How do I bypass the BIOS password on my laptop

Question

I put a password on my Bios not knowing what it would do, after re-entering the menu seeing where the password was placed I removed the password, and with that I didn't retern to the menu for a vary long time. Once I retured I discovered that the password was back on the menu but when I entered my password it said it was incorect. I was told by my computer teacher that he knew how to do it for desktops but it was much much harder for laptops. When I went back to the shop I bought it and it was still under warrent, they said they wouldn't fix it. Is there a whey I can bypass the password with an engeniring password or a whey to find it or change it without using that bios menu?

Answer

This question was answered on July 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You start by shorting the cmos/bios battery to erase the password but for this you are going to need the manufacturer manual to know were its jumper is located in the laptop Also try calling Acer support to ask them were this jumper are or to guide you in the right direction.

Alternatively, you can usually short a couple of pins on your CMOS chip to get the job done immediately.

If you like would like to try a program that I use that tries to recover your bios password (it works most of the time for me)

here is the link: Cmos password recovery tools 4.3

http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?cmospwd.html

I hope this helps out good luck...

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Posted by robert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 27, 2004