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Windows 7: new laptop: BIOS locked by password

28 Aug 2013   #1
Chalky Emultion

 
new laptop: BIOS locked by password

Hi,

I bought a new laptop (MSI GE60 0ND), but the BIOS appears to be locked by a password... How can I bybass it?


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28 Aug 2013   #2
jeremy1234

Windows 7 64
 
 

If you know how to take it apart there should be a small silver battery that looks like a watch battery but its about the size of a quarter. Pull it out and put it back in.. But this will also clear the BIOS settings.
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28 Aug 2013   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Contact the manufacturer and be prepared to prove ownership. Unlike in desktops, BIOS passwords are not stored in the CMOS so clearing it will accomplish nothing.
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28 Aug 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Take it back, a bios, even on a laptop shouldn`t have a password unless you give it one.
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29 Aug 2013   #5
Chalky Emultion

 

IN MSI site, in BIOS download section, there is an update for my notebook saying:

1. Radio Switch device only exists for Windows 8.
2. Solve the problem of abnormal password window when first boot priority is IP4/IP6,.
3. Solve the problem of abnormal problem of resume from S4 after disable/enable Full Screen Logo Display.
4. Solve abnormal Nvidia GPU frequency problem.

What does it mean the point 2?
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29 Aug 2013   #6
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

What makes you think the BIOS is passworded? A brand new out of the box PC should not have a BIOS password. And as mentioned, removing the BIOS/CMOS battery will not reset the BIOS password on a laptop. It's stored differently than on a desktop PC and its done that way on purpose. Its to make it as hard as possible to bypass the password in case your laptop is lost or stolen.
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29 Aug 2013   #7
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
What makes you think the BIOS is passworded? A brand new out of the box PC should not have a BIOS password. And as mentioned, removing the BIOS/CMOS battery will not reset the BIOS password on a laptop. It's stored differently than on a desktop PC and its done that way on purpose. Its to make it as hard as possible to bypass the password in case your laptop is lost or stolen.
the bios IS passworded because it asks me a password to enter in BIOS.
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29 Aug 2013   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NikDorado View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
What makes you think the BIOS is passworded? A brand new out of the box PC should not have a BIOS password. And as mentioned, removing the BIOS/CMOS battery will not reset the BIOS password on a laptop. It's stored differently than on a desktop PC and its done that way on purpose. Its to make it as hard as possible to bypass the password in case your laptop is lost or stolen.
the bios IS passworded because it asks me a password to enter in BIOS.
I'd return it, that should never happen, somebodies messed with it.
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29 Aug 2013   #9
Chalky Emultion

 

No ways to remove the password without returning it?
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29 Aug 2013   #10
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
No ways to remove the password without returning it?
A BIOS password on a laptop is a security measure. If it were easy to remove it would serve no purpose. Contact the manufacturer.
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