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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Restart your laptop and keep tapping F8 key the moment you see something on the screen. You will get a black screen with some options written in white. Select the option Safe mode and then you can create a new user with admin rights. Or else at the windows login screen press and hold ctrl and alt key and tap delete key twice and then it will take you to a login screen. Dont put any password there just hit enter. And you will be able to login with admin rights.
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
If it truly is the HDD password, Dell will be of no help to you, as they have no control over the HDD Password; the password is stored in a hidden sector on the HDD itself.
The only people that could help you with that is the manufacturer of the HDD, and odds are they won't help you. It would involve sending the drive back to the manufacturer, and paying them a heft fee to unlock it. It would be returned to you, but would be blank, as they have no way of knowing that the data on it truly belongs to you.
Today happens to be your lucky day however, as I stumbled upon what seems to be a very useful piece of software. There are many restrictions with it's use, so make sure you can manage this. It would involve you connecting your laptop drive into a desktop system in order to perform the task of unlocking, only works with certain drives, and has been known to not work on some Dell HDDs, amongst many other things. Link is below..
There is a reason people put passwords on the HDD, and that is for total security... Good Luck my man, good luck!
Password Removal Software
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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SOURCE: dell vostro 1014 admin password
IF you speak about Windows admin password
You can try these solutions
Try to boot into safe mode by pressing F8, and removing/resetting your password there.
you can try a program like this
Repairing the windows with some tweaks;)
Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.
4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.
It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.
If your talking about Bios admin pass
You can try these solutions
A program like
Try taking out the CMOS battery for 5 minutes. Reinsert and restart. Enter the BIOS and reset the Time and Date.
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
SOURCE: I forget my Dell Vostro
Bios passwords are very difficult to bypass
you could try to remove the cmos battery and leave it out for an hour before putting it back in
sometimes this may work if you havent got a manual to show where the cmos battery is you can download one from this link www.dell.com go to support/downloads and search for the manual
also i found this link on the net you may find it interesting
if the link don't work then copy it and paste it into your search engine
also found this it makes good reading
HOW TO REMOVE THE CMOS / BIOS
PASSWORD WITHOUT DOWNLOADING Any SOFTWARE
THIS IS ONE OF
THE MECHANICAL METHODS THAT QUITE OFTEN WORKS
1 . CHEK OUT & SEE WHERE IS YOUR CMOS BATTERY LOCATED .
2 . TAKE OUT THAT CMOS BATTERY AND LEAV IT OUT FOR 30-40 MINS .
3 . NOW PLUG IT BACK IN AND RESTART HOPEFULLY IT HAS WORKED
IF THIS Did NOT WORK Try This Method
1 . THERE IS ONE JUMPER LOCATED ( near SATA hard disk slots mostly )
2 . jumper slot is of 3 pins , out of which , jumper is put into 2 pins
3 . remove the jumper & put into other 2 slots ( center one & the left or right which was not plugged into previously )
4 . start PC & u should go into bios settings without requiring the password .
5 . And there u can even change the password of bios settings .
6 . now it will ask u to put the jumper in its original position . put it there & restart
I have heard of people trying this a no of times & it seems to work
please let us know if any of these methods worked
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
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