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Alefra
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Help deleting power on Password

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HP Compaq 8100 Elite SSF Brazil
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Good evening, gentlemen.
I'm here asking for your help.
I have this PC asking for Power on password, but I don't know what it is.
I can't access the BIOS and boot the OP system.
How do you reset and delete this password?

Thank you all!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Please see Appendix B, page 62 of the Troubleshooting Guide at the link below for how to clear the BIOS P/W

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01516072

 

If removing the green password jumper does not clear the BIOS P/W, then someone set the stringent security option in the BIOS' security menu which prevents the password from being cleared.

 

In that event, the motherboard would have to be replaced with one that does not have a BIOS P/W.

 

 

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Thank you for answering my question.
That must be my case.
If I remove chip from the BIOS and rewrite a new flash-bios would work too, but I don't think where to download the BIOS ROM from that motherboard.
She is a MS-7557 version: 1.0
Do you know where I can find her?
Grateful!

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You're very welcome.

 

If you have an 8100 Elite SFF, you can find the BIOS files at the link below...You can install them using a few methods (windows 7 based flash, make a bootable CD, or use the F10 BIOS flash method).

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-compaq-8100-elite-small-form-factor-pc/4098436

 

This would be the latest one...

 

1.13 Rev. A    Jul 14, 2011

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp53501-54000/sp53945.exe

 

 

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