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Little white blinking line after replacing the hard drive

I can't get it to do anything because of this line. I had the PC in storage if that helps. The blue Dell screen does show up first to. It also says invalid passowrd when I never put one in (?) PLEASE HELP!!!!! My girl needs her computer running...lol!

I have a Dell Dimension desktop L600R

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Under what kinds of conditions (temperature, moisture, etc) did you store this laptop, and for how long?
From Googling it, I got to this URL:

http://www.tech-faq.com/dell-bios-password.shtml

Follow their instructions to see if they help.

Basically, it says to do this:
For most Dell Optiplex desktops, the steps to reset a BIOS password and clear all CMOS settings are:

  • Locate the 3-pin CMOS password reset jumper on the system board.
  • Remove the jumper plug from pins 1 and 2.
  • Place the jumper plug on pins 2 and 3 and wait approximately 5 seconds.
  • Replace the jumper plug on pins 1 and 2.
Good luck!

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