Well i am reformatting my drive whenever i came to the screen that has me put in the System or Administrator password of which i dont have one my service number is 25LJGF1 -595B, i have already contacted dell about this they told me to contact best buy since that is where i bought it. I contacted best buy but they want to charge me for it eventhough i just bought the laptop, about 3 months ago. So i need someone to help me out as soon as possible thank you.
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Re: Laptop DELL XPS M1330 Master Password Needed
Reformatting is not something done lightly so I hope it is really necessary; 'Restore' does not demolish everything you have added since new.
Normally, if one does not want to use a password at all, you just hit 'Enter' at that screen and Windows then assumes you are not going to assign one.
If it is asking for a BIOS setup password, then you are stuck with Best Buy's magnanimous offer.
(If anyone knows of a vendor that doesn't **** - post their name.)
Normally if you buy from Dell then they should give you this information as long as you can prove your the owner of the laptop. Since you bought it from Bestbuy, the only thing that Dell warranties is the charger,the rest is from Bestbuy. You will need to talk to BB to see if they will assist you, if not call their Corp office in MN.
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you can remove this password by removing the bios battery. remove the cap where the ram goes... and you will have very easy access to the board. unplog the cable that goes from the bios battery to the board (make sure the pc is off and main battery is out.) plug back in the cable and boot your pc.
Well from what I have read in your description of the problem stated, there is no way to do this without replacing your hard drive. If you cannot remember or find your password for Boot of the Computer then you really have no choice, Or you can take the other way too and thats what you choose not to do and that's call Dell Custoemr Service and pay for warranty or a In-Service for your Dell M1330. There is really no getting around that, realistically also considering the fact that it appears to be a laptop it's going to be really difficult for someone to access the hard drive to replace the hard drive, So that really eliminates to one option and that is paying for a warranty with Dell or taking it to Geek Squad at your local Best Buy Retail Store...The cons of that take to a local retail store like Best Buy would be having to purchase a whole new operating system, paying for an agent to install new hard drive, reinstalling operating system, and the biggest part is will Dell now provide you drivers for your computer usually that will depend upon whether you get the Operating System that came with the Dell XPS M1330, if you choose to down-grade then you more than likely will be not elgible for Driver updates from Dell and will have to manually go to the manufactors and retrieve them one-by-one.