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Posted · Original PosterOP

THE STORY:

So a buddy if mine brought me a laptop that he had found from cleaning out an abandon house. Laptop was dirty as hell and looks beat up but still turned on. It was a ASUS model X55A (I think). I thought when he said he needed for me to remove the password he meant it had a password to get into windows. Easy enough. But when he brought it over and turned it on, first thing to pop up was grey text box that said ENTER PASSWORD. Damn this thing has a admin bios password. I had fixed a similar asus computer years ago that had a bios password. I just needed to google the list of recovery codes to remove the password. Jumped onto google found the list and damn again! This list only goes until 2012... It's 2017. Started thinking... 3 options... call asus and try to get a recent recovery password (I hate calling tech support when I am the tech support), google a bit deeper to see if someone cracked the algorithm to the recovery codes, or... open up this laptop to remove the CMOS battery to reset the internal clock. So about 20 minutes later and 3 missing screws later I had the laptop taken apart and back together. Turn it on and press alt+r to bring up the recovery password option and now the date is 1/1/2009. Awesome. Consult the list of recovery codes I found online. Type in the code for that date...and boom password removed. 

 

LONG STORY SHORT:

If an ASUS computer has a admin bios password at boot.

1) Open computer and remove the button battery on motherboard to reset clock

2) Check the recovery date by pressing alt+r at the ENTER PASSWORD screen.

3) Consult this list for the recovery password  http://pastebin.com/L3c3rySj

4) Enter recovery password at recovery screen.

5) Eat pizza?

 

This process requires another computer or at least your phone. (I assume you got one because you're reading this)

 

I know this process sounds simple but I saw tons of people talking about this online and there wasn't a simple guide to solve the problem. If this guide helps one person then mission accomplished.

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Doesn't a BIOS reset remove any admin passwords??


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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

Doesn't a BIOS reset remove any admin passwords??

I couldn't get into the bios at all to do a reset. Is there a reset jumper in asus laptops to reset to bios?

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Thanks for the post. I was unable to reset my system date, but I found a workaround and wanted to share for any future viewers. I found that the codes listed in the paste bin above (http://pastebin.com/L3c3rySj) had a pattern. Every month/day combination shares the same last 4 characters. So it's the year that changes the first set of characters, and these characters repeat.

 

For example:

  • At the password prompt, press alt+r
  • Take note of the date displayed. For me it was 2017-05-11
  • Use Ctrl+F to search the paste bin for your month and date. I used "-05-11"
  • Use the codes you find until one of them works. Mine was the same code as 2007-05-11 from the paste bin.
  • It looks like the codes might repeat every 10 years. So I would suggest starting with the month and date combination from 10 years prior to whatever date is displayed after you press alt+r.
Edited by Asusrescuepassword
Changed alt-f4 to alt+ r
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On 8/3/2017 at 1:47 AM, Asusrescuepassword said:

Thanks for the post. I was unable to reset my system date, but I found a workaround and wanted to share for any future viewers. I found that the codes listed in the paste bin above (http://pastebin.com/L3c3rySj) had a pattern. Every month/day combination shares the same last 4 characters. So it's the year that changes the first set of characters, and these characters repeat.

 

For example:

  • At the password prompt, press alt+r
  • Take note of the date displayed. For me it was 2017-05-11
  • Use Ctrl+F to search the paste bin for your month and date. I used "-05-11"
  • Use the codes you find until one of them works. Mine was the same code as 2007-05-11 from the paste bin.
  • It looks like the codes might repeat every 10 years. So I would suggest starting with the month and date combination from 10 years prior to whatever date is displayed after you press alt+r.

This SOOOOO MUCH THIS! ^ Thank you OP and Asusrescurepassword! You guys rock.

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I have a ASUS Q500A and I cant find a code to get past the BIOS lock.. it is dated 2012-10 on the sticker on the back. there is no way to get a date on the BIOS.. Help!

 

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