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Dc5100 bought from garage sale

Got a dc5100sff computer and when I turn it on it asks for a password and login how can I restore this computer to factory settings it did not include anything but the tower please help

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Inside the pc itself on motherboard you will see where it says clear password' there will be a white piece that clips into to pins . remove it stat computer up. once comp windows open shut back down and replace white pin clip. Restart computer al passwords are reset to factory settings. dell has no passwords at factory settings. So I am guessing that this should fix problem on any other

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If you have an Win XP installation disk simply insert on the drive, turn off and turn on the computer and run the win XP installation.

If you only want to get rid the password go to there:

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