When it comes to password remembering, it is probably the most difficult task if you have a different password set to all your devices and social media. It is a tedious task to remember all those passwords. Sometimes you just forget what was your password and take your computer to the repair center just to crack your password.
Why pay when you can crack all your password by yourself at home for free of cost.
If you are like me ( very sensitive about your data) then you must have set a password to your BIOS. There are two different types of password protection available in BIOS mode.
1. The password to ban someone to access your BIOS setting
2. The password to ban someone from using your device. ( In this case, you will have to enter your password before your windows start firing up.)
Although there is two different passwords for the BIOS, the BIOS password crack system is same for the both.
BIOS password is volatile in nature. Which basically means the password is stored as long as there is power in your system.
Now, we know how the BIOS password work we need a way to crack it.
2. JUMPER PIN or SMALL WIRE (Did you know, Jumper pin is basically a wire insulated outside in a housing to protect the user from direct exposure to current, jumper pins basically short circuits. )
STEPS TO CRACK PASSWORD (Desktop)
- Remove the power supply source.
- Open the housing and expose the motherboard.
- Make sure the power supply cable is disconnected.
- Locate the CMOS battery.
- Near the CMOS battery, If you find the jumper near the CMOS then jumps the pin from 0-1 to 1-2.
- If you cannot find the jumper near the CMOS look for the word, CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, CLR CMOS, etc. And jump the pin from the rest position to a step forward.
- If you still can’t find the word, then simply remove the battery and use the wire to short the positive(+) and negative (-) terminal of the battery holder for at least 5seconds or so.
- By this end, your BIOS should reset to factory default. If that didn’t work increase the time from 5 seconds to a minute or 2.
Now, Your BIOS password is cracked.
Did you know, CMOS battery lasts anywhere from 2 to 10 years from the date of manufacture. The most battery lasts more than 2 years. If your system gets power on a regular basis your CMOS will last longer. It is also called a CR2032 battery.
If you are not interested in tearing down your PC, you can try software password remover too.