Question about Dell OptiPlex 360 Desktop Computer
I can reset the bios, set up, admin etc. except the hard drive password does not get disable when i remove the jumper
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try clearing the cmos . 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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Posted on Feb 13, 2009
sir try to remove the pill battery its in the inside of ur box that return it that might give an error said that u shud configure again ur time and date but that is easy but taht will increase teh speed and gives a reset to full factory defaults
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
SOURCE: dell optiplex gx620
There is a Jumper on the motherboard to reset the system Password.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
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.
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Posted on Mar 04, 2009
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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.
Clearing Forgotten Passwords (the manual shows a picture of this)
1 Remove the computer cover.
2 Locate the 2-pin password jumper (PSWD) on the system board. By
default, Pin1 and Pin2 should be connected. You will need to remove the
jumper and boot the system, as follows.
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.
NOTICE To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
12 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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.
14 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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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.
Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper
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.
Hope this helps
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