02-03-2017 06:35 AM
Solved! Go to Solution.
02-03-2017 10:56 AM
I believe that no version allowed special characters.
02-03-2017 11:14 AM
Then how was I able to set the exact password to Uu243!3x? That is the password, absolutely, no doubt about it. That is the power on password on two T430's, one Crucial 500GB SSD, one Samsung 500GB SSD, and a 2TB Seagate HDD in a HD caddy.
Lenovo? Where are you? I need an answer. We're talking about thousands of dollars worth of hardware.
I repeat, strongly, the password was absolutely, positively, without a doubt, set to Uu243!3x. Now the bios will not accept the "!". It did though when I set it. There is no argument here, this is the password. And how is it this is happening on two T430's?
I am not a rookie. I was even an IBM employee at the time they sold their hardware business to Lenovo.
02-03-2017 12:00 PM
Try typing the passwords leaving out the special characters
02-04-2017 11:40 AM
02-06-2017 08:43 PM - edited 02-06-2017 08:45 PM
The windows password does not need to be the same as the power-on or supervisor passwords. The windows password is stored directly and the power-on, supervisor passwords are hashed. If you use windows hello, when you setup the windows windows pw and the fingerprint data ,it makes you provise a pin. The next time you power on or enter the BIOS, it makes you enter the pw from the keyboard (NOT THE WINDOWS PASSWORD), and it is separate from the windows PW. Your windows might be Uu243!3x, but your power-on PW is up to 64 characters that are numbers, letters or spaces. It will not accept "!". (I would try the number one, which is :!" without the shift.) Upper case is the same as lower case, so ABc = abc. It uses key position, rather than what is printed on the key, so if you change from an English keyboard to a French keyboard, you would use the same keystrokes, but it would correspond to different letters. So the same fingerprint can send one PW to windows and use another for power-on and supervisor and HDD.
03-14-2019 11:56 AM
Why is it that (in my case) it's almost impossible to get any help? I've been a technician for 30 years and very rarely if ever do I get any positive help!!
I'm having the same issue as the OP. I entered a BIOS password R@d!c@l1 and it's been working up until today. I could actually WATCH each ******** pop up as I typed it in. Now, when I hold Shift and press 2 for the @ symbol, nothing happens.
If you don't know the answer, DON'T REPLY with some dumb comment as if WE'RE an idiot.
I know what my password is, I know I entered it and it was accepted in BIOS and I know it used to work.
All of the mentioned "solutions" do NOT work so why is the even marked as "SOLVED"???
03-14-2019 07:50 PM - edited 03-14-2019 07:55 PM
The password uses scancode (key location) not what's printed on the key. ABC = AbC = abc.
They might have added an edit to beep if you type an "@", but without that edit, the "@" would be taken as if the shift key wasn't pressed. That would be a "2" on a U.S. English keyboard. A comment that doesn't agree with you isn't necessarily dumb. It might even be correct.