It's asking for a password and don't let me go into the bios
I bought my S2 second-hand and also bought a brandnew harddrive for it. As soon as I turn it on, it's asking for a password, but it never had one.
I tried different programs, like PowerSuite and also the Windows XP disc.
No matter what key I press..all I get is a beep. The harddrive is formated and has XP on ( done that on my desktop ) .. I'm at the end of my knowledge what to do, so maybe you guys can help. Thanks
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If the bios already has a password on it then it will not let you boot the computer without you putting it in. It sounds like you are already booted up and into the bios, if that is true don't set a bios password.
You need to clear the passwords, you can do this by using a boot cd called Hiren's boot CD. IT does everything from clear administrator passwords to harddrive passwords and so much more. Download, burn to a CD and navigate to the administrator password reset option.
This is a BIOS enabled password. The thing is, if it was a desktop, we can over ride this easily by resetting the CMOS battery. Unfortunately we have a portable system. The password for the BIOS can only be reset/ over ride by getting the generic password from Dell Technical support. Another problem that you have is that you might have bought a second hand computer. This means that your computer is registered in Dell's data base with another person's name. You will need to get those details before Dell Technical Support will help you out. Try to contact eBay so that you will be able to get the account details of the original owner prior to calling Dell.
as the bios was reset the harddrive password was removed from the bios memory.
To get the password unlocked you will need to remove the harddrive from the laptop, buy a adapter so you can connect it to your pc and then do a few things Il tell you about later if your going to do it.
otherwice you can take the harddrive to a shop to be unlocked / reset to defaults.
Passwords Basic settings on your computer such as how many and what kinds of disk
drives you have which one are enabled and which are disabled and which ones are used for
booting are held in a CMOS chip on the mother board. A tiny battery keeps this chip always
running so that whenever you turn your computer off, it still remembers its instructions.
A common method of entering the BIOS is pressing the Del key at Bootup other common
methods are Ctrl +Alt +Esc and Ctrl + Esc. Most computers have a BIOS which can be
configured to ask for a password as soon as the computer is switched on. If the Ask
Password option is enabled then as soon as the PC is switched on a Dialog box welcomes you
and asks you for the password. You cannot override this and there is no way of disabling
this because to enter the BIOS you need to know the BIOS password. So what do you do?
Disable it. Now to Disable the BIOS password you need to enter the BIOS. But as soon as
you enter the BIOS the BIOS asks for a password. Now the most common method of overriding
this password prompt is by trying out the default BIOS passwords. Some common passwords
are: Lkwpeter j262 AWARD_SW AWARD_PW Biostar Many BIOS also have their default password
that can be tried. "j262" opens most versions of Award BIOS it works about 80%
of the time. "AWARD_SW" and "AWARD_PW" work on some computers as well,
but much less often. In some BIOS shift+s y x z also works. The best way to find out the
default passwords of various BIOS is to search at http://astalavista.box.sk which is the
best search engine for security related matter Well if the default passwords did not work
them get ready for some serious Hacking stuff. Now as the default BIOS password did not
work we will try to reset the BIOS to its default settings so that it asks for no password
at all. So to do following: First you have to open the computer and then look for a round
lithium battery, it probably looks like a silver coin. So remove the battery and after 30
seconds or so put it back. Some computers may also require you to reset the jumper, so
look for a 3-pin jumper and reset it. For example, on most machines you will find a
three-pin device with pins one and two jumpered. If you move the jumper to pins two and
three and leave it there for over five seconds, it will reset the CMOS. When you boot the
machine some BIOS may give an error saying that the BIOS was reset or tampered with, but
that is not such a big problem