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Windows 7: Insyde H2O EFI BIOS locked

20 Apr 2015   #1
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 
Insyde H2O EFI BIOS locked

Hi,
I have a problem with my computer.When I try to boot,it says "Windows Boot Manager is protected by a security policy." Then it checks for media and if I insert the Windows 7 DVD,it will say:"EFI DVD-ROM is locked." What shall I do?
Maybe someone locked the computer. I can borrow a similar computer from someone else.

Notice: If the solution needs cleaning the hard drive,I can't. All my files are stored in it (I couldn't keep them in my tablet).


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20 Apr 2015   #2
LegacyOfWax

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Can you remove the HDD and hook it to another system to remove the files you want from it. That might work or it might give you a security warning as well. If you can get your data from it then you can go and do a clean install for windows.
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20 Apr 2015   #3
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

EFI is stored in a chip on the motherboard,not in the hard drive. If I press F2,it will say "Enter Password" and it will beep a lot. The HDD is internal and I'm not good at removing laptop parts. When I say that the computer is innacessible,it is.
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20 Apr 2015   #4
LegacyOfWax

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Not sure on the rules of the forum, for giving info on how to break a BIOS password. So I can't help but if there is an Admin or someone more familiar with the rules on how to get past a BIOS password then they could help.

sorry other then that. you could take it to a local repair show and have them do it.

WAX
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20 Apr 2015   #5
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

I will wait until I get the answer (flashing BIOS is something I think,but this could kill the computer).
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20 Apr 2015   #6
LegacyOfWax

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Yes flashing BIOS if not done right can just turn it into a cool looking paper weight.
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20 Apr 2015   #7
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

That's why I don't want to flash the BIOS. I don't want to have a useless box which cost 600 in 2013 and 350 now.
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20 Apr 2015   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Part of that message is likely due to Secure Boot, Windows 7 does not support Secure boot, Windows 8 does. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
The BIOS shouldn't be locked with a password from the factory, did you buy this PC new?
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20 Apr 2015   #9
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

If it was due to Secure Boot,I would try to disable it,but if I press F2 (the button which gets me to the BIOS settings) it will say Enter Password.

This computer was bought in January 2013.
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21 Apr 2015   #10
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It is strange that it has a BIOS password set? Somebody would have had to do that manually, its not something they set at the factory. Not in my experience anyway. And even if they did there would have to be documentation to tell you what it was. Is this the first time you've tried to access the BIOS on that PC?
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