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Forgot BIOS password

Elitebook 840 g1
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

I have forgotten my password to the BIOS options and I have tried guessing it more than enough. Is there any other way to maybe reset the password? I read something online about "CMOS clear" but I can't find anything about it in the manual.

 

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@FelixAppelegren

 

For that model you will need to contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.

 

 http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html

 

When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.

 

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Hello FelixAppelegren,

 

Welcome to HP Support Forum

 

 

There is no master password or generator for EliteBooks or ProBooks.

 

This is to inform you that all HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case.

 

  1. Please have a look at this link. 

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility

 

  1. Replace the BIOS chip

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Elitebook-8470p-8470w-8570p-8570w-8770w-Programmed-Bios-Chip-No-Password-...

 

  1. Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.

 

When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.

 

 

 

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