Question about Dell Vostro 1400 Intel Core 2 Duo T5270 80GB/1000MB PC Notebook
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The battery will not remove the password. As for not booting up, go to the bios and check that the hard drive is detected and that you have the boot order set properly so it starts from CD drive and then Hard drive.
If the hard drive is not visible in bios, it is most likely faulty, try another hard drive or test the old one on another computer.
naturally if you replace the hard drive there will not be any kind of recovery options available to you - you must install windows to the computer from a CD or a memory stick to get it to work again.
Posted on Mar 25, 2011
Welcome to Fixya. You can reset the the bios password by removing the bios battery of the laptop then you need to turn it on with out the battery turn if off to put the battery back then turn it on again and it will be removed. click on the link below for the service manual on how to remove the bios battery.
Dell Vostro 1400 Service Manual
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Posted on Mar 23, 2011
Important (Please read befor you proceed)
Whichever method you choose when flashing ,the BIOS not only the password, but also all the other configuration data will be reset to the factory defaults. So when you are booting for the first time after you have flashed the BIOS, you should enter the CMOS configuration menu and fix up some things. When you boot Windows, it may happen that it finds some new device, because of the new configuration of the BIOS, in this case you'll probably need the Windows installation CD because Windows may ask you for some external files.
WARNING!!! Make sure your computer is unplugged before removing the case. Ground yourself before handling any components inside a PC to reduce the risk of electrostatic discharge.
If you don't know how to configure your BIOS, don't mess with it. You can damage your PC!! Rather get a qualified technition to hep you.
There are a few ways to reset the BIOS password as listed below.
•Using a manufacturers backdoor password to access the BIOS.
•Use password cracking software.
•Removing the CMOS battery for at least 10 minutes.
•Using a professional service.
Standard BIOS backdoor passwords
The first and easiest way to bypass a BIOS password is to try one of these standard manufacturer's backdoor passwords:
AWARD SW, AWARD_SW, Award SW, AWARD PW, _award, awkward, J64, j256, j262, j332, j322, 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598, HLT, SER, SKY_FOX, aLLy, aLLY, Condo, CONCAT, TTPTHA, aPAf, KDD, ZBAAACA, ZAAADA, ZJAAADC, (eight blank spaces), ALFAROME, ALLY, ALLy, aLLY, aLLy, aPAf, award, AWARD?SW, AWKWARD, IOSTAR, CONDO, condo, d8on, djonet, J256, J262, j262, j322, j332, J64, LKWPETER, Lkwpeter, PINT, pint, SER, SKY_FOXSYXZ, SKY_FOX, syxz, SYXZ, TTPTHA, ZAAAADA, djonet, %????? ?p??????%, %?????? ?p??????%
AMI, A.M.I., AMI SW, AMI_SW, BIOS, PASSWORD, HEWITT RAND, Oder, AAAMMMII, AMI?SW, CONDO, LKWPETER, MI, PASSWORD.
Other passwords you may try (for AMI/AWARD or other BIOSes)
LKWPETER, lkwpeter, BIOSTAR, biostar, BIOSSTAR, biosstar, ALFAROME, Syxz, Wodj
Note: Remember that passwords are Case Sensitive. The last two passwords in the AWARD BIOS list are in Russian.
Phoenix Backdoor BIOS Passwords
BIOS, CMOS, phoenix, PHOENIX
Other Manufcaturers Backdoor Passwords: (manufacturer name - password)
VOBIS and IBM - merlin
Dell - Dell
Biostar - Biostar
Compaq - Compaq
Enox - xo11nE
Epox - central
Freetech - Posterie
IWill - iwill
Jetway - spooml
Packard Bell - bell9
QDI - QDI
Siemens - SKY_FOX
SOYO - SY_MB
TMC - BIGO
Toshiba - Toshiba
Flashing BIOS via cracking software
If you have access to the computer when it's turned on, you could try one of those programs that remove the password from the BIOS, by invalidating its memory.
!BIOS has the ability to "brute force" the password (known as "blasters"). However, this method is dangerous and can result in some unexpected and unwanted results. I highly recomment trying out all other methods before tying this one.
Download !BIOS software and save it to your desktop. Then open a DOS command windows by going to Start > Run and type: cmd
Once you see a black screen in front of you, you will need to type: cd desktop
You should now see something like: C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Desktop>
Now type the name of the file you just downloaded, if you haven't changed the name just type in: bios320.exe
Use the down arrow and choose "Crackers" and then press the right arrow. Using the up and down arrows, select the BIOS that the motherboard is using and press Enter.
You should now see a menu asking what you want to crack, in most cases its the Supervisor or System Passwords you want to crack, so press the 1 key on your keyboard. It will then show you another menu asking how you want it to be cracked. Option 1 is pretty good so try that first by pressing the 1 key on your keyboard. You should now have your BIOS password.
Reboot the computer, enter the BIOS and try it out.
However, it might happen you don't have one of those programs when you have access to the computer. You can reset the BIOS to its default values using the MS-DOS tool DEBUG (type DEBUG at the command prompt. Do it in pure MS-DOS mode, not from a MS-DOS shell window in Windows). Once you are in the debug environment enter the following commands:
O 70 17
O 71 17
O 70 FF
O 71 17
Invalidates CMOS RAM.
Should work on all AT motherboards
(XT motherboards don't have CMOS)
O 70 2E
O 71 FF
Note: The first letter is a "O" not the number "0". The numbers which follow are two bytes in hex format.
Resetting BIOS via hardware (CMOS battery)
If you can't get into Windows and the standard backdoor passwords didn't work then you will need to flash the BIOS via the motherboard's hardware.
NOTE: Please read the important note at the begining of this section before to try any of these methods.
Removing the battery
If you can't find the jumper or if it doesn't exist, you can remove the battery that keeps the BIOS memory powered. It's a button-size battery somewhere on the motherboard
The laptop CMOS battery is shown below.
Disconnect it for 15-30 minutes or more, then reinsert it and the data in the BIOS memory should be reset. If at first it doesn't work, try to remove the battery overnight. Once the battery has been reinserted power up the PC and see if the reset was successful.
Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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