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Can I put my dell 2200 hard drive into my compaq nx6120?

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    danny May 11, 2009

    Thanks for that! Ok if you unwittingly changed the password on nanas 1st laptop without taking note of what you changed it to, what would you do?

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    danny May 11, 2009

    Hmmm a direct contrast, how confusing.

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    danny May 11, 2009

    Theres not alot I can tell you rescuetech, apart from me supposedly being the last to use a laptop that now has a password security code that nobody knows?  

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    danny May 11, 2009

    Thanks to you both!

  • danny
    danny May 11, 2009

    a windows user name & password



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Got an old dell latitude cpi D300XT laptop I want to get the photos and files off it. The problem is that it won't stay on for long..the power lights lights up for a few secs then goes off!

Can anyone advise on the best course of action please?
I have thought about taking the hard drive out and putting it it my acer laptop, but i don't know if this would work and also I wouldn't know how to go about it,
Grateful for any advice,x

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If your trying to use the operating system from Dell 2200 in your Compaq... your going to have driver issues and Windows liscense issues... it may not let you boot into the operating system seeing that how Microsoft builds the copy protection by building in the hardware where Windows was first activated into the encrption for the copy protection. That being said... If you want to erase the drive and install it as a new drive into the compaq and then put a Operating System on it from there... you can do that.

The Bottom line is yes you can use your Dell Hard Drive in your Compaq as long as you Erase it and Reinstall a Operating System on it once you get it in the Compaq.

Hope this Helps!

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NO. The 2200 uses IDE and the NX uses SATA. Besides unless you're running Vista it wouldn't work anyways.

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    RescueTechLA May 11, 2009

    Give me the whole story with details and I'll tell you how to fix it.

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    RescueTechLA May 11, 2009

    Is it a Windows password or a power on / bios password?

    What the guy below is correct but ONLY if the newer laptop uses the same connection, IDE. The answer is still NO, unless it's Vista like I said earlier.

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    RescueTechLA May 11, 2009

    I usually use a professional password changing program, but it's expensive so here are your alternatives. (borrowed from another fixya user).

    Forgetting your Windows administrator login password. With no way to
    get into the system, you can’t even perform basic maintenance, let
    alone a thorough tune-up. Formatting is always an option, but we
    consider that a last resort. (Plus, guess who’s going to have to help
    reinstall all the programs lost after a wipe?) But all hope is not
    lost. There are a few ways to actually retrieve a lost Windows account
    password. Read on, and we’ll show you the light.

    1st Method:

    The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we
    install Windows, it automatically creates an account "Administrator"
    and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account
    password then try this:

    Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen,
    press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now
    type "Administrator" (without quotes) in Username and leave Password
    field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.

    Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".

    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

    2th Method:

    There are a lot of Windows password revealers and crackers available,
    but I’ve found that Windows Password Recovery Tool is the most
    not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with
    Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local
    user account to a blank password

    You can use the ISO to burn a boot CD. Follow these instructions:

    1. Download ISO file from Windows Password Recovery Tool(
    2. Burn to a CD using a CD burning tool such as Nero or Roxio or MagicISO
    3. Insert CD into drive and reboot.
    4. You may have to select an option in the BIOS to get the computer to boot from the CD.

    Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.


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You can reset Windows 7 password with password reset disk if you have one createdin advance. If not, you can use Windows Login Recovery software to recover yourpassword. Free trial of Windows Login Recovery is available on its website. Youcan search Windows Login Recovery in Google.

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I have downloaded Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 from it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista and Windows 7. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. I Wrote it to an 1GB USB flash drive do this. Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm. It supports CD/DVD too.

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I can’t take my nx6120 apart (disconnect the battery would have been all) as the buggers have used some screws ordinary people haven’t got the screwdriver for, but there are other ways
On the other hand, after spending about 3 hours on the internet, it might be the easiest way.
MAKE a screwdriver that fit the silly screws (remove the main battery first), remove the back cover, find the backup battery (probably a small button battery), take it out for a few seconds, back in again, and you are done. Reassemble, plug in the main battery and you are up and running.
If you don’t want to take your pc apart, then there is only the hard way, Backdoor-password
And as I don’t know (cant find it anywhere) the type of BIOS for this nx6120, youll have to try them out, one by one:
For Award BIOS:

For AMI BIOS passwords:

For PHOENIX BIOS’ try this backdoor password:


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