ST-WARE Softworks

I used to publish small freeware Win32 applications and system tools under the name ST-WARE Softworks. Because the original site is now defunct, I decided to put up a mirror for all of them here. Feel free to share – however since I have released them quite a long time ago, no additional support is provided. Please update your links or bookmarks.

Note: usage is at your own risk – I take no responsibility over any incidental damages on your machine.
Some of these utilities might trigger a false alarm in certain antivirus software, this is caused by internal compression routines which pose no real malware threat!


CMOS De-Animator v2 & 1.0

Update: new version available here

A service utility to manipulate with your system’s CMOS RAM. Version v2.1 (11th Aug 2011) runs straight under any 32 or 64 bit Windows operating system (inarguably, world’s first such application to do so!). To work properly, administrator privileges might be required. Take care with laptops – their BIOS password, if set, is usually stored in an EEPROM outside CMOS and in such cases, attempting to clear the CMOS can cause your BIOS to lock itself up.
Previous, non-GUI versions: CMOS De-Animator 1.0, x86 and x64 (Oct 2010)



Dummy file generator for testing/benchmarking purposes. Can also generate files with pseudo-random data. FileFiller 1.01 (10 Nov 2010)


Blitz Planner

Fast task scheduling application. Blitz Planner (12 Aug 2010)


Non-GUI utilities

CPUCLOCK: Show current CPU frequency using RDTSC

FIXAUTO: Use this if having problems with Autorun on NT, 2000 or XP.

HALT: World’s fastest shutdown utility! (WinNT, 2k, XP, Vista/7)
Exercise caution with this one – powers your computer down almost immediately upon execution.

MON_OFF: Turns your monitor off (to standby mode).

REROUTE: Use this, if you have a DOS/Win9x machine equipped with an LCD screen that doesn’t support the 640×350 mode.

16 Responses for ST-WARE Softworks

  1. Ari says:


    I have one DELL E5510 – laptop and I’m not shure if I can use this software to delete (clear) BIOS password. Any idea?
    I’m using Windows 7 32Bit.

    Express code: 28297400149
    Service tag: CZZJHP1-2A7B

    I have tried many different methods, including the original password without luck(?)!

    Thanks in advance!

  2. tiago says:

    I have saved the cmos into a DEA file.
    is there a way I can use this to see the current password in plain text?

  3. martin says:

    Hi Jozef,
    Just a quick note to say thanks for the FileFiller.exe utility.

    FWIW, I’ve just downloaded it and used it on a Windows 8.1 system.


  4. Anonymous says:

    its a great a software

  5. Abdul says:

    I forget my HP 530 Notebook Bios master password. Can i use CMOS De-Animator to recover. Because I am afraid if my laptop got brick there wont be a way in next 6 months to repair it. Please reply in percentage for good luck :)

    • Jozef says:

      There’s a high chance the password is not stored in the CMOS but in a separate (EE)PROM.


    Thanks its excellent collection

  7. carlo says:

    great software!! tnx

  8. Venu says:

    Thanks a lot. I could recover CMOS password using CMOS De-Animator.

  9. Proshut says:

    tnx for all how can help me, I have Dell E6520, can i use this software to remove bios admin password with this seriale : JL0FCS1-1D3B

  10. fikri says:

    Your CMOS-De-animater is kind of rare software, especially for free, its lite, simple. Applaud for your work this kind of hard work. And many thanks for the share

  11. Adnan says:

    Please Help,

    I have Lenovo thinkpad laptop. it had supervisor password, i used the CMOS De-Animator from windows to clear the supervisor password,
    i let it on 256-byt CMOS and save CMOS, I pressed proceed. when i restart the laptop, it ask me for power on password. I have no Password. i remove the backup battery but it not fix the problem.

    Pleas help

    • Jozef says:

      You attempted to “clear” the BIOS SETUP password with a “Save” option ? Well that indeed would not help at all.

      As stated in the application itself, with a dark red warning, some laptops might not acknowledge accessing the CMOS RAM and will lock themselves up completely. In such laptops, the BIOS SETUP password is NOT stored in the CMOS at all – mostly in a separate EEPROM chip.

      Get your laptop serviced. Unless there’s a universal BIOS password or other technique for your machine, you might have to get the BIOS chip replaced.

      Best regards

    • Emmanuel says:

      When it requests the power on password, leave it blank and press enter.
      Or Post the model of ur Laptop in full.

  12. Anonymous says:

    its a great software

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