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How do i reset dell optiplex hard drive password

I can reset the bios, set up, admin etc. except the hard drive password does not get disable when i remove the jumper

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Just go to boot menu by pressing f10 while on start up of your computer.
and go to hdd psssword and change password from here.

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SOURCE: Optiplex G620 has "munged" BIOS Admin password

Hi there.
Try clearing the cmos fdbf23f.jpg. move the plastic jumper the alternative position, power the pc up (Nothing will happen if you have it correct, then put it back in its original position and try to boot the machine again, password should be removed.
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SOURCE: dell optiplex gx620

There is a Jumper on the motherboard to reset the system Password.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/advfeat0.htm#wp1117484

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Bios default password

The BIOS default password is just blank, and it is not asked.

When you set a bios password, you are asked to enter a value, therefore if bios is asking the password, the password had been changed.

To reset the bios password if you do not know the password you need to access to motherboard and temporarily remove battery for few seconds.
Removing battery will reset bios and delete the password.
Unplug power cord before accessing the motherboard, and try not touching the motherboard with your finger.
Put battery back in place before restarting computer.

See also the following websites:

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satyathakur.com/blog/

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