How to reset a BIOS password
I've forgotten the admin password and the BIOS setup password I've created. My primary boot device is a hard disk, so I can't break the computer password with a bootable CD. Is there a way to retrieve this information without having to deal with computer hardware?
The best option for resetting a BIOS password depends on the BIOS used in the computer. The most common ways to reset a BIOS password include:
- Using a backdoor BIOS password
- Resetting the BIOS password using software
- Resetting the BIOS password using hardware
- Vendor-specific solutions for resetting the BIOS password
For more information, visit the tech-faq.com website, which provides a great tutorial on resetting BIOS passwords.
This was first published in September 2007