My Laptop had done this before but then eventually let me in. I know that the bios system password can be reset by providing some kind of hash value shown on the laptop screen when an incorrect password is entered 3 times. Upon reboot, repeatedly press the F12 function key to bring up the boot menu again. Many thanks for your efforts. Use a flashlight and magnifying glass if you have trouble locating it. Please help me, Im not that good with computers and I don't want to loose the money I paid for it. I cant get in to change any settings or even update to the latest bios version as the bios is locked.
Remove the cover from the hinges. I'm using a 2012 dell, a Latitude E6430, and it has the admin password on the bios locked; that means I can boot, but I can't adjust the boot order, or any other bios settings. Can't seem to get to the bottom of this one. I tried with the physical keyboard and onscreen keyboard. Power the system off and on by unplugging and re-plugging the system into the power outlet : send me a thanks mail email removed I just got a dell inspiron 2500 laptop from a second hand shop, I was only give one password which I entered but when the Dell computer turns on, an adminstrative box pops up with the user name already in there and a password box.
Jimfixer, Cameron Good morning and many thanks for your quick reply. I thought I would be fine with that, but I just found out that the seller who sold it to me wasn't aware that it actually had the discrete video card built in. I booted up from A: when I tried to run debug. Please see my comment below for a summary of the research I've done. Hi, The latest Bios revision listed for your notebook is F. These are some very useful links that require careful reading for success.
This computer system, 415D24J-2A7B, is protected by a password authentication system. I might give updating the bios a try, but it's probably already updated to the latest. The only other thing I can think of would be to call Dell and see if they can get it cleared out for you. I tried all the said methods and the method as pointed by Jimfixer. I didn't do the even thing.
Before touching anything inside the motherboard, make sure you unplug the power cable and ground yourself with a wrist-grounding strap to dissipate static electricity from the motherboard. This is a two-pin jumper and should be clearly labeled. Select Setup Password, alter or delete the existing setup password and press or. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. Select System Password, alter or delete the existing system password and press or. Anyone have a working copy of this program??? When you've supplied this information the L1 escalates the case and gives you a callback as soon as he has the master password with instructions on how to reset password. I guess I would have plugged in an external keyboard.
It's more likely that it was a business computer that was auctioned off in bulk, and an employee had put a bios password on it while using it. That does not work on anything produced at all within almost the last decade, and certainly doesn't work on this model. Make sure you copy the latitude. Login any available computer which can allow you download. A couple other keys were not working also. I have tried using the normal dell backdoor password which is Dell and it is not working. There are three steps you need to change in order to enable Legacy Mode.
Simple if you know how to. Thanks again for your prompt help. Thanks for the suggestion, but hitting Enter three times produced no response. Slide the release latch located on the back of your Optiplex 745. You will only have two to three seconds to press the key. Replace the cover and slide it into place until the latch snaps into place.
Shut down the computer after it has completely restarted. I rebooted between attempts, so I was only hitting three enters each time. But this time since I used the Recovery password, I found out that the letter O is not working with my keyboard. Reset Forgotten Passwords Turn off your Dell Optiplex 745 and remove the power cord from the computer. Laptop computers use far more stringent methods of securing themselves than old desktops used to. Saying that, it's usually possible to obtain a smc. How can I get the password for this machine since I am under pressure from the client.
Reconnect the power cable and restart your computer. I would never have thought of that. Power the system off and on by unplugging and re-plugging the system into the power outlet : send me a thanks mail email removed I purchased a 2nd or 3rd or 4th hand Dell L400 from ebay with a blank 10. I used that program in latitude. It's the bios admin password. Then went to put it in the dell laptop and the prompt command came up, I typed debug and it said bad command or something?? That is to say, there is no default master password on all Dell systems.