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forgotten bios password

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wrightwaycomput, Jan 5, 2002.

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  1. wrightwaycomput

    wrightwaycomput Thread Starter

    Jan 5, 2002
    my friend has a sony vaio laptop computer with a pheonix bios,
    and has forgotten the bios password and there for cannot boot up the computer.
    can anyone help please????
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    You can clear the bios in two ways; remove the cmos battery or some mb have a jumper to clear cmos without having to remove the battery. If you can enter the bios write down any settings that you may need since your bios will load defaults [and no password].
    After doing this you will need to go into the bios and setup time, date, and any other parameters that are necessary for your computer.
  3. kilowatt1


    Oct 27, 2001
    :cool: Unfortunately, on most laptops clearing the cmos will not do anygood. Your best bet is to contact Sony support and they will provide you with a "master" password once you prove that you own the computer. If the tech you talk with won't provide you with the info. you might have to talk to his/her supervisor. I went through this a while back with DELL. Good luck. KW1
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