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HOW TO: Reset laptop BIOS password

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so we have a thread that a few people have stumbled upon trying to reset their laptop bios passwords, i figured we should make a dedicated thread as to attempt to make it easier to find.
*note this also clears CMOS


1. enter an incorrect password 3 times on your laptop and it will say "system disabled" and provide a five digit code, write this down as it will be used to unlock your laptop.
2. download Unlock6 on another computer, it can be found HERE
3. install unlock6
4. open cmd (start -> run -> type "cmd")
5. change directories to the folder where unlock 6 was installed (default C:\\Swsetup\\Unlock6) so you would type in "cd C:\\swsetup\\unlock6"
6. type "unlock6 xxxxx 0" (xxxxx being the code from step 1)

your laptop should now be unlocked, if you have any trouble running the program let me know (the other thread
http://www.overclock.net/laptops-not...ord-reset.html people running 64 bit operating systems had trouble doing this) post here and i will be happy to run the program for you.


Note: This only works for HPs and Compaqs
Edited by [PWN]Schubie - 9/14/10 at 4:23pm
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This could be helpful for people looking to underclock their processor. +REP
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i don't see how these are comparable.
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hi brother schubie how about for sony vaio laptop bios password lock
you have any sofeware .....
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im sorry, if this doesnt work it is the only way that i know of.
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Hey, I feel like a jackass for this being my first post, but my friend's got an old DV2000 that he let fall by the wayside because of a dead HDD.
I told him I'd fix it, and after putting in the new on, I'm getting a power-on password prompt and he can't remember what the pass is for the life of him.
I'm running Xp x64 and can't run unlock6 for that reason.
Could someone run it for me?
the code is 03153
Thanks in advance
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Very nice to know, if you dont wanna manually take out your cmos and reset it. Thanks
    
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Originally Posted by heathmcabee View Post
Very nice to know, if you dont wanna manually take out your cmos and reset it. Thanks
The issue with these particular laptops is that it's not as easy as taking out the battery.
I've tried that.
It doesn't work for the dv2000
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Laptop work disassembly is never easy for the impatient. I love you internet disassemebly pdfs!
    
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Originally Posted by darkstarohio View Post
Hey, I feel like a jackass for this being my first post, but my friend's got an old DV2000 that he let fall by the wayside because of a dead HDD.
I told him I'd fix it, and after putting in the new on, I'm getting a power-on password prompt and he can't remember what the pass is for the life of him.
I'm running Xp x64 and can't run unlock6 for that reason.
Could someone run it for me?
the code is 03153
Thanks in advance
You could simply jack up the hood, find the battery and while unplugged and with no battery short the battery's leads for 10 seconds. It's a more direct method that has 100% chances of success, but some skill is required to get to those leads.
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