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#1 ss1417


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:32 PM

Hello everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 and there is a HDD password protect on it. Now my question is, how can you get around the password? When it starts up it tells me:

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v2.1.0
Copyright © 2000-2006 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright ©1997-2000 Intel Corporation
All rights reserved.
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating System not found

I can't type anything at all.
I have a F2 twicw for setup or a F12 Boot Menu selection. If i do a CTL, ALT, Delete it restarts and does the same thing
The setup menu has a password on it also. If i do the boot menu it show:

Hard drive- Does the same as above.
USB storage- Same as above.
CD-ROM Drive- Same as above.
Removable devices- Same as above.
Broadcom PXE- Same as above.
Diagnostics- Tried this and it said nothing was wrong with the system.

Any info at all will be awesome!!

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#2 Blade


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:38 PM

Hello ss1417 and :huh: to BleepingComputer.

Unfortunately, it is against BleepingComputer forum policy to provide instruction on circumventing any computer security measure.

Wish we could help you more.


Edited by Blade Zephon, 06 July 2009 - 07:39 PM.

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#3 garmanma


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:13 PM

How do you know it's password protected?
Is it prompting you for one?
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why won't my laptop work?

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#4 dysfunkt


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Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:27 PM

It seems you don't have an operating system installed...You sure its a password?

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