Windows® XP BIOS Password
Why do you need a BIOS password? What are the benefits?
BIOS is the term used to indicate basic input/output system. BIOS control all the other functions of chipset, hard drives, ports and CPU. BIOS is a type of system software that the system needs to work properly. Even if BIOS has different functions, the most important of them is the Operating system loading. BIOS provide the instructions to the microprocessor and it loads the Operating system. This works as an interface between the Operating system and the hardware devices. When you turn on the system, BIOS perform many different tasks such as loading of interrupt handler and drivers, power management and register initialization, system settings display, and the initiation of bootstrap sequence. Most of the systems coming today comes up with a strong BIOS password. If the system won’t boot without a password or you need to change the settings of your system, then the need of BIOS password comes. So if the BIOS is password protected, nobody else could enter in to your system and catch up or view your personal details. These password are stored inside a safe place and it will not change even if any other settings in the system changes. If you forget the BIOS password, many different ways are there to recover those passwords. Following are some tips to recover the BIOS password:
- BIOS password cracker
- Password recovery tool
- Password bypass
BIOS password cracker
This method will be suitable when you could boot the system. The password cracker is used to find the actual password of your system. Various password crackers are available now and you could access these password crackers from any of the available resources. Some of the password crackers might only work with some specific system specifications. So, try the appropriate password cracker to find the password.
Password recovery tool
BIOS password recovery tool is to reset or remove the lost password. This tool provides a CD to boot the system and you could access the forgotten password. This provides an easy interface and does not need training to use this program. The user just needs to download the recovery tool and load it on their system.
Password bypass is also a familiar method to recover the BIOS password. The system manufacturer would provide you the instructions to bypass the password. If you will not get any instructions, you could follow some manual tips to recover the password. Since the password is stored in the hard disk, remove the hard drive from your system and insert it in to any other system. By removing the CMOS battery also you could remove the password and reset any other password.