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Reset bios password

Product Name: Elitebook 8440p

Hi, Is anybody knows how to reset the bios on HP Elitebook 8440p ?


This is what I tried by now:

Bios Password Backdoor (after 4 wrong password the sistem is just restarting)

CMOS Battery

Jumper Settings (I couldn't found it)


Any more ideeas?




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Re: Reset bios password



Unfortunately,  business machines such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models - they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial No. and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case.


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






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