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davekati
04-07-2010, 08:23 PM
I have an ASUS laptop and I have a bios password when starting up. I was working online and doing some photo editing when I the internet page came up link broken. I closed and reopened chrome several times but each time it came up link broken. I rebooted my router but the same came up so I rebooted by laptop. However now it will not accept my bios password.
Can anyone tell me what happened and how to reset my bios password.
Thanks

goodiesguy
04-07-2010, 08:26 PM
cmos battery?

gcarmich
04-07-2010, 08:34 PM
Chances are you can't reset the BIOS password without getting passed the BIOS password prompt, they are there for a reason. (Desktops are easy). You may need to contact ASUS and go through a bunch of stuff to prove its not stolen.

wainuitech
04-07-2010, 08:41 PM
Being a Laptop , you will have to disassemble it to remove the CMOS Battery.

You can try This software (http://www.geckoandfly.com/6940/reset-or-remove-bios-password-for-acer-dell-hp-toshiba-asus-and-apple-laptop/) (method 2) -- Burn the ISO file to a CD and see if it works (never tried it so its pot luck)

gcarmich
04-07-2010, 08:46 PM
Removing the CMOS Battery in modern laptops doesn't normally work. The BIOS password in laptops is more secure than in desktops for the simple reason more laptops get stolen.

bk T
04-07-2010, 09:33 PM
Removing the CMOS Battery in modern laptops doesn't normally work. The BIOS password in laptops is more secure than in desktops for the simple reason more laptops get stolen.

And the more chances you locked up yourself.:D

wainuitech
04-07-2010, 09:43 PM
Some interesting reading for you (http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/07/06/how-to-reset-remove-clear-or-reveal-cmos-bios-security-password/)

Happy reading

Nomad
04-07-2010, 10:13 PM
some has a encryption chip on the system and a form of encryption on the hdd itself too.