HP EliteBook **70 Series BIOS Password Reset [Util Test]

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Mazzif, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. diras2010

    diras2010 MDL Novice

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  2. Henry Williams

    Henry Williams MDL Novice

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    #482 Henry Williams, May 18, 2021
    Last edited: May 18, 2021
    Is this the info needed to clear the BIOS password on my computer?

    FROM HP BIOS CONFIGURATION UTILITY
    Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
    Product Name: HP ProBook 6570b
    System Board ID: 17AB
    Universally Unique Identifier (UUID): 2728D7A2FB25E3119D16E4CC7201C0EC
    SKU Number: B5V81AW#ABA
    System BIOS Version: 68ICE Ver. F.45
    Serial Number: 5CB33905GT
    System Board CT: PCSTQC47V5H2PM
    MS Digital Marker: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
    MicroCode Revision: 16
    Manufacturing Programming Mode Counter: 4
    Manufacturing Programming Mode: Lock


    FROM WINDOWS WMIC BIOS QUERY
    BIOSVersion: {"HPQOEM - f"}
    EmbeddedControllerMajorVersion: 66
    EmbeddedControllerMinorVersion: 54
    ReleaseDate: 20131007000000.000000+000
    SMBIOSMajorVersion: 2
    SMBIOSMinorVersion: 7
    SMBIOSPresent: TRUE
    SoftwareElementState: 3
    SystemBiosMajorVersion: 15
    SystemBiosMinorVersion: 69
    Version: HPQOEM - f


    Is there anything else you need?

    Thanx in advance.
     
  3. Henry Williams

    Henry Williams MDL Novice

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  4. Henry Williams

    Henry Williams MDL Novice

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    Post results here or at the pop-up site sendspace?
     
  5. Asparagus Lover

    Asparagus Lover MDL Junior Member

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    Somewhere to download.
    In a few hours I will return it to you and we will check if it is possible to rewrite the BIOS without an SPI-programmer.
     
  6. Henry Williams

    Henry Williams MDL Novice

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    Did that file come through ok?
     
  7. Asparagus Lover

    Asparagus Lover MDL Junior Member

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    Yes. But picture 8 indicates that the BIOS is rewrite protected.
     
  8. Henry Williams

    Henry Williams MDL Novice

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    Well, crap on a cracker! I thought this was something HP used to issue a BIN file that you could flash and would clear the BIOS password. Must be something only they can (or should I say "could," because they refuse to do it any longer, stating the security of their customers is first priority). Jeez.
     
  9. Henry Williams

    Henry Williams MDL Novice

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    If this could be done, I'd be willing to pay at least $50 for it. Sadly, the only other alternative now is a replacement motherboard.
     
  10. Asparagus Lover

    Asparagus Lover MDL Junior Member

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    Perhaps not the motherboard, just the contents of the chip. You can buy a CH341A for $10 to flash a clean BIOS or ask local service.
     
  11. Henry Williams

    Henry Williams MDL Novice

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    Ok. Thanx for your time.
     
  12. Bob451

    Bob451 MDL Novice

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    I have an 8570w and need the BIOS password reset.
    I did get an SMC.BIN file from HP a couple of years ago but it never worked and apparently their policy no is "go buy a new computer" :(
     
  13. Joe C

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  14. Joe C

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    #497 Joe C, Jul 12, 2021
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    I reckon I could not find the Envy thread.....and that link is for a multiple type of laptops. If you would like a mod to move my reply, have at it. My apologies if I horned in on your thread.
     
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  15. luhas

    luhas MDL Novice

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    #498 luhas, Aug 10, 2021
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    Hello @Mazzif
    I have an HP 6730b with BIOS protected by password I have lost. I have searched the internet and it looks that your solution is the only one that works (apart of the buying the new chipset suggested by HP). Unfortunately I cannot find your USB boot utility and exact procedure how to reset the BIOS password on HP 6730b. Can you help me with this issue? Thank you very much for any support.

    Sorry, this is wrong discussion.
     
  16. SantyUF

    SantyUF MDL Novice

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    Hello!

    I've found an HP 2570p with password and can't find a way to reset it, I cannot select any boot drive besides the hdd and the expresscard so I find myself unable to launch any usb device, am I doing something wrong here?

    I could provide any data you need, just tell me and I will find it :)

    Thanks to everyone for posting their experiences!
     
  17. Mazzif

    Mazzif Elitebook Pwner

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    Take a look in this thread:
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/hp-probook-elitebook-bios-password-reset-utility.49497/