|17 April 2011||Posted by whiztech under Tutorial|
2 popular ways to reset BIOS & BIOS password are using the BIOS reset jumper and taking out CMOS battery for more than 15 minutes. Sometimes, taking out CMOS battery form the motherboard to reset BIOS might not be the solution for you, especially when it is a laptop system.
CMOS De-Animator is a software based solution that allows you to clear and reset your system’s BIOS configuration, thus clearing the BIOS password. The software is very useful since you don’t have to open the computer casing to look for BIOS reset jumper or the CMOS battery. The only downside of CMOS De-Animator is you will need to be able to boot to Windows with administrative right.
To use CMOS De-Animator, just run De-CMOS2.exe, choose the ‘Clear CMOS’ (1) option and hit ‘Proceed’ (2). Your BIOS configuration will be cleared instantly.
CMOS De-Animator will work on major BIOS. So far, I’ve personally tested it on a few Generic Phoenix BIOS, Acer’s, HP’s, TC’s (Terengganu Computer E-Book) and Toshiba’s, and CMOS De-Animator is able to clear the BIOS configuration for those systems.
CMOS De-Animator is freeware and available for Windows.
Side tips: If you are not able to boot to local hard drive Windows, but you are still able to boot from CD, you might want to try Hiren’s Boot CD. Copy CMOS De-Animator to a USB flash drive and execute it from Hiren’s Boot CD.