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Need to fix BIOS via DOS for Dell computer

Q: Need to fix BIOS via DOS for Dell computer

dell lattitude d610

i need to fix my bios via dos for my computer
due to a previous potential hacking of my computer

i dont have cds

so i need to use my usb cartrige flash drive or whatever.

A: Need to fix BIOS via DOS for Dell computer

Hi, and welcome to Techspot.
Your question is a little confusing, bios and dos are two completely different things...
Maybe you should read a little about BIOS on this website.
If you need to enter BIOS you probably have to press F2 when the DELL logo shows up right after you start your computer. You don't need any CDs or USB flash drives to enter BIOS.

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Could you give me some tips about how to access BIOS on a Dell computer?

A:How to access BIOS on a Dell computer

Hi,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum. 
To access the BIOS on your computer:
1. Restart your computer.2. At the first text on the screen or when the Dell logo appears, tap F2 until the message Entering Setup appears.
For more information on BIOS, please visit the following link:
 http://dell.to/1KBNdKH
 

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pretty much what the title says, no beeps, just get the BIOS Dell screen, and thats it.

any thoughts? thanks in advance

A:Dell Windows Vista computer hangs at BIOS

Is the screen actually frozen or can you press the button and access the BIOS?

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I was downloading drivers on my dell opitplex 780. I decided to upgrade my bios from A08 to A15, since it was the only bios update. When i accepted the update to restart and begin the flash, the screen would not turn on and the desktop stayed powered on for an hour before i unplugged it. After that every time i turned it on the the same thing would happen:the screen would not turn on and the desktop stayed powered when the power was plugged. After researching, i removed the motherboard battery for a few minutes then replaced it. I did not see a jumper. When i restarted i the COMS had reset and i was able to get to "starting windows" but i barely complete before a blue screen appear and it restarts. Does any one know how i can fix this issue? I was updated my bios to see if it would take more updated memory.....i guess not. Oh and with either original or new memory it does the same thing. Sorry for the long explanation.
 

A:Dell Bios upgrade failed, now computer will not start.

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I've got an old Dell that I'm trying to get running again but, every time I start it up it goes directly to BIOS. It regonizes my hard drive and all of my other hardware. When I exit out of BIOS it says that I have to replace jumper for settings to be saved. It is now safe to shut down your computer. I have tried booting from a Ubuntu live CD, another harddrive, I've replaced all the cables and I've tried using another power supply. Any help would help because I'm stumped.
 

A:Solved: Dell computer goes directly to BIOS then won't boot when exited

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Hello,
When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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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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Hi all,
I have a spare computer from work, but I do not know the password to log in, and so would like to wipe it. Ergo, I decided to try and boot the computer using a USB thumb drive with Ubuntu on it, so as to wipe the windows partition on the hard drive and then install Ubuntu. The computer boots normally to the Windows XP login screen. When I press F2 or F12, there is no display output. I have tried this with a variety of monitors and with two D-SUB cables (one at a time). These are the Samsung LT27B551EW, LG 27EA63V-P and Dell Rev A00. None of them show either the Dell splash screen or the BIOS screen. I have tried pressing F2 and F12 at strategic intervals (every 2 seconds) but still there is no display output. I also know that I was able to access the BIOS on the same computer a few months ago, but I forgot which displays I used then - I had to wait for permission to wipe the hard drive.
I have also looked up this problem in a number of other places, and found that this is supposedly due to an incompatibility of some kind with the monitor. However, I am not sure as to how I might go about fixing this issue, as I do not have any other monitors or cables which work with the Dell - all my other cables are either HDMI or other sorts of cable which do not plug in to the Dell. If there is a way to use the hard drive and wipe it without accessing the BIOS I would also be grateful to hear about that too.

A:Dell Dimension 3000 skips Dell splash screen and BIOS

Try connecting the USB stick before you power the system on.
You can try this too:

Power off, and unplug power cord from rear of PC
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Reconnect power cord to rear of PC
Power on and immediately tap F12 a couple of times

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Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10.
Notebook rebooted:
1.Fireed power led,
2.Powered up hdd led for 2sec. Turn it off.
3.Stops ...
No Dell Logo, no beeps, can't go into Bios.
LCD test works OK.
Remove Ram module, powered up and listen beep's
Pressing END key and power Notebook does nothing.
Any idea?

A:Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10

Yes. I did it.
Laptop have Phoenix bios.
Phoenix Bios have has restored procedure from USB Flash.
This steps to restore BIOS:
1.Get USB flash below 4Gb.
2.Format it to FAT.
3.Get your flash update from Dell Store - xxxx.exe
4.Run cmd.exe and in command prompt run xxxx.exe /writehdrfile
5.Copy extracted Bios.cap to flash drive.
6.Turn off laptop.
Next step 7,8 may be not needed but I did it.
7.Disconnected all perihpericals including battery and charger.
8.Disconnect HDD
9.Plugged the usb drive on the laptop at the right side.
10.Hold END key
11,Pluged the powercord and relase the END key 1 second after the power cord is in.
12.USB led on stick blinked fast and we see Bios Recovery Process on screen.
13.After finish notebook reboots and worked fine.

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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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Hello,
 
I was wondering if anyone would be so kind to assist with a problem that suddenly started with my second computer (Dell Vostro 400)
Its running windows 7 home premium and all the sudden it now stops at the Dell bios version screen. It did this a couple times the lastfew days, but when I restarted it, it booted ok, but when I checked on it later then the computer was frozen again with a black screen.  I have borrowed another computer from work and swapped out the hard drive, and it works fine with the other computer (same hardware). So I dont think its the hard drive. Any advice on this would be much appreciated.
 
Cheers
 

A:Dell Vostro 400 - freezes right away at Dell bios version screen

Oh, I should mention that I do hear one beep and then the Dell screen shows up and then freezes.

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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A:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Removing the battery won't change the BIOS version. You need to download the version you require from the Dell site. From Windows you "flash" the BIOS. Take your time preparing for this. If anything goes wrong you will wreck your motherboard.
 

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So a few days ago, I had the smart idea to update my Bios. I had brought up System Information and saw I hadn't updated the Bios since 2011 (it's an older computer), so I downloaded the 2013 Bios, and ran the windows installer. Everyone seemed to run fine.
 
But afterwards, the computer would restart at the Bios screen multiple times. Given enough time, it would sometimes get past the Bios screen and load Windows.
 
I tried pressing F2 to bring up the Bios menu, but it would restart before the menu popped up. After probably 4-6 resets, I could bring up the Bios menu.
 
I tried using an USB with the 2013 Bios on it to install it again, but it didn't fix anything.
 
I've heard of different things, like pulling out and putting back in (reseating) the CMOS battery to reset the Bios to the original version. I haven't tried that yet because I wanted to see if there were any other options.
 
Thank you for your time.

A:Computer Restarts at BIOS, often can't even bring up BIOS menu

I am not aware that reseating the CMOS battery will cause the BIOS to revert to the original version.  Nevertheless, have you tried re-flashing the 2013 version again?  If that doesn't solve the problem, maybe you could try flashing the 2011 version?

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a friend gave me his laptop because the bios and hard drive had a password and he couldnt remove it without paying dell to reset the bios password. i called in his place and paid the fees and was given the passwords. im now in the bios but cant remove them for some reason. i set to load defaults but there is no way to save the defaults, when u hit esc it just says exit. i dont know what to do, dell considers that a separate problem and doesnt want to help wthout more money. its in dell inspiron 1420

A:dell bios

How To Reset, Remove, Clear or Reveal CMOS BIOS Security Password
See if this helps

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Recently upgraded the Bios for Dell GX1 to A10 from A9 to find that the second CD installed on top of the case is not recognised with this BIOS version. Have tried everything but even on auto detect the second CD is not recognised. It is not a problem with the jumpers.
Is it a matter of reverting to A9 to recognise the CD (it was previously recognised with A9) or is there some other solution, including a different BIOS upgrade that may rectify this.
Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing?
 

A:Bios For Dell Gx1

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I working with an older Dell (2000ish is the year) and I can't seem to get into the bios. Any suggestion for getting in and/or is there another way to change the boot order?
 

A:Dell Bios

What is the exact model number?

Have you tried F2, or the Del key?
 

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Hello,

My friend has Dell Inspiron 1505. His computer status now is: when you turn on the computer, a message displays: "Invalid configuration information - Please run SETUP program", and then asks for BIOS password. He does not have the password. This laptop is no longer under warranty from Dell, so no free technical support is available.

I did remove the CMOS nut battery. Re-installed it after 15 minutes. But the problem still exists.

Question: what other options should I do to pass/or reset this BIOS password?

Thanks
CT
 

A:Dell BIOS

As per the board rules we cannot assist with matters in regard to passwords, please see here: http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

You can contact Dell and they may be able to assist you for a small fee.

Thread is closed.
 

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Please provide a working link for T1600 systems A04 version BIOS.Links on support side are dead!

A:DELL T1600 A04 BIOS

There is not an A04 bios for the T1600.

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In the systray, there is a Dell icon that says my system is up to date.

Should I ignore the BIOS update? Sounds major and I'm nervous about it.
Thanks, cb

A:Dell BIOS Update - Should I ?

How is your PC working?? If it's not having any issues I wouldn't.

Even BIOS updates make me nervous..

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Windows 10 on a Dell XPS8900 desktop tower. I am getting a message telling me there is a Dell BIOS update available and recommending that I do it.

In the systray, there is a Dell icon that says my system is up to date.

Should I ignore the BIOS update? Sounds major and I'm nervous about it.
Thanks, cb

A:Dell BIOS Update - Should I ?

How is your PC working?? If it's not having any issues I wouldn't.

Even BIOS updates make me nervous..

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Thanks,
Ron
 

A:Need Bios Password for Dell 620

1. Post in the correct forum.
2. Please bother to read the FAQs: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html
 

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I have been trying to install the latest version on a xps 410 but the problem is i need to do it in ms dos because windows won't update the bios with the downloadable bios update file from the website and ive tried to do it with ms dos boot but I need to input the file name in the command line but it will not accept it im using rufus should I be using it or do I use something else.
D:\DXP0601-020503.EXE 

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Hi, my sister has a Dell XPS 410 running Windows 10 and I was wondering if you could update the BIOS on Windows 10 or just make a temp XP install and update it that way instead.P.S Reason I want to update the BIOS is so I can put a Core 2 Quad in it.

A:Dell XPS 410 BIOS Update

TheRobster
Yes, when you have Windows 10, the BIOS can still be updated.
NOTE: BIOS version 2.5.1 is required, when new CPU Support was added.
Bev.

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About six months ago, I upgraded the hard drive for my Dell Inspiron 2200 from the original 25 GB to a Western Digital 120 GB. Two weeks ago, the drive failed and I returned the drive to Western Digital for replacement. Today I received the replacement drive and Western Digital has sent me a 250 GB drive. My problem is that the original BIOS (1.10 A03) supports a maximum drive size of 120 GB. I've checked Dell's website and as far as I can determine, none of the BIOS updates address a larger hard drive. Can anyone verify that I am correct about this? I can't email Dell about it, since my warranty has expired. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
 

A:Dell BIOS update

I found this

"The BIOS will support a 120G EIDE (NOT SATA) drive. Larger drives will show 137 G"
 

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DELL Inspiron 1526 Service Tag # DVXBNF1

I need to identify the manufacturer of the BIOS ie. AMI, Award, Phoenix, ect. - or - a shur fire way to clear a BIOS Password at Boot Up.

A prankster set a password at boot up inthe BIOS of this laptop and now does not remember it.

I have torn the computer down to the mainboard and removed the BIOS Battery then replaced after 20 minutes and re-assembled the laptop. Still a password at boot up.

I found on another forum some freeware to reset the BIOS settings but you have to have the manufacturer. If you don't have the correct manufacturer then you render the BIOS dead and now you have to replace the mainboard.

I called DELL HE_L and got the incompetent Brothers Achmed & Achmed. I was shuffled between 5 extensions, asked dozens of questions that have nothing to do with my question. Why is it important for DELL to know what I am going to do with this BIOS information? After 40 minutes I was dropped - typical for DELL.

Any ideas?
 

A:Identify DELL Bios Mfg.

If you can go to http://www.majorgeeks.com from there scroll down to system info find belarcadvisor and click on it and download for your system info
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 531.
I'm trying to overclock my processor but the dell bios wont let me.
How do i fix?
 

A:Can't overclock through dell bios.....

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Today I installed the BIOS and number of drivers updates - I didn't experienced before the screen flickering at low brightness but now it's non stop if I'm on power or if on battery. Something that apparently this BIOS have fixed - any suggestions?

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 01.02.10 BIOS

have the exact same problem after the new bios update - screen is flickering. any way to roll bios back to previous version?

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Hello Everyone!

Dell Dimension XPS D300.
On bootup, the memory count-down screen says:
Pentium 2
Processor speed 133MHz
Then it boots straight into BIOS, directly into a window Maintenance where it says: Processor Speed, and the option to set to: 200, 233, 266, 300, 333, 366.
I tried all and it does the same loop.

will someone suggest what I should do here?

Thanks!

[This should have been posted in Hardware. My mistake]
 

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problem - dell computer boots up to "Dell Logo" screen, the "status bar" on that screen that normally goes across does not move at all, it does not even begin to move, it is stuck there, computer will not recognize any external devices such as mouse. keyboard, so i can not get into bios settings, and can not boot from a cd or usb
 
things i have tried....
 
- unplug computer hold down power button for 60 seconds
- remove cmos battery and jumper pins, let computer sit for hours
- replace cmos batter with known good battery
- replace power supply with known good power supply
- remove ram sticks
- clean ram sticks/slots
- replace ram sticks one at a time trying both slots with both sticks
- disconnected EVERYTHING from motherboard except fans, power, and ram
- tested hard drive, it is 100% okay
 
all of the above give the exact same result, nothing changes,
 
is it safe to assume this is a motherboard issue?
 

A:Dell Will Not Pass Bios

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
 
Do you see the BIOS splash screen when the computer is booting?

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I am working on a Dell OptiPlex GS for one of my less fortunate friends. (this thing is a p166 with 32MB ram and a 56kbps modem. No speed demon, thats for sure). Anyway, I can't find enough info on this machine to access the BIOS. I know I am missing something but I can't figure out what. Delete does'nt work, F1 either. The machine in question can be found at http://docs.us.dell.com/docs/systems/dalt/Specs.htm.

Thanks
 

A:Anyone know how to get into the BIOS of a Dell OptiPlex Gs?

OptiPlex Systems

On all Pentium-based OptiPlex systems, press the Ctrl + Alt + Enter keys at the same time, or the F2 key as the system powers up.

Darn I have to read what I paste, the keys where bracketed and that's why it didn't make any sense, removed brackets.

Sorry
 

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Hi there I have a dell xps 720. I recently switched my installation to a new hard drive and i didn't quite proceed correctly. So, I decided to do just a fresh install. However, I am having a problem with my computer's bios and built in boot menu. When I go into the bios, the system will freeze after a few seconds and when I try selecting a boot device it will freeze after a few seconds as well. Bios version is A04 if relevant. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

A:Bios keeps freezing during use Dell XPS

Unplug the disk and see of BIOS still freezes, if so you have a bad motherboard, if no you have a bad disk.

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I want to overclock my dell cpu, but you cant do it through BIOS. How do i do it? Please help.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5500 @ 2.80GHz, Intel 64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6108 MB
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K83V0
 

A:Cant Overclock Through Dell BIOS!!!

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Okay, I have been looking everywhere for and unbranded Dell BIOS for the Ati X300, but it turns out I cannot find the bios anywhere..

I found this site to be helpful- http://www.asrock.com/SUPPORT/VGA/show.asp?Model=775Dual-915GL

Turns out they manufacture the Ati X300, aswell as Powercolor.
So in that site listed above can any one tell me where I can find/donwload that bios?

"BK-ATI VER008.015.115.000"
 

A:Dell Ati X300 BIOS Mod

Any one?......

:bump:...
 

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Can anyone help me please....?

I guess this is almost a Password Reset query but not quite which is why I am posting as a new thread. I have read most of whats been written in that thread but got bogged down.

Hope you all don't mind helping a newbie to this forum so here goes.....

I have a Dell D505 laptop. It's my old one from work as i've now been given a new one because the OS went screwy, and as it was due for replacing anyway, they gave me a new one and said if i could fix it then i could keep it as they have no time to rebuild, and it was out of warranty anyway.

What i need....I think.... is the Bios resetting back to factory.

Story goes like this..... It had password authentication protection...I know the password as it is the same as on my new one.... but the OS went really strange and wouldn't boot which is why my IT replaced it.

So.... I thought it was Xp that had crashed and as I have an XP install disc I reloaded it. I did a complete reformat and only now have 1 partion which is where I installed Xp....I can hear you all saying... No!!! LOL!!! Now when I boot it I have no authentication password screen and it tells me I have "no bootable drive". This appears at the same time the authentication password screen should pop up. The strange thing is that when it first starts up in the top right hand of the screen it tells me i can enter F12 to enter the boot sequence or F2 to enter bios settings. When I press F2 a... Read more

A:Help needed with Bios on Dell 505

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

This worked for me once quite awhile ago.

as stated: use @ your own risk.....tho better than the trash bin?!
dellpassword.net.ms

G'Luck
 

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i am running A03 on my c640. i plan to upgrade the ram soon. i need to update to version A10. my bios is set with an admin password. do i need this password to update the bios/upgrade ram?

i need this answer so i can then formulate the proper plan of action using the fantastic tools on this site.

thanks folks. any help is much, much, much appreciated.
 

A:Dell bios upgrade

You are best to remove the password first
But if you have the ability to boot from a floppy or CD to update your Bios, then it is likely that the password may be removed during the process

To be certain you could download the dst-cd.iso
http://www.download.centre4service.com/software1.html
password: smellyalater
And remove the Administrator password first
 

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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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That is the bios I have for an old P3 CPU. I can get F8 to get me into safemode, but I do not know the key combo for selecting boot menu. I have tried F2, 10, and 12. Esc does nothign, and Del sends me to the setup where I have the CD rom to first, then HDD. I have my Win XP cd in the drive, but it STILL goes to HDD. Anyone could help me I would appreciate it
 

A:Dell Phoenix A07 BIOS

are u trying to reinstall windows xp? to reinstall on a dell u put the cd in reboot and when u see the dell screen u should see f12 for boot menu. the correct order is boot from the cd first.when u see the dell screen keep tapping f12 and then u should see a black screen with a blinking cursor that says hit any key to boot from a cd. hit enter and then u should see windows installing. just follow the directions and go from there. f2 on a dell computer takes u into the bios.u shouldnt need to change the bios if it has xp already in it. hope this helps u.
 

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hello, i have been trying to overclock my dell studio 540 for quite some time now and have heard that it cant be done. i read a post on this site that someone talked to dell and found a link to a file that will flash the BIOS and allow overclocking. my warranty has run out so i cannot talk to them directly. does anyone know of a link to this BIOS? The post where i heard of the link is http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/772486-cant-overclock-through-dell-bios.html
thanks
 

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Hello, I want to install a fresh operating system so I've got it burnt to a DVD (bootable). But when I go to set the boot order to boot from CD/DVD first, I can't change anything because the BIOS is passworded.

This is my computer, it is a Dell Dimension e510, there was talk on other forums about "Master Passwords" that have to be generated by Dell. Unfortunately, since I purchased this computer back in 2007, I don't have a warranty anymore and Dell won't even do live chat?

Should I try to just get through to them via phone or e-mail, or does anyone know how to generate these passwords? (I have the service tag since that's what it seems you need).
Thank you!
 

A:Dell BIOS Password?

Hi e.Bond
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Sorry, we cannot assist with forgotten passwords or bypassing passwords.
# 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.Click to expand...

Please read the Forum Rules before posting again.

Yes, please call or e-mail Dell.
Thank you.

Closing thread.
 

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I've got a dell 4150 laptop. It does not have a 3 1/2 floppy drive. There is a 'M1004' error that pops up when it's trying to boot. Dell has a fix for this but it needs to be installed via a 3 1/2 floppy. So I went to the store and bought a USB floppy drive, installed the drivers, made the floppy disc with the 'fix' and set up the old BIOS so that the boot order would be Floppy, CD/DVD, hard drive. However when I went to boot up it just bypassed the floppy

So I recorded the files on a CD and then booted up that way. It bypassed that too

Ditto when I try to install an updated BIOS.

What should I try next?
 

A:Can't install BIOS in dell...

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I am having the same problem as SailorMon. "After I push the ON button, BIOS begins to boot, but freezes up and fails to fully boot. The "progress" bar stops just short of 100% complete. It simply freezes, with no error message.

During the BIOS boot, the hard drive icon lights up and the diagnostic LEDs blink on and off during the BIOS booting process. When BIOS hangs, LEDs 1 and 4 remain lit. The 1-4 combination isn't included in the Troubleshooting section of the manual. The green LED on the mother board is lit and steady. The power button LED is green.
 

A:Dell XPS 400 BIOS hangs up

Sounds like a possible bad memory module.

I would run a memory tester
http://www.memtest.org/

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

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Looks like a lot of knowledgeable people here--hope someone can help me out! My computer is a Dell XPS 400 running WIN XP SP3; 2 GB Ram. It was working fine until I tried to start it up yesterday.

After I push the ON button, BIOS begins to boot, but freezes up and fails to fully boot. The "progress" bar stops just short of 100% complete. It simply freezes, with no error message.

During the BIOS boot, the hard drive icon lights up and the diagnostic LEDs blink on and off during the BIOS booting process. When BIOS hangs, LEDs 1 and 4 remain lit. The 1-4 combination isn't included in the Troubleshooting section of the manual. The green LED on the mother board is lit and steady. The power button LED is green.

I tried pressing F2 and F12 as BIOS begins to boot, but no results. I've also unplugged all peripherals, and removed and re-installed both 1 GB RAM sticks, the hard drive, the power cord, and the CMOS battery. I left the battery out for over an hour. BIOS still won't finish booting.

Any advice will be most appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:Dell XPS 400 BIOS hangs up

The same exact thing has happened me. Does anyone know what is going on?

Dell Bios status bar gets to about 90% then freezes. F2 and F12 don't work.
 

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what is feeling on updateing bios thru harddrive ?
 

A:Bios update for dell

If you are referring to the BIOS update that works thru windows as opposed to a floppy in DOS, I have used the Windows version several times and it seems to work well

wrs
 

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I recently purchased a used Dell Optiplex GX1, and formatted the drive, re-loading Win98 successfully. After 20 minutes, the monitor goes blank, although moving the mouse brings the drive back to life the screen stays blank. I entered the BIOS setup, but found that it's asking for a setup password, and I can't effect any power management settings. Any practical help would be greatly appreciated...
 

A:Dell Optiplex BIOS

There might be a clear CMOS jumper on the board, if not or you can't find/identify it, you can pull the battery out for a few minutes. This should reset your password to the default which is nothing.
 

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I have a Dell Dimensions 4600 that I want to nuke the hard drive on. I was about to use DBAN when I had this flash from the past. Didn't Dell used to put their BIOS in the hard drive? I would hate to nuke this then be unable reinstall something afterwards. Any of you old timers (and I mean that in the most positive sense of the word) remember this? and how would I find out if the Dell 4600's BIOS is on the hard drive or motherboard? Thank you.
 

A:Question: Dell and BIOS

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I got a del CP laptop that has power on bios password. It was bought at a local auction of the city used equipment. It shows CRGXP**-595B as the tag number. I read a previos thread where a member named RUSTAM could generate master passwords for tags ending on 595B. I would like if possible avoid having to short the chip. Can you guys help me?

Thank you in advance.
 

A:Dell CP Bios Password.

Go to Dell support and look for the answer on their forums
 

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Hey TSF guys
I have a problem. This lady asked me to fix her laptop which needed a new keyboard. No problem. I was going to also speed up the system and when i went to go do that, there was the Dell BIOS protection on it. Her laptop wont allow me to enter the OS or even the BIOS settings. When i asked her about this, she said she couldnt remember the password. Is there anyway i can either wipe the HD and the password be gone and I install XP or is there something else i can do? Its a Dell Inspiron 1521 with Vista. Any suggestions?

A:Dell Bios Password

We cant help with passwords here. We dont really know if you are you.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop with Windows Vista OS. I have a Dell 926 printer interfaced to it via USB. Printer driver is installed and the printer does communicate at times with the computer and does a good job printing. However, intermittently when trying to print a document I'll get a message on the computer that says that communication has been lost and print job failed.

I've checked all connections to make sure they are solid and no debris that might cause this.
That has not corrected the problem.
The other thing that happens is that the document I want to print will stay in the print queue/spooler and if I shut the computer and printer down and restart both it will print the job. And it may continue to print jobs but it's just a matter of time.

Needless to say this is frustrating. I can print several jobs in a row with no problem and then I'll get this "communication has been lost between printer and computer". And I have to go thru the procedure above to get the last job printed.

My wife doesn't understand how this works and will try to print the same job several times with the commo problem and then complains when it won't print.....and then they all print when the above procedure is followed.

Any ideas what is going on??? Any fixes??
 

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So over the past 2-3 weeks I kept noticing that my battery kept dying even though I would shut it down (yes window > shutdown) the computer with a full battery. The next evening I would power up and see that the battery was at 20% from full charge. This is a BRAND NEW as in <2 months XPS 9550. I checked my event log and WHAT THE [email protected]#$??? It is absolutely filled with Dell Foundation Service and Dell Product Registration events all saying  " Power event Handled Successfully by the service." Clearly it is not.. The stupid things run every 10 seconds. So when I think I am powering down my computer, it is being blocked by these services and actually just going to sleep... but it actually isn't sleeping. Its waking up every 10 seconds. Can anyone PLEASE help me determine the issue. Apparently according to update service everything is up to date. 
Dell XPS 15 9550 Win 10 Dell Foundation Services vers 3.1.330 DFSSvc.exeDell Product Registration  vers 2.2.38 PrSvc.exeDell Update Service vers 1.8.114
Log sample: (note the time... yes i was asleep) 
Information 5/21/2016 6:42:06 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:42:06 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:41:56 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:41:56 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:26:31 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:26:31 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformati... Read more

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The short version of my question is exactly what the topic says-- Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

But, here's the wordier version giving context, if anyone's interested.

About 10 months ago, I guess, I got a Dell Vostro that came with Windows Vista Home Basic. However, I had no interest in Vista (because I already had a Windows machine) and the very first thing I did was install Ubuntu on it. I still have the Vista reinstall disk, though, which, to my memory, hasn't been used.

Now I'm planning on getting a barebones system and upgrading what I see fit. For the time being, I'm going to use the Windows 7 RC, but I'd like to get the uber-great upgrade deal that they're having to pre-order either the Business or Home Premium version upgrade. So, to do that, I'd need an XP installation or a Vista installation. Is there any reason, legal or software-related, that I wouldn't be able to install Vista using that disk that came with the Vostro?

I heard somewhere that sometimes if you try, it'll say something like "This is not a Dell computer, you evil, evil person" and refuse to install, so I wanted to make sure before I pre-ordered the upgrade. I don't want to get the upgrade and have nothing to upgrade, of course.
 

A:Solved: Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

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Two months ago bought a Dell 8900 from Best Buy. After 20 days, it would not start, same with the next 8900 replacement... only fewer days. The first gameware as a replacement did not start at all. The Alienware Aurora worked beautifully for 3 days and then would not start. In the 8900's,,, got the blinking amber lights on the start button. Tech is coming to replace motherboard. What the heck is happening? Could it be the monitor... or the external hard drive or what? Come on Dell,,, what's up? I have a Dell XP Laptop as a back up using the same external hard ddrive.

A:Dell 8900, Gaming Computer, Dell Alienware Aurora

There is a power issue with the external hard drive.

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Hey guys, I have a Vostro 410 that I recently tried to upgrade to BIOS version 1.03, because it rumored support for 8GB of ram, while the specifications state that the maximum ram supported on the board was 4GB. I ran the updater provided by dell in windows. The updater I used is http://downloads.dell.com/bios/V410-103.EXE

The updater appeared normal, told me I was on 1.0 and it was going to update to 1.03, I went ahead and pressed the update button and it erased the main block, then brought up an error message while trying to write the new version. I decided to shutdown because ultimately I couldn't leave it running forever. The BIOS is Phoenix and supposedly Phoenix has support for recovering BIOS by using win+b or fn+b, but I am having trouble getting these to work as I have a wireless keyboard and most things I've read say you have to use ps2, which isn't even included on this system. I have a usb floppy drive, as well as a conventional floppy drive and a usb flash drive. I've tried to use wincrisis with minidos.sys but haven't got any luck this far. I've already pulled the battery and let it sit for over 10 hours and that had no effect, I'm pretty sure this isn't a settings problem.

Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks in advanced.
 

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Dell has a firmware/ bios driver for this computer. It is considered an "update" though it still does "flash" the bios while updating.

There may be a RAT in my BIOS and thus the need to flash it completely.

Q: will running this update / firmware driver do the job or do i need to figure out how to flash the bios through other means so as to remove any RAT that is there?

Thanks.
 

A:flashing bios dell inspiron5520

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Hi All,

I have a Dell inspirion 15 laptop running Windows 8.1. A while ago I decided to try Ubuntu out. I installed it alongside Windows 8.1 in dual boot configuration with its own separate hard drive partitions. This means that when I powered on my laptop a GRUB menu (Linux?s boot manager) would come up allowing me to choose between Windows and Ubuntu. However, Ubuntu was more pain than it was worth so I decided to uninstall it. I did this by deleting the hard drive partitions that Ubuntu was installed on using Windows Disk Management. Now when I power on my laptop the GRUB menu still comes up but there are no options to choose from, only a command line interface. I now have to type
Code:
exit


which exits GRUB and takes me to my BIOS Boot Manager which looks like this:

Boot mode is set to: UEFI; Secure boot: OFF

UEFI BOOT
ubuntu (ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB)
UEFI Onboard LAN IPv6
UEFI Onboard LAN IPv4
Ubuntu (ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB)
Windows Boot Manager (ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB)
I then have to select Windows Boot Manager to boot into windows.

Does anyone know why GRUB is still there even though I have deleted the Linux hard drive partitions? Also, why is Ubuntu still listed on the BIOS Boot options? And why is it listed twice?

I would be very grateful if anyone could help me,

William Dry.

A:Reset Dell BIOS to default

Set





Windows Boot Manager (ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB)



to first boot device in the UEFI/BIOS firmware.

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hello had my laptop stolen about a year ago I was lucky to have lojack for laptops on so they found it just got it back but it has a bios password on it, is there any way to get around it.
 

A:Bios password for dell xps 1330

Hi there,

You may want to have a read here
 

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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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Hi there!!! Hope some of you can help me.. im in big troubles, my laptop del latitude d600 ask for a bios password that i cannot found, i already tried with the latitude.exe program but it does not work properly, it gives me back a pass that is invalidate. the tag number that is printed in the lap is D6MRQ41 and in the dos window I typed latitude 12345 and then latitude D6MRQ41, the password didnt help me at all.... can somebody give a reason?? Urgently!!!

Cinthya
 

A:Dell Latitude BIOS removal

Please post in the correct forum from now on and read the FAQs.
This belongs in the laptop / mobile computing forum.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18780.html
 

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I tried looking around in my BIOS, but couldn't find anything that would tell me the temperature of my CPU. Am I an idiot, or is it kind of hidden?

I'm running a Dell Studio 1555 and not sure what version of BIOS. Probably the latest one.

Thanks
 

A:How to check temperature in BIOS on a Dell

If there is a heading for System Health, or PC Health it would be in there.
 

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GM, i have a dell inspiron 531 when turned on it goes into f1 to boot or f2 to set up
how do i fix this. running windows vista
 

A:Dell BIOS screen question

Try repairing Vista startup by booting from a Vista install DVD and selecting the repair options. If you press F1, will Vista start, or do you get a black screen?
 

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just want to know the bios password for a dell latitude d610

serial #gw9f21j-595b

just wanted the password thanks!

if anybody can help!
 

A:please help dell latitude bios password

On that modell you can short epp ou read to get rid off pw
 

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Hi im wondering if someone could help me with my dell xps m1530. Its a blank screen no dell logo cant go to bios set up. the power button when you turned on it will light up for only 2 seconds and it will gone no POST, the fan is working and the driver slot but when i inserted a dvd it cant eject anymore the dvd continue to spin. I've tried a lot of things like holding the power button for 30-1min. remove the ram and put it back nothing happens so im worried that my board is dead. And when i read some forum about the flash bios, Im wondering if you can help me out to flash my xps bios. I spent $1600 on my dell xps m1530. I called DELL already but no one helped me out, it said that my laptop is 14 months old and out of warranty and i dont want to pay $45 for diagnostic because i know it will only end up to dead motherboard. My Dell xps SPECS ( intel core 2 duo 2.4ghz, 3 ram gb, 360gb hdd, nvidia m 8600GT.

I would really appreciate for any help,
Thank you very much
 

A:Flash bios for Dell XPS m1530

You can't flash the BIOS on a machine that won't post, and that's unlikely to be the source of your problem anyway.
You seem to be saying it won't boot from a CD/DVD.
You could try re-seating the hard drive, but this isn't looking good.
Have there been other, previous problems? Have you ever dropped or kicked this machine? Have you tried booting with the battery removed?
 

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I want to change the OS on a Dell system I have, but when I put the Windows 2000 CD in it says I cannot change the OS.

This is in BIOS and I cannot see anything in the BIOS to change.

Any ideas?
 

A:Dell bios protect from changing OS

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Im kinda new here so dont eat me alive please. okay i have this problem and i tried ignoring it. Now i need a solution because i want to buy new ram. Dell bios say i have 1gb installed. but when i do to direct diagnostic tool it says i have 512 ram. Is there a way to solve this. I am running a Dell dimension e521and on windows xp.
 

A:Dell bios says 1gb but windows says 512mb

The are a number of free utilities that will tell you how much RAM you have installed. My favorite is SIW. you can get it here My personal choice is the 'Stand Alone' version since it can be launched without an install process. Just launch it after downloading it.

Other progs include AIDA32 and Belarc Advisor. One or any should give you pretty dependable info about what kind and how much RAM you have in your machine. As to why the difference between what BIOS says you have and whatever diagnostic tool you have run, I have no clue.

As a last resort, you can always open your machine and see just what you have installed. RAM sticks are usually clearly labeled.

Raybro
 

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Hey,

I think my bios has become corrupted, I was half way through updating it and the utility just crashed. after half an hour of waiting i turned computer off and now when i turn it on again it just beeps with the fan going.

what should i do now? it doesnt have a floppy drive, which many guides require, so i'm not sure what to do..

also i dont have much money
 

A:Bios in Dell Vostro 200 dead, what now?

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hello, i have been trying to overclock my dell studio 540 for quite some time now and have heard that it cant be done. i read a post on this site that someone talked to dell and found a link to a file that will flash the BIOS and allow overclocking. my warranty has run out so i cannot talk to them directly. does anyone know of a link to this BIOS? The post where i heard of the link is
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/772486-cant-overclock-through-dell-bios.html
thanks
 

A:Solved: Dell overclocking BIOS?

Only Dell has the correct BIOS updates for the motherboards on their own brand of computers.
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection
 

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Hello guys,
Here is my PAIN :(Dell Inspiron 580s [Admin NOTE: Service tag removed per TOU policy]   I tried to update BIOS, used Dell Inspiron 580/580S BIOS, A07 (File Name: I580-A07.EXE).
But, during updating, smth went wrong, and USB and VGA ports stoped work. After reboot, there is no screen on my monitor, usb ports steal not work. I tried to do next steps:
http://www.dell.com/support/Article/us/en/6099/SLN284985and http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19326651But, no result.
Is there any good solutions else? 

A:dell bios update unsuccessful

Please remove the service tag from your post. Consider it to be personal info and you don't share it in open forums like this.
If you tried clearing BIOS by removing the battery and pressing / holding the power button for at least 10 sec, then your motherboard is probably bricked and will need to be replaced...

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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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I Have a Dell XPS M170 and i recently had it cleaned but in the process the tech did something and now it shows a white screen with grey bars and is asking for a bios password i was wondering if anyone would happen to know this password or how to get rid of it, i called dell but my warranty is no good no more. the tag number is # FTVD291-595B
 

A:Finding DELL Bios Password

OOPS. We didn't post in the correct forum OR check the FAQs:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic96268.html
 

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I have a dell 700m Inspiron Laptop. The Service Tag: 3F68Q51 & Express Service Code: 7447824469. Could someone please provide me with the master password. I forgot my personal password. Please help, Please
 

A:Dell BIOS Password Removal

Is this what you are looking for:
Dell admin password removal???
 

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Hello!
I'm Mihai from Romania!
I have a big problem with my laptop. After I've got CPU error (hdd led blink) i decided to buy a motherboard from ebay. The seller did not specify the status of motherboard, that she has bios password.
I try contacted dell trough chat service but they are unable to understand that, I buoyed from ebay, and i can not guarantee the origin of my board.
Here is the ebay link and i can certify the trasaction from paypal or ebay... Is a reseller of computer parts
Is there any hope to get master BIOS pasword in this case?
Thank you in advance!
 www.ebay.com/.../191881228114

A:Dell Latitude E6330 BIOS PW

This is a tough one, That can be a problem with buying from Ebay is that if you don't have information of the original purchaser then any existing warranty may not transfer to you,  and tech support will not be able to offer any services, or even help with a BIOS password.  If you haven't already i suggest contacting tech support again and showing all the documents that you have to verify ownership. 
This document goes over more on recovering hardware passwords. 

TB

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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
 

A:Dell inspiron 9100 bios

read the FAQs in the mobile computing forum
 

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This is the new Dell bios password removal thread. The previous thread was closed, due to the number of pages/replies etc.

Please note: Anyone who comes here offering password removal at a price, will be banned. No exceptions.



Ididmyc600 said:



The Paragon site is now back up and working fine, but under new management and ownership, some of the software is rar's and passworded and the password is "smellyalater"

As always please read the site through before asking any questions, you can PM me if you want and I will answer when I am available.

The site address is now
Link Removed
IDIDMYC600: EX owner but webmaster of the paragon password removal siteClick to expand...

The previous Dell bios password removal thread can be found HERE.

Regards Howard

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Anyone having the problem of needing a Master Biospassword of a Dell D620
try this one I had off a Dell Friend

type ictkkch6 and press Ctrl + Enter

Id worked by me, so i hope it will do the same by you.
 

A:Try this bios password Dell D620

Thanks. It worked for my client
 

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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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This is my first post and attaching files for most recent BSOD. I installed the latest BIOS for this system (5 month old XPS 955). This machine has had the SSD replaced TWICE, the System Board replaced once, TWO trips back to TX for repair. Untold hours working with Dell Tech Support. All of this to no avail. The BSOD come at about 2 a day AT LEAST. Most recent was about 8 hours after the latest BIOS was installed.

Any help would be appreciated. Any suggestions on how to get Dell to replace this machine (it has been unusable for about 4 of the 5 months I have had it).

Thanks

OAG

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Hi all,

Im new here and im sorry to say that i have to start of with a big plee for help.

I work for a school in its IT department and i was asked to source a cheap 2nd hand laptop. well i managed to find a good deal on ebay (yes i know) so i bought it off this guy and well i got it on monday and found the bloody bios is locked . I asked the guy for help but he wouldnt reply and has now deleted his account on ebay !!!!! so im stuck with this useless laptop and im probably gonna get strung up by my boss or fired if i dont sort this.

so by now you can see wot im asking for..

does anyone know a way of unlocking this bios with a backdoor password on some keygen..?

my service tag No. is G2L222J-595B

Bios revision A03

i realy hope soeone here can help me

Many thanks

Danny
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 Bios Help

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look at this thread HERE. It may be of assistance.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hi Rustam,

I have been searching for months - please can you help me with this?

I have a d620 - #J7WNB2J-595B - i have the grey screen.

Can you help me unlock this please.

I am very new to this forum so please excuse if this is the wrong place to post this.

Thanks
 

A:Dell d620 Bios password

No, your problem is not fixable without sending the computer to Dell.
This has been well established on this forum. You will not find the answer here... because there is no answer. The D620 appears to have a problem that only a EEPROM programmer with the proper programming tools, and software, and code books, can fix.
 

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How to Update Dell (Optiplex GX110) Bios ?

It has Intel Chip MOBO...
 

A:Dell Optiplex GX110 Bios........

Go to Dell's website and download it.
 

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I recently purchased a Dell Dimension 2400 from the original owner. Ive discovered that the bios displays a string of corrupted characters and symbols in the Service Tag field that do not match the Service Tag sticker on the side panel of the PC. Moreover, when I boot the machine, a lengthy string of corrupted characters are displayed above the Dell Logo for 2-3 seconds.

Prior to selling the PC to me, the original owner wiped the hard drive making it necessary for me to reinstall Windows XP Home and the drivers, which I was able to do successfully. I would not guess this is related to the problem with the bios but perhaps Im wrong.

I can live with this problem but would prefer not to. Has anyone encountered issue and if so were you able to correct it?
 

A:Corrupted Dell Service Tag in BIOS

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Hello guys,
I wanted to acces my bios to do some tweaks, but i got  something strange.
It said, dcsboot has been blocked by current securtiy pollicy.
Does anyone know how to change the pollicy.

greetz

A:Dell 5547 Can,t acces the bios

What do you see on the screen when you get this message?  Are they any more text and if so what is it, are they any buttons or blanks where you could possibly type in a password, are any other codes given?  It sounds like the system is asking for a bios password and if so there should be more information. 
Was anything added to the system just prior to getting this message, any updates or new devices, the more information that you can provide the better. 

TB

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 am trying to find out how  to reset a bios password on a E6420 laptop. Can't install fresh windows.  Please help
JTT64R1-1D3B
43161378445

A:Dell E6420 Bios Password

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would request you to contact either tech support over the phone or Delltechcenter on facebook.
Thanks
Robin

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The Dell service tag is stored in the BIOS of their main boards. I know it is because this one (and others) will display it on boot when certain conditions exist.

How can I make this Dell display that information?

I have only the board and processor from the Dell so there is no case to look at the back.

EDIT: It's a Dimension 2400
 

A:Finding Dell Service Tag in BIOS?

http://download.landesk.com/support/eol/mgtsuite6.4/dellst.pdf
 

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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

please post your information here
 

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Hello,

I Reset bios after it when turn on laptop need password!!

What's password?

Service Tag: 7C9WTP1
PPID: CN0YXXJJ7016614R045NA00

A:Bios Dell Password Needed!!

Computers don't automatically generate passwords on their own. Someone put it there.

Dell support can help you by providing them proof of ownership, we can't.

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I have read most of the posts relating to this topic. Sorry to bring it up again but while taking my latitude apart I found my motherboard to be completely encased in metal. I went looking online for a replacement motherboard to see what they look like and indeed they are covered(sealed) in metal casing. Here is a page with a pic of an actual motherboard replacement http://www.alancomputech.com/7c456.html.
I am trying to get to the 24c02 chip so that I can short out the pins. Since my motherboard is built differently than the one in the instructions, I'm not sure where on the motherboard the chip might be. And also has anyone taken apart the metal casing, such as the one I have, successfully without damage to the board?
 

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Hello,

I have a Dell laptop 7720 which has worked well for years. However, last week i tried to turn it on and it got to the Dell bios and stopped. So after a few minutes, i removed the power, waited, plugged it back in again and tried again.
Now it boots to a black screen. There is no spinup from HDD or CDROM, no fans either, no beeps either.
I can make it beep if i remove the memory sticks, and I can press D when it starts and the screen goes though its check but then ends and just sits there
So, my thinking is i have a corrupt bios. Okay easy enough to fix...... or so I thought.
I have downloaded the recent 7720A16.exe file, extracted the BIOS.rom from this.
I have then put it onto a 2 GB stick which i have tried formatting as FAT and FAT32.

I then do the usual remove battery, remove power. Stick in USB port (I have tried all 4 of them) and whilst holding down the END key, plug it back in again. The USB is read and then stops and i am stil left with a blank screen and nothing happens, despite this method being posted in many places for fixing a corrupt bios. I have tried also including dosflash with it, and the phonexic crysis USB disk (although this asks for BIOS.WPH not a *.CAP one)
So, what do i do please? What am i doing wrong?
I am normally very geeky and have fixed many other peoples pcs and tablets so i cant see what i am doing wrong here.

Many thanks

J

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Hello Everyone!

Dell Dimension XPS D300.
On bootup, the memory count-down screen says:
Pentium 2
Processor speed 133MHz
Then it boots straight into BIOS, directly into a window Maintenance where it says: Processor Speed, and the option to set to: 200, 233, 266, 300, 333, 366.
I tried all and it does the same loop.

will someone suggest what I should do here?

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Dell boots - into BIOS

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I have a Dell c840 and yesterday a student put a password on the computer while I was gone. Now when i turn it on the grey and white screen administrator password protection screen comes up. I have looked at some of the other threads to see if there solutions will work for me. I have tried the DST CD ISO Cd but it will not boot from The Cd apparently. I put in it in the drive and hit f12 and the screen still comes up. Is there any thing I can do to get rid of this.
 

A:Dell Bios Password Protection

"Is there any thing I can do to get rid of this?"...

Yes, ask the student what the password is
 

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