Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.
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Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell
i recently bought a dell inspiron 15 7357 used from a pawnshop and it had a bios password that they stated they did not have the bios password to ..i contacted dell and went through the process of transferring the ownership that went great called about the problem and was given a code from a tech that didnt work and she stated she never heard of the problem really ..and went straight to you need to replace the motherboard for 300 dollars ..so im asking for help because it has to be another way to get to find the password please help thank you
There is no other way. Your best bet is to return the system to the shop for a refund.Read other 1 answers
I believe you can help me with the master password for A03 BIOS.
Service Tag: DCYZQ1J-595B.
Even I have no chance to boot from USB or CD when HDD is taken out.
Tried speaking to dell? They will help if you legally own your dell.
My dell xps 12 ultrabook has been disabled after three failed attempts the password on boot. But now that I put the correct password continuously telling me the password is incorrect. Anyone know how I can solve this problem?
Kindly private message me the system service tag. I will check the details and revert to you.
To send me a private message, click on my Forum username and then click Start conversation.
Pls can you help me with my sons laptop? he mistakenly put bios password and he cannot remember.
You will need to call Dell with your ownership details. If the system is out of warranty, have a credit card handy - the call won't be free of charge.Read other 1 answers
Hey guys!. as topic says.
My son put a BIOS password and he forgot the very same day, i've had this laptop for a long time, and i doubt i still have my warranty
is there anyone who could please help me via a PM with service tag?
thank you in advanced!!
Not by PM - you must call Dell and verify your system ownership. There will be a charge for the call, so have a credit card handy when you call Dell support.Read other 1 answers
Dell Inspiron 6400 bios master code please
I need help removing a bios password from a Dell Inspiron 6400
G07S72J service tag
34841590219 express service code
Thank you so much. I really appreciate any help given.
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With regards to your problem, please see this thread: Dell Bios Password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting and this thread to post your information, if your PC can be unlocked. Dell Bios Password removal (Nov-Dec 2007)
my computer was running fine and normal, until two days ago.
i rebooted, and left my ipod plugged in. normally in this scenario, the computer will boot to the dell loading screen as it always does, and the progress bar will stick at about 95 percent. so i press power, unplug the ipod, and restart normally. this time, however, on reboot i came up with a "Hard disk #***********-A95B, the primary system HDD, is protected by a password authentication system" message...a *similar* message has been discussed at length on these boards. it seems that very few people have the exact same message...there are more starting with "This computer, #blahblahblah"...
and from what i've heard, HDD passwords are close to impossible to break. if anyone can help me out, i would like to know how this could have happened, and what i can do to [at the very least] preserve the data on the disk or remove the password.
the curious thing is that after reading the forum, i came under knowledge that a password can be generated using information from my computer...which was unsuccessful over the phone with dell. they provided me a password which they had "generated," and it did not work. however, the tech support woman was almost arguing with me that the HDD password was the same as the bios/system password. i have seen other peoples' messages, and they are seemingly different (system/computer password as opposed to hard disk). am i wrong to think ... Read more
...which brings me to the fact that i'm getting eleven asterisks instead of a code, followed by the "bios standard" a95b (which is why they insist that it's a bios password). does this mean that (potentially) my hd is not actually the problem, but there is a motherboard short causing it to not be recognized properly?
help is desparately appreciated. thanks :]Click to expand...
According to my big book of HD issues, the asterisks mean that the IDE section of the drive is flumped, or your IDE on the mobo is, one of the two.
It should so a series of letters and numbers, if so then it can be unlocked by dell assuming you can prove ownership.
Yes the HD and the BIOS Password are different, actually there are 4, admin, config,setup and the HD.
The easiest way to find out is to hook the HD to a an IDE on a desktop PC and see if it can be seen, if its Locked (ie passworded) it will show as a zero sized drive, if however its flumped,chances are the BIOS wont detect it full stop.
If it is unlocked and accessible copy of the data and scrap the drive and get a new one, now would be a good time to get a decent brand and maybe a size increase.
If it's flumped or locked and dell wont help then they make great paperweights.
Any other questions give us a shout....
Hello all & RUSTAM,
My name is Jordan, an Account Manager in Toronto.
A year ago I set a password on my Inspiron 2200 and forgot it. Judging by the forums, you might get these requests frequently so I'm sorry if I'm just another person asking for help.
My SERVICE TAG is 7YGPW81-595B, I was wondering you would be able to email me my code or old pass. What bugs me is that I remember setting it to something simple like 1234 or 12345 or asdf. You might see that if its in the service tag. I tried for hours already.
My email is [email protected], or I'll be happy to give you my phone number via email.
Anyways, IF YOU ARE EVER IN TORONTO, I would like to buy you a drink or show you the town. Let me know. I hope you get this soon!
SORRY WRONG THREAD, I will post this in Mobile computing.Click to expand...
Actually, this is the correct and only thread to post these requests:
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
This is my first time posting here so sorry if this is the wrong place. I am beggining to think I got ripped off. I bought a laptop from a person on ebay and it seems to be locked.
I hear I have to get the master bios pasword for it but I am so confused, theres no way I can take the laptop apart that is not an option....
someone please help me get a master password!
10$ to who ever gets the master password
I will pay 10 bucks paypal to whoever gets the correct password...
i have a dell inspirion 1720
service tag 42kxqf1
and express service code is 8863227901
email me at email removed. com with password, if it works i gurantee a payment immediatly
There was a thread before about this but is closed. There was a person called rustam_ and he had a method I think so if he could help I would be really greatful.
The tag thing he needed is
He has plenty of contact options - rustam_
Friends, I lost the Dell Inspiron 2650 BIOS Password, The Service Tag
is HTYLJOJ and Express Service Code is 388-169-301-79. I am new on this Forum, I am looking a BIOS Password Cracker or any other Program which will Re-Set the BIOS Password. Program/Utility must be for a FDD because my first Boot Option is FDD.
Regards to all the GENIUS.
Maybe if you pop out the battery for fifteen seconds the bios reset might include the password as well. I've never tried to reset that password so no guarantee on this. It will not hurt anything. Good Luck.
I got a laptop for school on craigslist and there I need the BIOS password because the computer wont boot. I have no idea who the original owner is so I cant change the ownership the service tag is #12D24D1-595B What can I do does anyone know how to get the master password?
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Hello there, I need help unlocking my laptop
Is there anyone that could help me?
I get the gray screen asking for administrator password.
My service tag number is H7J3M71
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I have a dell inspiron 9300 that I acquired through an auction. However when I start the computer it goes to a screen that asks for a password. the id is #31f5l71-595b. can anyone help with bypassing this problem?
Negative man, we don't do that stuff here.
I have a dell inspiron 1000 laptop. I recently upgraded the bios from A03 to A08 thinking that I would be able to enter the bios setup. It locked me out of the entire system now. I get a black screen with a blue box that says enter password. My service tag is CPDLL41. Can someone Please help me. Please.
Email is [email protected] if necessary.
First try Dell.
If your BIOS was installed incorrectly, the motherboard can be ruined. Before you go elsewhere seek help from Dell Tech Support.
Good luck. This is usually very serious.
My little brother has gave that Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS a password and now he has forgot it. I know I can remove that password by opening the laptop but I don't want to open it. I can access to the OS which is Windows 7 and also can reinstall OSs by pressing F12 key, but when I want to go into the BIOS setup (which I should press the F2 key for that) that password is required. I've heard there are some codes removing that but I'm not sure is it real or not.
Any solution for that laptop?
Dell have recently added additional security to some of their laptop range - if you have somehow triggered this security you will have to contact Dell, and supply them with full details of the laptop, including serial and reference and full proof of purchase - they can then remove the password free of chargeRead other 9 answers
If your trying to change a bios setting or Reformat any of the newer Dell Laptop's you may run into this issue! There is an Administrator password you will be prompted for. I believe this is created at the factory and unplugging the bios battery no longer does the trick! I tried many different passwords combos and found that:
<dell> all lowercase and minus the brackets works for a few of the newer Dell Laptops
That makes no sense at all. If it were true then Dell would have to provide the password as part of the information it provides to customers when they buy the laptop. Anything else would subject them to being sued.Read other 1 answers
I hate DELL they give no help.I have a Dell Inspirion 1000 that is locked it says enter password.I saw your post and was wondering if you found away to get around this.I am assuming that this is a bios protection password, since I cannot enter the bios without the password.
need master password for bios
Dell Inspiron 1300
service tag: 792RK2J-595B
express service code:157-863-168-91
I had to replace my motherboard on a Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop. I bought a used motherboard but get the gray screen when booting asking for a password.
Code on the gray screen is: 6F9Q691-595B
Is there a master code or a chip to reset?
thanks in advance for any help
First, i posted here because i´m not sure if the http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html thread is being read any longer..if i did wrong i apologize for it, i won´t do this again. I´m just a little desperate with this problem...
Ok, my problem. My aunt bought me a dell inspiron 8000 for my birthday; she doesn´t know anything about computers but she's a great lady, i really apreciate this gift. She gave it to me and as i powered it on i saw the bios password screen. I started reading across this site about this password thing and decided to try that shorting method. I located the chip labeled 24WC02J on the board and proceeded to short 3rd and 6th pins...nothing...when i short and power on laptop goes off right after powering on. If i do the shorting pin by pin on 3rd and 6th using the paragon shorter with the 3rd pin it powers on but still that pass screen...with the 6th pin it goes off just after powering on. Maybe there´s some trick on the 6th leg....as far as i know 6th is the clock pin for the chip and 3rd is the A2 pin ( i guess is an input)... So i guess the shorting method won´t work for me...
I visited IdidMyC600 and the paragon site and also read the descriptive pdf at this sites...also took a look at the pictures and stuff at this sites....but i guess this thing wont work with the shorting methods...
So i was wondering if rustam could help me out...man i know you are really busy out there but if you just got a minute for me i'd... Read more
I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening. I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator. The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button. The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update. I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it. No good, it would not even run now. There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one. Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start.
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7. The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
No it happened to me too. Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican. In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.
Hi. I have prolem with resetting the password. I have HP 430 G2 laptop with BIOS password setup on it. Unfortunately I cannot remember the password that I´ve put on it. Is there any posibility to do a recovery to at least reset BIOS password? It is in briliant shape so it would be a terrible to throw perfectly working machine into garbage because of that. Please help me resolve this. Serial number: CND446118F(I am not sure if it is 5 or 6 - the label is bit scratched)Product: J4S70EA#UUW Please anyone. Replacing BIOS chip is simply impossible for me.
Sorry, almost forgot it is HP ProBook 430 G2Read other 3 answers
I tried clearing my bios password by making it blank but now it wont register a blank password, making me enter an unlock password after three tries. The key is 74477077. My laptop model is Hp Pavilion dv7-1261wm. Thanks in advance.
Hi, Enter 61555079 Regards, DP-KRead other 2 answers
I set a bios password for my laptop and promptly forgot it and i keep receiving error code message 88246849 after 3 tries. The laptop model is hp f305dx. Any help unlocking it would help immensley! I have so much work to do ?
@torey91 Enter 37124289Read other 3 answers
Upon reboot, get prompt for "Password/Unlock Key." There is also an "Unlock Key Hint Number" 8312904F. Advice on how to determine the unlock key? Inspirion 14z-N411z TAG:
EXPRESS SERVICE CODE:
You must place a voice phone call to Dell. Be prepared with your ownership details and a credit card -- the call won't be free of charge, since the system is almost certainly out of warranty.Read other 1 answers
I'm new commer..
I have a problem of locked the bios password at my latitude D610 from work,
this laptop also protect byan admin password, so i can't do anything with this laptop at home... is somebody can solve it?
no one can't solve this problem huh?
how bout you rustam?
i have being finding it dfficult to boot my system from HDD. each time i want to enter the BIOS set up, it will request me to type in BIOS password. After Disassembling all the parts of the system, i was able to get a password reset of '12345678' after getting access into the BIOS setup. the boot order was not showing i.e. Internal CD/DVD ROM, Notebook HDD ets was not showing on the BIOS BOOT Order option. I really need your help to solve that problem.Read other answers
Can you please help me to unlock Bios password hp pavilion dv7-1128ez. The unlock key is: 54708837. Thanks
Hi, Please be aware that his is not supported by HP and you try it at your own risk. Try entering: 41660219 Regards, DP-KRead other 10 answers
The bios of my notebook (Pavilion dv7 6163cl) blocked by password, and I never put password. Could help me solve?Read other answers
After rebooting my system I now come to a screen to enter system password. Only thing is.. I never set this and there is no way around it.I have tried the take battery out reset CMOS trick that used to work in desktops to no avail. this is the message I get after too many password attempts. system disable key 92931076
Chick try. 23699078 Use that code to go into the BIOS.Disable all passwords that are enabled.If asked for the CURRENT password use that code.If asked for NEW password just hit enter.If asked to VERIFY password just hit enter.Save and exit. REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.Read other 8 answers
Hi so my friend had gotten this laptop a couple of years ago. They used it a few times and then kinda of forgot about it. Anyways they had to in a boot password on it, and of course they've forgot what it is.
I've already contacted Dell support chat, however the 'supposed' passwords they gave me didn't work. The reason I say supposed passwords is because if you do a google search for bios password generator it will come up with a page that gives both of these passwords, plus others that won't work, for the service tag.
I've tried to then reset the password by removing the CMOS battery, but after waiting a few hours and replacing the battery the bios still remembers it's password setting.
I've also looked on the board to see if there a pwd jumper, however for the area I can see I don't see any jumpers.
Does anyone here have any suggestions? Or is this laptop pretty much dead now?
Full model is Inspiron M531R-5535
Hi i have a 3100c with the usual problem bios password locked i have been trawling these treads looking for i backdoor passy , does anyone have any idea or link to where i might be able to find one plz?
thank you Tez
i have been trawling these treads looking for i backdoor passyClick to expand...
And you missed this huge thread, whilst "trawling these treads"
Well replying on an old thread was not the way!
I've moved your post appropriately to here, please read this entire thread
I presently have an the above mentioned tablet computer with a locked BIOS password. When I try and enter a password, or just press ENTER, three times, I get the touchscreen keyboard layout displayed and if I press ENTER again, I get the Authentication Failed message that reads: System LockedPress the power button to restart the system There's no code or any other numbers shown on the screen and the only thing I can do is power cycle it. Can anyone provide a solution? Thank you,TimothyRead other answers
Greetings people, I have a problem, I bought 3 HP ProBook 6560b laptops on a very famous action site and all of them are Bios locked.I have removed the Cmos battery for 30-45 minutes but that did not work. I have read several posts about this but nothing concrete. Can you guys help me or point me to the right direction where or who can help me with this.Thanks!
@R2-D24U Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. Or download these files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zu4kdgxm052l87d/AAAMi-kfX4AVH8oTCbsOM4X9a?dl=0 Insert clean USB flash drive. Then run USB Image tool. Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE. After restore remove flash drive. Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ?If HDD is installed remove before booting.? At C:\OUTPUT type CD.. ?Then hit enter? Type HPBR ?Then hit enter? First thing is to save your settings. Select #3 re-program. Press ?S? to save system information. Type HPBR and hit enter. Since your model is not listed select ?SHOTGUN.? After reboot repeat ?SHOTGUN? a second time. Let me know the result so I can update my list. Some instructions here. ?If you cannot boot from USB there are instructions to make a bootable HDD.? http://mazzifsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/01/hp-bios??-unlock-for-dos.html More help here.http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility?s=ad18a86dbbaf34999e22b1225a42a395 REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is... Read moreRead other 3 answers
I have an ProBook 4540s...when boot up my laptop I get a administrative login...I enter my password and it don't want to accept it...I can't access my bios...basically nothing...I get 3 login attempts and the 4th being on screen keyboard...followed by "Authentication failed.System locked.Press the power button to restart the system"I have removed the CMOS battery as well...disconnected AC and battery as well as ram and my hard drive and left as is overnight.Thank you in advanceRead other answers
Hello I followed your instructions and have not been successful. ( invalid password) I am using the same model : HP15-g019wm . System disabled code. Any help is appreciated! Thank you.
Enter: 71989838 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R KRead other 2 answers
I have a big problem I just boughtan Acer ESI 711 I triedto get into the menu
to change the bootfrom UEFI to Legacy.It is password lockedI don't have the password
the person who sold i to me doesn't have the password. Can anyone help please.
Sorry but forum rules prevent us from assisting with any form of password issues as we cannot confirm ownership.
This is not any sort of accusation but our advice is to visit a local IT technician, who should be able to resolve your issue after confirming ownership