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saracon 05-24-2009 03:48 PM

I Know my Bios password but want to remove it.
Hi, I know the BIOS password but would like to remove it. I bought a used computer yesterday and have the password. I live alone and have no use for it. Is there a way to remove it? It's just slowing my startup down.
Thanks for any help!

lurkswithin 05-24-2009 05:32 PM

The bios password has nothing to do with your booting your computer. The BIOS password is to keep people out of the BIOS and from changing any of the main control settings.

The login password can be changed by going to user accounts in control panel.

saracon 05-24-2009 05:43 PM

I changed the "log in" or "administrator" on XP. When I turn the computer on it takes a second and the screen displays "password" with the screen black. I enter the password and then the computer starts up.

I Googled this problem but only got help for losing your password or to hack in. I know the password but would like to turn the computer on and not have to type in the password. I thought this was the BIOS password...maybe I'm wrong. I also have the original backup disks if it helps.
Thanks for any help!

lurkswithin 05-24-2009 11:22 PM

That sounds like a security password for a business computer. It is not the BIOS password. You can enter the BIOS and check out the Security section and see for yourself.

If you need to change the password it is usually done by using the current password to gain access and then again then leave the new password screen blank and it will remove the old password.

I think that you have a security password that is used by companies to protect their equipment. this is installed on the lead in of the hard drive and can only be uninstalled by the same program that wrote it or by re-writing the drive to zeroes. A simple re-format/re-installation will not remove this from your computer.

saracon 05-25-2009 03:29 PM


I can't get into the BIOS without typing in the password. The computer is a 3 year old "Acer". I just bought it to have a second computer. I only bought to surf the net...nothing else.

When I turn it on the white"Acer" page comes up for 2 seconds. The bottom left displays "F12 - Boot Menu" and "DEl. enter Setup". It goes directly to "enter PASSWORD"even if I hit F12 or DEL... it still goes to the password. After I enter the password it will go to the BOOT MENU or SETUP...but not before the password.

I'm still confused. Any other help will be appreciated....thanks!

Sudheer622 05-25-2009 07:27 PM

Actually I too faced same problem with my pc
Actually once we set password and choose it for both bios,booting
then only it asks password when you start the computer
F12 is nothing but boot menu means we can choose which device must be started first means like first boot device cdrom
second boot device HDD like wise

you have to continuasly press DEL key at "Acer" screen it will ask you to enter password because it is enabled then you'll see a blue screen with some facilities
there you'll find Set supervisor password then in there you'll find administrator password and then there you'll find all the required actions according to your desire

You must find the option just like
1.Set supervisor password
2.Security Settings

In my motherboard bios it is Supervisor password i don't what's in yours is???

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