I would like to set the password for Adaptec ASR-7805 BIOS utility, which you access by pressing CTRL+A, right when the system boots, in order to prevent possibility of unauthorized access for managing/erasing my arrays? I have checked inside of BIOS but didn't find anything that would work around?
I have created a ticket with Adaptec tech-support and got a reply saying that BIOS passwords are not supported. In other words you can not set a password for Adaptec ASR-7805 BIOS.
Which is sad and unreasonable for me!
Specifically Phoenix bios.
Try CmosPwd from http://www.cgsecurity.org/
If that doesn't work, there's sometimes a 'backdoor' password built in to the BIOS. Try BIOS, CMOS, phoenix, PHOENIX.
Finally, there might be a BIOS reset button or jumper on the motherboard. Or take the CMOS battery out for a while.
you can't really 'recover' a BIOS password, either you find the aforementioned backdoor/universal password for this particular BIOS (not all of them have one.) or you'll have to reset the CMOS which will clear the BIOS password. refer to your mainboard manual.