The BIOS or Basic Input Output System is the most basic and almost hardware-level system which runs when we start the computer and directs the hardware to load the Operating System. BIOS also commands or manages the communication of all the peripherals to the Operating System. BIOS helps in some cases of booting problems in the computer with some troubleshooting functionalities. To reset BIOS password, sometimes you need to explore and understand in detail various BIOS related information.
Most commercial and personal computer systems do not come with the BIOS password because it is up to the user whether he wants a BIOS password or not. However, many industrial and corporate computer systems are given a password to the BIOS to restrict any illegal or unauthorized access to their systems and confidential data.
How to Reset BIOS Password in Windows 10
In case you forgot BIOS password and are experiencing any booting problem due to that forgotten BIOS password, we have provided some advanced(Hardware Level) and some basic(Software Level) methods to reset or remember the forgotten BIOS password. Most of the users who forgot the BIOS password not only want to reset the BIOS password but sometimes they need to update the BIOS password. This article about resetting BIOS password not only helps to reset the forgotten BIOS password but also helps to update the BIOS password successfully.
Method 1: Reset BIOS Password via BIOS Password Backdoor
This method to reset the BIOS password by using the Backdoor to the BIOS password is a software level process, and in case of simple BIOS, it should be your first opt-in method.
Manufacturers of almost all BIOS systems provide a backdoor through which you can access the BIOS password of your specific BIOS system. These backdoors built and designed by the manufacturers are usually for repairing the system and should be utilized with particular precautions.
1) Turn on your computer and enter or type in the wrong password minimum three times or more.
2) A pop-up message or an alert message will be shown with the text as “System Disabled” or “Incorrect Password” or “Password Failed“.
3) A multiple digit number is also displayed with the alert pop-up message. You have to remember or write down that number with multiple digits because it will be crucial in generating the BIOS password via the backdoor.
4) Open the website for generating a Master Password for the BIOS where you will see various default sample serial code examples for multiple vendors.
5) You have to enter the many digit number or code which you have seen in the BIOS screen(System Disabled screen) and then click on the Get Password button present on the website.
6) After clicking on the Get password button, you will see various computer models and their bios passwords according to their respective vendors. You have to try out those BIOS passwords which are related to your vendor for the BIOS.
7) For successfully testing any working BIOS password, reboot your pc or computer and enter this master password for the BIOS in the respective field on the BIOS screen.
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Method 2: Try generic BIOS passwords
You can apply any generic BIOS password according to your specific vendor model or manufacturer version. You can visit this Master BIOS Password Generator (https://bios-pw.org/) website for further necessary BIOS passcodes and details.
You may wonder that any random guy can know these generic BIOS passwords and this may put your BIOS settings and ultimately your PC at risk. This overthinking about the BIOS may be proven right, but these generic passwords are made to troubleshoot your BIOS errors in case of any emergencies.
Method 3: Removing and Reinserting the CMOS Battery
Almost all computers and laptops include a little sized battery called CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) battery installed on the motherboard. This small CMOS battery or say CMOS semiconductor chip stores some valuable information like time and primary state of the computer even without any electricity or power connection.
All the BIOS settings are stored via this CMOS semiconductor chip so that even without the power connection, your essential Boot and other data in the BIOS are intact and don’t get destroyed or deleted. This technique of CMOS semiconductor chip and battery storing the information is mostly found in the older version of computers. In the newer version of computers, the BIOS and other necessary settings and values are saved in flash memory or EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) like non-volatile storage devices.
In newer age computers, CMOS battery mostly manages and maintains the real-time clock of the machine.
This method of removing the CMOS battery and reinserting it may not work in the modern age computers, but you can apply or follow this guide because other hardware-based methods are quite hard to follow if you are not experienced in computer hardware.
1 ) Turn off your pc and disconnect all the wire cables to make sure the power connection is off.
2 ) Now find a silver-colored circular battery in your computer or laptop after carefully opening it. This small silver circular battery is easy to spot due to its bright silver color and attractive size.
3 ) Now you have to disconnect or popout this battery by using some thin material like a knife or screwdriver without damaging the battery and other connected components.
4 ) Before inserting the CMOS battery again on the computer, you should at least wait for twenty to thirty minutes.
5 ) After successfully adding the CMOS battery and connecting all the cables in place, turn on your pc or laptop to see if it had reset the BIOS password or not.
In some newer age computers, you may not even find the CMOS battery in which case you should follow the below method.
Method 4: Changing the Jumper Settings
To reset or update the BIOS password in modern age computer systems in which you can’t locate the CMOS battery, changing the Jumper Settings is probably the next best possible troubleshooting solution. We don’t recommend changing the Jumper Settings yourself if you do not have any experience in computer hardware. For harmlessly changing this Jumper and other hardware settings, you should consider showing your computer or laptop to some experienced technicians and professionals.
We hope this article about updating or resetting the BIOS password helps you to solve all your queries about BIOS passwords and some hardware settings related to it.