Question about Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook
I need to self restore this laptop, if possible. As soon as I turn this computer on it prompts for an administrator password. Please help, I think my god son made this password, he is only 4 years old.....
This solution requires partial disassembly of the laptop. Using another person's laptop at hand, go to Dell Support site and enter your Service Tag # from the slender white label from the bottom of your laptop. Find the link for "Manuals". Go to your Service Manual to see visual step by step photos of what follows.
1. Unplug the laptop and remove the main battery.
2. Remove the power strip
3. Remove the keyboard.
4. You will see a small, round, flat, circular silver battery inside a round plastic housing. It's called the CMOS battery. Gently pop it out. Leave it out. Wait ten minutes for all powqer to leave the main system board.
Reverse Steps 3 through 1 and power up the laptop.
You will see a system message asking you to go to setup (F2 Key) because the date and time aren't right. Ignore it. Press F1 key to start normally. If you're back to your desktop, go to the Control Panel and reset the Date and Time there.
If this doesn';t solve the problem, you'll need to find someone with a copy of Hiren's Boot CD who knows how to use it to reset the password to NONE.
If you haven't opened up a laptop before, find a friend who has or be as crazy as I am. It's how I got started in this business. LOL
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
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