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asus f55a bios locked

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    asus f55a bios locked


    So I cant even get a button prompt as it goes quickly to a blue box asking for a password, I thought the HDD may of been locked but I took it out and I still get the password prompt.

    I tried pressing f2, esc , ect to see if I could get into the boot menu to load hirens but I cant even do that.

    If I remove the cmos battery will that reset it?

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    Yes, you can reset it by removing the battery but there could be other ways to do it, pins on MB "CLR_CMOS" or a button. Whatever you do, make sure computer is unplugged.
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    Removing the CMOS battery in a laptop will not reset the BIOS or erase the BIOS password like it will in a desktop PC. The chips used to store the password in a laptop don't lose their data when power is removed. They actually have to be powered up to be reprogramed. It's done that way on purpose, to prevent easy access if the laptop is lost or stolen. Also, forum rules prevent me from telling you how to bypass it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Removing the CMOS battery in a laptop will not reset the BIOS or erase the BIOS password like it will in a desktop PC. The chips used to store the password in a laptop don't lose their data when power is removed. They actually have to be powered up to be reprogramed. It's done that way on purpose, to prevent easy access if the laptop is lost or stolen. Also, forum rules prevent me from telling you how to bypass it.
    But his specs show desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Removing the CMOS battery in a laptop will not reset the BIOS or erase the BIOS password like it will in a desktop PC. The chips used to store the password in a laptop don't lose their data when power is removed. They actually have to be powered up to be reprogramed. It's done that way on purpose, to prevent easy access if the laptop is lost or stolen. Also, forum rules prevent me from telling you how to bypass it.
    Does it involve soldering? I should still be able to get the data from the HDD though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Removing the CMOS battery in a laptop will not reset the BIOS or erase the BIOS password like it will in a desktop PC. The chips used to store the password in a laptop don't lose their data when power is removed. They actually have to be powered up to be reprogramed. It's done that way on purpose, to prevent easy access if the laptop is lost or stolen. Also, forum rules prevent me from telling you how to bypass it.
    But his specs show desktop.
    He lists Asus F55a in the thread title, I googled that and it showed a notebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedsamurai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Removing the CMOS battery in a laptop will not reset the BIOS or erase the BIOS password like it will in a desktop PC. The chips used to store the password in a laptop don't lose their data when power is removed. They actually have to be powered up to be reprogramed. It's done that way on purpose, to prevent easy access if the laptop is lost or stolen. Also, forum rules prevent me from telling you how to bypass it.
    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.
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    If you can prove ownership, the manufacturer (ASUS) should be able to tell you how to get past the BIOS password. Where did you get this PC from? The previous owner may be able to tell you what the password is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedsamurai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Removing the CMOS battery in a laptop will not reset the BIOS or erase the BIOS password like it will in a desktop PC. The chips used to store the password in a laptop don't lose their data when power is removed. They actually have to be powered up to be reprogramed. It's done that way on purpose, to prevent easy access if the laptop is lost or stolen. Also, forum rules prevent me from telling you how to bypass it.
    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
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    Thanks I'll try it, so its similar to resetting cmos on a tower by touching the two pins at the same time?
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