Fixing Error 0199, Security password retry count exceeded

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Errors caused by a computer’s BIOS are really dangerous and annoying. This is due to the fact that these kinds of errors don’t even allow the operating system to load and cause an error before it does. One of these BIOS caused errors is the 0199 error, System Security, Number of attempts to override the security password. Fixing this type of error can be a bit difficult, but in the end, these fixes at least allow the operating system to boot. So we will discuss some of the potential similar solutions for the same.

You will see the message below:

Error 0199: System Security – Security password retry count exceeded

BIOS Update

The main solution is to update the system BIOS to 5JKT48A or the latest available version using the Lenovo system update. Error 0199 can now be cleared either by entering the correct hard disk drive password or by entering the administrator’s password to enter the BIOS, F10 save, and exit.

Removing the BIOS battery (without SPV key)

If you could not use the first method to resolve the “Windows error 0199 security password retry count exceeded” error, or if you do not know the key please, you may be able to resolve the problem by physically removing the BIOS battery from your computer.

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Note: Remember that this procedure will cause all BIOS settings that you have previously changed to lose their default values. All overclocked frequencies are also reset to their default values.

To do this, turn off your computer completely and unplug the power cord. Then open the case and look for a battery slot (like a watch). Simply remove it with your thumbs or a screwdriver.

Once you’ve removed it, wait a few minutes before putting it back in place. Once you put it back in, restart your computer and see if the problem is solved.

This step should reset all your BIOS settings and the administrator password (please key), which will generate the error “Windows Error 0199 Security Password Retry Count Exceeded”.

Restoring default BIOS settings

  • Press the Setup button when the computer starts up.
  • In most cases, the Setup button is F1 for Lenovo computers. However, if the F1 key does not work, refer to the user manual.
  • Enter the UDC key if it is protected.
  • From the BIOS menu, press F9 to restore the default settings.
  • If the prompt to load the default configuration now appears, select Yes.
  • When the default configuration is loaded, press F10 to save the changes.
  • Exit the BIOS.
  • Restart the computer.


Windows error 0199 “Security password retry count exceeded” can be easily corrected by resetting the default BIOS configuration.

However, if you forget the UDC password, you may need to remove the CMOS battery to reset the configuration or reset the BIOS manually using the jumper.

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