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PASSWORD PROBLEMS WHEN MY COMPUTER BOOTS UP IT GOES STRAIGHT TO THE MOS DOS ASKING FOR PASSWORD. I CALLED DELL THEY SAID TO GO INTO MY BIOS AND CHANGE PASSWORD. HOW DO I DO THAT?

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  • nightqueen Aug 27, 2007

    CAN'T FIND THE 3-PIN OR RESET JUMPERS

  • nightqueen Aug 27, 2007

    THANKS FOR HELPING ME,BUT I STILL CAN'T FIND IT.DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN GO THAT WILL HAVE A PICTURE OF THE MOTHERBOARD?MAYBE I WILL BE ABLE TO LOCATE THE JUMPERS.

  • nightqueen Sep 01, 2007

    Was able to locate jumpers ,thank you.Now I have put a new hardrive in and I need a cdrom driver to install OS.Went to the dell website but was unable to get driver download.Is there a website that I can get the cdrom driver for free?

  • nightqueen Sep 02, 2007

    MY COMPUTER IS NOT RECONIZING THE CDROM.IT SAYS NO CDROM INSTALLED.THE HARDDRIVE I'M USING IS A HARDDRIVE THAT HAS BEEN SWIPED.THERE IS NOTHING ON IT .I REALLY NEED A CDROM DRIVER FOR A OPTIPLEX GX270.

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Hi, To access or enter motherboard BIOS settings, on powerup either F2 or Del. If you just want to remove the password in your Dell Optiplex > The BIOS password may be cleared by removing the password jumper (PSWD) on the motherboard. This will also clear all CMOS settings: Open your casing, on your motherboard. find the CMOS password reset jumper (3-pin) on the motherboard; Remove the jumper from pins 1 and 2 and put it on pins 2 and 3 for about 5 seconds. Replace back the jumper on pins 1 and 2. Hope this be of help/idea. Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Aug 27, 2007

    Hi again,

    For a Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop, the Paswword Jumper is located near the power connector.

    On not so recent versions of Dell, they use 3-pin terminals, however most newer models/versions use 2 2-pin terminals.

    Below is a copy of the jumper settings from the User manual available athttp://support.dell.com/support/edocs/sy...

    Cheers.

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    Louie Role Aug 29, 2007

    The previous post answered you "..I STILL CAN'T FIND IT.DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN GO THAT WILL HAVE A PICTURE OF THE MOTHERBOARD?..."

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    Louie Role Sep 02, 2007

    If you're planning on installing Windows, no drivers needed for the CD ROM.

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    Louie Role Sep 02, 2007

    If you are connecting your HD and CD ROM in tandem in a single IDE flat cable, you have to set your HD to master and your CD ROM to Slave. Normally there are instructions on the label of the HD on what pins should a jumper be placed to enable it as master. Likewise at the rear at the CD ROM there would be 3 pairs of pins, the middle is usually jumpered to enable it as slave.

    On first power on, go to your BIOS/CMOS and check if the motherboard has auto detected your HD & CD ROM.

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Remove the battery on motherboard and boot ur system will not ask about password

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Yo can clean the password by removing the battery for 30- sec. this will clean the Bios/Cmos

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I have a Dell Laptop 17RSE 7720 that I cannot Flash the Bios on. I have not tried to do it using Dos. I get Error 216 or 105.


nice a full model stated, rare here. NO OS< windows 10?
Windows, 10 ,removed the DOS mimic DLL files so now we must use freedos if DOS is needed, so I ask OS used above.
No reasons stated, the Intel processor venerability issue? what ?
or hacking BIOS , the possibles are ENDLESS. DYK
did you use F12 sandbox install
or did you make USB with freedos on it.

why not go to dell first and not fixya we are not dell.
ok?
do not flash BIOS until you learn the risks, did you?>
do not do that, unless you:
1: must, (have real compelling reasons to brick a good working perfect pc, (repeat 3 times for effect). oops....a daisy.

2; make 100 % sure the flash binary you get matches the exact service tag model PC you own , i bet you did not ask Dell to tell you that exact file that matches what you own.
I think but am not sure(dell has decompression locks on the file)
but I think they have more one ROM binary inside thee 10MB file.
but be nice if they said that, (their lil secret)


DID you used F12 mode? to update?
and from what version to what version.?????


3: Dell does not have what I call EZ_flash, that is using BIOS to flash itself. (super safe way, if power is good) Dell runs scripts at next boot to load bios binaries, in sand box , F12 way.
the EXE file there:
I always look first, I trust no one, on any binaries.
the exe passes virustotal and malwarebytes.
But the exe is locked, out. (decompression)
I think I know why (UEFI rules again)

5: is your PC set up with UEFI BIOS?
and safe boot? off
bitlocker suspended?

why not talk here at dell on same topic.
why leave DELL>?

https://www.dell.com/community/Laptops-General/Inspiron-7720-Bios-Flash-from-A14-to-A17-error/m-p/4663974

One more problem. UEFI is H3LL
most makers OEM now block regression paths of bios.
so are you regessing ? trying to load, older BIOS version
you cant in most cases. did you? no before after stated. versions.
also learn that many PC, they upgraded UEFI like 10 times
and some you must do step by step, never v1 to v10 ok?
or it fails.


now some faCTS ON LAPTOPS.
Dell does not use Ez-flash, sadly is the best there is, not used.
this method has no possible way to multitask and fail.
the second most safe is running DOS(freedos is free) HP does.
The third most safe way is windows sand box. way. F12 per dell
and 4th flashing under windows live, is totally wrong.
never flash on any preemptive multitasking OS, live. do not.
may tired, many died (bricked forever)


this version>?
Version Version 1.11.1, 1.11.1 Category BIOS Release date 03 Jul 2018 Last Updated 03 Jul 2018 https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln129956/dell-bios-updates?lang=en
The normal Dell way under w10 , it creates install scripts in a file on your
hdd (not bitlocker'd) and then reboots w10 to sand box.
then w10 runs in special mode,(no it is not DOS) and this mode
safely installed the flash binaries.
if this fails or the HDD is missing (lol) or has linux loaded, you didnt say, then you can do this.
The below from Dell uses the word DOS in lazy way.
its not DOS, ok> DOS is MS product, or DRI, DR.DOS
Freedos is a modern version of DOS that runs on new hardware the real DOS (MS) can never do. ok?
I am told dell uses the w10 sand box method (w7/8/10)
I see dell ended this switch, -writeromfile
you can not extract the rom file.

this makes FREEDOS disk boot on the USB.
did you do this?
=-------------------------------------off dell ------------------------------
QUOTE: "
BIOS Update Executable for Windows/DOS

Download
1. Click Download File to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Windows System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
3. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment if Legacy Boot Mode(Non-Windows users)
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then Press F12 key and Select "USB Storage Device" and Boot to DOS prompt.
3. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
4. DOS System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
5. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment if UEFI boot mode with Load Legacy Option disabled (Non-Windows users)
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 and go to "General-Boot Sequence - Boot List Option".
3. Change "UEFI" to "Legacy" of Boot List Option.
4. Click "Apply","Exit" to save changes and reboot system.
5. Press F12, then Select "USB Storage Device" and Boot to DOS prompt.
6. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
7. DOS system will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
8. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot.
9. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 and go to "General > Boot Sequence > Boot List Option".
10. Change "Legacy" to "UEFI" Boot Option.
11. Go to "Exit > Exit Save Changes" and reboot system.

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Note 2: Please make sure you suspend BitLocker encryption before updating BIOS on a BitLocker enabled system.
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