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When i power on my dell d420 it ask for a datebase password.

The boot menu starts then it goes start to the datebase password menu.
i cant press F2 or F10.

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    Derek Fuller May 11, 2010

    Can you clarify "datebase password menu"? ....I don't quite understand what that is

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System Password: This will be prompted before the system can boot up, and load the operating system.
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Don't forget this bios password. If you forget, then you have go through the painful process of resetting the Dell BIOS password.
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