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Bios auto lock and related password recovery

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Hi Guys,


I was trying to migrate to a ssd. After cloning the OS c drive to ssd, my pc isn't booting up so I tried accessing the bios. But to my surprise the bios is asking for the password (which was not the case earlier). I obviously don't know it.

I've messed up with OS but the unfortunate is the bios is locked.

Kindly help in bios password recovery.

Model - HP 15q-ds0009tu



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You did not clone enough to the SSD.  In addition to the OS drive, you need the BOOT drive, as well.


If you use Macrium Reflect to do the clone, it provides an option to select all the partitions that are needed for Windows -- and that will then include both the OS drive and the BOOT drive.


However, there is a way to create boot media that will repair the OS drive on the SSD so it can boot -- read more on this below.


Windows PCs use two different sets of files to get you to a working desktop.

In terms of the first, Windows boot files, a way around that is to follow the instructions below to create boot media from Macrium Reflect (MR) that can be used to rewrite/repair the boot media on your PC:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from this link on a working PC:
2) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

That will create MR bootable media. Then, you can boot your PC into WinPE using that media.

Have patience, as that can take a while to start and bring up the screen.

Once the screen is there, select the option to Fix Windows boot problems. It will then search for the OSs installed and list them, Select the one you want to repair and click Next.

It will now do the repairs, listing the things it has done.

When finished, select the option to Restart the PC.

If this worked, the boot repair succeeded and you will have your PC back.

But if it did not, the Windows system files are most likely corrupted and you would have to reinstall Windows from scrach to fix that.

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Thank for your time & help.


As my focus was on bios password recovery, I actually didn't wrote full details about OS migration.

I used Macrium Reflect to clone the OS and all referring this article :


My laptop did booting up with SSD. But then i deleted the partitions from my hdd that I thought were useless.

Since then OS refused to load. (0x000025).


To my much frustration, BIOS or most likely UEFI is asking for password to get into. I don't know it since it was unlocked before and I didn't set it. 


Can you help in recovering the bios password? I am getting this code after 3 incorrect tries :   i 16361490

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