Someone has put an administrative password on my top. When powered up it goes to a white screen and will let me go no further. I have spoke with the Techs at dell and still have been unable to conqure this please help
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Re: Inspiron 2200 series
Try a system restore.
On boot up hold down F8 you should get a black screen and among other listing will be start from last know time the machine worked[or word to that effect] use the up/down arrow to get to it and hit Enter.
See what happens Come back if not go we will try another way.
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You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/http://188.8.131.52/
The only solution I can offer is, go to www.ebay.com type in laptop, make and model, administration password, you should get a list of software that should help, remember when you purchase, it is for win xp
1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. 2.Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. 3.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. 4.Press 1 (One) to select windows XP and then hit enter. 5.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER. 6.At the command prompt, Type compact /U C:\bootmgr compact /U C:\ntldr
If this is a windows XP. Then you can reset the password with the following method without making any changes to the data. However it may not work if the first owner has put password on the administrator user account.
Solution: Start the computer in safe mode by tapping F8 key several times while booting.
Then login to the administrator account.
Go to Start - Control Panel - User Accounts - Click the user and click on change password. and change the password to any new one.
Or you may simply type USERPASSWORDS2 in run and reset the password for any user.
If that does not work then you can Press F11 key at the very beggining of starting the computer and do a factory reset to he laptop and he laptop will become like a brand new laptop.
I believed this can be resolve by clean the cmos battery. you need to remove the cmos batery from the laptop then power it on then immediately turn it off. then put the battery back to the laptop then power it on keep tapping on f2 to enter setup. please follow the instructions from the link to remove the cmos battery http://tinyurl.com/yb3mhyg