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How to break BIOS password from Windows-XP System..

by praetorianguard / April 20, 2011 5:23 PM PDT

Hi all
I have a problem in my laptop. I forgot my BIOS password so please help me out how can I log in to my system without formatting my system.


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Re: BIOS password
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 20, 2011 5:29 PM PDT

Let me first mention a misunderstanding. The BIOS-password is totally unrelated to your hard disk, so not changed at all when formatting a partition on a hard disk. In fact, you need to know the BIOS-password to be able to reinstall XP.

Assuming your question is right and you mean the BIOS-password, not the Windows XP-password, you'll have to reset the BIOS. The 2 usual ways to do that: (1) find the reset-BIOS-jumper on the motherboard and (2) remove power adapter and laptop battery and CMOS-battery and wait a few minutes. Where to find everything depends on the laptop, of course.

If you mean the Windows XP password, this doesn't apply. Then please post again, so we can tell you the two common ways to handle that.


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Thanks friend
by praetorianguard / April 20, 2011 10:15 PM PDT
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Hello Kees
Thanks for your valuable suggestion. I will do the same and hope will get the solution.

have a nice day.

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BIOS password resets on Laptops are
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 2:03 AM PDT

In as few words as possible, BIOS password resets on laptops are not done in any consistent procedure. The reset for a HP is not used on the Toshiba.

If you do want the forum to research this for your laptop, the make and model would have to be revealed.

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