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  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedsamurai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedsamurai View Post

    Does it involve soldering? I should still be able to get the data from the HDD though?
    If it is only a BIOS password and the drive isn't encrypted, yes you can recover the data. If it's a SATA drive just slave it in a desktop PC. If it's a laptop IDE drive you'll need a adapter or enclosure.
    Would Asus be able to provide a master password to bypass it? And yes the laptop was stolen and then recovered by police, its not actually mine but a relatives I thought I would try to help them out
    If you can convince them that you didn't steal it, they may help. Some OEM's are better than others in this regard.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 14
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64bit OEM PN WN7-00614


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedsamurai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

    If it is only a BIOS password and the drive isn't encrypted, yes you can recover the data. If it's a SATA drive just slave it in a desktop PC. If it's a laptop IDE drive you'll need a adapter or enclosure.
    Would Asus be able to provide a master password to bypass it? And yes the laptop was stolen and then recovered by police, its not actually mine but a relatives I thought I would try to help them out
    If you can convince them that you didn't steal it, they may help. Some OEM's are better than others in this regard.
    Yeh I dont know to much about what happened she just told me it got stolen and when she got it back it had that password on it. She had allot of work related files on it that was her main concern so if I cant unlock it at least I can get her documents back.
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedsamurai View Post
    Thanks I'll try it, so its similar to resetting cmos on a tower by touching the two pins at the same time?
    Although that post looks to have been deleted, the instructions are for your PC in your "My System Specs", your desktop PC not the notebook.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedsamurai View Post
    Thanks I'll try it, so its similar to resetting cmos on a tower by touching the two pins at the same time?
    Although that post looks to have been deleted, the instructions are for your PC in your "My System Specs", your desktop PC not the notebook.
    Yes I was under impression it was about desktop, Alpha, you are too fast for my typing. When I realized that I deleted post.
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  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedsamurai View Post
    Thanks I'll try it, so its similar to resetting cmos on a tower by touching the two pins at the same time?
    Although that post looks to have been deleted, the instructions are for your PC in your "My System Specs", your desktop PC not the notebook.
    Yes I was under impression it was about desktop, Alpha, you are too fast for my typing. When I realized that I deleted post.
    Been there done that.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Yes, you can reset your ASUS Bios or UEFI password if you forgot it. (works on UEFI based laptops at least... don't know if it will work on everything)

    Two links for reference :
    https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...-laptop-easily
    https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...-Bios-Password

    This only works if you can boot into windows (or other OS) ! It will reset you BIOS or UEFI password if you have forgotten it.

    - Boot into windows and change the date to 2002/01/02,

    - Reboot while while hitting F2 to get into the BIOS / UEFI, when the enter password window appears hit "Alt + r", a "Enter rescue password" window will appear, with 2002/01/02 date showing (if not the code won't work), enter the following rescue password : ALAA4ABA

    - Done ! You're in the BIOS / UEFI

    - Change back the date and other settings to their correct values in the BIOS / UEFI, save settings, and you're good.
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