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I need help to reset the bios password. Someone said something that I could get a .bin file for that?

The problem is that I can only boot from hdd. No usb or cd boot.

Thanks.

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Welcome to the HP Support Community @powertrace 

 

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.

 

Phone >> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html

 

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

 

Or download these files.

 

 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m0NU2sPsAdlSWcn7TJynbt8D6oChbrMT?usp=sharing

 

Insert clean USB flash drive.

 

Then run USB Image tool.

 

Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE.

 

After restore remove flash drive.

 

Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot.  ”If an HDD is installed remove before booting.”

 

At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..   “Then hit enter”

 

Type HPBR    “Then hit enter”

 

First thing is to save your settings.

 

Select #3 re-program.

 

Press “S” to save system information.

 

Type HPBR and hit enter.

 

Select   “FIRST RUN”

 

Then select model.

 

After reboot repeat same as above but this time SELECT, “SECOND RUN”

 

If you cannot boot from USB flash drive use Options in the Image tool to build a HDD.

 

Then use the drive to boot the program on the locked laptop.

 

REO

 

I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

If you need further assistance please start a new post as I no longer will be a part of the HP Support Community.
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 How do a create a bootable hdd with these contents on it?

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That HPBR actually worked, thanks alot!! 🙂

I had som troubles to install dos on my hdd so I installed Freedos and it started nicely 🙂

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You're very welcome  @powertrace 

 

To help others please mark my post "Accept as Solution" if it solved your problem!!!

 

REO

If you need further assistance please start a new post as I no longer will be a part of the HP Support Community.
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RE051ST -  Do you have the files for an Elitebook 840 G1 / G2 / G3 ? 

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According to the Community's Rules of Participation:

 

4d. No posts shall include instructions or directions intended to bypass or subvert security measures, including passwords, locking mechanisms, fingerprint scans, etc., or to bypass any safety measures.

 

Therefore, this topic is being locked. If you would like help resetting the password on your product, please Contact HP support in your region. 

 

 

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