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How do I get around/reset theSystem Password

by cyberdave11 / December 10, 2011 6:53 AM PST

I have a Dell Optiplex GX280 with Vista, I had to replace the mother board. Not thinking I created a system password, now when I boot-up and go to type in the password the keyboard isn't working for me to type in the PW. HELP me please to get around it. Thank you so much in advance for your help.
Dave

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The BIOS password?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2011 6:55 AM PST

I thought the BIOS password on Dells only required me to put the jumper on the Password Clear pins?

As to a WINDOWS PASSWORD (your post is a little unclear) that's easy too. I use NTPASSWD and for those that don't want to make a boot CD or such, they have http://www.lostpassword.com
Bob

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keyboard not working to put in the password, I know the PW
by cyberdave11 / December 10, 2011 9:18 AM PST
In reply to: The BIOS password?

there is no jumper pins on my motherboard, they are usually next to the battery, right?

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(NT) That's why I use DELL DOCS to find it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2011 9:50 AM PST
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CMOS
by pgc3 / December 10, 2011 10:35 PM PST

Just for drill, remove and then replace the CMOS battery, see if that does the reset.

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