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i start my asus laptop goes rite to a password it is not the login screen comes up b4 i can even get into bios? Answered

someone has played a cruel joke on me and i cant get into my asus x54c windows 7 laptop. when i turn laptop on it starts and goes right to a password which i never entered. I cant even reach the bios to go in and change anything so windows password recovery wont work for me and i cant change any of the boot devices. Any suggestions?

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MathewB12

6 months ago

Yes i have not the solution but i have the answer you need. It is called a POP "Power on Password" It has been set in BIOS by the owner or Administrator. Unless you know the password you will not be able to go any further at all no matter what you do. Every time you boot your PC even if you change the HDD just after the splash screen it will ask you for the password. You can only remove it in BIOS. If you dont know it your PC is a brick good luck.

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seandogue

4 years ago

Apparently, someone set your admin boot password. If you own the machine, you might be able to get assistance from ASUS.

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Vygeravryhof

Answer 4 years ago

That used to be true but most of the new BIOS use flash memory like that of a USB drive and disconnecting the power to them will have no effect.

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Vyger

4 years ago

BIOS passwords and windows passwords are completely different. Having a BIOS password will not let you boot into windows.

I think what you are saying is that somebody set a password in the BIOS and it will not go past that and boot to Windows. You can clear a BIOS password. You need to do a search for your specific model since they are not all cleared the same way. Search for something like "clearing BIOS password for ------" with your model number. You may have to remove the keyboard and change a jumper on the inside. That is the usual way now. There is a jumper somewhere on the board that is for resetting the BIOS password. You have to follow the directions to reset it.

I am assuming that you are being truthful and that this actually is your computer and not someone elses that you are trying to get into. Since the BIOS password can be set by anyone getting into the BIOS if it doesn't already have one I tend to believe your story.

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MikeR3

4 years ago

If F2 doesn't get you into the BIOS, your BIOS has been corrupted.

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MikeR3

4 years ago

You should be able to F2 into the BIOS at boot, and check under "Security" for any passwords. I can't recall if any stored passwords are shown here, but for each one, clear out the fields and don't forget to SAVE and Exit.