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HP Probook 4440s Bios is locked with password

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I have a HP Probook 4440s which I am rebuilding for a student....I just noticed that the bios is locked with a password....Is their a fix or a password reset for this device ?....Thanks

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Hi:

 

Contact HP, and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at bootup to reset the password.

 

 http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.htm​​l

 

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

 

In the USA/Canada, you can call this toll free number for assistance.  1-800-334-5144

 

Have the serial number of the notebook handy to give to the customer services rep.

 

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Cant do that either because whoever put the password has also disabled the boot device in bios also...so right now the boot device is only saying laptop harddrive and i cant change that either unless i can get into the bios...

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Then there is nothing that can be done other than to replace the motherboard with one that is not password protected.

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So HP wont have a password reset for this device ?

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Nope.

 

There is no master password.

 

But you have nothing to lose by calling them and finding out what they can do.

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Thanks

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You're very welcome.

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