Cannot reset BIOS password??

AethirAethir Member Posts: 5 New User
edited March 2018 in Legacy Laptops and Netbooks

Trying to fix an Aspire E1-531.

 

BIOS previously had password set - which I KNEW.

 

Tried disabling BIOS password by entering current password then pressing [Enter] as 'new password' and 'confirm password'

 

BIOS is still password protected - and it now won't accept EITHER password.

 

Help!

 

[edited to comply with guidelines]

 

 

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  • AethirAethir Member Posts: 5 New User
    Accepted Answer

    so...

     

    I finally managed to reset the CMOS and thus disabled the BIOS password.

     

    HOWEVER

     

    Now I have no options to set a new password...

FAQ & Answers

  • AethirAethir Member Posts: 5 New User

    *update*

     

    so-called BIOS Master Passwords are of no use to me as the insydeH20 isn't generating a checksum code...

    all I get is "System will halt!! Press any key" at which point it reboots.

  • AethirAethir Member Posts: 5 New User
    Accepted Answer

    so...

     

    I finally managed to reset the CMOS and thus disabled the BIOS password.

     

    HOWEVER

     

    Now I have no options to set a new password...

  • bzsoltbzsolt Member Posts: 2

    Hi

    please share how you reset the CMOS. Have the same problem. Looks like we are not alone...

     

    http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series/Problem-password-Bios-on-VN7-591G/m-p/398239/highlight/false#M6610

  • Thabo2Thabo2 Member Posts: 3

    Hi

    Im using an acer aspire E1-571 and I want to enter the boot bios menu and asks for me to enter the current password which I dont know. Please help!!!!!!!

  • apilcherxapilcherx Member Posts: 7

    Tinkerer

    How did you manage to reset the BIOS?

  • apilcherxapilcherx Member Posts: 7

    Tinkerer

    Hello? How did you manage to reset?

  • muffinmuffin Member Posts: 2

    How do I get rid of the bios password?  I have a Aspire One 8.9 bought new in 2009

  • TroyQ79TroyQ79 Member Posts: 1 New User
    Aethir said:

    so...

     

    I finally managed to reset the CMOS and thus disabled the BIOS password.

     

    HOWEVER

     

    Now I have no options to set a new password...


    HOW do you remove the bios password or is this a fake acer post?
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 24,473 Trailblazer
    Repeat entering the incorrect password until a box appears with a code. Then google "bios password recovery for laptops" and enter code. You should get a new code that ***might*** work. If it doesn't, you'll have to open the laptop to remove the CMOS coin cell from the mainboard to discharge the BIOS chip and clear the password. Jack E/NJ
    Jack E/NJ
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