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Dell portable system have a BIOS level capability for a System Password and a Hard Drive Password. These passwords are designed to protect user data if the security of the system is compromised. Because of this, there is not a hardware reset (Remove battery, move a jumper) like on a desktop system to clear the password.
The only way to bypass a forgotten BIOS or HDD password on a Dell portable system is to contact Dell Technical Support, (1-800-624-9896 in the USA), confirm that you are an authorized user of the system (Prove that the system isn't stolen) and once validated, Dell Tech support will assist in granting you access to the system.
NOTE: Systems produced after September 2004 may not have free lifetime telephone support and my incur a fee for technical support from Dell.
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