC to boot?

Thanks.

PC model: Packard Bell - iExtreme MC 6112
I can't find motherboard informaton - I have tried to look throughthe Packard Bell site, but though my product is registered with them, I don't know my password and all attempts to get a password reminder have failed.
SN 031916820279
 

A:Solved: PC will not boot - No bios

Fixed it! Sorry to have bothered you all!

Someone suggested resetting everything, especially the memory, and it worked.
 

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Currently in the process of making a boot cd for my Dell Latititude D620 and it's not working out that well for me.

I named the bios file to "BIOS" and created a boot cd with imgburn. But when I load up the the cd I cant access my bios file....

Hope the screenshots below help... thanks.
 

A:Solved: Bios Boot CD Help...

Just needed to make the directory K: and pretso...

flash complete... : )

http://www.biosflash.com/e/bios-boot-cd2.htm
 

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I have a ASPIRE 5920 labtop with vista windows what the problem is i am trying to get a cd boot from bios and i am lost. What happen is my ex husband changed my adminerstrator password and i have the software but i can not get it to boot. I decided to go back to school and i start the 15th of this month and he is trying to make things really hard on me and i really need your help! Tired of being someones punching bag! Sorry i ramble when i am nervouse. when i go to the boot menu i see

IDE HDD
IDE CD
PCI BEV
USB HDD
USB CDROM
USB FDC
USB KEY

Can someone help me through the steps?
 

A:Solved: Boot from bios

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I have a problem with my second PC running win8 and with 2011 American Megatrends BIOS.I had thr PC on sleep when we had a power outage and it will now only boot into the BIOS. It has a SATA drive but all the SATA connections on the mother board show as empty. I have tried using the Win8 disk to try a repair but it fails as the drive is locked. What do I try next?
 

A:Solved: PC will only boot into the BIOS

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The other night I turned my computer off thru windows and left the room before it shut down .I came back the next morning and the computer hadn't shut down but the screen was froze on shut down screen . The mouse won't work so I manually shut it down and turned it back on. The computer started and said it should check for problems it ran it's check and said it couldn't fix it and shut down. That was the last time I was able to get it ino windows or anything. The computer starts all fans run but no noise from hdd and get a no signal message on monitor. I thought power supply ( this one is only 2 months old 650 xfx ) so I opened up a new 650 coolmaster and tried it fans run but that's it. The motherboard is only two months old Asrock 970 exreme 3+. I get no beep codes. I started pulling ram and trying one stick at a time and still nothing. I have reseated everything still no luck. If it was a video card wouldn't I still get some sound from the hdd ? My unit 955be has never ran hot cpu never over 30 and mb never over 27 so I don't think the cpu is fried. Oh yes I also tried a different hdd and nothing. Any suggestions ? Thanks for any help in advance.
 

A:Solved: Won't boot even into bios.

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I went into the BIOS setting on another PC and changed the FSB Speed. No the system will power up (physically) BUT it will NOT even show the BIOS screen.

Where do I proceed from here ?

TAI!
 

A:Solved: Help Please! No Boot No Bios!

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Hey,

I am having trouble with a new build.

The first problem I am having is that as soon as I turn on the power supply (Corsair CX600) the machine powers itself on without pressing the power button.

I have used the manual and double checked the power switch, reset switch and hdd led cables are all connected with the right pins with the correct polarity.

The system then (short) beeps once as if its working, then powers down. The the GPU and CPU fans both get power until it everything stops after the beep. I get no output from onboard graphics or PCI-E GPU.

I have tried removing and re-adding RAM with no change. The motherboard I am using is a Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2. I have connected the 24pin connector and the 4 pin atx connector to it.

Anyone have any suggestions what could be wrong?

Cheers
 

A:Solved: Can't Boot to BIOS

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I was given a computer to work on and it turns out that her now ex-husband locked it, both the hard drive and the Bios. It is a Dell laptop. She was concerned about what was on the hard drive but I am almost 100% sure there's no way to unlock it???
As for the Bios, my desktop can be bypassed by either taking out the battery or resetting the CMOS jumper. On her laptop I took the battery out but it was still locked. She was hoping I could buy a different hard drive and the computer still be usable.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Bios Password/Hard Drive Password

Sorry no suggestions here, please re-read the rules http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
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...

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System disabled: 83725401Product: E3S20UA#ABAthanks for any help. I forgot the password and it gives me 3 try's and disables. I cand do anything else on startup











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A:Forgot my admin password/bios password

@Diesel_lineman? Enter  32683427 Regards, DP-K

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I have issues with probook 6360b bios password..i have done everything including removing the cmost battery but nothing happened..i just see cmos reset 502 all the time without accessing the computer..pls help

A:Bios password/Administrative password issue

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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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 am accessing the BIOS to change the dedicated video RAM but I cannot change most of the options.My BIOS is Insydeh20 and I have already tried: -Setting an administrator password for BIOS-Disabling secure boot and deleting keys-Disabling administrator password for BIOS-Enabling Legacy Boot What can I do?

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how to open more options in bios? my bios's version is J01 v 2.25 i want to show more setting

A:how to open more options in bios ?

Abdo2, welcome to the forum. I am not certain that you can see more options in the BIOS.  Once you're in the BIOS, you can use the arrow keys to move from section to section and through the options in each section.  If the option is greyed out, it means that it is not available.  HP keeps their BIOS options to a minimum. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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i have AHCI/IDE option in my laptop BIOS,i want to know what is this option for, and which is good for which purpose.at present i am using window7 and it is set to AHCI..cuz i m facing PIO mode problem in my dvd burner and it is not burning anything,and someone told me that i see this option,i asked him what does this relation has wit burning but he didnt reply.
all i want to know is 2 things.

1.what is this AHCI and IDE option in BIOS for??..
2.does its changing,will effect to return PIO mode in DMA or DAO mode of dvd burner?...

A:Need help about BIOS options...Urgent...

Hi, this site will explain what the AHCI is, and why your computer is using it if it is using a SATA HDD, or DVD drive. Hope this helps.

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I got a dell uniplex gx270, and it won't boot from the dvd-rom drive, i went to the bios menu and i can't change it. It seems that anything in blue (not white) lettering will not respond to input. Only the hard disk seems to be enabled, and i don't know the password i wanted to install a new O.S. but can't without the rom drive working. thanks for all help

A:I need help enabling options in the bios, please

You may need to replace the cd drive

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It accedently opend that day i dont know why ,I did not press any key......However, I have disabled the Hyperthreading from thair because reasons.......And now i want to turn it back on, any way to access it again? just one time......Thank you Lenovo for this verrrrry limited BIOS, Im sorry, please help me.....Thanks

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 I have found a z drive on my computer I didn't put there I want to format my harddrive and reinstall windows, but I can't enter any of my bios options they are locked out

A:cant change bios options

Exodus777, welcome to the forum. HP limits the amount of BIOS settings that can be changed.  You can use the Recovery media that you made to Reset the computer.  Also, you could use the Disk Management to extend the partition next to Z.

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hi I am Rajesh.... i have a destop with the following configuration
Asus Mother Board ------M2N-VM DVI
AMD Athlon(tm)64X2 Dual Core processor 5000+ 2.60 GHz
2.00 GB RAM (800 FSB)
LG Sata DVD Writer

what should be enabled and disabled in the BIOS to install Vista ??
please help me in solving thhis problem
 

A:Confusing BIOS options

Nothing as far as I know. Should be fine with default settings.
 

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its showing no bios option on fresh installation on hp-g2b21ea

A:no bios manage options

That is your boot manager - how you getting into that?? You need to F10 to get into the bios settings - and change the boot order to your setup media first..

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I have two bios options in the bios that will probably make the pc faster, but I want to know that it is safe. The first one is the HT speed, it is set at 400, but I can set it to 800. Should I do this?

The second is the DRAM Dimm voltage adjustment. I have geil value ram ddr400 running at 227 fsb with 2.5-3-3-6 timings. The voltage is set at 1.6, should I set it to 1.65?

Will these settings make a performance difference?
 

A:Weird Bios options I don't get?????

hey there,

The ht speed is the bandwidth between the CPU and the AGP slot. You dont really need to up it unless your having trouble with your graphics card.

The only reason you would need to up the voltage on the RAM is if you have overclocked it. If you have then a higher voltage will make it more stable. If you havent, you'll just be giving it a higher voltage.

Hope this helps
 

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