Fix Error 0199, Security password retry count exceeded

The errors that are caused by the BIOS of a computer are really dangerous and annoying. This is because of the fact that these type of errors do not even let you load your operating system and throw an error even before that. One such error that is caused by the BIOS is Error 0199, System Security, Security password retry count exceeded. However, fixing these type of errors can be a bit tricky, but at the end of the day, these fixes at least let you boot up your operating system. So, we will be discussing some of the similar potential fixes for the same.

0199, Security password retry count exceeded

Error 0199, Security password retry count exceeded

This error is usually caused on Lenovo computers.

1] Update BIOS

The main solution for this that you update the system BIOS using Lenovo System Update to 5JKT48A or the latest available version. The 0199 error can now be cleared either by entering the correct hard drive password or entering the Administrator password to enter BIOS, F10 save and exit.

2] Reset BIOS

If that does not help you may reset BIOS and see.

Start your computer and during the booting, press the F10 key to enter the BIOS – But it could be the F1, F2 or Del key too.

restore default bios settings

Now, hit the F9 key to get the prompt to RestoreLoad default configuration now for the BIOS.

Click on Yes and follow the on-screen instructions to set the BIOS to its default settings.

Reboot your computer and check if it boots normally.

I hope this helps!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.