General discussion

Locked

power-on password

By jangkasa ·
i forgot power-on password on my notebook
hp omnibook 4150.........who can help me ??

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

9 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

power-on password

by tony.colgrove In reply to power-on password

You can usually reset the BIOS by unplugging the machine and taking the motherboard battery out. Pretty easy to do on a desktop system, but not sure how easy it is to get at the motherboard battery on the notebook.

Collapse -

power-on password

by jangkasa In reply to power-on password

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

power-on password

by rgrowcock In reply to power-on password

Try rebooting the system and during bootup, press the F1 key to enter the BIOS. With in the BIOS settings, there should be a tab for password, or security. Just reset this to none and reboot the system and that should fix you up. If F1 doesn't get you into the BIOS, try any of these other keys, not sure which one is right on that laptop: F2, Del, Tab. One is the correct one. Just press it as the system boots, before you get to the startup screen (Win9x, ME, etc.)

Collapse -

power-on password

by jangkasa In reply to power-on password

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

power-on password

by donmars In reply to power-on password

Yes provided that Administrators Password is not set then you can clear password in BIOS.
To run the BIOS Setup utility
1. Close all applications, shut down Windows and restart.
2. When you see the HP logo, press F2 to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
3. The pointing devices are not active in the BIOS Setup utility. Press the RIGHT
and LEFT arrow keys to move among menus. Press the DOWN and UP arrow
keys to move among parameters in a menu. Press F5 or F6 to move through
values for the current parameter or press ENTER to change a setting.
4. After you select the options you want, press F10 or use the Exit menu to exit the
BIOS Setup utility.
If the settings cause a conflict between devices during reboot, the system
prompts you to run BIOS Setup, and the conflicting settings are marked. You want the Security Menu. The Administrator Password protects the bios settings. If that is enabled and you do not have it then you will have to clear the BIOS by removing the backup battery.

Collapse -

power-on password

by jangkasa In reply to power-on password

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

power-on password

by A.C In reply to power-on password

If it has a common (award/AMI) BIOS, have a look on the web, there are loads of utilities for tweaking BIOSs including removing/changing passwords and they're all free (and come with no warrenty, just in case your a bit touchy about that sort of thing)
If you can't actually boot the thing up (because it's waiting for a password!) then the only answer is to pull the internal backup battery (or it may be a small jumper for "clear CMOS")

Collapse -

power-on password

by jangkasa In reply to power-on password

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

power-on password

by jangkasa In reply to power-on password

This question was auto closed due to inactivity

Back to Hardware Forum
9 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums