Windows 10: Bios is disabled

  1.    25 Dec 2016 #1

    Bios is disabled


    How can I do a reset in the bios to enable it. The admin password is lost
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  2.    25 Dec 2016 #2

    Do a Clear CMOS by removing the coin battery for 2 seconds or using a nearby jumper labeled as such
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  3.    25 Dec 2016 #3

    Desktop or laptop? It makes a difference.
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  4.    25 Dec 2016 #4

    If it's a laptop, you would have to contact your manufacturer to clear the CMOS password if I'm correct. Otherwise the password would be pointless wouldn't it ?

    Although I could be wrong. Not 100% sure.
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  5.    25 Dec 2016 #5

    I've cleared the CMOS a few times on some different branded laptops by removing the CMOS battery. It's a PITA but you basically have to take it apart to get to the battery. Some are easy while others are more in-depth in tare down.

    Youtube is a great source on how to disassemble a particular brand of laptop.
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       25 Dec 2016 #6

    Plankton said: View Post
    I've cleared the CMOS a few times on some different branded laptops by removing the CMOS battery. It's a PITA but you basically have to take it apart to get to the battery. Some are easy while others are more in-depth in tare down.

    Youtube is a great source on how to disassemble a particular brand of laptop.
    That's the way I've had to do it a few times. I can use a software to remove the Windows password/s but the worst I've seen is when a computer is tied to a company's network [password required] but that network is no longer available, delete partition/s and reinstall the only solution. Frequently the CMOS battery on Notebooks is encased in non-conductive material making it harder to spot.
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  7.    25 Dec 2016 #7

    On a lot of laptops, removing the CMOS/BIOS backup battery will not clear the BIOS password. All other settings go to default but the password is not erased. Its stored in an EEPROM. The only way to change it is by knowing the existing password and changing it from the BIOS menu. Well, there are other ways, but forum rules restrict talking about those methods.
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