Reset BIOS Admin Password With Easy Steps

The full form of BIOS is the Basic Input/Output System. The BIOS helps to protect the computer from a potential loss of data. It becomes troublesome if you forget the BIOS password. The administrative password is highly essential to reconfigure the BIOS settings.

If you are dealing with this kind of situation and are unable to recall the BIOS password, then don’t panic. Here, in this article, we are going to discuss the steps, that can help you to reset your BIOS admin password. So, start to read the entire article, to know the details about the steps.

4 Easy Methods to Reset BIOS Admin Password on Dell Laptop

Now here, we are going to discuss how to reset the BIOS admin password on a Dell laptop. Go through the steps which we have mentioned in the upcoming part of the article.

Method 1: Detach the CMOS Jumper from the Motherboard

If you want to reset the BIOS admin password on your Dell laptop, then follow the steps that are mentioned in the below part of the article, and go through it.

Step 1

At first, you will need to Shut down the system. Then, detach the power cord and all the devices that are connected to the system such as a mouse, keyboard, etc.

Step 2

After that, press and hold the Power button which is located at the front of the system for a few minutes. Then, turn your computer to its side. And place your computer on a stable surface. Thereafter, you need to remove the screws from the back of your computer case.
Do it with the help of a flat-head screwdriver. Thereafter, open the back cover and uplift it to detach it from the case.

Step 3

Now, you have to hold down the unpainted metal part of the case. Thus, you can discharge static electricity. If you did not do it, then there is a chance of accidental static discharge, and that can corrupt the motherboard and the other parts of the system.

Step 4

In the next step, detach all those cables which are connected to the cable clamp from the top of the support bracket. Then, turn the support bracket upward and remove the hinge tabs to view the motherboard.

Step 5

Then, look for the three-pin COMS jumper from the motherboard. In most devices, it is located at the bottom of the left side of your motherboard. After, finding it pull out the 2 and 3 pins plugs from the CMOS jumper. Thereafter, fix the 1 and 2 pins plug of the COMS jumper and wait for a few minutes. Then, the present password will be removed from the system.

Step 6

Once you are done with the steps, now place the two-pin plug back in its previous position. Then, adjust the support bracket with the hinge tabs and press the support bracket to reinsert it into the system.

Step 7

Now, line up all the tabs on the bottom of the cover case with their slots placed at the corner of the cover case. After that, you need to hold down the cover and lift it toward the front side of the cover case. Then, replace all the screws and reconnect all the devices and connect your system to the power socket. Then, turn On the system and check if the password is removed or not.

Method 2: Reset or Remove the BIOS Password Manually

If you failed to proceed with the method from the previous part of the article, then you should try the manual procedure to reset the BIOS Admin Password on your Dell Laptop. The steps which are mentioned in the undergoing part of the article will help you to do so.

  1. First, turn On your computer and keep pressing the F2 button repeatedly from your keyboard. Leave the button when the Dell logo shows up on the screen.
  2. Then, open the BIOS settings and look for the Security menu. Thereafter, search for the Supervisor Password or the Administrative Password and hit the Enter button from the keyboard.
  3. After that, the password text box will appear on the screen, enter the new password in the appearing dialogue box. This will help you to reset the password. Otherwise, you can remove the password from the appearing text box.
  4. Once, you are done with the steps that we have mentioned in the previous part of the article, now click on the Exit button and save the changes that you have made.

Method 3: Reset the BIOS Password using Windows Debugging

You can reset your BIOS password by using the Windows Debugging application. If the procedure is unknown to you, then go through the steps given below:

  1. First, turn On your Dell laptop and log in with it.
  2. Then, you need to run the Command prompt as an Administrator.
  3. Thereafter, write down the following command:

-o 70 10

-o 71 ff


  1. After that, close the Command Prompt and restart the system.

Thereafter, the existing password will be removed from your system.

Wrapping up…

The purpose of writing this article was to give you a complete solution on how to reset the BIOS admin password. Hope, our article has helped you resolve the problem on your own.

Follow the methods that we have described in this article. If you have any queries regarding this topic, then you can comment below.

Maria Colombo
Maria Colombo
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