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Thanks, I called Dell and they wanted money from me of course and thats not an option. I want to buy it, but it is gonna cost me money just to get it working. So if I cant get some help to unlock the password, I think I will be giving it back to the person who probably stole it! Thanks for your time, Wendy
These laptops are usualy worth a few hundred.
And the unlock system is to keep honest folk honest and to keep those that don't belong in that machine out.
The last time I did this it cost 75 bucks. Quite a bargain for a 99 buck laptop (it had other issues but I needed the good board inside.)
Laptops have an extra level of security that isn't easily dismissed. Also, resolutions vary among makers and Dell isn't any different. Unlocking outside of any std. method is just asking for problems as that exactly what is intended. The typical unlocking sequence provided by Dell is generated by the certain "code" generated to help resolve this, so that's the key. Anything else is considered outside of the norm..
If in fact your post is not a flip-it remark then you have your own solution. The seller should have or so willing reduced the cost because of this issue. -OR- corrected it for future use by removing the PW.
hold f12 at start-up & see what chocies u have, could be reset to factory setting, or repair. good luck. charliebee
key feature-how to bypass or delete admin password
restrat the pc ,go into bios setting by pressing f2 or del key or whatever key is displaying inthe at starting point, search every option inside the bios there is a password remove or off option . take the step . then press f10 . restart the system . you will get rid of administrator password.
good luck with that!
Create a password for security but allow anyone with access to the F2 key to turn it off.
I'll bet your next weeks pay check that if there is such a setting, it will require the password to turn it off
Why are you folks trying to help someone that thinks the laptop is stolen??
The stated objective is to buy it, not to return to rightful owner!
I don't understand why you are willing to participate in a crime?
I agree with coffeecan. Someone 'gives' you a computer thats internally locked that its a VERY good chance its stolen.
you can try to unlock your login password via safe mode, built-in admin account, password reset disk, etc. DIY a password reset disk will be your most efficient solution. search "Reset Password on Dell Inspiron" online to get more info!
Why did you set up this password?
It's strange to setup a BIOS password then not remember what the password is.
If the computer is not yours then ask the person who owns it to let you have the password.
Why did you set up this password? - New!
I agree. If the person who gave you the computer cannot supply the password, give the computer back. I'd hate to think someone could steal my computer and a well meaning person would help them get access to it by telling them how to bypass or reset the admin password.
computer locked,how to bypass password
Switch on Computer and hold down F8 key,select Boot-Up in Safe Mode.Worked for me.
I think this one has gone as far as it should.
The OP is aware that this machine may be stolen and has suggested her course of action in light of this.