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Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Q: Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.

A: Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Hi WILSPEAK,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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I have a Precision M4400 and somehow the BIOS admin password is locked and I cannot access the BIOS settings anymore.I called Dell Support twice, spent a lot a time waiting on the phone, also waited weeks for a resolution to my request, and finally they won't provide a password even if I am willing to pay the fee for that.
Does anyone know an alternative solution?
Thanks.

A:Dell Tech Support won't provide BIOS unlock password for Precision M4400

If you can't verify your ownership of the machine, they won't  unlock it -- if that's the case, you have just one option:  replace the mainboard.  If you do that, be ABSOLUTELY sure the seller guarantees there's no password on the replacement you buy.

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i recently bought a dell inspiron 15 7357 used from a pawnshop and it had a bios password that they stated they did not have the bios password to ..i contacted dell and went through the process of transferring the ownership that went great called about the problem and was given a code from a tech that didnt work and she stated she never heard of the problem really ..and went straight to you need to replace the motherboard for 300 dollars ..so im asking for help because it has to be another way to get to find the password please help thank you

A:dell bios password locked

There is no other way.  Your best bet is to return the system to the shop for a refund.

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My dell xps 12 ultrabook has been disabled after three failed attempts the password on boot. But now that I put the correct password continuously telling me the password is incorrect. Anyone know how I can solve this problem?

A:dell xps 12 locked or disable for password on bios

Hi COACOM,
Kindly private message me the system service tag. I will check the details and revert to you.
To send me a private message, click on my Forum username and then click Start conversation.

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Dear saviour,

I believe you can help me with the master password for A03 BIOS.
Service Tag: DCYZQ1J-595B.

Even I have no chance to boot from USB or CD when HDD is taken out.
 

A:Dell D410 BIOS Password locked

Tried speaking to dell? They will help if you legally own your dell.
 

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Hi Sirs,
  Pls can you help me with my sons laptop? he mistakenly put bios password and he cannot remember.
S/N:<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
Express service code: <ADMIN NOTE: Express service code removed per privacy policy>
thanks

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Dell Inspiron 8100 BIOS password
#HCJST01-595B
 

A:Need Dell Inspiron 8100 BIOS password

Contact Dell?
 

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Hey guys!. as topic says. 
My son put a BIOS password and he forgot the very same day, i've had this laptop for a long time, and i doubt i still have my warranty

is there anyone who could please help me via a PM with service tag?

thank you in advanced!!

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my computer was running fine and normal, until two days ago.

i rebooted, and left my ipod plugged in. normally in this scenario, the computer will boot to the dell loading screen as it always does, and the progress bar will stick at about 95 percent. so i press power, unplug the ipod, and restart normally. this time, however, on reboot i came up with a "Hard disk #***********-A95B, the primary system HDD, is protected by a password authentication system" message...a *similar* message has been discussed at length on these boards. it seems that very few people have the exact same message...there are more starting with "This computer, #blahblahblah"...

and from what i've heard, HDD passwords are close to impossible to break. if anyone can help me out, i would like to know how this could have happened, and what i can do to [at the very least] preserve the data on the disk or remove the password.

the curious thing is that after reading the forum, i came under knowledge that a password can be generated using information from my computer...which was unsuccessful over the phone with dell. they provided me a password which they had "generated," and it did not work. however, the tech support woman was almost arguing with me that the HDD password was the same as the bios/system password. i have seen other peoples' messages, and they are seemingly different (system/computer password as opposed to hard disk). am i wrong to think ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 5150 HDD password (not BIOS)

neqsohthree said:



...which brings me to the fact that i'm getting eleven asterisks instead of a code, followed by the "bios standard" a95b (which is why they insist that it's a bios password). does this mean that (potentially) my hd is not actually the problem, but there is a motherboard short causing it to not be recognized properly?

help is desparately appreciated. thanks :]Click to expand...

According to my big book of HD issues, the asterisks mean that the IDE section of the drive is flumped, or your IDE on the mobo is, one of the two.

It should so a series of letters and numbers, if so then it can be unlocked by dell assuming you can prove ownership.

Yes the HD and the BIOS Password are different, actually there are 4, admin, config,setup and the HD.

The easiest way to find out is to hook the HD to a an IDE on a desktop PC and see if it can be seen, if its Locked (ie passworded) it will show as a zero sized drive, if however its flumped,chances are the BIOS wont detect it full stop.

If it is unlocked and accessible copy of the data and scrap the drive and get a new one, now would be a good time to get a decent brand and maybe a size increase.

If it's flumped or locked and dell wont help then they make great paperweights.

Any other questions give us a shout....
 

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This thing has a password to enter the BIOS setup program.

I've taken the thing apart mostly, can't find anything.

How do you reset the password on this thing?

Thanks,

Nic
 

A:Dell Inspiron 2500 BIOS Password

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Hello all & RUSTAM,

My name is Jordan, an Account Manager in Toronto.

A year ago I set a password on my Inspiron 2200 and forgot it. Judging by the forums, you might get these requests frequently so I'm sorry if I'm just another person asking for help.

My SERVICE TAG is 7YGPW81-595B, I was wondering you would be able to email me my code or old pass. What bugs me is that I remember setting it to something simple like 1234 or 12345 or asdf. You might see that if its in the service tag. I tried for hours already.

My email is [email protected], or I'll be happy to give you my phone number via email.

Anyways, IF YOU ARE EVER IN TORONTO, I would like to buy you a drink or show you the town. Let me know. I hope you get this soon!

Thanks.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 2200 BIOS password

JordanR said:





SORRY WRONG THREAD, I will post this in Mobile computing.Click to expand...

Actually, this is the correct and only thread to post these requests:
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
 

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This is my first time posting here so sorry if this is the wrong place. I am beggining to think I got ripped off. I bought a laptop from a person on ebay and it seems to be locked.



I hear I have to get the master bios pasword for it but I am so confused, theres no way I can take the laptop apart that is not an option....


someone please help me get a master password!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1720 Bios Password

10$ to who ever gets the master password

I will pay 10 bucks paypal to whoever gets the correct password...

i have a dell inspirion 1720
service tag 42kxqf1

and express service code is 8863227901
email me at email removed. com with password, if it works i gurantee a payment immediatly
 

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Hi,
i need bios password for dell inspiron n4030 ,pls help me

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Dell Inspiron 6400 bios master code please

Please........

I need help removing a bios password from a Dell Inspiron 6400

G07S72J service tag

34841590219 express service code

Thank you so much. I really appreciate any help given.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6400 bios password help please

Hello, arguc, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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With regards to your problem, please see this thread: Dell Bios Password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting and this thread to post your information, if your PC can be unlocked. Dell Bios Password removal (Nov-Dec 2007)
 

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There was a thread before about this but is closed. There was a person called rustam_ and he had a method I think so if he could help I would be really greatful.

The tag thing he needed is
#F18XG1J-595B

Thanks again
 

A:Dell Inspiron 9200 Bios Password

He has plenty of contact options - rustam_
 

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I got a laptop for school on craigslist and there I need the BIOS password because the computer wont boot. I have no idea who the original owner is so I cant change the ownership the service tag is #12D24D1-595B What can I do does anyone know how to get the master password?
 

A:Dell inspiron e1705 BIOS Master Password

Please visit this forum regarding passwords.
Also, visit this forum for answers to most common questions.
Welcome to Techspot
 

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Hi,

I need N5010 bios administrator password. I don't speak English. :-(

Bye.

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If your trying to change a bios setting or Reformat any of the newer Dell Laptop's you may run into this issue! There is an Administrator password you will be prompted for. I believe this is created at the factory and unplugging the bios battery no longer does the trick! I tried many different passwords combos and found that:

<dell> all lowercase and minus the brackets works for a few of the newer Dell Laptops

Good Luck,

Frajile-

A:Dell Bios Admin Password/Inspiron 1720

That makes no sense at all. If it were true then Dell would have to provide the password as part of the information it provides to customers when they buy the laptop. Anything else would subject them to being sued.

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I have a dell inspiron 1000 laptop. I recently upgraded the bios from A03 to A08 thinking that I would be able to enter the bios setup. It locked me out of the entire system now. I get a black screen with a blue box that says enter password. My service tag is CPDLL41. Can someone Please help me. Please.

cdreemz17
Email is [email protected] if necessary.
 

A:I need Dell Inspiron 1000 Bios Password PLEEZ

First try Dell.
If your BIOS was installed incorrectly, the motherboard can be ruined. Before you go elsewhere seek help from Dell Tech Support.
Good luck. This is usually very serious.
 

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Friends, I lost the Dell Inspiron 2650 BIOS Password, The Service Tag
is HTYLJOJ and Express Service Code is 388-169-301-79. I am new on this Forum, I am looking a BIOS Password Cracker or any other Program which will Re-Set the BIOS Password. Program/Utility must be for a FDD because my first Boot Option is FDD.
Regards to all the GENIUS.
Saeed.
 

A:I lost the Dell Inspiron 2650 BIOS Password

Maybe if you pop out the battery for fifteen seconds the bios reset might include the password as well. I've never tried to reset that password so no guarantee on this. It will not hurt anything. Good Luck.
 

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I have a dell inspiron 9300 that I acquired through an auction. However when I start the computer it goes to a screen that asks for a password. the id is #31f5l71-595b. can anyone help with bypassing this problem?
 

A:Dell inspiron 9300 bios password reset

Negative man, we don't do that stuff here.
 

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Hello there, I need help unlocking my laptop
Is there anyone that could help me?

I get the gray screen asking for administrator password.

Please help''

My service tag number is H7J3M71
email removed
thank you so much''

Moderator Edit:
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A:Dell inspiron 6000 bios password removal

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I hate DELL they give no help.I have a Dell Inspirion 1000 that is locked it says enter password.I saw your post and was wondering if you found away to get around this.I am assuming that this is a bios protection password, since I cannot enter the bios without the password.
 

A:DELL Inspiron 1000 bios pASSWORD RESET NEED HELP

need master password for bios
help plz!!!

Dell Inspiron 1300
service tag: 792RK2J-595B
express service code:157-863-168-91
 

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Hi all,

My little brother has gave that Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS a password and now he has forgot it. I know I can remove that password by opening the laptop but I don't want to open it. I can access to the OS which is Windows 7 and also can reinstall OSs by pressing F12 key, but when I want to go into the BIOS setup (which I should press the F2 key for that) that password is required. I've heard there are some codes removing that but I'm not sure is it real or not.
Any solution for that laptop?

A:How to remove Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS password

Dell have recently added additional security to some of their laptop range - if you have somehow triggered this security you will have to contact Dell, and supply them with full details of the laptop, including serial and reference and full proof of purchase - they can then remove the password free of charge

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I had to replace my motherboard on a Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop. I bought a used motherboard but get the gray screen when booting asking for a password.
Code on the gray screen is: 6F9Q691-595B

Is there a master code or a chip to reset?

thanks in advance for any help

k
 

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Hello everyone,

First, i posted here because im not sure if the http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html thread is being read any longer..if i did wrong i apologize for it, i wont do this again. Im just a little desperate with this problem...

Ok, my problem. My aunt bought me a dell inspiron 8000 for my birthday; she doesnt know anything about computers but she's a great lady, i really apreciate this gift. She gave it to me and as i powered it on i saw the bios password screen. I started reading across this site about this password thing and decided to try that shorting method. I located the chip labeled 24WC02J on the board and proceeded to short 3rd and 6th pins...nothing...when i short and power on laptop goes off right after powering on. If i do the shorting pin by pin on 3rd and 6th using the paragon shorter with the 3rd pin it powers on but still that pass screen...with the 6th pin it goes off just after powering on. Maybe theres some trick on the 6th leg....as far as i know 6th is the clock pin for the chip and 3rd is the A2 pin ( i guess is an input)... So i guess the shorting method wont work for me...

I visited IdidMyC600 and the paragon site and also read the descriptive pdf at this sites...also took a look at the pictures and stuff at this sites....but i guess this thing wont work with the shorting methods...

So i was wondering if rustam could help me out...man i know you are really busy out there but if you just got a minute for me i'd... Read more

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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
Art

A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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Hi. I have prolem with resetting the password. I have HP 430 G2 laptop with BIOS password setup on it. Unfortunately I cannot remember the password that Ive put on it. Is there any posibility to do a recovery to at least reset BIOS password? It is in briliant shape so it would be a terrible to throw perfectly working machine into garbage because of that. Please help me resolve this. Serial number: CND446118F(I am not sure if it is 5 or 6 - the label is bit scratched)Product: J4S70EA#UUW Please anyone. Replacing BIOS chip is simply impossible for me.

A:Bios password unlock for HP 430 G2

Sorry, almost forgot it is HP ProBook 430 G2

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I tried clearing my bios password by making it  blank but now it wont register a blank  password, making me enter an unlock password after three tries. The key is 74477077. My laptop model is Hp Pavilion dv7-1261wm. Thanks in advance.











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A:Unlock Key for BIOS password

Hi, Enter  61555079 Regards, DP-K

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Pls help me to unlock my latop the tag number is #FNTVRD1-595B , ill be 100 % thanksfully..
 

A:Bios Unlock Dell D430

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i have being finding it dfficult to boot my system from HDD. each time i want to enter the BIOS set up, it will request me to type in BIOS password. After Disassembling all the parts of the system, i was able to get a password reset of '12345678' after getting access into the BIOS setup. the boot order was not showing i.e. Internal CD/DVD ROM, Notebook HDD ets was not showing on the BIOS BOOT Order option.    I really need your help to solve that problem.

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Can you please help me to unlock Bios password hp pavilion dv7-1128ez. The unlock key is: 54708837. Thanks











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A:unlock Bios password hp pavilion dv7-1128ez

Hi, Please be aware that his is not supported by HP and you try it at your own risk. Try entering:           41660219 Regards, DP-K

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Upon reboot, get prompt for "Password/Unlock Key."  There is also an "Unlock Key Hint Number" 8312904F.  Advice on how to determine the unlock key? Inspirion 14z-N411z TAG:
<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
EXPRESS SERVICE CODE: 
<ADMIN NOTE: Express service code removed per privacy policy>

A:BIOS Password/Unlock Key inspirion 14z-N411z

You must place a voice phone call to Dell.  Be prepared with your ownership details and a credit card -- the call won't be free of charge, since the system is almost certainly out of warranty.

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Hi all,

I'm new commer..
I have a problem of locked the bios password at my latitude D610 from work,
this laptop also protect byan admin password, so i can't do anything with this laptop at home... is somebody can solve it?

Thanks
 

A:unlock bios password latitude D610

woii..
no one can't solve this problem huh?
how bout you rustam?
 

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how to unlock the bios password for Dell Latitude CSX?

A:bios unlock code for Dell Latitude CSX

Contact the manufacturer for help with that issue. Be prepared to provide proof of ownership.You posted in the Win2000 forum. Is the computer in question runnning Win2000?

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The bios of my notebook (Pavilion dv7 6163cl) blocked by password, and I never put password. Could help me solve?

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After rebooting my system I now come to a screen to enter system password. Only thing is.. I never set this and there is no way around it.I have tried the take battery out reset CMOS trick that used to work in desktops to no avail. this is the message I get after too many password attempts. system disable key 92931076











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A:Compaq Presario CQ61 BIOS Password Unlock

Chick try. 23699078 Use that code to go into the BIOS.Disable all passwords that are enabled.If asked for the CURRENT password use that code.If asked for NEW password just hit enter.If asked to VERIFY password just hit enter.Save and exit. REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

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Hi so my friend had gotten this laptop a couple of years ago. They used it a few times and then kinda of forgot about it. Anyways they had to in a boot password on it, and of course they've forgot what it is.

I've already contacted Dell support chat, however the 'supposed' passwords they gave me didn't work. The reason I say supposed passwords is because if you do a google search for bios password generator it will come up with a page that gives both of these passwords, plus others that won't work, for the service tag.

I've tried to then reset the password by removing the CMOS battery, but after waiting a few hours and replacing the battery the bios still remembers it's password setting.

I've also looked on the board to see if there a pwd jumper, however for the area I can see I don't see any jumpers.

Does anyone here have any suggestions? Or is this laptop pretty much dead now?

Full model is Inspiron M531R-5535

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Hi all.
I have a big problem I just boughtan Acer ESI 711 I triedto get into the menu
to change the bootfrom UEFI to Legacy.It is password lockedI don't have the password
the person who sold i to me doesn't have the password. Can anyone help please.

A:Bios password locked

Sorry but forum rules prevent us from assisting with any form of password issues as we cannot confirm ownership.

This is not any sort of accusation but our advice is to visit a local IT technician, who should be able to resolve your issue after confirming ownership

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Hello I followed your instructions and have not been successful. ( invalid password) I am using the same model : HP15-g019wm . System disabled code[64021218]. Any help is appreciated! Thank you.

A:Bios Password locked

Enter: 71989838 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R K

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I have an ProBook 4540s...when boot up my laptop I get a administrative login...I enter my password and it don't want to accept it...I can't access my bios...basically nothing...I get 3 login attempts and the 4th being on screen keyboard...followed by "Authentication failed.System locked.Press the power button to restart the system"I have removed the CMOS battery as well...disconnected AC and battery as well as ram and my hard drive and left as is overnight.Thank you in advance

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Bios locked out system disabled 76271793

A:Bios password locked out

AVP Enter   69159315

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Hi i have a 3100c with the usual problem bios password locked i have been trawling these treads looking for i backdoor passy , does anyone have any idea or link to where i might be able to find one plz?

thank you Tez
 

A:Bios password locked

i have been trawling these treads looking for i backdoor passyClick to expand...

And you missed this huge thread, whilst "trawling these treads"

@teknix999

Well replying on an old thread was not the way!
I've moved your post appropriately to here, please read this entire thread
 

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Greetings people, I have a problem, I bought 3 HP ProBook 6560b laptops on a very famous action site and all of them are Bios locked.I have removed the Cmos battery for 30-45 minutes but that did not work.  I have read several posts about this but nothing concrete.  Can you guys help me or point me to the right direction where or who can help me with this.Thanks! 













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A:Bios password locked

@R2-D24U Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. Or download these files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zu4kdgxm052l87d/AAAMi-kfX4AVH8oTCbsOM4X9a?dl=0 Insert clean USB flash drive. Then run USB Image tool. Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE. After restore remove flash drive. Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ?If HDD is installed remove before booting.? At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..  ?Then hit enter? Type HPBR   ?Then hit enter? First thing is to save your settings. Select #3 re-program. Press ?S? to save system information. Type HPBR and hit enter. Since your model is not listed select ?SHOTGUN.? After reboot repeat ?SHOTGUN? a second time. Let me know the result so I can update my list. Some instructions here. ?If you cannot boot from USB there are instructions to make a bootable HDD.? http://mazzifsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/01/hp-bios??-unlock-for-dos.html More help here.http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility?s=ad18a86dbbaf34999e22b1225a42a395 REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is... Read more

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Need unlock code for a HP Elitebook Folio 9470m
[personal information removed]
Thanks in advance!
 

A:BIOS Password Locked

@radact? Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. REO

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I presently have an the above mentioned tablet computer with a locked BIOS password.  When I try and enter a password, or just press ENTER, three times, I get the touchscreen keyboard layout displayed and if I press ENTER again, I get the Authentication Failed message that reads: System LockedPress the power button to restart the system There's no code or any other numbers shown on the screen and the only thing I can do is power cycle it.  Can anyone provide a solution? Thank you,Timothy

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System disabled with code A [A0F9B5A2]

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So,basically a friend gifted me one AllInOne pc from his old office,to be more correct Samsung SyncMaster 730XT which got windows xp installe,but the problem is that it got administrator password which me or him don't know,and BIOS is locked,I tried some software which should be booted from USB,but seems windows exp don't recognise it.....is there anything there can be done?
 
 

A:Don't know administrator password and BIOS is locked

You might try reading the documentation by the manufacturer of said system.  Some BIOS passwords can be overcome...some cannot.  Either the user manual or the repair manual for the system in question...would probably cover that information.
 
Louis

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I have a Gateway G6-400c celeron.

There is a password set, so that when you first turn on your computer the first thing it does is ask you for a password before it even goes through the boot up, and I of course do not remember the password. I have had this computer sitting in storage for several years and I forgot I even set a password.

Is there a way around this password? so I can access the computer?

I can not access the BIOS to reset the boot order or do anything at all for that matter.
 

A:Solved: bios password I am locked out help!

Hi bpsman,

There must be a jumper to remove from the motherboard. You will have to retrieve the motherboard map to know what jumper may be removed and replugged (it will delete the password).
 

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A:help me to clear bios password my pc locked

help me to clear pc bios password i have forgot it

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Hi,

I bought a new laptop (MSI GE60 0ND), but the BIOS appears to be locked by a password... How can I bybass it?

A:new laptop: BIOS locked by password

If you know how to take it apart there should be a small silver battery that looks like a watch battery but its about the size of a quarter. Pull it out and put it back in.. But this will also clear the BIOS settings.

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Hi all,

I have a Laptop model HP2432ca which has locked me out completely from accessing its BIOS settings and the Windows Logon screen. Forgotten password case.
Bios is Phoenix. on booting computer, it immediately asks for this password. What can I do here?
All ideas highly appreciated!
 

A:Locked out on Laptop...Lost Bios Password...What to do?

See the Rules of this forum

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.
 

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Hello every one,
Few days ago i set a admin password on my laptop Bios and now i forget that password is there any way to unlock my Bios setup?
I contacted the re-seller form which i bought this laptop but they say they are unable to generate any kind of master password to unlock Bios . but they say they can try unlocking by removing Bios CMOS cell from Motherboard but m afraid of loosing or crashing of my Bios. so can any one help me here on this issue how can i unlock my Bios????
I also tried every combination or every password i think i just set but please help me what can i do on this issue???
Waiting for a good and positive response against this thread.

Regards,
Saqib

A:N5110 Bios setup password locked. :(

Hi saqi_91,
Please help me with your system ID and the system service tag, which will be seen on the BIOS screen. If you do not get the system ID, try entering an incorrect password multiple times and you will see the System ID.
Please revert with this information for us to provide you with a master password.
Thanks & RegardsRakesh R #iworkfordell

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Could you guys please help me with system disable code.  Need password to get into bios.  Thank you. I get System Disabled 85434395 on the screen after my third unsuccessful attempt to access the bios.

A:HP 15-r030wm Notebook PC Bios Password locked out

Hi, Please try:    39592911 Regards.

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Hi all,

I have a Laptop model HP2432ca which has locked me out completely from accessing its BIOS settings and the Windows Logon screen. Forgotten password case.
Bios is Phoenix. on booting computer, it immediately asks for this password. What can I do here?
All ideas highly appreciated!
 

A:Locked out on Laptop...Lost Bios Password...What to do?

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i have been locked out of hp compaq 6710b laptop by the bioshow can recover it

A:locked out of my hp 6710b laptop by the bios password

Hi, Please try the following steps to clear the BIOS password: (a) Unplug and remove the battery,(b) Remove the RTC battry (coin battery),(c) Wait for 10mins,(d) Put the RTC battery back. Other option: (a) Turn on the machine and tap F10 to access to the BIOS,(b) Select Remove/Reset password(c) Hit F10 to save(d) Resstart the machine. Good luck. 

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My code is 75813965Please can u help me unlock my admin password. I never set one on the machin and it is registered in my name and covered on warranty still.

A:Locked out of my bios settings. Administrator password.

Hi, Enter  60771361 Regards, DP-K

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Anyone have a back up bios for a Portege Z30-A-10Z laptop.

My laptop bios has locked me out with password and need to program a new bios chip with new bios.

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A:Password locked Portege Z30-A-10Z - BIOS needed.

It is very stupid situation now. If your notebook is ?locked? by BIOS password you have big problem now and nobody here can help you. BIOS password must be removed by authorized service provider.
BIOS password is very important security feature so any problem with locked machine must be handled by ASP. There are several different methods for BIOS password removal and it has nothing to do with BIOS backup or some kind of new BIOS installation.

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Hi all,

I have a Laptop model HP2432ca which has locked me out completely from accessing its BIOS settings and the Windows Logon screen. Forgotten password case.
Bios is Phoenix. on booting computer, it immediately asks for this password. What can I do here?
All ideas highly appreciated!
 

A:Locked out on Laptop...Lost Bios Password...What to do?

Plase do not start multiple threads for the same issue.

In any event, as explained in other threads, we cannot assist as per the rules so I'm closing this thread as well.
 

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I have a friends pc and their child has put in a bios password and doesn't remember it. I purchased software but can't boot to it on external cd/dvd because I don't have the password (F9). Removing cmos battery doesn't work no halt or stop code. The family doesn't have $299.99 to spend. any ideas. Does the Motherboard have a cmos battery jumper?

A:Envy 23-o014 bios password locked out no code

Hi, For an AIO, the password is often a hash of the serial number - enter the serial number on the site below and try the resultant code generated. https://bios-pw.org/ Regard, DP-K

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Help,...set a start up password and now forgotten it, tied 1000s but constantly getting nowhere.  system disabled message 15819











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I have a customer's Lenovo Desktop that has a corrupted Microsoft Account Password, thus preventing access to the PC. Changing the password does not work as it appears this must be done on the affected pc.  Also, Lenovo has an Administrative Lock on the BIOS Password.  Resetting CMOS did not work (took out CMOS battery for 30 minutes, changed Cmos reset jumpers with power completely turned off - neither worked).  Thus cannot change from secure boot to Legacy Boot.  When customer comes back from vacation we will go to store where he purchased the PC and hopefully in conjunction with Lenovo obtain the password. Also, made a mistake and re-initialized the HHD as GPT.  I think the HHD is GPT and not MBR, but the re-initialization now prevents the computer from booting at all.
 
Trying to get Administrative Bios password from manufacture so can change to Legacy Boot so can boot in Hiren's so I can use MiniTool Partition Wizzard to hopefully recover the HHD Partition so I will be able to boot normally, and also with Net User command in Command Prompt create an Administrative ID which will enable me to completely get into the computer.
 
MY QUESTION IS:  If, for some reason Lenovo does not relinquish the administrative password, how can I either rebuild or reinstall the Windows 8.1 operating system?  What would the actual procudures be?  I have a test machine, HP Pavilion Notebook that is also 64 bit and Windows 8.1.&#... Read more

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A:BIOS PASSWORD LOCKED SYSTEM DISABLED 1EDO7CC7 PLEASE HELP

Hello, Try to enter this code as a response >> 02915119 Does it work ? What is your HP computer model ?

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Hello, If your are still doing this hp pavilion 15 - b129wm system disabled code - 80231778 Thank you very much!

A:system disabled code please help - bios password is locked

Hi Try : 35199378

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I have a Dell Precision M4300, and the HD started giving me issues, so I decided the replace the ATA HDD with a spare SSD I had lying around. When I went into the BIOS to change it from IDE to ACHI, (tried to boot with it, but SSD not seen), I found that all the darn settings were locked with security password. I have no idea if it?s using default Dell passwords or the previous owner set it, BTW, no chance of contacting previous owner. I tried both Password and Admin and neither of them worked, I know those are couple pwd?s Dell uses.
I thought I could treat it like desktop PC, so I removed the laptops battery and disconnected the CMOS battery. Came back over an hour later, and the darn BIOS is still totally locked down.
I even flashed the BIOS and updated it hoping this would give me fresh BIOS that wasn?t locked down, but it?s still locked. Not sure what?s going on, but I'm not used to BIOS saving its settings after all battery power has been removed, or the BIOS has been updated.
Any way of unlocking the BIOS settings?

A:Dell Precision M4300 - bios Locked ? ? ?

Laptops are not like a desktop were you can revert all BIOS settings including the passwords but pulling the CMOS battery. Laptops store the passwords and such in non-volatile memory which will survive without power. As for reseting the BIOS password, I believe Dell has some backdoor system. But I don't really know.

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can somebody help me please. i have an inspiron 9400 with the admisnitrator passwor lock can somebody send me the info on how to unlock it i've look all over the internet & i can not find any instructions on how to unlock this unit please help me thank you my email is email removed
 

A:Inspiron 9400 bios password

Yawwwnnnnn......go read the thread in mobile computing, your plea is falling on deaf ears..
 

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I Need The Bios Password For Del Inspiron 1420, Please

My Service Tag Is Fjgpzf1

Mi Express Service Code Is

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And Thanks And Special To Rustam If You Can Help Me.
 

A:Bios Password Inspiron 1420

All password removal requests to here:
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
 

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hello, i just bought a Dell Inspiron 7000 off of eBay and it is asking me for a bios password. contacted seller and didn't get any response.... any help would greatly be appreciated. thanks in advance!
 

A:bios password for inspiron 7000

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look HERE

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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ok.. i purchased a laptop from a pawn shop..and for some odd reason i got the admin password needed in order to get to windows. any suggestions on what i should do to fix it?
 

A:dell inspiron bios pw

You got yourself a stolen laptop..

A Dell service contractor can remove the password but they probably require you to prove that you obtained that thing in a legit way.
 

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A:Presario CQ56 bios password locked out with system disabled...

Hi, Please enter:          71644311 Regards.

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Greetings! I have a Dell D830 laptop that a friend of mine gave me last week. He bought it new and has never had an issue with it. He took out the HDD and gave me a blank one to use in it's stead. Problem: doesn't matter if I try to F2 into setup or F12 to change boot, I get a window that asks me for an administrator password. I've spoken with Dell to get this lock removed but they told me that the laptop is no longer supported by Dell and that I'd have to have someone else reset the password for me. There is no hardware reset option as the laptop was produced after 2004, and I have looked into a software option but this BIOS isn't supported. At this point I have no idea what to do because the laptop would work just fine if this password didn't exist. BIOS version A17. Please help.
 

A:Dell latitude D830 3A5B bios locked

Sorry, as per the forum rules we do not assist with passwords so I have to close this thread: https://forums.techguy.org/help/rules/
 

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Hello.

So i was browsing for 7 days, i'm currently using my home made computer due to the problem with my Dell.

well at first everything was working like a charm, i installed the DVD-Writer and put it in Slave mode.

that day, when i wanted to install Vista on it, i tried to make the DVD-Writer as a primary drive, when i entered the BIOS, everything was alright but when i tried to change anything it tell me that the SETUP is locked, there is no password at all, its just this Factory password, so i tried to remove the Battery like has been suggested everywhere, but unfortunately XP isn't working at all, neither from the safe mode, all i get is that windows cannot start probably. tried to enter the BIOS, the date is back to 2005, and the factory password was still on, and the setup is locked.

now, i think my problem is in the BIOS, i need to put my dvd-writer as primary, but i need the Master Password.

I tried to contact Dell but they needed some details that i don't have, its just they are asking too much and i just have few info. and above all, i don't have a fax machine.

so any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Dell Precision 370 Workstation BIOS Factory Locked

What happens when you change the jumpers on the drives from cable select to jumper them as master and slaves?
These are normal settings for networked machines and servers. Who setup your system?
 

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So after installing Windows 10 I decided to update my drivers and one of them was the "BIOS Update" after a while the update stopped at "sending the update image to FW for verification" and it's stuck on 3%. I'm not a computer wizard so your help is appreciated. Also if you're wondering , I'm using the Dell Inspiron 3847.

A:Dell Inspiron BIOS Update

Bios updates require special installation and must be done alone. It cannot be done with other drivers. Bios updates should be done before updating to win 10 not after. Use caution updating bios since it can brick your computer. 
You should not be updating the drivers yourself. Go to Dell Drivers and downloads and let the scanner tell you what windows 10 drivers you need-- 
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/inspiron-3847-desktop/diagnose 
Completely Shutdown the computer to get out of the hangup. Wait a minute and then turn it back on.

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Hello everyone. I have DELL INSPIRON N5010. I was using windows 7 home basic 32 bit os. I wanted to change it to windows 7 ultimate. So I have inserted windows 7 Installation disk into CD drive. Then I went to through the installation and I chose the Custom as the installation type.When the partition page appeared, I have formatted all the disks including C which contains windows files. Then I got 298 GB unallocated space. Then I split them in to 4 partitions. Then I have selected one partition to install the windows. Then installation started .
Copying windows files succeeded.
Expanding Windows files(0%) is still be like that for 20 minutes. Then I got the error message like,
windows cannot install required files. error code 0x80070017
And I thought it would be the installation disk problem. But it works fine in other systems.
I tried several disks. No use. Also I got another problem.
when system boots I tried to enter into BIOS using F2 and F12 which was mentioned in screen. But it did not enter into the BIOS, Instead it goes to the installation.
I do not know what to do. Help me to get rid of this.

Thanks in advance.

A:BIOS not working in DELL INSPIRON.

I would suggest using a different DVD drive, or maybe copying the installation files to a USB stick (4gb or bigger) and performing a USB install.
The error 0x80070017 translates to "CRC Error" which means that the files that are being copied from the disk are not making it to the hard drive with the same structure, meaning that the "original" files on the disk are being modified/changed/corrupted while being copied to the "destination" location on your hard drive during the install.
This usually means either a bad DVD, or a read error on the DVD drive.
The easiest thing is to make a USB drive to install Window s7 (and it's WAY faster than DVD too!)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx
I hope this helps.

scrooge

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Hello, just purchased a dell inspiron 660, it's great, and it boots up really fast, it's got an i5! I love it! Only problem is there are no bios options showing on startup. (Just the dell logo, and a rotating wheel, then it goes straight to the login screen)

I tap f2, and f12, but nothing happens, it just continues on to the login screen.

Maybe it's not a major problem but I always like to see if there are options I can change in the bios.

A:Dell Inspiron 660, No BIOS OPTIONS

Perhaps your method is incorrect.

Restart your computer.
At the first text on the screen or when the Dell logo appears, tap F2 until the message Entering Setup appears.
What is BIOS and How to Access it on a Dell Computer | Dell US

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Hi,

I need to boot my DELL Inspiron 12500(PP02L) with a Bootable CD. However, everytime I'm booting, it straight goes and boots WinXP.

I don't even know how to get into the BIOS. I try pressing DEL or F1 as soon as the DELL screen comes, but no luck.

Pls help.
 

A:Entering BIOS of DELL Inspiron

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hi, i am lost on how to by-pass my dell bios, i have erased all my hard drive as i was going to set up for grand kids- in the process i locked myself out

have tried about everything i can find

any help thanks in advance
 

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read the FAQs in the mobile computing forum
 

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I'm getting an error message when i try to install windows 7 on my laptop (dell inspiron 1420)... it was said that the BIOS should be upgraded first before do the installation.

well then, I'm a newbie and i don't know what should i do.
can anybody help me?

This is the error message i've got :





Quote:
The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.
Windows cannot be installed on this computer with the current system BIOS version. Contact your computer manufacturer for a BIOS update, install the update, and then start Windows installation again. OEM Name: Dell Inc.; OEM Model: Inspiron 1420 ; BIOS Version: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07; BIOS Date: 20080203000000.000000+000


Thanks.

A:BIOS problem Dell INSPIRON 1420

What kind of win7 install disk is this? Is it Retail, i.e. did you buy it from a store in a box?

Or is it part of an upgrade kit that you got from Dell?

What OS did your computer come preinstalled with (if any) and when did you buy this computer?

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I have DELL INSPIRON 13 7348 laptop and now its completely dead. my technician said that its a bios issue and need to rewrite the bios. But for that I need bios .ROM or .BIN file of this model. anybody can help for the same

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im posting this on behalf of a mate.
His dell laptop wont get past the bios screen, it loads halfway through the dell bios logo and its frozen.

im pretty sure its a hardware problem but how am i supposed to know whats wrong?

The hard drive indicator light also cuts off but it cant be the hardrive can it? surely it would be able to get past bios screen.
 

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Some time ago, my Dell Inspiron 6000 developed a fault in that, whilst in Windows, the laptop would freeze up completely and required a hard shutdown. I diagnosed the problem to a fault with the onboard Broadcom RJ45 network interface card; I disabled the onboard NIC in the BIOS and all was well.

I recently needed to check a router LAN cable in a remote area, so used my laptop. My intention was to enable the NIC, check the cable and then disable the NIC again. Unfortunately, having saved the information to enable the onboard NIC in the BIOS and rebooted, the laptop will now not POST and I cannot access the BIOS to disable the NIC. The laptop begins the normal start sequence, but then hangs before the POST would start.

I know that if only I could disable the onboard NIC in the BIOS, all would be returned to normal. If anybody could help with information regarding accessing the BIOS in this situation, I'd be very grateful. I've even been to the extreme of dis-assembling the laptop and removing the rear RJ45 port from the motherboard in case it was a hardware problem - but I'm afraid that didn't work.

Thanks in advance,

Cheers,

Mark
 

A:No POST on Dell Inspiron - Need to Access BIOS

Next stop, if you're that way inclined and if it is possible on that laptop, remove the network chip.
 

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hi, i have a question, i have a dell inspiron 5555 runing win 10 and i received an update message about bios upgrade a12. is it safe to update? here are some details about the update:
File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:5455A12.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size:6 MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT, Windows 9X, Windows ME or a MS DOS environment.

there is no mentioning of windows 10...
so is it safe?

A:bios upgrade a12 dell inspiron 5555

Was it a program that you were running that gave you this message?  It all depends on where you got it from, if it was from Support Assist it most likely is okay, but just want to make sure that you are getting the right one and that it isn't some pop up that comes up on a website or something like that.

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hi anyone who can help me I just have a bios update failed because my computer hangs and as I reboot nothing appears and i guess my bios is corrupt how can I recover my bios pls help
 

A:BIOS recovery of Dell Inspiron 1564

Take a look at this: http://forum.notebookreview.com/del.../468217-how-blind-flash-dell-1564-urgent.html
 

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urgent technical need. read the title. do you know the answer? what is it?

--d3w4yn3
 

A:are Dell Inspiron 1300 BIOS passwords HPA or not?¿?¿?

I am not sure if you still need an answer to this or not, but if you are ...

If you are referring to a Hidden Protected Area on the hard drive, then no, the BIOS passwords are not stored there. They are stored in the firmware on the motherboard itself.

If this is not what you were asking just let me know and I'll see if I can find out.
Larry
Dell Customer Advocate
 

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Hello.I want to downgrade my BIOS because A12 causes me a very great problem.After I have A12, my laptop does not boot into a windows DVD and there is no option. If I change settings in BIOS by enabling LEGACY MODE and disabling UEFI mode, windows DVD boots but when setup begins and there is time to select partition for windows installation it tells me" This is GPT style partition and windows can not be installed on it.I tried googling and found a trick to go into CONSOL and CLEANED my hard drive then windows installed but the same problem occurs everytime I want to install windows. I have to format my hard drive everytime.Previously I was having A03 and it was working very good.Please tell me how to downgrade my BIOS so that my laptop runs in normal.

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i have dell inspiron 1150 and i have but a password and forgot it and i have open it and disconict the battry for 1 hour and colse it agan but i have password on the bios and i can not fond any chipes as you sead what do i do please some body help me and e-mail me at [email protected] plz


i can not find any help from dell can you help me what to do
 

A:dell inspiron 1150 bios passowrd plz help

Contact Dell. removing the battery will do nothing. Dell's have a dedicated security chip to prevent bypassing the bios password.
 

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The computer is a Dell Inspiron 531S.

I connect my display to the computer on board video card I get no signal and I can't get into bios.

I reset the battery. And also try the bios jumper (if I done it correctly).

Don't know what else to do. The motherboard is not beeping so there no problem with it.

Could it be the video card is done.

Trying to fix my friend computer which he got for free. Computer a little damage. Hard Drive Broke, DVD Drive also but everything else looks ok.

I got a external hard drive hook up to it and a bootable flash drive.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 531 no signal on monitor can't get to bios

Open the case and disconnect everything from the main board. Remove all add-in cards and disconnect keyboard and mouse. Leave only the power supply and monitor connected. If the screen still does not light up, take the power supply to a local shop and have them test it. If the power supply is good, you have narrowed the problem to main board, memory and processor. If you have more than one memory stick, try them one at a time.

Let us know your result.
 

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I can not change Legacy boot order in A14 BIOS. I'm not able to set CD/DVD Drive before Hard Drive. Even if I save changes, the BIOS will always use Hard Drive to boot instead CD/DVD Drive. When I check again the bios boot order, CD/DVD Drive always is at last place. If I set it to be the first then the whole BIOS crashes down when I try to save changes. Is it a feature or a bug?

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/forcebios is the key command in DOS! If you have been struggling to restore your BIOS to an earlier version you will immediately realize how important this little command is.
You will need to use it after the .exe, after the c: prompt in DOS to revert to an older BIOS. It will look something like this when you enter it (the 530_1016.exe is the name of the 1.0.16 BIOS I found through Google):
C:\>530_1016.exe/forcebios
And this allows you to return to the older BIOS after you have created a Boot USB, placed the BIOS .exe on the USB, inserted the USB and booted using F12.
I love old Dell desktop PCs! Especially the Vostro 200, but an Inspiron 530 recently gave me a real headache.
The most recent BIOS for the Inspiron 530 (BIOS 1.0.18) has all sorts of bugs.. not least that it will forget BIOS/CMOS settings (giving CMOS checksum error) and will need to have the time and date and boot order reset if someone switches off the mains.
The only fix for me, having renewed the CMOS battery and  wiped the CMOS using the jumper (to no avail) was to restore an earlier BIOS (I chose 1.0.16).
Having created the Boot USB (following links on Google) and having put the old BIOS 1.0.16 on the USB and pressed F12 at startup I ran the old BIOS. But the DOS message I got was:
New bios version is low! ALL files removed!
This meant that I was trying to load an older BIOS and it wasn't going to allow me to do that.
After spending hours scanning the web I found an old, long closed, thread ... Read more

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hi 
i could not change any thing in setup configuration.
every thing is hidden and  i need to change SATA Operation to AHCI to install windows 7
please help me.
thanks

A:Dell inspiron 7520 bios problem

Hi mohamed.naguib
Thanks for writing to us.
Under the advance tab, using the keyboard down arrow highlight the SATA operation and change to the AHCI again using keyboard.
Could you let us know if you tried the same.
Provide us your system tag#, name and  email via private message,by clicking on my name in blue
and then select send a private message for records purpose.
Regards

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