Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
The HP Calculator Community Message Board is moving. While we prepare for the move, we are unable to accept new postings. During the move, you can look for help from other users by visiting . Or if you need technical support for your calculator visit: HP Calculators. .
New member
2 0 0 0
Message 1 of 2
Flag Post

Clearing BIOS Password with BIOSConfigUtility

HP Recommended
Elitebook 840 Series
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Setting the password with this command:

BIOSConfigUtility.exe /nspwdfile:"new password.bin"


Now trying to clear the BIOS password with: BIOSConfigUtility.exe /nspwdfile:"" /cspwdfile:"current password.bin"

Also tried reversing the two options: /cspwdfile:"current password.bin" /nspwdfile:"" 


It's the same BIN file and I can confirm the password set correctly. But I get this error:

<ERROR msg="Unable to process command. Password is set, but password provided is invalid" />
<ERROR msg="BCU return value" real="10" translated="10" />

3,187 3,160 55 109
Message 2 of 2
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Hi DerrynM


Thank you for visiting the HP Support Community.


According to the Community's Rules of Participation:


4d. No posts shall include instructions or directions intended to bypass or subvert security measures, including passwords, locking mechanisms, fingerprint scans, etc., or to bypass any safety measures.


Therefore, this topic is being locked. If you would like help resetting the password on your product, please Contact HP support in your region. 



I work on behalf of HP.
Was this reply helpful? Yes No
Warning Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers and/or email addresses on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation