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Dell Latitude Someone recently gave me a Dell Latitude laptop, but when I hit the power button, it comes on and an alarm sounds with a green light blinking showing that it's locked. How can I solve this problem?

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Re: Dell Latitude

Ok, well, first of all, very very wrong category. You have a Dell Latitude notebook computer, not a Creative Zen Vision:M

you need to specify what screen you are able to go to. It could be that the BIOS master password has been set, in which case you need to take out the battery, unplug the laptop, and remove the backup battery (not sure if you are able to attempt this - i recommend letting a professional take apart a laptop as it is very difficult and time-consuming) to reset the BIOS. Can you hit F1, Del, or F12 while the computer is running the POST checks? This will get you into the BIOS and should allow you to remove any hard drive passwords or other security measures put in place by a previous owner.

Let me know how this works so I can assist you further.

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