Question about Dell Inspiron 1200 Notebook
My dad gave me a dell inspiron 1200 that he got from a yard sale a few years ago and when i turn it on it access bios A07 then asks me to run set up and finally takes me to dell.com mini page that asks me to enter the system or admin password. i have the slightest clue to which what it could be but so far i know just pressing enter and typing randomness in it multiple times does not work. i have tried to run safe mode but no access. ive tried every f-key and nothing. i have also tried removing the cmos battery for 30 seconds to 5 minutes. npthing again. cant seem to figure this out. i also do not have any original starter cds and id rather not have to spend 40 dollars for bios removal either. please help. its driving me mad. atleast to completely reset it or format any memory. please.......!!!
Flashing the BIOS From the Hard Drive
1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in, the main battery is properly installed, and a network cable is attached.
2. Boot up the computer.
3. Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at support.dell.com.
4. Click Download Now to download the file.
5. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click Yes, I Accept this Agreement.
The File Download window appears.
6. Click Save this program to disk and then click OK.
The Save In window appears.
7. Click the down arrow to view the Save In menu, select Desktop, and then click Save.
The file downloads to your desktop.
8. Click Close if the Download Complete window appears.
The file icon appears on your desktop and is titled the same as the downloaded BIOS update file.
9. Double-click the file icon on the desktop and follow the instructions on the screen.
Posted on Feb 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes, if you remove the cmos battery and have your PC unpluged wait 2-3 mins before reseting battery it should reset the bio's.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
Insert OS cd in drive and start reinstalling by selecting repair mode
now once all files are loaded system will reboot when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10
this will give you access to your account also you can reset all passwords
Now restart lappy and let the system boot normally without OS cd in drive
now you will come to old screen and previously configured desktop with all intact aplication and icons on desktop and it will no more ask you for password till you set a new one
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Posted on May 13, 2009
pls find out the cmos clear jumper setting which will clear the password and u will be able to access the BIOS without password
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
The CMOS battery is located underneath the keyboard of your Dell i5100.
If you're up to it, then try these simple steps:
- Open the lid to a 180 degree angle and using a very small Flat Screwdriver, pry the hinge cover on the right side. There's a small notch where you can pry it out.
- Check if the keyboard is being held by 2 screws. To loosen them, remove the battery and unscrew them from inside the battery bay.
- Carefully lift the keyboard in an angled position and check the ribbon or contact tape that connects the keyboard to the motherboard. Flip the keyboard towards you and see if you can reach the CMOS battery (usually covered by a blue plastic shield or protective cover. There's a pair of wire coming from it and the end is a small connector. You may remove the connector attached to the motherboard carefully to get the CMOS battery.
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
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