Forget my system password

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dal2lad, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. dal2lad

    dal2lad OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have DELL laptop, I had a problem with my hard drive, I decided to replace it with a new one. The problem I faced is I forget the system password. How do I reset that password.

    Thnk you for you technical assistance.
     
  2. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    try clearing the cmos, by taking out the battery and touching the clip with a screw driver. that will short the cmos, and reset it if im right, and stick the battery back in and turn the pc on
     
  3. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    It's a laptop eh.
     
  4. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    You cant reset CMOS password with most modern laptops without use of a engineer.
    RTM I think :(

    What model?
    Tried dell's support site?
     
  5. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I know there's a Windows Password Cracker that is based off of a Linux build. Download that and just change or reset the password.
     
  6. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    yeah and dont forget the site and other programs that can crack windows passwords. I have tons of them... I will upload and post them all later. BTW I have a ton warez too. Might have to send links to all that I have. Who wants windows xp pro for free!!
     
  7. maddoctor

    maddoctor The Greek God ...... ;-)

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    Sorry to ask...but isn't this illegal!? :D
    As far to the question set here, the answer can be found here: http://www.cil.pt/filelib/pub/DELL/Workstation/420/Manuais/1223ten4/sysetup.htm#disabling_a_forgotten_password :)
     
  8. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I think if you know PK you will understand his infamous irony and wit.... :p
     
  9. champ2005

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    what do you need the system password for anyway? you dont need to get to the bios or anything do you?

    i dont know 'bout u, but this guy sounds shady to me :cool:
     
  10. PseudoKiller

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    Sorry but my sarcasm was directed towards ShepsCrook ...
     
  11. maddoctor

    maddoctor The Greek God ...... ;-)

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    I'm not around here and I'm new to this forum, so......Nevertheless could put in the end a smile pointing so, because could cause problems for the administrators of these forum.I know that because despite the irony fact, a stranger could get it wrong :(
     
  12. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Sarcasm doesnt require a smilie. Plus since I am such a bastard I dont wanna.
    On a side note... the admin and mods can all kiss my ass.
     
  13. maddoctor

    maddoctor The Greek God ...... ;-)

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    Now I beleive the remarks above that are 100% geniue and true!
    Keep on walking..... :D
     
  14. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Naaa I think that password, with right BIOS setting, would mean it was required right at machine boot - pre-windows - to enter right after POST (or even before, me not sure)... so that does not make him shadey.

    But I would like to hear back if he follows up MadDoctors link and does the reset thing (although maybe nervous to open laptop) Post back would be good anyway....
     
  15. maddoctor

    maddoctor The Greek God ...... ;-)

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    The link-solution that I gave above is the official solution given from DEll for these kind of troubles.So normally shouldn't have any problem :rolleyes:
     
  16. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Nice sarcasm. Why would it be a problem if you're the owner of the computer?
     
  17. PseudoKiller

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    go read the forum guidelines and then maybe youll understand.