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August 15, 2011 6:57:05 PM

Hello I have a phoenix BIOS v6 I have run !bios cracker and it has returned a result that is not helpful!! It contains special characters that I cannot type as they are not on the keyboard anyone know how I can get around this? thanks

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a b V Motherboard
August 15, 2011 8:18:27 PM

You can remove the CMOS battery and put in back in. This will reset the BIOS to its default settings (effectively removing the password).
a c 125 V Motherboard
August 17, 2011 1:22:08 AM

jsanthara said:
You can remove the CMOS battery and put in back in. This will reset the BIOS to its default settings (effectively removing the password).

Removing the battery does not reset the password. That would be the dumbest security ever.
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August 17, 2011 1:30:13 AM

abekl said:
Removing the battery does not reset the password. That would be the dumbest security ever.

Nonetheless, storing the password in cmos is how most do it.
a b V Motherboard
August 17, 2011 1:39:51 AM

Well then you live in a world with the dumbest security ever. I have done it before, believe me, it works. It is not meant to keep out James Bond, it is just an additional layer of security, kind of like the locks on doors inside the house that you can open by sticking a screwdriver in the hole. It will only keep out people who don't know. Some motherboards even have a switch to clear the password/settings/both.

Remove the CMOS battery, wait 30 seconds or so and put it back in. Then boot up the computer and it should give you a message that says something happened to the BIOS settings. It will give you an option for "last known good configuration" or "default settings". Choose "default settings".

If you still don't believe me then look it up. Here are a couple links:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000235.htm

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

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

There are other ways to get circumvent a BIOS password, but removing the CMOS battery is the simplest, and it works.
August 17, 2011 1:59:53 PM

jsanthara said:
Well then you live in a world with the dumbest security ever. I have done it before, believe me, it works. It is not meant to keep out James Bond, it is just an additional layer of security, kind of like the locks on doors inside the house that you can open by sticking a screwdriver in the hole. It will only keep out people who don't know. Some motherboards even have a switch to clear the password/settings/both.

Remove the CMOS battery, wait 30 seconds or so and put it back in. Then boot up the computer and it should give you a message that says something happened to the BIOS settings. It will give you an option for "last known good configuration" or "default settings". Choose "default settings".

If you still don't believe me then look it up. Here are a couple links:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000235.htm

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

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

There are other ways to get circumvent a BIOS password, but removing the CMOS battery is the simplest, and it works.


Hi Thanks for all of your responses, The builders of this crappy lappy had it in mind to make it as user-unfriendly as possible, after removing all of the access panels on the bottom, what I think is the cmos battery (little black squashed job) not a regular button type, is exposed, the terminals are located on the other side with any jumpers! I do not really have the confidence to crack open the case as I failed to find any motherboard specs or strip down instructions, I had contacted the manufacturers but they wanted $100! they refused to supply me with the code and if I did have any sort of inclination to ever purchase from them again they have shot themselves in the foot!! That is why I went down the software option. maybe I will have to just muddle my way through. keep up the good work!!
a c 716 V Motherboard
August 18, 2011 9:18:01 PM

Simple - contact the OEM and request the password for your, I'm assuming Notebook. Any User Password is reset by clearing the CMOS.

Otherwise everyone helping the OP - is to unlock a Stolen PC.
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