The BIOS in my Laptop allows to specify 4 passwords:
- (BIOS) Administrator Password
- (BIOS) User Password
- (HDD) Master password
- (HDD) User Password
I just created the two HDD passwords. The other passwords are still empty.
Unfortunately, it seems I misspelled (twice) the HDD User Password on creation. It now says "Invalid password" whenever I try. But I still have the HDD master password.
Now I can access the BIOS. But whenever I want to change the HDD User Password, it asks me for the User Password (which is lost) but does not allow me to use the master password instead.
Is there any way to use the master pw to reset the user pw?
There are more details to my personal use case, which are described in Does HDD password in BIOS affect multiple drives equally?. But here I would like to focus on the main question about master password vs user password, so it will help other people which might not have the same use case in all details.
"Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc"
BIOS Vendor: American Megatrends Version: 206 VBIOS Version: 2137.I14UX3.006 EC Version: B14U120001
BIOS tabs: Main, Advanced, Boot, Security, Save & Exit
In the "Advanced" tab there is an option "Intel AES-NI", which is currently "[Enabled]". The description is "Enable/Disable Intel Advance Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI).