How to Remove BIOS Password from Windows

Here in this guide we will teach you how to Remove BIOS Password from Windows. But before that we will discuss some relevant points because a user should know while dealing with the above mention situation. So without any further delay let’s gets started with the discussion.

What is BIOS and what is a BIOS Password?

BIOS is the firmware used while the booting process to perform hardware initialization and it also provides runtime service for programs and OS.

A BIOS password is used as verification information which is requisite now and then while log into a PC’s basic input/output system before the booting process starts. The BIOS Password needs to be manually enabled and it is mostly found on corporate computers.

BIOS Password is used to prevent the PC from unauthorized access but sometimes it may create troubles for the users because if a PC owner is not able to recall the password then without password the PC will not boot up. That’s the reason it is one of the most frequently reported queries on forums. Considering those thousands of grievances, we have shortlisted five effective methods for resetting or removing BIOS Password. But keep in mind these methods demands some patience.

Method 1: Reset BIOS Password using Third Party Software

You can try a third party program to decrypt the password. There is a lot of third party software available online that can reset BIOS Passwords like CMOSPwd. You can download it from its website and follow the given instructions.

Method 2: Remove BIOS Password using Command Prompt

This method is only for those who already have access to their PC and want to remove or reset the CMOS settings along with the BIOS Password.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Open a Command Prompt on your PC by simply pressing Windows + S keys on your PC, search command prompt and right-click & select Run as an Administrator

Step 2: Under the command prompt, run the following commands, one by one to reset the CMOS Settings.

Kindly Press Enter key after each command:

debug

o 70 2E

o 71 FF

quit

Step 3: Once you are done, restart your PC to reset all the CMOS Settings and the BIOS Password.

Method 3: Bypass or Reset BIOS Password using Motherboard Jumper

This is one of the most effective ways to bypass or remove the BIOS Password. But kindly note we highly recommend being very careful when performing this method or taking help of a professional technician, especially in modern laptops.

To proceed follow the below mention steps:

Step 1: Pop open your system’s cabinet (CPU) and take out the motherboard cautiously > then find jumpers, they are a few pins sticking out from the motherboard with some plastic covering at the end named jumper block. They are mostly placed along the edge of the board, if not; try near CMOS battery or near the CPU. On laptops, you can also try looking under the keyboard or for the bottom of a laptop. Once you found kindly note their position.

In most of the cases, they are labeled as any of the following:

CLR_CMOS

CLEAR CMOS

CLEAR

CLEAR RTC

JCMOS1

PWD

PSWD

PASSWORD

PASSWD

CLEARPWD

CLR

Step 2: Then Remove the Jumper pins from their current position and place them over the remaining two empty positions. For instance, in a PC’s motherboard, if 2 and 3 are covered and then move them to 3 and 4.

Note: Laptops basically have DIP switches instead of jumpers, for which you only have to move the switch up or down.

Step 3: After that Connect all the cables as they were & turn the system back on, then check that the password has been deleted. Now proceed by repeating steps 1,2 and 3 and moving the jumper back to its original position.

Method 4: BIOS Password Backdoor

Well this is one of the easiest methods to remove BIOS Password. To proceed follow the below mention instructions:

Step 1: When you are at the Window to enter the password, type an incorrect password thrice: a fail-safe called “checksum” will pop up

A message arrives informing the system has been disabled or the password has failed with a number displayed within square brackets below the message, carefully note down this number.

Step 2: Navigate the BIOS Master Password Generator enter the number under the text box and then tap on the blue button that reads “Get Password” right below it

Step 3: After clicking on the button, the website will list a few possible passwords which you can try one by one, starting from the code labeled “Generic Phoenix.” Well if the first code doesn’t works for you, then work your way down the list of codes until you get victory. One of the codes will definitely give you access irrespective of the passwords set by you or your employer.

Step 4: Once you are in with one of the passwords all you need to do is Restart your Computer and you will be able to enter the same BIOS password without any hassle.

Note: You can ignore the system disabled message.

Method 5: Remove CMOS Battery to Bypass BIOS Password

If you are still struggling with Remove BIOS Password from Windows we suggest you to remove the CMOS Battery to reset/remove the BIOS Password.

Here’s how:

Step 1: First of all turn off your PC, unplug the power code and disconnect all the cables.

Keep in mind the exact locations and placement of cables to help you with the re-installation.

Step 2: Open the desktop case or laptop panel. Then take out motherboard and find CMOS battery. The CMOS Battery is a silver coined shaped battery located under the motherboard.

Step 3: Now use something flat and blunt knife to pop the battery out. But be careful and ensure not to damage your motherboard. Note the direction in which the CMOS battery is installed, basically the engraved positive side towards you.

Step 4: After that store the battery in a clean and dry place for at least 30 minutes before putting it back in its original place. This will reset all your BIOS Settings, including the BIOS Password that we are trying to get through.

Step 5: Lastly Plug back all the cords and turn on the system to check if the BIOS information has been reset. While the system boots, you can select to set a new BIOS Password and kindly pen down it for future purposes.

That’s all about how to Remove BIOS Password from Windows. If you liked the blog keep visiting the site for more details.

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