N/APosted on - 06/10/2011
I am here to know on how to reset the CMOS password. One of my friend is looking to reset the CMOS password in his computer .Since I know that techyv would provide the right information. Am posting for him looking for an expert comment .
Will be thankful for spending your time in providing the answer for our Query. And by the way it’s a laptop computer
How to reset CMOS password.
There are some software’s that can be used to get a password like thing to go ahead and reset the password. For that you need a specific code that you may get in the CMOS Screen upon typing the wrong password for three times. For doing this you need to first enter into the CMOS Screen by Restarting the computer if working on computer.
Then at the time of Boot Press F2 or F8 or Del key based upon the manufacturer’s assignment of key for entering the CMOS .Once when you are in CMOS screen Type in the wrong password or the password which is not accepted for three times .Upon doing that finally you may get a code .Just write down the code and exit for CMOS and then restart your computer to get into your computer main screen and Download the Software named Python which is a free download at Dogbert’s BIOS password where with the help of Python script you may be able to clear the password.
If these above steps are not working for your laptop then the better way I advise you to call up your computer manufacturer support where they may have specific built-in options to solve this problem .I would never recommend you trying any hardware troubleshooting like jumper setting which need to be done by a qualified technician where a single mistake may crash your valuable asset.
How to reset CMOS password.
You haven't specified the type of laptop used by your friend but anyway I will specify a number of ways to solve this for
different types of laptops.
Follow the following steps:
Remove the button cell battery below your laptop which is responsible for CMOS.
Power on your without using the laptop the battery
This resets and erases your CMOS password.
Turn off the laptop, and then put back your button cell battery.
Turn on the laptop.
Password would be inactive and no longer prompts you.
When you pull the battery it will set your CMOS back to factory defaults. Write down your settings to ensure safety .
Try default common password: e.g.
There many BIOS provider therefore notice name during boot up of laptop (Award, AMI, Phoenix, IBM, etc ).
Hence if it’s an Award BIOS' try these backdoor passwords:
AMI BIOS' try these as password:
PHOENIX BIOS' try this password:
If it doesn’t faction as needed try:
Press the insert button during startup this will clear the CMOS on some older machines
As long as you hold down during boot up.
Pull the metallic nickel looking battery supplying power to the CMOS.
Can use three pin jumpers to reset bios, by moving the pin cover the opposite two pin
Hope it helps.