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Vagilik
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:55 am    Post subject: It's Me Again Reply with quote

Hope someone can help with this...

i have a BIOS that im locked out of because i got a BIOS update from acer and a password magically appeared. dont have a need for the BIOS normally, but I locked myself out of my windows and i have a recovery program for it, but cant boot from CD unless i set it in the BIOS. Cant get in the BIOS though. its a laptop so its not as easy as resetting a jumper or removing and replacing the battery. Any help would be greatly appreciated; I'm stuck in a room with no doors or windows and am bouncing myself insane.

its an odd bios and the manufacturer wants to charge a hundred bux to fix it, but offer no other soultion. its an InsydeH20 BIOS

no backdoor or defaults found

Thanks in advance..ccokies for anyone that can provide the solution
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should I assume you knew about the Admin user profile in safe mode? That would give you access to *your* user profile and thus enable you to delete, reset etc., your password.

I did a search for your BIOS "InsydeH20 BIOS" and got this -

http://club.myce.com/f7/unlocking-bios-laptop-274560/

Scroll down this page, it looks like somebody posted a step by step for a Toshiba laptop. But I'd try the safe mode Admin route first.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: It's Me Again Reply with quote

Vagilik wrote:
Hope someone can help with this...

i have a BIOS that im locked out of because i got a BIOS update from acer and a password magically appeared. dont have a need for the BIOS normally, but I locked myself out of my windows and i have a recovery program for it, but cant boot from CD unless i set it in the BIOS. Cant get in the BIOS though. its a laptop so its not as easy as resetting a jumper or removing and replacing the battery. Any help would be greatly appreciated; I'm stuck in a room with no doors or windows and am bouncing myself insane.

its an odd bios and the manufacturer wants to charge a hundred bux to fix it, but offer no other soultion. its an InsydeH20 BIOS

no backdoor or defaults found

Thanks in advance..ccokies for anyone that can provide the solution


I'm quoting you so you can't change what you said this time.

I found this through a quick google

http://www.tech-faq.com/acer-bios-password.shtml

Also, a few people seemed to have success here
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd

aalpha wrote:

Should I assume you knew about the Admin user profile in safe mode? That would give you access to *your* user profile and thus enable you to delete, reset etc., your password.


Won't defeat a BIOS password though. Or have I misread the post Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It won't defeat the BIOS password but if he locked himself out of the laptop he can remove the bugger user password and not have to access the BIOS.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While that may solve the initial issue, I saw the 'other' problem coming back to bite me later in the future, so decided that would be a better problem to fix and throw my resources into that Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol minty i didnt change anything i said but typos last time. i figured it out. after i was done with useless research i thought of something that worked b4. i jumped the onboard circuits with a screwdriver to fix the BIOS issue. the i was good to go with the cd boot and reset the windows password.

thanks again for all the help guys
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