Sony :: Vaio SZhow To Remove Known BIOS Password

May 14, 2010

I have a Sony SZ90 notebook, and would like to run a BIOS update on it. I have the latest BIOS (that I found with help from chaps on this forum). However it won't recognise the notebook when I run it.

I have wondered whether this is because I added a BIOS password to it ages ago. I know the password.

I would like to remove the password, but cannot for the life of me find how to do this in the BIOS.

Does any one know how to remove the BIOS password?

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Acer :: Bios Password 8935G

Mar 28, 2010

Anyone any information on how to reset a bios password. On Sunday evening after it coming out of sleep mode it asked me for a password? as I haven't set one and couldn't supply it with what it wanted it comes up with the message System Disabled ( 01576 ) anyone with the same problem or is there a default acer password.

I cannot access anything or boot windows as the first thing it does on start up is ask for this password.

Operating windows 7 32bit

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what i did, was i downloaded the Windows 7 Beta Testing thing, and it completely overwrote my Windows XP, and now i have no operating system, i do have a reformat disk, but the acer aspire one has no cd/dvd drive!

i tryed going into the BIOS to try and see if i can boot from my flash drive, but guess what? the BIOS is asking me for a password, i never even set a password.

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Dec 25, 2009

I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 through a clean install. Now I must have enable something I didn't want to because now it asks to put a password in before it boots. I know the password, that's not the problem.

The problem is I'd rather not have it ask me, and there's always a danger of it locking up on me if it gets input incorrectly.

So my question is, how do I turn it off? I did a clean install so I don't have most of the crap Acer throw in, including eManagement Settings, which I heard may have the solution to my problem. I only have the Acer Bio Protection, the fingerprint reader, and I tried turning it off there, but to no avail.

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HP/Compaq :: BIOS Password Protected

Dec 15, 2009

I got a hold of a Compaq Evo n620c in which the BIOS was password protected. I took out the CMOS battery and had it out over 24 hours in the hopes of reseting the BIOS. No luck. I was able to put in another HDD that had Windows XP installed, tne tried to flash the BIOS. I tried in the HP drivers site and was unable to flash the BIOS. The error read that the BIOS on this machine is password protected. Question is...How can I flash the BIOS or otherwise get rid of the password prompt at BIOS? Is there a generic password to do this or is there another way?

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Dell :: Bios Password In Vostro 1510

Jun 7, 2009

I have a vostro 1510

When i want to clear the bios password , i take it blank (dont enter any password)...and save it.

When i restart labtop i see again the password box , but i cant access my computer becuse it dos not accept my password and blank password......

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Acer :: Travelmate 370 BIOS And Password Recovery

Sep 21, 2007

Due to some mulfunctioning of my TravelMate it cannot recognize the BIOS administrator passord anymore.

how to reset it?

just working on the CMOS battery doesnt work for that password (only resets the BIOS user password).

is there any jumper or contact on the motherboard to reset?

Can I flash a BIOS and get rid of it?

Where can I find a copy of the BIOS? it seems that ACER Bios utility works under windows and requires to input the BIOS password for resetting.

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HP/Compaq :: Anyone Know The Back Door BIOS Password

Apr 22, 2010

Had a venturous youngster tamper with my laptop yesterday, and that person managed to set a bios password. The machine will boot with out it, but it is requesting an administrator password in order to access the BIOS settings. Heh, I wouldn't have even noticed if I hadn't decided to load Ubuntu 10.04 for the first time.... Needed access to the boot order.

So, does anyone happen to know the back door password or any other option for me to get this fixed? It would be easy if I could pull the mobo ID from the OS, but HP thought ahead on this and I fear that they may have done the same thing with the password issue.

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HP/Compaq :: 6710b- BIOS CMOS Password

Jan 1, 2009

I have a Compaq 6710b that was given to me for work. My friend put a password on it that requires me write in before the computer will boot in order for me to log-in to my work account. I believe that this is called a BIOS or CMOS or a boot password. My friend said that it is for extra security. I know the password and have no problems getting past this point, but I do not want to have to enter this first password to get to where I log-in onto my work account. The computer was not like this when I got it and I do not want to take it to a tech at work and explain to him what my idiot friend did. The friend does not know how to change it back so that I do not have to enter this password.

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Dell :: Change KNOWN HDD Password In BIOS ( Studio 1537 )

May 4, 2009

i've set a HDD password in the bios just to see how exactly would it work, but now when i enter the BIOS, i have to option to clear the password.. it says HDD password frozen.

i can change the admin and user password, but i cant remove the HDD password... so now everytime i turn on my laptop, i have to enter my HDD password... in order not to get my thread closed for security reasons, ----------- THE PASSWORD IS KNOWN -------------

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Dell :: Inspiron 1000 Bios Password Locked....

Aug 4, 2009

Everytime I boot up the laptop, I get halted with the blue box asking me for the bios password.

I know this laptop is quite different and that even removing the cmos battery for like a day is not going to help. There is no 24xxx chip that I can short on the mobo.

Then I found SST39VF040 bios chip on the back of the mobo and also found a 93lc86 bios chip too .....

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Acer :: 5730 Boot Bios Password And Wanted To Disable It

Aug 9, 2009

Now I am not after any passwords or any thing but I think this is disgusting.

My wife has an on boot bios password and wanted to disable it. She asked me to do it because I work in IT so it shouldnt be a problem.

I logged in with her password. Went security, user password, Press enter, typed in existing one then new password blank and confirmed it with another blank password. Rebooted and now it prompts for a password and we are stuffed.

Is this me being stupid did I do some thing wrong is that not the way to do it ?
Its appauling. We had a customer in work whos laptop was sent away to be sorted because he had the same problem. At the time I thought he was bit silly but now I can see how it could happen

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Sony :: How To Backup Vaio Z Original Bios While Flashing New Bios

Oct 16, 2009

Updated: Found a better way to backup Bios only, Please see the end of this message

Let say your Vaio Z is using Bios R4040M3 and you move to Bios R4041M3 to use the official VT support. Later on, you want to move back to R4040M3 to use the Advance Menu hack. Unfortunately, you cannot move back as Sony never publish the R4040M3 Bios update. This is my current situation.

I decided to investigate a way to back up the current Bios. Using a program called Universal extractor, I managed to extracted the files in the original Bios update. The bios update uses a program called Insydeflash to flash the Bios. The Insydeflash uses a file called platform.ini to control its setting.

In the platform.ini file, there is a section called [FDFile]. The section [FDFile] has a parameter called BackupName. If we put in a file name here, the Insydeflash should save your current Bios into that file. Unfortunately, I cannot make it work with the Sony supplied Insydeflash. (version 3.38).

I managed to get the newer version of Insydeflash (version 3.72). The newer version has a new ini section called [BackupROM], as the following:

..........
[BackupROM]
Flag=0
FilePath=c:
FileName=....................

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Jul 10, 2009

I am very close to deciding on Sony for my next machine.

Half of the people hate them. Half love them. Half the reviews say there are crap. Half say they are machines built by Gods.

It is a lot to sift through.

The WEIRDEST thing I have heard is about the BIOS and how it is not really a completely hardware controlled BIOS like most are .....

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Apr 17, 2010

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Sony :: VAIO VGN-S460 BIOS

Jan 5, 2010

I own a Sony VAIO VGN-S460 wich has de heating known issue.

I found a post in this forum wich talks about a BIOS revision R0101V0 or R0102V0 that solves this issue.

However the post is closed (it is from 2005) and all de download links are dead and I can't find anywhere those BIOS.

I could find R0103V0, but it needs neither R0101V0 or R0102V0 installed for the update.

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Sony :: Vaio Z Patched R404 3M3 BIOS

Oct 28, 2009

Archive linked below contains Insyde FlashIT dump of R4043M3 BIOS which was patched by me. DISCLAIMER -

if you want to flash your BIOS with this version, you are doing it ON YOUR RISK!

DOWNLOAD: http://www.4shared.com/file/14447814...r4043_adv.html

What's in:

1. Advanced BIOS options are unlocked (do not modify unless you know what are you doing .....

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Sony :: Vaio VGN-S460 Stuck On Bios

Jan 15, 2010

I was applying arctic silver 5 on cpu heatsink today and disassemble my vaio s460 completely.after putting back everything when i power on it give that vaio sound and blank screen. When press F2 its showing Entering setup.....and stuck there.Could be motherboard or CPU problem or RAM?

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Sony :: R4041M3 Bios Update For Vaio Z

Oct 20, 2009

if it is possible to update my Z540C's bios (current version: R2168M3) to R4041M3 without any problems?

My concern is there might be some hardware issues that might compromise the performance of the laptop given the fact that my model is an older one.

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Sony :: >> Vaio Z Windows 7 Bios And Driver

Oct 23, 2009

I would like to let you know that the search is over. Sony had posted all the bios and drivers for Vaio Z Windows 7. You can go to here to get the bios:

Vaio Z Windows 7 Official driver available now!

Thanks for sh4rkt for the bios link. Everything is working now, including the brightness control in speed mode.

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Sony :: Vaio Z R4041M3 BIOS Disables EFI BOOT

Oct 24, 2009

I flashed by BIOS with the R4041M3 so I can install the latest NVidia drivers for Windows 7.

I wanted to enable "Advanced" options with the InsydeH20 hack (which requires EFI boot) - and I kept getting those

"Remove disc or other media" messages.

I thought something went wrong with my USB stick, tried at least 5 of them and finally also tried Windows image itself - with no luck!

Then, I switched back to old BIOS - and the EFI boot worked immediately on the first USB drive!

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Sony :: Howto Enable VT On Vaio Z *tested*H2 Bios Hack

Oct 5, 2009

I`m very happy to have found a way to enable VT.

If you doenst know what VT is - YOU DONT NEED IT ^^

At first i was a little bit afraid, to take the risk to hack the Bios, but finally i take it.

Not only VT works now fine, also the advanced Bios Setup Screen, let me finetune everything i ever dream from. You could tweak many things, dont do there anything, if you doent know what you do.

Ok, back to Topic:

After some Internetresearch i found this link:

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Please follow the instructions exactly. I have do also the same reverse for testing - you could go back, if you want.

But: with every Bios tweaking - you lose your warranty.

Here my Statement on this Blog. PLEASE, look there there if your Model is supportet - FIRST.....................

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