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mende018
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Reset BIOS password

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HP ENVY x360 - 15m-cp0011dx
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I have somehow forgotten my BIOS password and would like to reset it. How may I go about this?

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Hi,

 

At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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DavidPK
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Hi,

 

Your notebook is producing a hexadecimal halt code which is stored in ram as a 'one off' and will be re-calculated after a reboot.  This indicates you have one of the later AMI bios’ and unfortunately none of the current code generators will work for this - there are a couple of options.

 

1.  Contact HP Support starting on the link below.

 

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

 

2.  Alternatively, you may still be able to remove a power on password from the machine ( this will likely depend on the bios revision ) by removing the rtc cell ( leave the power board connected ) then hold down the power button for 60 seconds before re-inserting the rtc.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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