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How can i have the password bios of laptop dell E6420


f you are running Dell servers, it is recommended to enable BIOS password. This is will prevent accidental changes done to Dell BIOS settings by others who get physical access to the server.

You can setup two different types of passwords in Dell BIOS:

System Password: This will be prompted before the system can boot up, and load the operating system.
Setup password: The system will prompt for this password only when you are trying to access the BIOS settings.

Depending on your situation, it might be a good idea to enable both the system and setup password at the BIOS level. I recommend that you at least enable BIOS password.
Press F2 for System Setup

When the Dell server is booting up, press F2 to start system setup, from where you can change Dell BIOS settings.

BIOS System Security

From the Dell BIOS main menu, scroll down to "System Security" and press enter.

Password Not Enabled

From here, you can see that both the System and Setup password is not enabled by default.

Enable System Password (and Setup Password)

Scroll to "System Password" and press enter, which will prompt you to enter the password that you like to set for the system. Please understand that if you set this password, you have to enter this password everytime you start the system. Do the same thing for Setup Password.

Don't forget this bios password. If you forget, then you have go through the painful process of resetting the Dell BIOS password.
Password is Enabled

Once you've enabled both the password, from the "System Security" menu, you'll see that that both system and setup password is enabled as shown below.

password is set

System Password Prompt (During Startup)

From now-onwards, anytime you start the system, it will not load the operating system, unless you specify the system password as shown below.

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Setup Password Prompt (To Access BIOS)

If you press F2, to get to the BIOS, it will prompt for the setup password as shown below. If you don't enter a valid password here, you cannot access the Dell BIOS settings anymore.

Dec 16, 2014 | Dell Latitude E6420 Laptop Computer...

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How to enter bios in dell laptop


Applicable To:

Dell - XPS, Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude. OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro
  • Press F2 when the Dell logo appears. Press every few seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.
  • Older Dell desktops and laptops may instead use Ctrl+Alt+Enter or Del to enter BIOS.
  • Older Dell laptops may use Fn+Esc or Fn+F1.

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on Mar 05, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer

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Dell inspiron 530 cmos checksum


This error usually occurs when the CMOS/BIOS battery is flat.
Replace the BIOS battery and then boot up and go into the BIOS setting to setup the Date & Time etc.

Jan 30, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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Bought a dell optiplex gx270 and has Setup password. Is the a way to delete or remove the setup password ?


Many computers reset BIOS by removing the CMOS battery.Wait several minutes then reinsert it and restart your computer.

Some computer require a pin jump to reset the BIOS password2_bing.gif. Check your owners manual.

Good luck

Feb 15, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

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I have laptop of dell d830 my bios setup locked what can i do unlock it


One thing might help just update bios to a newer version this should unlock bios.If there isn't newer bios just rewrite the same one.

Jan 24, 2010 | Dell Latitude D830 Intel Core 2 Duo T7300...

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How to access bios on Dell Inspiron 546


As soon as you turn your computer on, and see the Dell logo, start tapping the F2 key.
If you miss this window of opportunity, wait until Windows has fully loaded, then restart your computer. Try again.

(The Dell logo comes up pretty fast. If you miss entering BIOS Setup, {System Setup is Dell's term}, then as soon as you press the Power On button, start tapping on the F2 key. Tap in 2 second intervals)

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xlob/dtg/en/systemse.htm#wp1211139

Jan 23, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 546 MT PC Desktop

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Unloked setup dell


If you never set up a password try Admin

Jun 23, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Dell Precision 670 throws "BIOS not installed!" message


i think this means that the harddrive needs to be refoarmated as the bios sees no logical drive in which the boot.ini file resides

Sep 01, 2008 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

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