remove known BIOS password

January 19, 2010 at 06:49:35
Specs: Vista HP, 2.8/2gig

Can't find a recent response to this question
so asking again.

Dell PC which has a known BIOS (not HD)
password that we want to remove. The only
option in the BIOS is to set password, so if we
just set it to blank will this be accepted? - I've
seen a couple of posts where this causes
problems & I don't want to risk it otherwise.

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#1
January 19, 2010 at 07:00:05

As far as I know, if you leave the password box empty, and then save the settings, the password will be disabled....

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#2
January 19, 2010 at 07:30:16

Thanks for reply, that's what I thought as well, but I want to be
absolutely certain before I attempt it so it's not totally screwed
(as mentioned, I Googled the query as well and found instances
of blank passwords causing problems).

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#3
January 19, 2010 at 07:36:24

No, I recommend it....No problems should occur....

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#4
January 19, 2010 at 11:29:17

That's what I like - a definite answer, many thanks will try it & let
you know results

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#5
January 19, 2010 at 12:48:15

ulitmate boot cd and use tools to clean or reset if that doesn't work.

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#6
January 19, 2010 at 12:51:24

If this is a desktop and you know the old password I would just hit enter after removing the old password from the box. Hitting enter sets the password to none.

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#7
January 20, 2010 at 07:52:11

OK, have removed password, now it's still asking for one but just
hitting 'enter' is accepted so it's essentially a blank password,
still rather annoying. Not too sure how UBCD can do anything.

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#8
January 20, 2010 at 09:50:19

johnr

Posting your motherboard model would be appreciated and helpful

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#9
January 20, 2010 at 11:46:40

Are you sure you are talking about a BIOS password? Why are you entering the BIOS anyway?

Sounds like a Windows log-in to me.

When do you see this password box? After the Windows splash screen?


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#10
January 20, 2010 at 11:51:34

It's a Dell branded system so the motherboard will be a non-
standard one, it's not in front of me so I'm relaying info back. The
BIOS is Phoenix - AWARD. I'm back over at the weekend so
shall double-check what's been done so far.

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#11
January 20, 2010 at 11:58:16

So then you are sure you are talking about a BIOS password.

So when you try to enter the BIOS (setup) you get this empty box?

Then first check the settings and mark down the values for the ones you don't understand so you can reset them the same. Then clear the CMOS with the jumper or motherboard battery removal. This procedure must be done with the power to the motherboard completely off. Some board manufacturers even instruct to disconnect the 20/24 pin power connector from the PSU.

After clearing the CMOS you must immediately enter the BIOS on the next boot to reset the values as needed.

That should rid you of the password prompt.


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