Hp Bios Password Bin File
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Bought an HP 625 with a password locked BIOS. Based on information provided by HP, there is the possibility that this can be resolved by them. After providing all their requested information, I was eventually sent the smc.bin file and some instructions to follow. copied the file to a FAT32 formated USB as instructed, held Windows+ Up + Down keys when powering on the machine. The only thing that happens is the HP Logo takes longer to come up - screen stays blank although the machine is on.
BIOS passwords are meant to be secure. The newer the laptop the more difficult it is to bypass them in some way. Removing the CMOS battery to reset passwords, etc, no longer work. It is not advisable to buy a laptop with a locked BIOS since it will cost in terms of effort and maybe payments to get them unlocked. I hope you got the laptop very cheap. Of course if you are practical and good at soldering you can buy a BIOS chip from e-bay such as Opens a new window. This may be the quickest way of resolving your problem.
If you want to do the job with a USB stick and some wizardry then you now need to spend time researching various ways which always only give you half the procedure. Since you have files and a procedure from HP, you are partly there. Piece the HP ideas with some of your researched ideas and you may succeed and in the meantime order a new ROM. Best of luck.
Tried following the instructions again as suggested and this time I partitioned the flash drive to just under 2GB. Still no joy, same as before where the screen stays black for a while before the HP logo appears. Also tried it on an Elitebook that I have had with a locked BIOS and the same exact thing happens. This causes me to wonder if the file alone on the drive is correct or if the drive should be made bootable with the file being placed in the root afterwards
We did try to work with HP Support on this, however when we informed them that the machine did not respond to the file we were told \"well that is the only tool we have so if it doesn't work there is nothing else we can do for you\". Very quickly after that email was an email stating that the case was closed.
We are not permitted to assist in resetting passwords because HP considers that a violation of customer privacy. HP can assist in resetting passwords but if your original warranty has expired, they will charge you for the assistance.--------------------For BIOS or power-on password resets, because the password is encoded onto a chip on the motherboard, replacement of that motherboard is required. For more information, read this HP thread: -en/document/c06368824.If you are not prepared to spend the money to get HP to replace the motherboard, you would have to take the PC to a local repair facility to see if they can do it for you -- we can not assist in that in any way.
Tried to contact support in Ukraine but it has no such page (call or contact-us), so how can I get SMC.bin file. Maybe you have some online support using chat or something. Where should I call or write
I've exhausted everything now to remove my BIOS password as HP support won't give me the SMC.bin and I'm considering a Python script to dictionary brute force it (which I'm really uncomfortable with).
I have the same problem,,,any suggestions on my HP 17-G121wm laptop Need a way to reset bios password. Noticed that F2 displays the system info except for the UUID number. HP says to replace mb but not economically feasible. Tried 10 hrs draining of mb residual voltage with bios battery removed, removed hd thinking it would automatically search and find a usb drive I attached but didn't work.
I try to reset my bios password, beacuse I forgot it. I read realted articals in forum, instlled BIOS Configuration Utility and System Software Manager, have tried to execute commands according the documentatin giude
Do not try removing the RTC/BIOS battery. As it will not remove the password, but it may reset the clock and as SMC files are time coded, a large disparity between the system clock and the time encoded in the SMC may cause it to fail.
I've pesonally had multiple issues with BIOS firmware updates randomly not reading the password BIN file correctly. I've switched to using task sequences with a combination of BCU and FW UpRec to remove the BIOS password first, run the BIOS FW update, then reapply the password after. Something like this...
HP can name settings differently between different models. The solution is to add all the other variants into the settings file.HP also provides a Script Library with some Powershell modules: -client-management/doc/client-management-script-library
The script uses HP BIOS Configuration Utility, together with an encrypted password file. The script checks if there is a password configured. If not, it executes the HP BIOS Configuration Utility without a password. Otherwise, the Powershell script uses the password provided. The logic is based on the HP BIOS Configuration Utility gives a return code of 10 if a password has been configured.
The example script will try to configure a new password with the /npwdfile parameter. If a BIOS password is already configured, the HP BIOS Configuration Utility should deliver an exit code of 10, and it will attempt to use that password with /cpwdfile paramter.
This example will also test two different passwords for a match. This is useful if your environment contains clients which at some point were configured with another password. Feel free to add or remove passwords here.
Hey, How are you executing the Powershell script in the Task Sequence You need to specify the settings that are to be Enabled and also make sure that you have a configuration file for each setting.
I executed it exactly as in your post. I used your WLANSwitching, virtualization and Video Memory files as a test. They are all in one folder along with the BiosConfigUtility64.exe and the password.bin file.
Thank you so much for this very thorough solution. If no password is specified at all, is anything required to signal that no password on BIOS is set, or is to be set Do I need to specify that a BIOS password is blank
You should configure a BIOS password, as HP requires many of the executions to have a BIOS password set. If you have not already configured a BIOS password, the script will set the password set in your password file.
Hi Daniel,Thanks for the steps to reset BIOS password.This really help us.I am stuck at at Cut off BIOS setting.I have forgot my BIOS password and wanted to enable virtualisation service. Please upload youtube video and share link with us.
BIOS Admin passwords are there to protect unauthorized access to BIOS settings. BIOS settings contain everything needed to boot a computer, enable/disable secure boot. Enabling computers features such as Virtualization could be done in BIOS settings only.
If you may have forgotten your BIOS admin password or your computer came with a pre-defined BIOS Admin password, with the use of this guide, you will walk out knowing how you can rest, remove or bypass an Admin BIOS password.
The one will be an SMC BIN file and second is a document to tell you how to perform the process to reset your Admin BIOS password. The Bin file is actually manually generated and will only be valid for 7 days from creation.
Step a. Download a tool named Rufus and create a USB drive selecting the FreeDOS option.Step b. Now Download the debug.exe (Virus scan site link, copy link and download) and put the file in the root directory of the USB.Step c. Boot up the computer with your USB flash drive and type the above commands.
After entering the command it should reset the CMOS settings along with BIOS password. After that you can restart yoru computer and it should reset the BIOS admin password along with other BIOS settings and making them to default.Why does it work
My inner security expert turned on the BIOS password on an HP laptop (EliteBook 840 G1), right after I bought it, around 6 years ago. Of course I forgot what the password was after a while, since I did not have a reason to change any of the settings, but this changed recently. I really wanted to play with WSL2 (Windows subtype for Linux) and Docker for Windows, and one of the prerequisites for both is to enable Hyper-V which is a setting in BIOS. Is there a way I can remove the BIOS password This blog post describes my attempts which have finally resulted in success.
This was the way to go until HP decided to stop providing the solution sometime in the middle of 2019. The process was to send HP the serial number of your laptop, for which they would generate a SMC.bin file and provide the instructions how to override the existing BIOS. Note that any SMC.bin files you will find on the internet, will not work for you, because the serial numbers will not match. I assume the serial number in the binary file is encrypted, which makes it impossible for you to replace.
I'm trying to make a sequence to update the bios for our HP laptops. I have the needed bios update files etc, but the bios is protected with a password. Is there a way to use the password in de sequence Can I add it in a command line or script In this topic the anwser is to use command line and HP procedures, but I can't find those.
It's me again but with more info. This is the install command I'm running: HpFirmwareUpdRec64.exe -s -pBPF.bin -r -b But the .bin file is not being read as a password file. This is the log:
Save the attached file with this e-mail to the root of the USB key as SMC.BIN and insert to the system (or save the file to the root of drive D: HP_TOOLS)- Press (Windows Key + Arrow UP Key + Arrow Down Key) all keys at same time and turn on the system- Release all keys and press F10 at HP logo to go to F10 setup to (Reset BIOS security to factory default)SMC command failure reasonsWrong UUID is providedTry different brand and smaller size USB key USB key is not formatted FAT32 Make sure to use USB 2.0 port and not USB 3.0 port on notebooks that have both types of ports.BIOS ,date and time should be current and updated.Use hard drive method by using HP_TOOL partition, if there is no HP_ tools partition, it can be created in either of 2 ways:Install the HP PC hardware Diagnostics to your hard drive, which will create the partition for you -or manually creating the partition as follows:1. Use a partition tool like Partition Magic to create a partition on a local hard drive that has a System partition with the following characteristics. Partition type: FAT32 Partition size: 2 GB Volume name: HP_TOOLS2. In the new partition, create a folder called HEWLETT-PACKARD.Then copy the SMC.bin file to the root directory of the newly created HP_TOOLS partition. 59ce067264