Question about Dell Inspiron Mini 10 N450
HDD password is forgotten. Can't get passed that screen. Called Dell and they gave me four sets of codes and none worked. You would think Dell would give me the master password for it? Does this mean I have to buy a whole new hard drive for it?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Insert OS cd in drive and start reinstalling by selecting repair mode
now once all files are loaded system will reboot when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10
this will give you access to your account also you can reset all passwords
Now restart lappy and let the system boot normally without OS cd in drive
now you will come to old screen and previously configured desktop with all intact aplication and icons on desktop and it will no more ask you for password till you set a new one
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Posted on May 13, 2009
If it truly is the HDD password, Dell will be of no help to you, as they have no control over the HDD Password; the password is stored in a hidden sector on the HDD itself.
The only people that could help you with that is the manufacturer of the HDD, and odds are they won't help you. It would involve sending the drive back to the manufacturer, and paying them a heft fee to unlock it. It would be returned to you, but would be blank, as they have no way of knowing that the data on it truly belongs to you.
Today happens to be your lucky day however, as I stumbled upon what seems to be a very useful piece of software. There are many restrictions with it's use, so make sure you can manage this. It would involve you connecting your laptop drive into a desktop system in order to perform the task of unlocking, only works with certain drives, and has been known to not work on some Dell HDDs, amongst many other things. Link is below..
There is a reason people put passwords on the HDD, and that is for total security... Good Luck my man, good luck!
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Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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Posted on Jan 05, 2011
SOURCE: My roommate entered a hdd
Not all Dell code generators work on the the service tag ending 595B even though they state they will. Only Dell have the master password generator for that tag ending.
If you are the outright owner of the laptop and you can provide proof of purchase Dell will give you the code themselves for no fee.
If you are the owner then I suggest you give Dell customer services a call. Below is a link to Dells support website where you will get a phone number for them.
You should find it easy to use and Dell's customer service are very helpful.
Posted on Jan 05, 2011
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