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how to remove bios password

ok i need to remove this password or i dont get paid and i need help fast the unit is a HP EliteBook 8530p laptop and the bios password has got to go and the os has corrupted files i need to boot from cd to install new windows so help a brother out please damn vista


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kyleiorioCommented:
How to Bypass or Remove a BIOS Password by Removing the CMOS Battery:
The simplest way to remove a BIOS password is to simply remove the CMOS battery. A computer will remember its settings and keep the time even when it is turned off and unplugged because these parts are powered by small battery inside the computer called a CMOS battery. If we pull out this battery, the computer will forget alot of its hardware settings, including its BIOS password. This should not be performed on Laptops if you are not experienced working with laptop hardware.

Anyway, open up the computer case using a screw driver and locate the flat, circular and metallic CMOS battery. It should look something like the picture to the right. Some computers have this part standing upright.

Once you have located it, observe how the latches are holding it. There are many different ways to remove a CMOS battery but the most common way on newer computers can be seen in the picture below.


Make sure to power down the computer, unplug the power cables and unplug any USB devices if they are powered. The computer must not be able to get power from anywhere for this to work. Take out the CMOS battery and wait 10 – 25 minutes before putting it back in. The reason for this wait is because the computer can still store power in its capacitors even though everything is unplugged. The waiting period allows enough time for them to discharge.

Plug everything back in, power up the computer and enter the BIOS again. If everything went well there should be no more password. In some cases, if you get weird error messages during bootup now, you will need to goto “Load BIOS Defaults” in BIOS and save the changes to fix them.

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

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ibrahim52Team LeaderCommented:
HP agent with proof of ownership.You will need that.  They can do the reset.
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castellansolutionsCommented:
YOu should be able to reset the password by removing the bios battery from the laptop... crack the case and remove the battery... (BIOS Battery) Also i wonder if you could update the bios (probaly shouldnt unless you have to)...

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ibrahim52Team LeaderCommented:
There is no otherway you can reset this password.You have to contact HP support in your local region and you need to prove that the laptop is yours and you want to reset the bios.
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ibrahim52Team LeaderCommented:
I would suggest to not to open the case.If the laptop is in warranty period,its ok.Otherwise it wont be acceptable later.
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kyleiorioCommented:
Yeah if it's under warranty, best bet is to contact HP.  Opening the case will almost certainly void the warranty.

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EnriquePhoenixCommented:
This question sounds kinda shoddy, Why don't you just ask the owner for the password. The only way to reset that password is through HP. Or if you can't contact HP then you will need to purchase a new mother board.
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kyleiorioCommented:
Poster has been a member since 2004.  We should probably give him/her the benefit of the doubt.  =)
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Unlike the laptop in your earlier question the EliteBook series store the Admin passwords in non-volatile RAM so removing the batteries won't make it go away.  As already posted it's back to HP with proof of ownership or you're stuck with the password. With the competition for secure data increasing laptop manfacturers can no longer expect to sell machnies where the security can be so easily breached.
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josephmsCommented:
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
itdtech, using "have to" as a reason for deleting a question is just plain wrong.
If you're being prompted to close open questions it's because you haven't responded to anything that's been posted. Experts-Exchange is a collaborative site which needs you to stay engaged in your questions, even if it's to say "I tried that and it didn't work".
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ThatSharepointGuyCommented:
So with all the help people have given him, he decided not to award points or rescind them?

I came to check the question and see if I could help, but everything that I would do has already been covered.
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ThatSharepointGuyCommented:
I feel that points should be awarded to "kyleiorio" for his first post, with an assist from "MASQUERAID" for his post on a great topic that not many people take into effect when encountering problems like this (some manufacturers no longer allow bios reset via CMOS removal)

Cheers,
Ken
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ThatSharepointGuyCommented:
Kyleiorio's 1st post on the page (1st post for topic at any rate).

And, "MASQUERAID"'s post:
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Unlike the laptop in your earlier question the EliteBook series store  the Admin passwords in non-volatile RAM so removing the batteries won't  make it go away.  As already posted it's back to HP with proof of  ownership or you're stuck with the password. With the competition for  secure data increasing laptop manfacturers can no longer expect to sell  machnies where the security can be so easily breached.
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