As a teenager, 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)
Fast task scheduling application. Blitz Planner (12 Aug 2010)
CPUCLOCK: Show current CPU frequency using RDTSC
FIXAUTO: Use this if having problems with Autorun on NT, 2000 or XP.
MON_OFF: Turns your monitor off, without sleeping the computer.
REROUTE: Use this, if you have a DOS/Win9x machine equipped with an LCD screen that doesn’t support the 640×350 mode.
48 Replies to “ST-WARE Softworks”
Hi Please help with dell bios password for the laptop below that i forgot and dell wants me to pay 44 pounds to retrieve
Latitude 7390 2-in-1
Service Tag: J7KF0N2
This tool cleared my BIOS supervisior password for HP T430. But the options are still in grey. I am not able to change anything. Is there a way around? I am quite desperate as my boot options are limited to HDD and LAN. Now i would like to reinstall my laptop with a different OS.
Thanks in advanc
It didn’t open for me
will it work for dell inspiron 1545
I have tried your great app on my HP Elitebook 8470p but seems like the bios passwrd is locked in another location thanks ant way for a great tool 🙂
did not work for Lenovo G20-30
no error but when restarting, password is still there
worked for hp elitebook 8470p
it worked for me
after deleting both password 12345678 worked
will this work for surface pro 4? I forgot UEFI system password. Thanks
Will this work in toughbooks?
how can I remove the security frozen on my Toshiba 500 gb laptop hdd
hi, i have an asus T100TAM and i wana rescue password for 2012/01/01 please help me.
I have Samsung laptop
And I tried to remove bios password
So help me to remove it
Please help me clear a bios password on my dell latitude 3340
do ot work on fujistu life book ah532
I clear the bios with cmos de-animator 2.1
how i get password for lenovo r61?
dell E6400 bios password
i have acre laptop and i forget my bios security and my window is interrupted and i cannot change with out bios security pls help me
I have an asus k701j laptop that has a bios password,which i forgot
can i get any help for you guys
Pls i hv Toshiba laptop in bios i need ur help…. Tnx
Didn’t work on resetting bios administrator password on HP 2570P….
Any ideas ?
This tool cleared my BIOS supervisior password for Lenovo T430. But the options are still in grey. I am not able to change anything. Is there a way around? I am quite desperate as my boot options are limited to HDD and LAN. Now i would like to reinstall my laptop with a different OS.
Thanks in advance.
If you want to get into your bios just take out your battery and insert it back in once it boots up its should load up the bios screen and you will be able to change anything you want without using a password it worked for me since I forgot the password I set on my bios.
Hope it works good luck.
I have a HP Presario CQ5110Y desktop running Win 7 and when running your program received the error message “Test CMOS read failed.” Any idea why and can it be fixed? Thanks!!
Try re-running under administrator privileges.
I have a Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224 laptop that I need to know how to reset the BIOS password. When the laptop is turned on it goes right to a password screen. I don’t remember what that password is. Can you assist with a way to flash the firmware to remove or reset it?
It really works for me.
I have a Lenovo Z570 ideapad laptop. it has a bios password i don’t know. it.s bios is of phoenix.i tried Cmos de- aminator. but it says test cmos read failed.
please tell me what to do?
i forgot my bios password of sony viao model no pcg-7184l
key is 7VHX-P9HT-X32X-KFJT PLEASE HELP ME FOR RESET PASSWORD
thanks..i will try this, i did not locate my cmos jumper to clear cmor memory..
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!
Dell by hdd serial number old nnnnn9rn
Dell by hdd serial number new v9xzz64o
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?
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.
its a great a software
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 🙂
There’s a high chance the password is not stored in the CMOS but in a separate (EE)PROM.
Thanks its excellent collection
great software!! tnx
Thanks a lot. I could recover CMOS password using CMOS De-Animator.
hi venu I faced similar problem. Could you help me how to solve this problem. pleas say something as soon as you read this message.
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
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
Glad you like it!
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.
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.
When it requests the power on password, leave it blank and press enter.
Or Post the model of ur Laptop in full.
its a great software