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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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    how to remove hard disk pass word?

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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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This is both trickier and easier than you might think.

  1. Shut down PC, disconnect power, and open case.
  2. Look for two pins sticking up off the motherboard that say: "RESET CMOS" or "CMOS PASS" or "BIOS PASS" or "BIOS RESET" or some combination.
  3. There should be a plastic "jumper" that is attached to ONE of the pins on the CMOS jumper (step two).
  4. Carefully remove the "jumper" by pulling straight up on it.
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  9. return the "jumper" (step two) so that only one pin is connected like you found it.
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NOTE: If you don't have a jumper on your motherboard, you will need to find one. Often, a CD-ROM drive or old IDE hard drive will have a jumper on it. If you find a jumper on an old device that is not connected and not running, you can use it so long as you remember to return it to it's original position. Failing to return a "borrowed" jumper from an external device could make it unusable in the future.

Also, never use a jumper from elsewhere on your motherboard. These jumpers can be critical to the operation of your PC and "borrowing" one could render your PC useless and may not ever help you to reset the BIOS password.

NOTE: When you reset the BIOS password in this manner, all of your custom BIOS settings will be reset. Any hardware that you had to configure manually through your BIOS may not work. Overclocking and other features may be disabled by default. This should not be done without proper consideration.

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Reset the CMOS by unplugging your Optiplex from the power cable & removing the CMOS battery.
The CMOS battery is just a larger "watch battery" about the size of a nickel. Remove it for a few seconds, put it back in & power it back up. This will reset the BIOS password & restore all the BISO settings to default however.

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I found the info below in your manual online. You will need to reset the jumper on the motherboard to remove the password.

Admin Password (Not Set default)
Displays the current status of your system setup
programs password security feature and allows you to
verify and assign a new admin password. The Admin
Password may be disabled by a jumper on the system
board.


Get online and got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Dell Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Look for Manuals and search them for Passwords.

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1 Remove the computer cover.
2 Locate the 2-pin password jumper (PSWD) on the system board. By
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3 Remove the jumper.

4 Replace the computer cover.
5 Connect your computer and monitor to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
6 After the Microsoft Windows desktop appears on your computer, shut down your computer.
7 Turn off the monitor and disconnect it from the electrical outlet.
8 Disconnect the computer power cable from the electrical outlet, and press the power button to ground the system board.

9 Open the computer cover.
10 Locate the 2-pin password jumper (PSWD) on the system board and
attach the jumper to reenable the password feature.
11 Replace the computer cover.
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NOTE This procedure enables the password feature. When you enter system setup (see "Entering System Setup" on page 79), both system and administrator password options appear as Not Set meaning that the password feature is enabled but no password is assigned.
13 Assign a new system and or administrator password. Replace the computer cover.

NOTICE To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer.
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Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.

When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.

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The most common way that most of us know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing a battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard. Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased.

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This information is intended for experienced users. It is not intended for basic users, hackers, or computer thieves. Please do not try any of following procedures if you are not familiar with computer hardware. I'll not be responsible for the use or misuse of this information, including personal injury, loss of data or hardware damage. So use it at your own risk.

A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:

In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.

Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.

When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.

Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.



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BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool Service: http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/

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