Question about Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook
It is possible that the main Administor account is unlocked, Turn off the computer and then turn it back on, while it is starting press the F8 key every 2 Secs until you see a menu, then pick SAFE MODE from the list, when the computer starts you should see your profile and the administrator profile, click on the administrator and then Windows should start up, If this works and your in go into Start and then control panel, click on USERS, if you dont see users click on switch to classic mode on the top left, after you open USERS then click on your profile and remove your password. after this restart the computer and you should be able to log into your account. If this does not work you will need to run software that would unlock it.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Entering the System Setup Program
1 Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2 When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately.
3 If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Then, shut down
your computer and try again
On each screen, the system setup options are listed at the left. To the right of
each option is the setting or value for that option.
You can change settings that appear as white type on the screen. Options or
values that you cannot change (because they are determined by the
computer) appear less bright.
The upper-right corner of the screen displays help information for the
currently highlighted option. The lower-right corner displays information
about the computer. System setup key functions are listed across the bottom
of the screen.
The system setup screens display the current setup information and settings
for your computer, such as:
• System configuration
• Boot order
• Boot (start-up) configuration
• Basic device configuration settings
• System security and hard drive password settings
the password is under System security
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Type the password exactly as shown, and then hold down CTRL while
pressing ENTER twice
Note: This password has be encoded for Standard US keyboard layout
Thanks to http://www.unlockbiosrecovery.com/ for providing this master password
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