Award, American Megatrends (AMI), Compaq, Phoenix, Samsung, IBM, Compaq, DTK, Thinkpad, Sony, Toshiba are all in the list of supported BIOSes so there’s a good chance your BIOS is included.
Download PC CMOS Cleaner This is one of the more up to date and popular CMOS decryption tools although it’s still quite old dating back to 2007. There’s also a version you can run from within Windows which is available on the CGSecurity website along with some useful information.! Download the tool and save it to the root of your USB flash drive.3.Cmos Pwd decrypts the password stored in the CMOS and displays it. Bios is a tool that was developed for a brute force attack on BIOS passwords. You can also backup and restore the BIOS and there’s even a Blaster option where can blank certain parts of the BIOS in the hope of removing the password, a powerful and potentially dangerous option because it could completely corrupt the BIOS. Bios can try and crack the passwords used in some common BIOSes including various versions by IBM, American Megatrends (AMI), Award and also Phoenix. It’s a very old tool dating back to the late 90’s so is unlikely to work effectively on more recent computers. Bios is also included in the Dos Programs menu of Hirens Boot CD. When Windows doesn’t boot properly and you cannot get into the BIOS to change the boot order, you could be lucky enough that booting to CD or USB might already be set at a higher priority than booting to Windows and simply inserting a CD or flash drive will boot to it automatically.
It’s also possible that CD or USB booting could be just below hard drives in the order, in which case you would need to temporarily disconnect the hard drive(s).
If you can still access Windows, another solution to enable CD/USB booting is using a great tool called Plop Boot Manager.
What it does is allow booting from these devices even if the system BIOS doesn’t support the function or the boot order is not accessible.
Even if you don’t want it for this purpose, Plop is a great tool to know about for using on older computers.
Here are some tools which can be used by booting from the relevant CD or USB flash drive.
Simply burn the downloaded ISO file to a disc or use one of these ISO to USB tools.