Thread: Bios Password
February 10th, 2009, 05:06 PM #1
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I have been giving several Dells that did belong to a property management company. They bought new ones, and gave these computers to an employee who had passwords in an Email that she no longer can access due to the fact she no longer works for same property company. A few of them load up and then get to windows xp password screen. I noticed as well on these computers have usb keyboard and mouse with no ps2 ports on the machine at all. (GX260) and will not work. Even if I had the password I could not type it in as is. A couple of them have the system password activated, meaning of course that it loads bios and wants password. I have keyboard function but of course can not access it because i don't have the password. I pulled battery and left out a long time but this did no good. screen showed configuring IDE then after a couple of minutes ask for Password. These computers are going to be used for a non profit org, that consists of a church and a prison ministry, we are also going to buy new xp operating system for all of them if, lol i can get into these. Any ideas of what I can try?
February 10th, 2009, 06:24 PM #2
Hey & Welcome to TechIMO.
You can find out how to reset the BIOS password from Dell Support. Find the service manual.
If you're going to buy new XP disks then you don't need to get into the old install, just boot from the new XP disk (change boot order from BIOS), format & install. Sorry, I'm never too helpful with this stuff since I've had a couple PCs stolen.What computer do you have? And please don't say a white one. - Sheldon Cooper
February 10th, 2009, 06:28 PM #3
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Pull the battery as well as the power cord. On the motherboard there should also be a DIP switch that you can ZERO out the default password and the BIOS information.
Hit the Dell site for which jumper to remove and place.
As for the XP boot in, you might have to have a fresh install to make everything work like it's suppose to.
February 11th, 2009, 10:40 PM #4
Steve has a desktop OptiPlex GX260. You're aboslutely right about Dell notebooks though.What computer do you have? And please don't say a white one. - Sheldon Cooper
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